Kristen E. Carlson

Kristen Carlson
  • AV Rated Martindale‐Hubbell
    U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Florida Advisory Committee Member, 2018
    Florida Rural Legal Services Recognition Award 2006
    NGO Delegate to Codex Alimentarius Commission committees 
    Past Legislation Commission President International Federation of Fruit 
    Juice Producers
    Past officer Technical Committee for Juice and Juice Products

    Administrative Hearing Officer, FDACS 2000‐2001
    Joint Citrus Industry Legislative 
    Committee (Secretary) 1983‐1993
    Corporate Secretary Florida Citrus Commission 

  •   Bipartisan Florida Election Reform Steering Committee - Co-Chair 2019
      Polk Theatre, Board of Directors 2005‐06
      Polk Museum of Art, Past President (2001‐02) Board of Directors and Board of Trustees
      Boys and Girls Clubs of Lakeland, Board of Directors 1981‐92
      Florida Southern College - Chair of Citrus Archives Endowment Committee, History Department  Board
      Kiwanis Club of Lakeland
  • Kristen’s practice has been varied with significant experience in both state government and private practice.  She is currently the Executive Director of both the Citrus Research & Field Trial Foundation, Inc. and the Florida Citrus Processors Association, and recently served as the District One Chief Counsel Florida Department of Transportation overseeing the eminent domain, contract and real estate practice of the agency client.  Starting her career as a prosecutor, she has through her career litigated numerous business and administrative law cases.  A respected authority on many aspects of food law, she has spoken before many groups such as the International Citrus & Beverage Conference, Institute of Food Technologists, University of Florida short courses, American Beekeeping Federation and the Apple Processors Assn.  She is past General Counsel to National Juice Products Assn. (1997-2002) and the Florida Department of Citrus (1985-1993).