Lila Jaber

Ms. Jaber is Owner and President of Jaber Group Inc., a consulting firm that provides strategic and regulatory advice to national clients on business, regulatory, and economic development issues including workforce development and stakeholder engagement. Ms. Jaber is also managing member of Maclay Investments, L.L.C. With 30 years of regulatory policy and government agency expertise, Ms. Jaber retired in 2019 from one of Florida’s leading law firms, Gunster Yoakley & Stewart where she served as Regional Managing Shareholder and successfully built and led a statewide regulatory and legislative government affairs practice. Earlier in her career, Ms. Jaber served two terms as both Commissioner and Chair of the Florida Public Service Commission (1995-2005) overseeing the state’s implementation of economic regulatory policy and procedures for the energy, natural gas, water, and telecommunications industries. Ms. Jaber is the architect of Florida’s Women in Energy Leadership Forum that annually highlights the workforce and economic development contributions of the electric and natural gas industries. Ms. Jaber launched a monthly publication entitled The Power Source, Igniting the Future of Florida to inform, inspire and motivate professionals. Effective November 1, 2020, Ms. Jaber was appointed to serve as a member of the Board of Corix Group of Companies, a privately held corporation. In 2021, Ms. Jaber was recognized in Women in Leadership 2021 published by The Forum of Executive Women and in 2021 by the Florida Trend as one of Florida’s Most Influential Leaders (energy). Ms. Jaber’s alma mater is Stetson University where she serves as a trustee and chair of its Committee on Trusteeship. Ms. Jaber is  a member of the Advisory Board and vice-chair of Florida Civic Advance, former General Counsel and past chair of Leadership Florida, former vice-chair and founding member of the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, and past inaugural chair of the City of Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board.