Speakers and Presenters
The Honorable Jim Davis
Jim Davis, a former state representative (1988-1996, majority leader 1995-1996) and congressman (1997-2007) representing areas in and around Tampa, was the Democratic party's nominee for governor of the State of Florida in 2006 when he faced then-Republican Charlie Crist. Davis is currently a member and partner of Holland and Knight's Public Policy and Regulation Group, and holds many memberships in the community including serving as the vice president of the Stetson University Parents Association.
Rob Field is a political consultant, and co-founder and partner at DemCAMP, a company that provides services for candidates and political organizations. He has done extensive work on many campaigns, serving as a volunteer, organizer, campaign manager, director and/or chair of many congressional, state legislature and gubernatorial campaigns.
Justin Snyder began his political career as the president of the College Democrats at Stetson University, and then interned for Obama For America and later Organizing for America in Volusia County. Since that time, he has worked on several political campaigns all over the country, including races in Nevada, Arkansas, and most recently Florida, where he was district director for CREDO SuperPac's Take Down Allen West Campaign, and field director/deputy campaign manager for Jeff Clemens For Florida Senate Campaign, which resulted in a 17-vote victory. He writes at the intersection of politics, economics and democracy, and currently manages and consults on campaigns in South Florida.
Political analyst Frank Torres is an eight-year United States Army veteran and former state-licensed private investigator who is currently the owner of Frank Torres Strategies, a political consulting firm. His political analysis has been featured in the Boston Herald and the Orlando Sentinel and on CBS News. He's worked as an on-air analyst for FOX 35 in Orlando, and more recently on Central Florida News 13 during the 2012 election cycle.
Lisa Walker is a political organizer and consultant, and the managing partner of DemCAMP, a company that provides services for candidates and political organizations. She has worked on campaigns from city commission races to congressional and U.S. Senate campaigns, and with political organizations such as Democratic clubs, County DEC's, and civic movements since 2006.
Kevin Winchell is the assistant director of community engagement at Stetson University and is a professional political consultant who specializes in using data to micro-target voters and donors for municipal and county races in Central Florida. He is the founder and director of the Politics 101 Conference at Stetson University, and currently serves as the treasurer of the Volusia County Democratic Executive Committee. He has been involved in political campaigns since 2004, when served as a canvasser for EMILY's List in West Palm Beach.