Panhandle Tiger Bay Club will host two speakers in January including Florida governor candidate Adam Putnam.
Putnam, Florida commissioner of agriculture, will speak at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 31 at Skopelos at New World Landing, 600 South Palafox St.
Putnam is a fifth-generation Floridian, the son of a citrus and cattle farmer, and a Republican running for Governor of Florida.
For the past seven years, Putnam has served as Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture.
He has created opportunities for Florida’s veterans, established Operation Outdoor Freedom, defended Florida’s farmers against unfair Mexican trade policies, and fought to remove burdensome regulations that created too many barriers for Florida’s entrepreneurs, according to program organizers.
Putnam will discuss his platform as he runs for governor of Florida.
Dr. Sue Mi Terry, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will speak at 11:30 Jan. 12 at Skopelos.
Terry joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 2017 as senior fellow for Korea after a long and distinguished career in intelligence, policymaking, and academia following Korean issues. Prior to joining CSIS, Terry served as a senior analyst on Korean issues at the CIA from 2001 to 2008, where she produced hundreds of intelligence assessments, including a record number of contributions to the President’s Daily Brief. From 2008 to 2009, Terry was the director for Korea, Japan, and Oceanic affairs at the National Security Council under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Lunch is included in the cost for each of the programs at $35 for guests and $25 for military and students with proper ID. RSVP: panhandletigerbay.com