Groundwork Jacksonville is fortunate to have two of Jacksonville's most respected business leaders serving as our Emerald Trail Champions, David Miller and Brian Wolfburg.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist David Miller is the co-founder and executive chairman of Brightway Insurance, one of the largest property and casualty insurance agencies in the country.
Collaborating to lift up our community is what David strives to do. In addition to serving as Emerald Trail Co-Champion, David also is working with other local leaders on LiftJax, an initiative to address poverty in our community. Most recently David, along with other local leaders, founded OurJax, a nonprofit focused on demanding transparency in city government.
David is an active supporter of the United Way, an advocate for the LGBT community, and serves on the senior advisory council for OneJax. Over the years David has served on a number of boards including Leadership Jacksonville, JAX Chamber, Jacksonville Civic Council and Jewish Community Alliance, where he is a past president. He also supports the Sandy Miller Metrotown Institute—a program that bears his mother’s name—which brings youth from all over the city together to build character and leadership skills.
Brian Wolfburg is President/CEO of VyStar, the 15th largest credit union in the country and second largest in Florida.
Brian believes in being very involved in the communities in which he lives and works, and since relocating to Jacksonville, has quickly gotten busy doing just that.
Since moving his family to Jacksonville in late 2017, Brian has joined the boards of and or taken leadership positions in the JAX Chamber, JAXUSA’s Military Affairs Committee, the NASCUS Credit Union Advisory Board, FIS Credit Union Advisory Board, Groundwork Jacksonville and MOSH.
Under Brian's leadership VyStar bought the SunTrust Tower at 76 N. Laura street as well as the adjacent parking garage and office building to relocate the credit union's headquarters and nearly 1,000 employees to the city center.
From naming the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, to major gifts to Groundwork Jacksonville and MOSH, Brian is leading VyStar's efforts to revitalize Jacksonville's downtown.