Board of Advisors
Solomon L. Badger III, Ed.D.
Dr. Solomon Badger returned home to Jacksonville after military service and embarked on a 36-year career in education, serving as dean of student affairs at Florida Community College at Jacksonville where he earned the Outstanding Faculty Award. He was selected by the Jacksonville mayor to co-chair the Jacksonville Insight Visioning Process, leading 1500 volunteers for a year in the development of a long-term vision for the city. Dr. Badger was chosen by the Florida Supreme Court to serve as one of two non-lawyer members of the Florida Bar Board of Governors, and he was recently appointed by the governor to serve on the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees. Among other activities, he has served on the Jacksonville Area Planning Board, the HUD Advisory board, two Charter Revision Commissions, Agape Community Health Center Board of Directors, and the NAACP.
Dr. Badger and his wife live in Jacksonville and are the proud parents of five sons.
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Wayne Hogan is a board-certified civil trial lawyer and founding partner of Jacksonville law firm Terrell Hogan. His practice focuses on products liability, particularly representing victims of asbestos diseases. Mr. Hogan played a central role representing the State of Florida in its landmark lawsuit against the cigarette industry, which resulted in a $17 billion settlement for the state. His colleagues have recognized him for his professionalism with numerous awards, and he has been named in Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Hogan's commitment to civic involvement has resulted in a long history of investing in health and education initiatives, including endowing dozens of scholarships for students in St. John's County public schools and providing ongoing significant financial and personal support to the Students Working Against Tobacco ("SWAT") program.
Jon Mills is Dean Emeritus of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he also is a Professor of Law, and Founding Director of the Center for Governmental Responsibility. He served as Dean from 1999 to 2003. He has authored books, law review articles and reports on constitutional and environmental issues. He served in the Florida House of Representatives for ten years, including two years as Speaker of the House. He is a graduate of Stetson University; the University of Florida College of Law (with honors); and the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Doug Wiles served in the Florida House from 1996 to 2004 and was Minority Leader in his last term. During his service in the House, Mr. Wiles earned a reputation for bipartisanship, fairness, and his willingness to listen to ideas from all sides of an issue.
Mr. Wiles is a retired lieutenant colonel in the Florida Army National Guard, having served more than 25 years. He owns an independent insurance agency in St. Augustine and has earned the national insurance designation of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).