FGBA is governed by an Executive Council elected for a one-year term at the Annual Membership meeting in December. Below are the FGBA officers .
amanda mckibben, President
Amanda McKibben serves as Assistant General Counsel at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. She was formerly an Assistant Attorney General in the Revenue Litigation unit of the Florida Office of the Attorney General. She previously held the position of Assistant General Counsel at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, where she prosecuted licensed and unlicensed contractors and worked in the division of Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics. Prior to that, she litigated for the General Counsel of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, reclaiming fraudulent overpayments of state benefits. Amanda received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, her master’s degree from FSU, and her J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law. She is married with many young children, and enjoys mentoring students interested in the legal profession..
C. Ian garland, Vice President
Ian is currently a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Complex Civil Enforcement Bureau of the Florida Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Ian has worked in the Florida Office of the Attorney General since 2008, previously serving in the Corrections Litigation Bureau and Child Support Enforcement Bureau. In 2013, Ian received a Davis Productivity Award for saving the state an estimated $267,000 per year by streamlining his Bureau's litigation practices. He is admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Ian graduated from the Florida State University College of Law after teaching high school and coaching Track at his alma mater in Fort Myers. When he's not representing the State, Ian is an avid sports fan, spontaneous traveler, and fast food enthusiast.
Alison parker, Secretary
Alison Parker is currently a Deputy General Counsel at the Florida Department of Professional Regulation, where she previously served as a personel attorney and prosecutor. She received her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Florida in 2004 and her J.D. from Stetson. Alison is also a registered yoga instructor.
kelly kibbey, treasurer
Kelly Kibbey is a Bill Drafter at the Florida Senate. She provides counsel on proposed legislation and writes bills and amendments for members and committees. Her work can be found in current Florida Statutes relating to medical marijuana, opioids, trauma services, and child marriage. She previously worked as an associate for a small firm where she practiced family law and criminal defense. Kelly participated in Class 3 of the Legal Aid Foundation’s Thunderdome Tallahassee program. She received her J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law in 2015.
Annie Prescott, YounG lawyerS Chair
Annie Prescott serves as Assistant General Counsel at the Florida Department of Health. Previously, Annie worked at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Annie attended the University of Florida for her bachelor's and went to the Vanderbilt University Law School. Annie is an active member of the Junior League of Tallahassee and is especially passionate about their partnership with Girls on the Run Big Bend
justin chang, Judge's Chair
Justin Chang is Assistant General Counsel at the Florida Department of Health in the Medical Quality Assurance Division where he evaluates and prosecutes administrative violations for the Nursing and Osteopathic Regulatory Boards. Justin was also a Fellow with Three Rivers Legal Services in Gainesville providing legal services through the Housing and Family Law Clinics. Justin is a graduate of the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
Megan Silver, Social Chair
Megan Silver is an Assistant General Counsel at Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Megan earned a degree in Classical Studies from the University of Florida in 2010, and in 2012 began attendance at Florida State University College of Law, receiving her J.D. in December 2014. While in law school, she worked as a law clerk for the State Attorney’s Office in Leon County and as a Certified Legal Intern with the State Attorney’s Office in Gadsden County.
david w. grimes, Past-president
David presently serves as the Deputy Staff Director for the Florida House of Representatives, Minority Office, advising the Democratic caucus in the areas of finance, taxation, elections, and justice. He previously served as an Assistant Attorney General specializing in civil rights and constitutional law defense with the Florida Office of the Attorney General. David received his bachelor's degree and J.D. from the Florida State University, graduating law school cum laude. He currently serves on the Board of Legal Services of North Florida and the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center. David is passionate about youth legal education and proudly coaches the Lawton Chiles High School Mock Trial Team.