Robert W. McKnight is a former Florida State Senator and Representative from South Florida. He has written a memoir and co-written a political novel, both of which have received national acclaim. He is retired from business, having served in senior corporate positions with IBM, Miami; Planned Development Corporation, Miami; and Fringe Benefits Management Company, Tallahassee. He holds an MBA degree from Florida State University and a BS degree from Florida Southern College. He and his wife Susan live in Tallahassee, and have 2 grown children and 6 grandchildren.