Armando Codina (c. 1946/7), a Cuban-American self-made millionaire, was among the 25 Florida electors for President Bush in the 2000 Presidential Election, and the 27 electors chosen in the 2004 Presidential Election. A prominent figure in Miami politics, Florida Energy, and real estate, Codina has had a close relationship with the Bush family since the 1980 Presidential Campaign of George H. W. Bush.
Codina gave Florida Governor Jeb Bush his first job in Miami in the early 1980s, after acting as the Florida chair of George H. W. Bush's unsuccessful campaign for the Republican Presidential Nomination in 1980.
Codina sits on the board for a number of corporations, companies, and organizations. Among these are:
- American Airlines
- General Motors Corporation
- BellSouth Corporation
- Florida Power & Light
- Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
- Quaker Oats
- The Home Depot
- Florida International University
- Merrill Lynch
- Community Partnership for the Homeless
- The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment (Honorary)
Recent Insider Stock Activity
As of 2002, he owns 44,554 shares in BellSouth Florida (NYSE:BLS) worth $1,135,681.46 as of March 2005. In 2003, he purchased 5,000 shares of interest in the FPL Group, worth approximately $197,450 in 2005.
- Codina Group
- Early ties to Jeb Bush
- FLORIDA'S MOST INFLUENTIAL, Florida Trend (11-01-2004) p.26 ISSN:00154326.
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