First A.C.T., the young professionals organization of the nonprofit Florida Theatre in Downtown Jacksonville, have announced that Ivan Porter, a physician in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension in the Department of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic Florida, is their new President for the 2016-2017 year. Ivan previously served as Vice President, and succeeds Roger Mitchell.
Ivan Porter says, “After a year serving on the council as vice president I am extremely excited to serve as president of the group.”
The mission of First A.C.T. (which stands for active, creative and talented) is to provide professional networking opportunities and financial and social support for the nonprofit Florida Theatre.
The 2015-2016 year was First A.C.T.’s first year in existence. In addition to hosting several mixers for young professionals in conjunction with performances at the Florida Theatre, the group organized two very successful events. In December they raised enough food for 1,000 meals at a benefit screening of the movie “A Christmas Story, and in May they organized the young professionals groups of the downtown business and cultural communities for a young professionals evening on the opening night of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.