Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Florida Development Finance Corporation

Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Paul Tanner, Rebecca Reynolds-Russell and Ayanna Louis-Charles and the reappointment of James Bradshaw to the Florida Development Finance Corporation.  The Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC) is a state authorized issuer of industrial revenue bonds.  Their goal is to support economic development by assisting for-profit and not-for-profit businesses with access to capital for project financing.

Paul Tanner

Tanner, of Fort Lauderdale, is the managing director at Las Olas Capital Advisors, a wealth management firm.  Previously, he was a senior vice president at UBS, a financial services company.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida.  Tanner is appointed to a four-year term.

Rebecca Reynolds-Russell

Reynolds-Russell, of Odessa, is vice president and senior relationship manager for JP Morgan Chase’s government and not-for-profit banking group.  Previously, she served as a municipal financial advisor at Public Financial Management.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida and her master’s degree in business administration from Rollins College. Reynolds-Russell is appointed to a four-year term.

Ayanna Louis-Charles

Louis-Charles, of Pembroke Pines, is a vice president with Morgan Stanley’s fixed income division.  Previously, she was the director of public finance at PNC bank.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Williams College and her master’s degree in finance from the University of Chicago.  Louis-Charles is appointed to a four-year term.

James Nelson Bradshaw

Bradshaw, of Jacksonville, is the northeast Florida chief executive officer of BBVA Compass.  Previously, he served as a senior vice president of commercial banking for SunTrust Bank.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Louisiana State University.  Bradshaw is reappointed to a four-year term.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.