Brent Sembler - Vice Chairman
Brent Sembler is Vice Chairman of The Sembler Company. The Sembler Company is one of the country's most recognized shopping center development and management firms, responsible for over 130 major shopping center projects and 27 million square feet of retail since its inception. The Sembler Company is an imaginative and innovative leader in the shopping center industry and Sembler-built centers are known for their creative design and environmental integrity.
Brent Sembler is widely recognized for his community involvement and fundraising efforts for Republican candidates and actively participates in an array of roles and responsibilities in the development business.
Sembler has been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) since 1980. ICSC is a trade organization that promotes the shopping center industry. He is also a founding member of the Florida Government Affairs Committee for the International Council of Shopping Centers on which he still serves.
Having played a significant role in many successful campaigns, Sembler has clearly demonstrated his abilities as an active political fundraiser for the Republican Party. In addition, Sembler served on the committee for the Bush/Brogan campaign for the re-election of Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Sembler was Finance Co-Chairman for the campaign of State Senator Charlie Crist. He also served on the committee for the successful election of Charlie Crist for Florida Education Commissioner and subsequently Crist’s successful campaign for the post of Florida’s Attorney General and Crist's gubernatorial campaign.
Most recently, Sembler worked during the primary campaign season for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Sembler serves on the Board of Gulf Coast Community Care, All Children’s Hospital and is a past member of Shorecrest Preparatory School’s Board of Trustees. He and his wife Debbie established a philanthropic fund administered through Tampa/Orlando/Pinellas (T.O.P.) Jewish Foundation, Inc. that benefits numerous Bay Area charities.
Born in 1957 in Dyersburg, Tennessee, Sembler earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 1980. He and his wife Debbie have three children, a daughter Tayllor, and two sons, Preston and Logan.