Be sure to submit your nominations for the FEDC Innovation in Marketing, Deal of the Year, Economic Development Professional, Workforce Development Professional, and Dan Webster Young Innovator Scholarship awards soon!
Syd Kitson is Chairman/CEO of Kitson & Partners, a Florida-based real estate company specializing in creating and developing environmentally responsible, sustainable master-planned communities and commercial properties.
He will be the featured speaker at the Leadership Dinner on Tuesday evening.
Kitson is a graduate of Wake Forest University, with a notable career in the National Football League. Upon retirement, he began his career in real estate, founding Kitson & Partners in 1999. In 2006, Kitson completed the historic purchase of Babcock Ranch in Southwest Florida, encompassing an area five times the size of the island of Manhattan, with over 80% of the original land purchase set aside in the largest single land preservation agreement in the state’s history.
Syd has served on multiple civic, education, and non-profit boards. He is currently Chair of the Florida Council of 100. He served as Chair of the Board of Governors for the State University System of Florida in 2020 and 2021. He was elected the 2016-2017 Chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
The 2023 conference agenda is starting to come together. Speakers are lined up, and we are confirming schedules.
The next FEDC Foundation Annual Conference will be held May 8-10, 2023, at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista in Orlando.
The newly established FEDC Foundation will host the 2023 FEDC conference. Our foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is focused on economic, workforce, and community-development research and education.