Strategy, Policy & Planning

CenterState CEO can provide the strategy, public policy and initiative development support to help you in strategic and day-to-day decision making.  Members and public sector partners can turn to CenterState CEO as a recognized, and trusted resource for:

  • Reliable economic insight and information
  • Intelligent solution-oriented public policy analysis and business advocacy
  • Expertise in place making, planning, urban revitalization, and strategic property redevelopment

CenterState CEO uses economic data, information and insight from the business community, and relationships with some of the most important policy think tanks in the United States, to conduct business development and inform our strategies for regional growth.  Additionally, through the development and execution of targeted policy and advocacy efforts and connections to public sector partners at all levels of government, we address issues that impact our members and the region’s business climate.

CenterState CEO also works to advance urban revitalization and enable business growth through improved regional infrastructure, coordinated site redevelopment and repurposing, and management of key business districts and sites. Through the work of our affiliate organizations, unique initiatives, and programs, and advocacy for policies that support urban areas, CenterState CEO is helping to spur investment, build density, reduce sprawl, and enhance regional infrastructure assets that enable business growth and strengthen the region's overall competitiveness. 

Strategy, Policy & Planning Team

Benjamin Sio
Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President of Strategy, Policy and Planning
David Mankiewicz
Senior Vice President, Research, Policy and Planning
Kevin Schwab
Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations; Senior Aviation Industry Advisor
Kelly Fumarola
Executive Director, the CenterState CEO Foundation and CenterState Development Foundation; Director of Development
Kiel Kinkade
Research Analyst
Kristine Sherlock
Administrative Assistant