Bart Hudson, a third generation Floridian, is from Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He was educated in the Okaloosa County public school system where he graduated from Choctawhatchee High School. He attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama where he received his B.A. in each of the Behavioral Science disciplines.
After college, Mr. Hudson returned to Fort Walton Beach and assumed a management role in his family's solid waste management and disposal firm. He was instrumental in expanding the family's interests into real estate development including multi-family housing projects and retail/commercial developments. In 1985, Mr. Hudson and his family sold their waste management firm to Waste Management, Inc. He joined the staff of Waste Management as Sales Manager in the panhandle region and eventually was promoted to Marketing Representative for the Southeast Region. In 1991, Mr. Hudson left Waste Management to return to the helm of his family's business interests.
While in Florida, Mr. Hudson was involved in a number of civic and charitable organizations. He was involved in local politics, arts and education, Leadership Okaloosa and sat on the boards of several charitable organizations. He was citizen of the year in 1984.
In 1999, Mr. Hudson became Executive Director of Florida House, in Washington, D.C. There, he manages the daily operation of Florida's embassy in our nation's capital. With over 10,000 visiting Floridians, it is Mr. Hudson's responsibility to ensure that each receives "gracious, unparalleled hospitality." In addition, he is charged with facilitating the efforts of the Board of Trustees and ensuring the financial viability of Florida House.
, Manager of Operations, Florida House
Jordan Pic is the Manager of Operations for Florida House. She handles guest relations, oversees rentals of the House and all administrative operations.
Jordan is from Panama City, Florida. She graduated with the Dean's List from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in International Studies. During college she completed UNF's Public Service Leadership program, studied abroad in Strasbourg, France and was an award winning member of the Model United Nations team.
She has worked at the Florida House of Representatives and the Boys and Girls Club of Bay County. Her experience has also lead her to intern with GlobalJax and the Republican Party of Florida.
In 2013, Jordan moved to Washington, DC and interned with the Charles Koch Institute. She then worked as the development associate for the American Council of Trustees and Alumni in Washington, DC. Jordan is a member of the Florida State Society and President of the UNF Washington, DC Osprey Alumni. In her free time she enjoys writing, cooking and volunteering as a studio manager at a local yoga studio. Jordan is currently earning her Masters in Public Administration with a focus on Public-Private Partnerships at The George Washington University.
Located just outside Orlando, Liz is responsible for facilitating the work of the chapters and committees as well as working with the trustees to promote the mission and goals of Florida House. In addition, she writes and distributes the Florida House newsletters and oversees the website and social media.
A native Floridian, Liz graduated from Clemson University. After graduation, she lived in South Carolina and in Atlanta, working in the tourism industry. During her career she developed and implemented marketing and communication plans and programs to promote destinations to groups and travelers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Taking her experience in creating and managing meetings, programs and projects, she re-located to her hometown and opened a consulting business where she specialized in marketing communications, strategic planning, building consensus, meeting planning and the development of print and electronic collateral materials.
Liz was introduced to Florida House by her mother and is a second-generation member of the Central Florida Council. She has served as Treasurer, Vice President and President. Liz was also a member of the Florida House Board of Trustees, serving as Secretary; has held many leadership positions at the First Presbyterian Church; serves on the Learning and Cultural Center Board for the local library, is a member of the Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida and is a Chi Omega. She still loves to travel but happily lives beside a sparkling lake in her childhood home with Sam, her golden retriever.