In 2012, Kramarow was selected as one of 12 gubernatorial fellows while a third-year law school student at Florida State University in Tallahassee. The Gubernatorial Fellows Program, founded by former governor Jeb Bush, is designed to provide students with leadership training and firsthand experience in state government.
During his fellowship, Kramarow and another Class VIII fellow, Chris Emmanuel, created The Florida Prize: Floridians Inventing the Next Generation – a policy proposal providing incentives for business innovation to help bring production and research jobs to Florida through a post-success reward system similar to the Ansari X Prize (a team-based competition designed to boost innovation in the aerospace industry).
For their efforts, the duo received the Jeb Bush Award for Outstanding Achievement, presented by Gov. Scott in April of 2013. Named for Florida’s former governor and program founder, the Jeb Bush Award provides a $5,000 scholarship to innovative gubernatorial fellows who identify critical state concerns and address them with outstanding policy proposals.
In May of 2014, Gov. Scott announced the Risk Taker Reward program, which hopes to do for business innovation what the X Prize did for space flight. According to an article in The News-Press, Gov. Scott says he wants the Florida Legislature to develop guidelines based on the program in its next regular session. Read more: Gov. Scott touts plan to reward business innovation (news-press.com, 5/30/14)
Kramarow practices law out of Gunster’s West Palm Beach office. He received his J.D. from FSU in 2013, and his bachelor’s in international affairs and political science in 2009.