Lila A. 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. Ms. Jaber is also managing member of Maclay Investments, L.L.C. With 30 years of expertise, Ms. Jaber retired in 2019 from 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 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, The Leadership Academy for Women in Energy and Water, and a publication entitled The Power Source, Igniting the Future of Florida to inform, inspire and motivate professionals. Since November 1, 2020, Ms. Jaber has served as a member of the Board of Corix Group of Companies, a privately held corporation. In 2022, Ms. Jaber was recognized in Women in Leadership 2022 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 past chair and General Counsel of Leadership Florida, a member of the Advisory Board and vice-chair of Florida Civic Advance, 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.