Oct. 23, 2020
ORLANDO – Florida Trend magazine has named Orlando partner C. David Brown II as a “Living Legend” in its third annual Florida 500, which highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. Brown previously appeared in the inaugural and second editions of Florida 500.
The editorial department of the publication selects the 500 honorees who are “interesting, have a wide sphere of activity, and embody the growing diversity of Florida’s business community,” according to the editors.
Brown is dedicated to enhancing Florida's economic future, and his professional focus has been directed at organizing major corporate, real estate, and government transactions that have a positive impact on the state. He has led billion-dollar real estate transactions and financings and has organized some of the largest real estate developments both in Florida and other parts of the country. He currently serves on the Board of Directors, member of the Executive Committee, and chairman of the Compensation Committee of CVS Health (NYSE:CVS). Brown has served as lead director at Rayonier (NYSE:RYN) and Rayonier Advanced Materials (NYSE:RYAM) and as a board member for Caremark (NYSE:CMX). In addition, Brown served on the Board of Directors and Strategic Committees for both Orlando Health and the Florida Council of 100. In service to the State of Florida, he served on the University of Florida Board of Trustees from 2004 – 2014 (Chairman from 2011 – 2014) and the Florida Transportation Commission from 1999 to 2004, where he served the Commission as chairman from 2000 to 2003.
Brown also served as chairman of Broad and Cassel for 20 years and currently serves on the Executive Committee of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP (dba Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel in Florida) as a result of the combination of Broad and Cassel with Nelson Mullins in 2018.
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