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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


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2/7/2024 5:00:00 AM Member News

Jacksonville History Center Welcomes New Board Member

Liza Barnett Emmet begins three-year term
Jacksonville, FL, February 2, 2024 – Ratified by its general membership at the Annual Members meeting in November 2023, the Jacksonville History Center / Historical Society welcomed Ortega resident Liza Barnett Emmet as a new member to its Board of Directors. She will serve a three-year term, ending December 2026.
“The Jacksonville History Center is very pleased to welcome Ms. Emmet to its Board of Directors and look forward to engaging with her in areas that taps into her expertise and experience on behalf of the Society,” said Alan Bliss, CEO, Jacksonville History Center / Historical Society.
Emmet has been a leader in the financial services industry for over 25 years. She is the founder and president of Barnett Wealth Advisors, a full-service wealth management firm located in Jacksonville and Charleston and is the co-founder of Consolidated Brokerage Network, a full-service online insurance portal that services independent financial advisors throughout the country.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Emmet is a sixth-generation native of Jacksonville, where her family has been in the banking and financial industry for over 100 years.
Emmet has served on the Board of Governors of The Florida Yacht Club most recently as Commodore of the Club, as a member of Wolfson Women’s Board serving as Chair of the Arts & Antiques Show in 2018, a patron and supporter of The Cummer Museum of Art, and as past Board Member of the Boys and Girls.
For more information about this topic, call (904) 665-0064 or email communications@jaxhistory.org.
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About The Jacksonville Historical Society/Jacksonville History Center
The Jacksonville Historical Society, established in 1929, serves the public by maintaining an archival repository of documents, photographs, rare books, and architectural artifacts relating to Jacksonville-area history. With offices located in the Old St. Luke’s Hospital building on Palmetto Street, the society supports restoration, renovation or adaptive re-use of Jacksonville’s historic structures; offers educational programs on a variety of Jacksonville history topics, creates historic exhibits for a variety of venues, and leads walking tours, among many other activities. The Jacksonville Historical Society manages the Jacksonville History Center, which is composed of Old St. Luke’s Hospital and the former Florida Casket Company building on the Palmetto Street campus, as well as two City of Jacksonville properties, Old St. Andrew’s Church and the James E. Merrill House Museum, both located on A. Philip Randolph Blvd.