Meet your hosts Wes Benwick and Mike White

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BluHorn TV Host Wes Benwick

Wes Benwick was born and raised in Jacksonville, and has been involved with media and marketing for last 25 years. He began his professional career in Television in 1993 with WJCT at the age of 15 and has worked in nearly every
aspect of the business, from live events, to studio and stage shows, as well as sports production with both regional and national networks including FOX, ABC &

His experience with TV led him into the field of Information Technology where he graduated from FSU in 1999 with a degree in Computer Science. Since that time, he has found a way to continue his passion for audio & video production by incorporating it in each of the businesses he has been involved with. Currently he serves as Partner and the Chief Technology Officer for BluHorn and is the
software Architect.

Wes has been actively involved with youth sports in Jacksonville, coaching both recreational soccer at JFC and Pop Warner football teams. He recently completed a
4 year term as President of Mandarin Athletic Association, one of the most successful and tenured youth sports leagues in Jacksonville.

Married to Nicole, an elementary school teacher and licensed real estate agent, they have a combined family of 6 kids, ranging in age from 20 to 11, and are happy to call the southside of Jacksonville home.

(20 minutes)

Mike White

Mike White is the Publisher of Buzz Magazine and CEO of Client Focused Media, the leading integrated marketing firm in Northeast Florida with extensive capabilities and experience providing strategic planning, marketing, creative, advertising, printing, branding, public relations and crisis communications services.

Mike grew up in Taylorville, IL, a small town outside of Springfield. He began his career in Peoria, IL, with Cromwell Radio Group and was recruited to Jacksonville in 2001 as an account manager with Cox Radio Group. An early adopter of integrated marketing, promotion and public relations strategies, he left Cox in late 2002 to start CFM with the goal to ensure clients’ success by partnering with them to conceive and execute their overall sales and marketing strategies.

Mike’s personal vision for working with others to improve and build a vibrant community is reflected in the team members he has chosen to work with him at CFM. As a result, CFM is able to maintain its financial strength while offering its expertise and its services at specially discounted rates to various non-profits in the region. He is personally involved in various community and service organizations. Mike, an Eagle Scout, continues his relationship and support for the Boy Scouts of America; serving on the Executive Board and on the Executive Committee as Vice President of At-Risk Youth. He has also hosted a Marketing Explorer post for 9th and 10th-grade students to learn about the marketing industry. White is also a proud member of the Hands on Jacksonville Board, the Greater Jacksonville USO Board of Directors, Meninak Board of Directors and Synovus Bank Advisory Board. Mike is a past board member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, the Southside Business Men’s Club Board of Governors, and The University Club Governing Board. He is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville’s Class of 2011 and is also a staunch supporter of the Big Brother/Big Sister organization and remains in close contact with his Little Brother of 16 years.

(20 minutes)