Insurance Agent, Florida House Deputy Majority Leader Jim Boyd Appointed to Enterprise Florida Board

Jul 29, 2015 | By

Enterprise Florida CEO Bill Johnson praised Boyd, calling him a “great asset” for EFI to help Florida remain the most business-friendly state in the country.
Enterprise Florida CEO Bill Johnson praised Jim Boyd, calling him a “great asset” for EFI to help Florida remain the most business-friendly state in the country. (Photo courtesy of FloridaPolitics.com)

From G. Donovan Brown at NationalInsuranceNews.com

State Representative Jim Boyd was appointed to Enterprise Florida‘s Board of Directors, it was announced yesterday, July 28, 2015.

Below are hyperlinks to statewide news coverage of his appointment:

FloridaPolitics.com:  Jim Boyd Named to Enterprise Florida Board of Directors

The Bradenton Republican, who is serving as Deputy Majority Leader and Majority Whip through 2016, will advocate for the state-run nonprofit economic development organization within the Florida Legislature.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Representative Boyd Joins Enterprise Florida Board

Bradenton Rep. Jim Boyd is joining the board of Enterprise Florida, the state’s official economic development agency.

 

About Representative Boyd

Jim Boyd is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 71st District, which includes eastern Manatee County and eastern Sarasota County, since 2012, previously representing the 68th District from 2010 to 2012.

Boyd was born in Bradenton, into a political family that included his grandfather, Hugh Boyd, a former State Representative, and his uncle, Wilbur H. Boyd, a former State Representative and State Senator.  He served on the Palmetto City Council from 1989-1993, during which time he also served as Vice-Mayor and Mayor.

After retiring from local politics, he worked as an insurance agent and realtor.  His professional experience includes working as the CEO and co-owner of Boyd Insurance and Investment Services, president of The Boyd Group, licensed real estate broker and an Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI).

He has been involved with the Bradenton Downtown Development Authority, the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and the Manatee Hospital Board of Governors, and served as a volunteer fighter/EMT for the North River Fire District.

He attended Manatee Community College, where he graduated in 1976 with an Associate’s degree in 1976, and then Florida State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1978.