J. Keith Arnold

Senior Principal-Government Relations at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

J. Keith Arnold

J. Keith Arnold

Senior Principal-Government Relations at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

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J. Keith Arnold is a fifth generation Floridian from Ft. Myers who served in the Florida House of Representatives for 16 years. In 1982, at 23 years old, he was the youngest member elected to the House, and at the age of 28 became the youngest majority leader in state history. He has served in a number of other leadership posts, including Chairman of the Tourism and Cultural Affairs Committee and Chairman of the Postsecondary Education Committee. From 1992 through 1996 he was Chairman of the Appropriations Sub-committee on Education, responsible for the state's $14 billion education budget including all Pre K, K-12, Community College, and State University funding. He has been recognized and awarded by dozens of organizations for his commitment to education, the environment, and the arts.

Representative Clients: City of Fort Myers, Chapters Health System, Collier County, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Hodges University, Hope HealthCare Services, Lee County, Lee County Mosquito Control District, Lee County Trauma Services District, Lee Memorial Health System, and South Florida Behavioral Health Network.

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Fort Myers, FL, United States

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President at University of Hodges

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Director at Lee Memorial Health Systems

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Member, Board of Trustees at University of Hodges

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Founder at Gates Builders, Inc.

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January 15, 2020
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January 15, 2020
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Tampa Bay Times
January 15, 2020
University in Fort Myers urged
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J. Keith Arnold
Senior Principal-Government Relations at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Education
M.A. in Pastoral Theology
Class of 2006

Barry University is a private, Catholic university that was founded in 1940 in Miami Shores, Florida, United States, a suburb north of Downtown Miami. It is one of the largest Catholic universities in the Southeast. Barry offers business, nursing, health sciences, teacher education, and liberal arts programs. It currently has more than 4,000 students, a campus of 54 buildings, and 40,000 alumni.

B.S. in Government & Economics
Class of 1981

The Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[9] is a space-grant and sea-grant public research university located in the state capital city of Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and very high research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation.[10] The university comprises 16 separate colleges and more than 110 centers, facilities, labs and institutes that offer more than 300 programs of study, including professional programs.[11] Florida State is home to Florida's only National Laboratory – the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and is the birthplace of the commercially viable anti-cancer drug Taxol. Florida State University also operates The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida and one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.[12] Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a Level VI public institution.[13] Florida State was officially established in 1851 and is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida.[2][3] In 1905 Florida State earned Florida's first Rhodes Scholar.[14][15] In 1935 Florida State University was awarded the first chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in Florida and is among the ten percent of American universities to have earned a chapter of the national academic honor society.[16][17] In 1977 Florida State University earned the first female Rhodes Scholar in Florida.[18] In 2007, the Florida Legislature permitted Florida State and the University of Florida to charge 40% higher tuition than other institutions in the State University System of Florida.[19] In 2010 Florida State University was named a "Budget Ivy" university by the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College.[20] In 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida State the most efficient National University in the United States.[21] Florida State University is one of two Florida public universities to immediately qualify as a "preeminent university" by law under Florida Senate Bill 1076, signed by Governor Rick Scott in 2013.[22][23] As a result of this legislation, preeminent universities receive additional funding that is intended to improve the academics and national reputation of higher education within the state of Florida.[24] As one of Florida's primary graduate research universities,[25] Florida State University awards approximately 3,000 graduate and professional degrees each year.[26] The Florida State University is also home to nationally ranked programs in many academic areas, including the sciences, engineering, social policy, film, music, theater, dance, visual art, business, political science, psychology, social work, medicine, and law.[27] The university is also known for its undergraduate study abroad options: according to Uni in the USA, "the large numbers of students that study abroad nicely compliment the students that study here from abroad."[28] Florida State University athletics programs are favorites of passionate students, fans and alumni across the United States, which often appear in conjunction with the Marching Chiefs of the FSU College of Music. Florida State is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and has won thirteen national athletic championships as well as multiple individual competitor NCAA championship awards

Career History
Senior Principal-Government Relations
2013 - Current

Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC provides legal services. The company provides its services in areas including commercial litigation, taxation, government relations, family law, labor and employment law, European law, and intellectual property. It was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Representative from the 73rd District
1982 - 1998
Government Affairs Consultant
Prior
Boards & Committees
Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees
Current

Hodges University is a comprehensive degree-granting institution officially founded in January 1990. The University is a Florida non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt institution of higher learning. The main campus in Naples, Florida has about 600 students. Fort Myers also has about 600. Learning sites include Sarasota, Florida the University Centers of Edison Community College in Lee and Charlotte Counties, and at the 3 Pasco-Hernando Community College Campuses including New Port Richey with about 300. Hodges University, as an open, creative and community-conscious educational institution, must fulfill its mission in the climate of a changing world. Each student, as a unique person, deserves a program of studies and varied experiences for personal growth without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, disabled veteran status, disability, or age as provided by law and in accordance with the University's respect for personal dignity. To achieve its mission, Hodges University supports the following Principles: Hodges University * Is a teaching institution that emphasizes the practical application and advancement of knowledge in career programs. * Encourages scholarly activity among its faculty * Primarily focuses on the needs of adult learners * Provides contemporary and experiential delivery systems, including distance/online learning * Is an educational resource for the Southwest Florida region by providing programs and services to the community * Encourages cultural diversity

Political Donations
$500
2012

Managing Director at Goss Practical Solutions LLC

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