Tony Carvajal

Executive Vice President

Tony Carvajal serves as Executive Vice President for Florida TaxWatch- an independent, nonpartisan, public policy think tank- and brings more than 30 years of strategic planning, nonprofit management, and business leadership to the team, having helped organizations across the country design and implement plans to address all types of opportunities and disruptions. Prior to joining TaxWatch, Tony served as President and CEO of The Able Trust, a foundation committed to supporting persons with disabilities; served as Chief of Staff for the Collins Center for Public Policy, a research institute created in honor of former Florida Governor LeRoy Collins; and served as the Executive Vice President and futurist at the Florida Chamber Foundation where he developed research, programs, and policies around a vision for Florida’s future.  While there, he served as the principal architect for the Florida 2030 Plan and the Six Pillars. He started his professional career in banking before the lure of policy work, and the winds of Hurricane Andrew, gave him an opportunity to change directions to work for the Florida House of Representative’s Commerce Committee.  Tony holds degrees in communications and psychology from Florida State University and a Master of Public Administration from Florida International University. His work has earned him numerous business awards and industry recognitions, the CAE (Certified Association Executive) designation, and he regularly shares his experience with volunteers, Boards, and other nonprofit professionals. For more than a decade, he served on the faculty of the US Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management.  Tony is a regular volunteer with organizations focused on state and national challenges, serves as a Board member of the Government Research Association, is the chair of the Florida Nonprofit Alliance, and serves as a commissioner on the Florida Commission on Ethics. He is a regular presenter and facilitator on ways to secure competitiveness, prosperity, and a resilient future and has served on numerous long-range planning initiatives including: STEM Florida; Florida Department of Education’s Next Generation Occupational Advisory Council; Enterprise Florida’s Strategic Roadmap; Workforce Florida’s Strategic Plan; Florida Department of Transportation’s Transportation Plan (FTP), Horizon 2060, and Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Plan; Florida Department of Health’s Strategic Health Implementation Plan (SHIP); Century Commission’s Critical Lands and Water Inventory Project; and the Florida Cooperative Conservation Blueprint.  He lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Allison, and son, Tony (the 8th).