Chief Executive Officer
Outstanding record of accomplishments in higher education and civic leadership. Currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of a growing economic and governmental advisor firm, The Washington Economics Group, WEG, at present in its fifteenth year of successful operations. Twice appointed by Governor Jeb Bush of Florida to the Third District Court of Appeals, Judicial Nominating Commission and served as Vice Chairman of the Commission during her first year of tenure.
Chief Operating Officer
Dustin graduated Magna Cum Laude in Economics from the University of Florida in 2011. Dustin has been with Floridanomics team since inception, always fascinated by macro trends and their ensuing analysis, especially so when applied to the State of Florida where he was born and raised. A passion in the environment thanks to an upbringing spent outdoors led him to minor in Sustainability Studies and to write his Economics honors thesis on The Determinants of Energy Intensity. Dustin has pursued his strong interests in both economics and the environment through various positions in Washington D.C., Quebec City, Gainesville, and now Miami. Dustin is a proud brother of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon international society of Economics. He will be attending Johns Hopkins University in Fall 2012 in pursuit of a Masters degree in Energy Policy.
Founder and President
Jose Antonio Villamil IV, or "TJ," is Founder and CEO of Floridanomics. TJ brings creativity and leadership experience from his time at the University of Florida. TJ is currently the Student Body President at UF, representing all 50,000 students and overseeing the $4.8 million Student Government budget. TJ is also the Student Trustee on the Board of Trustees for UF and is expanding on innovative initiatives such as Bike Sharing, Open Source Textbooks, Prioritizing the Higher Education Budget in the State, and expanding the J.Wayne Reitz Student Union at UF. TJ believes in using Technology to bring Economics to the 21st century. After shadowing his father for most of his life, TJ believes that there is room for Economists in the Digital Age.
Principal Economic Advisor
Tony Villamil has over thirty-five years of successful career as a business economist, university educator and high-level policymaker for both federal and state governments. He has served as a Presidential appointee U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs, and he is the founder of a successful economic consulting practice, The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG). Since August 2008, Tony is the Dean and Professor of Economics at the School of Business of St. Thomas University, while continuing to serve as Principal Economic Advisor to the clients of WEG.