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Local Attorney Selected for Leadership Florida Connect Class XII

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon (ESC) is pleased to announce that Employment Attorney Jennifer Shoaf Richardson was selected to be a part of the Leadership Florida Connect Class XII, a part of the state-wide Leadership Institute. 

Forty-six Florida leaders aged 25-39, including business professionals, educators, healthcare professionals and non-profit executives, will participate in a nine-month educational program and meet other leaders from a variety of backgrounds who represent Florida's diverse composition. Connect Florida was created in 2007 as a signature program of Leadership Florida and has developed into the premier statewide institute as it seeks to educate, engage, and inspire the state's top emerging leaders. The Connect Florida program offers an intensive orientation to the issues facing Florida and is designed to enhance the participants' leadership skills, provide practical experience in community service, and facilitate opportunities to interact with statewide leaders.

“We are excited for and congratulate Jennifer on her well-deserved selection to Leadership Florida’s Connect Class XII. She follows a longstanding firm tradition and practice of our attorneys and staff seeking out and participating in organizations such as Leadership Florida as a means of personal and professional improvement,” said H. Wesley Reeder, ESC Firm President. “Given Jennifer’s dedication, drive, and commitment to her many endeavors, we are confident that her participation in Leadership Florida will be of great benefit to Leadership Florida, our firm, and our community.”

Jennifer’s employment law practice helps safeguard Florida businesses with proactive employment policies and provides legal representation in common disputes and violations. She has extensive experience representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counsel, and all stages of litigation in Florida and Georgia. Jennifer litigates all varieties of employment law matters representing employers in a wide range of industries including healthcare, transportation, hospitality, finance, technology, agriculture, and construction. 

"I am thrilled to be invited to join Leadership Florida's Connect Class XII and get to know industry leaders throughout Florida who want to make our state better,” said Jennifer Shoaf Richardson.  ”Many of my most trusted mentors are Leadership Florida alums, so this is a bucket list item for my professional goals.  I look forward to the opportunity to become a better leader and to highlight all that Northwest Florida has to offer our state."

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