Howard Haug joined Space Florida in 2008, and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer for the company. As such, Howard is responsible for the oversight of Space Florida’s assets and investments. Prior to this position, he served as Space Florida’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Howard has proven financial management, reporting and controls management expertise, and has been successful in the design of competitively profitable business models. He is also skilled at selling business plans as well as maintaining investor and employee support. Howard is recognized for combining financial, strategic planning and operational experience with executive leadership, and is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, public placements, SEC reporting and growth initiatives.
From 2003 to 2007, Howard was Senior Vice President, Administration and CFO for Enterprise Florida, a public-private partnership responsible for leading Florida’s statewide economic development.
Before Enterprise Florida, Howard worked for Bellsouth Corporation, now AT&T, from 1989 to 2002. At Bellsouth, he held a number of financial and operational leadership roles in wireless and video operations. He spent his last two years as the financial expert for the company’s overall strategic planning efforts.
In addition to his extensive experience with Bellsouth and Enterprise Florida, Howard held key positions with leading international professional services firms Coopers & Lybrand, now PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young.
Howard holds a Master of Science in accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Central Florida, as well as a Bachelor of Science in economics from Villanova University. Howard is also a Certified Public Accountant.