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Florida Voices - the state opinion page

Scalable syndication service and new media platform for an informed citizenry to engage and discuss public-policy issues affecting Florida.

  • Stage $20M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Tampa, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2011
  • Employees 2
  • Website floridavoices.com

Company Summary

We're a new-media version of the newspaper opinion page - a one-stop guide to what influential people in Florida are saying today, from Pensacola to the Keys. We elevate the conversation on politics and public life by providing a credible forum for discussing the challenges facing Florida, making it possible for everyday people to get their issues on the public agenda. Our original opinion content is syndicated to 38 media outlets in Florida.

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    Rosemary Goudreau
    CEO & Executive Editor

    After 32 years in newspapers, Rosemary Goudreau is a new-media entrepreneur and the co-founder of Florida Voices -- the state opinion page. Previously, she was editorial page editor of The Tampa Tribune, where she grew readership 30 percent. Before that, she was managing editor of The Cincinnati Enquirer, where she received two community-leadership awards for an initiative that got neighbors talking about solutions to racial tensions. Twice, she

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    Rosemary E Curtiss
    Publisher & President

    Rosemary Curtiss is President and Publisher of Florida Voices. Also a Tampa Tribune alum, Rosemary's 23-year tenure with the company included leadership positions in advertising, business and product development and a two-year assignment as a re-engineering co-consultant. As Regional Publisher of the Tribune’s Pasco County operations, Rosemary led a successful turf battle before being named Publisher of The Suncoast News, a Tampa Tribune affilia

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    Frank Bentayou
    Assistant Editor

    Frank Bentayou began his media career at The Tampa Tribune in 1970 where he covered the justice system, economic development and the state legislature. He spent four years as a reporter and columnist, winning local, state and national journalism awards. In 1980, he became founding editor of Tampa Magazine. He also served as managing editor then editor of Cleveland Magazine. Bentayou left to take an administrative position in the School of Journal

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    Judy Grimsley
    Chief Curator and Archivist

    Chief Curator and Archivist For 25 years, Judy Grimsley was the chief librarian of The Orlando Sentinel, where she oversaw “the morgue’s” transition from a newspaper clippings service to a digital archive and research center. Judy knew keywords before keywords were cool, having helped develop the industry standards for electronic libraries. She was a founding member of the Florida News Librarians Association and an active member of Special Librar

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    Cliff Pruitt
    Web Developer

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    Rich Bard
    Assistant Editor

    Rich Bard is a keen observer of the issues facing Florida, having been an editor at The Miami Herald for 34 years. For 19 years, he edited the paper’s Sunday Viewpoint section, responsible for initiating and editing informed commentary from interesting people. During this time, he was named a Duke journalism fellow. He also was elected president of the Association of Opinion Page Editors at a conference that featured appearances by George Will an

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    Kathleen Pravlik
    Graphic Design and Branding Consultant

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    Kermit J. Kauffman
    CPA and Financial Consultant

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    Terry Taormina
    Online Advertising Consultant

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    Joshua P. Keleske, P.A.
    Legal Counsel

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    Chris Seper
    Advisor

    CEO of Med City News.

Advisors

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    Joshua Keleske, P.A.
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Kermit J. Kauffman
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    $30,000 from Rosemary and Wayne Curtiss
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    $20,000 from Rosemary Goudreau Stang and Mark Stang
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