Ed Haddock is Co-Chairman/CEO of Full Sail University, in Winter Park, Florida. By focusing on student success, Full Sail has grown from several hundred students when Governor Haddock began as President to over 20,000 students. It has become an internationally recognized entertainment media and emerging technology educational institution with over 100,000 graduates, many of whom have been awarded Grammys, Academy Awards and other entertainment and emerging technology honors. Prior to Full Sail, Governor Haddock was Managing Partner and Chairman of Swann and Haddock law firm based in Orlando, Florida, as it expanded from three attorneys to one of the largest law offices in both Orlando and Tallahassee prior to its merger into Milwaukee-based Foley & Lardner LLP. Before Swann and Haddock, Governor Haddock was an associate in the Lowndes Law Firm in Orlando. Governor Haddock has also been a faculty member for the Practicing Law Institute, co-author of a report to Congress regarding issues in Central America and a board member of the University of Central Florida Foundation. In addition to his role at Full Sail University, Governor Haddock also advises SunGate Capital, Fidelity Family Trust Company and Investors Preferred Life Insurance Company, which he established to serve family offices, trusts and estates.
Governor Haddock received his bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Economics in 1969 from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where he was president of the student body and currently serves on its Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and as Chairman of its Student Affairs Committee. Governor Haddock earned his Juris Doctorate in 1972 at the University of Virginia School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Florida and Virginia.
Governor Haddock was appointed to the Board of Governors in 2020. During his time on the Board, he has advocated for higher education that leads to student success and meets the demands of Florida’s workforce.
Governor Haddock and his wife Edye have six sons, four daughters-in-law and eight grandchildren, who are part of their day-to-day lives. Keeping up with them and fitness are Governor Haddock’s hobbies.