FLORIDA — Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried announced the leadership of her Inaugural Committee on Wednesday. The Inaugural Committee will organize events in Tallahassee leading up to the day of Fried's swearing-in as Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services on January 8, 2019.
The Chairs of Nikki's Inaugural Committee are Jenni Shaffren and Ben Pollara. Shaffren is Nikki's sister and Pollara is a Miami-based political consultant who was a Senior Advisor to Nikki's campaign. Stephanie McClung, who served as Senior Finance Advisor to the Fried campaign, will serve as Executive Director of the Inauguration efforts.
Heading up finance for the Inaugural Committee are longtime Democratic strategists and activists, Mitchell Berger, Kelly Cohen, Jodi Bock Davidson, Justin Day, Sean Pittman, Heather Turnbull, and Stephanie Grutman Zauder.
The complete list of Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried's Inaugural Committee leadership is below:
Nikki Fried 2019 Inauguration Committee:
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
Senator Audrey Gibson
Representative Kionne McGhee
Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo
Mitchell Berger, Kelly Cohen, Jodi Bock Davidson, Justin Day, Sean Pittman, Heather Turnbull, Stephanie Grutman Zauder
Inaugural Host Committee
Michael L. Bronstein
Yolanda Cash Jackson
Alexander P. Heckler
Fedrick C. Ingram
Shellie S. Levin
Hon. Fred Lippman
Joseph R. Salzverg
Director of Scheduling and Advance
Director of Operations and Logistics
Matthew Van Name
Nick Merlino and Samantha Pollara