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Equality Means Business is a project of Equality Florida & the Equality Florida Institute. We are the largest civil rights organization in Florida dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. For more information call 813-870-3735.

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Elizabeth Castro DeWitt

Executive Director

"The Florida Beverage Association and its members are dedicated to equal employment opportunities for all of their employees and does not tolerate discrimination and harassment. Our members value the diversity of the people with whom they work and the contributions they make. We are committed to maintaining workplaces that are free from discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, sex, color, national or social origin, religion age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, political opinion, veteran status, pregnancy, gender identity, marital status or any other status protected by applicable law."

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Elizabeth serves as the Executive Director of the Florida Beverage Association where she oversees public policy initiatives, and works with local and state governments on issues impacting the Beverage Industry.

She previously worked as the Manager of State Government Affairs for the world’s 3rd largest petrochemical company, LyondellBasell, overseeing all legislative and regulatory strategy for the company’s portfolio in the United States. She ensured that business objectives were met through both direct advocacy and liaising with trade associations. In addition, she managed the Political Action Committee (PAC) and all grassroots activities for LyondellBasell.

Elizabeth worked for BP beginning in 2007, as the Director of the BP Civic Action Program, where she successfully launched a nationally recognized grassroots program. In 2008, she became the Director of BP Civic Affairs, overseeing both grassroots and PAC efforts. In 2010, she served as the Public Information Officer and Operational Liaison in the Joint Incident Command for MC252 (BP Oil Spill). In this role, she managed relationships and communications with key stakeholders at the local, county and state levels.

Elizabeth graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Northwest Missouri State University, as well as, a Master’s of Business Administration.

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