But here's who we are and why it matters...

They've created jobs, balanced budgets, dealt with government regulations and understood the importance of customer service - and now we need these business leaders to use their experience and talent in public leadership to address our most pressing issues.  

The Political Leadership Innovation Institute, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is driven by the desire to reclaim excellence in public leadership by preparing outstanding business-minded leaders who have a desire to explore entering public leadership and serve with excellence. 

We aren't a political action committee or campaign organization, but a public-leadership preparation program that has trained nearly 400 business-minded leaders in Florida, California and Virginia on how to run, win and lead or land an appointment to an influential government board and commission.

Our graduates have become state legislators, mayors, council members, commissioners, school board members and appointees. Others have a longer-term horizon for transitioning from private to public life and are using our curriculum to develop strategies for engagement.

Programs can last from a seminar to several months, depending on what local leaders decide.  Each program has its own local name, branding and identity and exclusive budget.

To see what it would take to launch your program, please contact:

Mark R. Mills, President



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Political Leadership Innovation Institute, Inc.
Preparing outstanding business leaders to become outstanding public leaders.

We need business experience in public leadership.

So, we're building the bench of business leaders who are becoming great public leaders.

View our San Diego program here  ...  103 business leaders trained

The Political Leadership Innovation Institute, Inc. is recognized as a tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Political Leadership Innovation Institute, Inc.

Attn:  Mark R. Mills

10151 University Blvd. #365

Orlando, FL  32817



Pro-business.   We want participants who understand business issues because they've lived business issues.  Now, they have a desire to explore how to apply their experiences, skills and talents to public office, either as an elected official or appointee. Nearly 400 leaders have been trained for public leadership through our programs in Florida, California and Virginia. 

Engagement.   Our curriculum is focused first on engagement, preparing business leaders for public leadership.   How to run for office. How to land an appointment.  How to transition from private life to public life.  We get future candidates and appointees to the starting line better prepared than they otherwise would have been. 


Locally branded and tailored to local issues. Each local program is branded as a stand-alone program and is guided by local business leaders.  While our exclusive curriculum applies anywhere, the program is tailored to the political and issue realities of that market.  

Competitive selection.  Our selection guidelines and qualifications focus on committed participants.  While we cannot accept declared candidates, a commitment must be made by the participant to explore the possibility of running or serving. Most have a long-term horizon for running.