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Charlotte Baker
Secretary 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.

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

Jane Castor '81
City of Tampa

Cathy Collins
President and CEO
Clinical Consulting Solutions

Marie E. Chinnici-Everitt
Chief Marketing Officer, Tampa Regional Manager - DTCC
Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation

Monica M. Cook '05, '12 M.Ed. 
President of the Alumni Association 
The University of Tampa
Talent Acquisition Manager 
Mad Mobile

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  
T.H. Graham and Associates LLC

Gary W. Harrod 
Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees 
The University of Tampa
Managing Partner 
Harrod Properties

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.

Carl W. Lindell Jr.
President and CEO
Lindell Investments

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

Katie Martinez
Chair of the Board of Counselors
The University of Tampa
Multimedia Account Executive
Tampa Bay Business Journal

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

Michael Nursey
Central Florida President
TD Bank

Penny Parks ’93 MBA
Chair of the Board of Fellows
The University of Tampa
President and Founder
Links Financial

Alan G. Randolph '90 
Deputy Director of New York and Florida
Bank OZK

Lynda Remund
President and CEO
Tampa Downtown Partnership

Scott P. Riley 
CEO Emeritus
Riley Education Foundation

Benson Alexander Riseman '78 
President and CEO 
BENSEA Enterprises LLC

Daniel A. Rodriguez 
Founder and Chairman
Verdus Corporation/Hays Recruitment

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

Yvette Segura
Regional Vice President

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 

Susan Stackhouse 
President and CEO
Stellar Partners Inc.

Lorna Taylor
President and CEO
Premier Eye Care

Nancy G. Tower 
President and CEO
Tampa Electric Company

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

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

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

Teri T. Willis
The Chiselers Inc. 

Karen Zaderej
Chairman, CEO and President
Axogen Corporation


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 
Lion Investments


G. Robert Blanchard Sr.
Little Everglades Ranch

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 Ventures Inc.

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

Holland & Knight LLP

R. James Robbins Sr.

Founder (Retired)
Robbins, Bell & Kreher Architects Inc.