TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (December 3, 2007) – Tucker/Hall Chief Executive Officer Jeff Tucker was unanimously elected vice chairman of the Florida Arts Council, effective Jan. 1, 2008.

Tucker has been a member of the Florida Arts Council since 2004 and was recently reappointed for a two-year term by Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio. The appointment and election were accepted by Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning.

Tucker is a former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tampa Museum of Art (2002-2004) and served as a member of the board for more than a decade. He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota , Fla. (2000-2004) and he was a member of the National Arts Club in New York City in 2004.

The Florida Arts Council is the 15-member advisory council appointed to advise the Secretary of State regarding cultural grant funding and on all matters pertaining to culture in the State of Florida .

Appointments to the Florida Arts Council are determined by the governor, Senate president and House speaker, in consultation with the secretary of state. The appointments are based on geographic representation, as well as demonstrated history of community service in the arts and culture.

Tucker co-founded Tucker/Hall Inc. in 1990, which has offices in Tampa , Orlando andTallahassee . He is an accredited crisis communications specialist serving clients in the areas of corporate reputation management, business planning and media relations.

Prior to establishing Tucker/Hall, Tucker spent 20 years as a financial journalist on Wall Street with The Journal of Commerce and with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Ga. and the Times Publishing Co. and Florida Trend magazine in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tucker was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the corporate advisory board of the Florida Turnpike Enterprise in 2002.

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