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Mark Kaplan

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Mark Kaplan leads sustainability initiatives and public policy at The Mosaic Company, the world’s leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash, two of the primary nutrients required to grow the food the world needs. Mosaic employs 7,500 people in 10 countries and serves wholesalers, retail dealers, and individual growers in more than 40 countries. Mosaic’s more than 3,100 Florida employees work primarily in Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, and Hardee Counties.

Kaplan joined Mosaic in January 2007 after a distinguished career in the public and private sectors. He served as Chief of Staff to both Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Lt. Governor Toni Jennings and as Special Counsel in the office of the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. Kaplan also served as Executive Director of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and was the President and General Counsel of Carlisle Development Group, one of Florida’s most active developers of affordable housing. Earlier in his career, Kaplan served as a judicial clerk to Senior Judge Albert J. Henderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and was a shareholder in the Katz, Kutter, Haigler law firm where he practiced business, state government, and regulatory law. He has been a member of the Governor’s Action Team on Energy and Climate Change, the Judicial Nominating Commission for Florida’s First District Court of Appeal, and the Florida Council on Homelessness.

Kaplan and his wife, Sherry, have four school-age children, three of whom attend Leon County’s public schools. Kaplan also attended Leon County’s public schools from grades K – 12. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Florida and graduated first in his class from the Florida State University College of Law.