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Ultimate responsibility for the University resides with the Board of Trustees, as governance of the University is legally invested in the Board. This group of outstanding professionals meets formally four times each year and provides oversight to all areas of the University and works to raise resources. Comments to the Board of Trustees may be sent to planning@ut.edu.

Charlotte Baker
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
The University of Tampa
CEO
Digital Hands

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

Thilo D. Best 
CEO
Longview Senior Housing Advisors

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

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

Vincent J. Cassidy
President
Majesty Title Services

Jane Castor '81
Mayor
City of Tampa

Cathy Collins
President and CEO
Clinical Consulting Solutions

Greg Canty '92
President, Alumni Association
The University of Tampa
Director, Executive Services, Office of the Surgeon General of the Army
Defense Health Headquarters

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. 
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  
Principal  
T.H. Graham and Associates LLC

Robert Harris
Founder 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 
President and CEO (Retired)
MidAmerica Retirement Solutions

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
Chairman
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 
Deputy Director of New York and Florida
Bank OZK

Audrie Ranon
President
The Chiselers Inc.

Lynda Remund
President and CEO
Tampa Downtown Partnership

Scott P. Riley 
CEO Emeritus
Fintec
Chairman
Riley Education Foundation

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.
President
The University of Tampa

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

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

Alexander Walter MBA '09 
Owner 
Walson Ventures LLC

Melanie S. Williams
Senior Vice President for Operations
Frontier Communications  

Rufus J. Williams III
Principal
Cardinal Point Advisors LLC

Karen Zaderej
Chairman, CEO and President
Axogen Corporation

CHAIRS EMERITI

Don DeFosset 
Chairman and CEO 
DJD Group

James L. Ferman Jr.
President and CEO
Ferman Motor Car Company

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
President and CEO
Thomas Financial Group

John B. West 
CEO 
Lion Investments

TRUSTEES EMERITI

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

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

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

A.D. "Sandy" MacKinnon 
CEO 
ADM Ventures Inc.

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

Holland & Knight LLP