5th Energy Transition Forum 2024 Distinguished Speakers Include


U.S. Congressman Aaron Bean (R-FL)

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Representative Aaron Bean was elected to the House of Representatives in 2022 and proudly represents the people of the 4th District in Northeast Florida. He began his legislative service as City Commissioner and Mayor of his hometown of Fernandina Beach, Florida in 1996. In 2000, Bean was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives and served eight years.

In 2012, Bean was elected to the Florida Senate and served 10 years. In the Florida Senate, Aaron presided as Senate President Pro Tempore and Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services overseeing over one-third of the Florida budget.

Throughout his political career, Bean has received countless awards including “Best of the Best Elected Officials” by the Fernandina Beach News Leader, the Jacksonville University Distinguished Alumni Award of Excellence, which recognizes a graduate with “the highest level of character in their professional accomplishments, community and philanthropic efforts and continued support of JU. Last year, Representative Bean was also awarded with the prestigious Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) Outstanding Partner Award for his tireless work to promote opportunities for students in Florida.