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Ade Adebisi '81, MBA '83
Founder and President
Ascellon Corporation

Charlotte Baker
Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
The University of Tampa
Digital Hands

Ronice L. Barlow
Senior Vice President, Co-Head US
Retail Sales
Franklin Templeton

Thilo D. Best 
Longview Senior Housing Advisors

G. Robert Blanchard Jr. 
President and CEO 
WRB Enterprises Inc

Gregory L. Canty '92
Chair, Alumni Association
Director, Executive Services
Office of the Surgeon General

Phillip E. Casey 
Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees 
The University of Tampa 
Chairman (Retired) 
Gerdau Ameristeel

Vincent J. Cassidy
Majesty Title Services

Jane Castor '81
City of Tampa

Patty Martini Clark, MBA '85
Sales Manager
The Toni Everett Company

Cathy Collins
President and CEO
Clinical Consulting Solutions

Debra W. Cook
Managing Director and Deputy Counsel
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

A. Gerald Divers
Chairman Emeritus
The Bank of Tampa

James W. Eyer Jr.
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
The University of Tampa  
Co-Founder and CEO
Angels Senior Living/Angels Care Health System

Bill Goede 
Tampa Bay Market President / Business Banking Marketing Executive 
Bank of America 

Charlene A. Gordon 
Aerospace and Defense Sales and Management (Retired) 
Pilgrim Software Inc.

Thomas H. Graham '82  
T.H. Graham and Associates LLC

Robert (Bobby) Harris
President and CEO
BlueGrace Logistics

Sheilina Henry
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Bloomin' Brands

Paul B. Heth
Chairman and CEO
Patton Ventures LLC

Raymond T. Kelly 
Castnet Learning

Thomas John Kelly
Chairman Emeritus/Founder
Revenue Management Solutions

Frank L. Lento
Chair of the Family Association Board
The University of Tampa
Global Director
Cisco Systems Inc.

James S. MacLeod '70 
Chair of the Board of Trustees 
The University of Tampa
CoastalSouth Bancshares Inc.

Drew Marshall
Chair of the Board of Fellows
The University of Tampa
President and CEO
CI Group

Stephen H. Mauldin '90 
Co-Chief Executive Officer
CNL Financial Group

Roy J. McCraw Jr.
Regional Chairman and President (Retired)
Wachovia Bank Tampa Bay

Dirk Montgomery
CFO and EVP Supply Chain
Fiesta Restaurant Group

Alan G. Randolph '90 

Audrie Cuddy Rañon
The Chiselers Inc.

Lynda Remund
President and CEO
Tampa Downtown Partnership

Benson Alexander Riseman '78 
President and CEO 
BENSEA Enterprises LLC

Robert J. Rohrlack Jr., CCE
President and CEO

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Douglas C. Rothschild '81
Executive Managing Director
Global Occupier Services
Cushman & Wakefield

Nipesh H. Shah
President and CEO
Anchor Glass

R. Bob Smith III, Ph.D.
Executive Chairman
PAR Inc.

Michael Southard '82 
Managing Director 
Elvisridge Partners 

James A. "Bubba" Turner III
President and CEO
Tampa Armature Works Inc.

Ronald L. Vaughn, Ph.D.
The University of Tampa

Scott Vejdani
Chair, Board of Counselors
The University of Tampa
Executive Director, Media Services

R. Vijayanagar, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Consultant
Advanced Innovative Medicine

Alexander Walter MBA '09 
Walson Ventures LLC

Melanie S. Williams
Senior Vice President for Operations
Frontier Communications  

Rufus J. Williams III
Cardinal Point Advisors LLC

Karen Zaderej
Chairman, CEO and President
Axogen Corporation


Don DeFosset 
Chairman and CEO 
DJD Group

James L. Ferman Jr.
President and CEO
Ferman Automotive Management

Eugene H. McNichols 
Chairman and CEO
McNichols Company 

John H. Sykes '98 Honorary Degree
Founder and Chairman Emeritus (Retired)
Sykes Enterprises Inc.

Rick Thomas '72
Founder and Chair Emeritus
Thomas Financial Group

John B. West 
Lion Investments


Robert C. Calafell '66, '75 MBA 
Senior Vice President (Retired) 
GTE (Verizon)

Stephen F. Dickey, M.D.
Dickey Holdings Inc.

The Honorable Dick A. Greco '56
Former Mayor/City of Tampa

A.D. "Sandy" MacKinnon 
ADM Family Ltd.

The Honorable Bob Martinez '57
Former Governor of the State of Florida
Senior Policy Advisor

Holland & Knight LLP