Jean Gruss has been a business journalist for 25 years. He has written about commercial real estate and economic development for the Tampa Tribune and personal finance for Kiplinger Washington Editors. Most recently, Jean was an editor with the Business Observer, a regional weekly business newspaper in Southwest Florida. Jean has earned awards from the Florida Press Association and Florida Tax Watch for business writing. He lives on Sanibel with his wife and two children. Connect with him on LinkedIn.
Jean has served on the boards of the CFA Society Naples, the Real Estate Investment Society, the Sanibel School Fund and the Stuttering Foundation. He recently launched the Southwest Florida chapter of Medals4Mettle.
•Running and racing on the roads and trails of Southwest Florida. He enjoys swamp romps with Caloosa Trailheads. View Jean's Athlinks race profile and connect with him on Strava.
•Practicing karate regularly at Kurokawa Martial Arts in Fort Myers. Jean is a student of Shito-Ryu style of karate and traditional weapons.
•Scuba diving in Florida. Jean has completed more than 150 dives and is a PADI-certified advanced open water diver. Jean’s favorite dive shop is Dean’s Dive Center in Fort Myers.