Movers and Shakers

Florida A&M University Board of Trustees  Appointed are Thomas Dortch Jr.,  Atlanta,  chairman of Lancor Parking Solutions and chairman and chief executive officer of TWD, Inc.; and Craig Reed, Newton Square, PA, executive director of sourcing and logistics for DuPont USA.

Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees Appointed are Shaun Davis, Weston managing partner of S. Davis & Associates, PA; and Robert Stilley, Tequesta, president and chief executive officer of HeartCare Imaging, Inc.

Florida International University Board of Trustees Appointed is Gerald Grant, Jr., Palmetto Bay, director of financial planning for AXA Advisors, LLC; and reappointed are Dr. Jose Armas, Miami, founder and chief executive officer of the MCCI Group; and Claudia Puig, Coral Gables, senior vice president of Univision Radio.

Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees Sandra Featherman, Highland Beach, former president of the University of New England; and Frank Martin, Clermont, president of Frank T. Martin Consult, LLC.

Florida State University Board of Trustees Appointed are Edward Burr, Jacksonville Beach, president and chief executive officer of GreenPointe Holdings, LLC; and Craig Mateer, Orlando, founder and chief executive officer of Bags, Inc.

New College of Florida Board of Trustees Appointed are Audrey Coleman, Lakewood Ranch, former school administrator; John Lily, Minneapolis, president of John Lilly Strategic Insights; Fermin Miranda, Bradenton, senior vice president of Cadence Bank and chair of the international trade committee for the Bradenton Economic Development; and Norman Worthington III, Sarasota, chief executive officer of Star2Star Communications and Copytalk, LLC.

University of Central Florida Board of Trustees Appointed are Marcos Marchena, Orlando, senior partner with Marchena and Graham; Alexander Martins, Winter Park, chief executive officer of the Orlando Magic; Kenneth Bradley, Winter Park, chief executive officer of Winter Park Memorial Hospital; David Walsh, Winter Springs, president and chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Power Systems; and reappointed is John Sprouls, Orlando, Chief Administrative Officer at Universal Parks and Resorts.

University of Florida Board of Trustees Appointed is Marsha Powers, Ponte Vedra Beach, chief executive officer of Tenet Healthcare, Florida Region.

University of North Florida Board of Trustees Appointed are Paul Mcelroy, Jacksonville, chief executive officer of JEA; and Sharon Wamble-King,  Jacksonville, president of K-WAM Consulting, LLC.

University of South Florida Board of Trustees Appointed are Stephanie Goforth, Gulfport, president of Northern Trust, West Florida Region; and Nancy Watkins, Tampa, certified public accountant and founding partner at Robert Watkins & Company, PA.

University of West Florida Board of Trustees Appointed are Richard Baker, Gulf Breeze, director of human resources for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos; and David Cleveland, Gulf Breeze, partner and senior vice president of Highpointe Hotel Corporation.

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Appointed is Peter Logan, Bradenton, president of Medallion Homes.

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind Reappointed is Dr. Thomas Zavelson, a retired pediatrician and clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida.

Central Florida Regional Planning Council Reappointed are Hazel Sellers, Bartow, Polk County School Board Member; and Donna Howerton, Sebring, vice president of South Ridge Abstract.

Civil Rights Hall of Fame Inductees Chosen from a list of ten nominees selected by the Florida Commission on Human Relations:

  • Jesse McCrary, Jr. (1937-2007), Miami. A graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, he was the first African American to serve as Secretary of State in the Florida Cabinet since Reconstruction as well as the first African American assistant attorney general;
  • Earl M. Johnson (1928-1988), Jacksonville. He was the first African American to become a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association and represented many civil rights activists including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ambassador Andrew Young;
  • Rutledge Henry Pearson (1929-1967), Jacksonville. An American history teacher, civil rights leader, and human rights activist, he served as president of the Jacksonville Branch of the NAACP and was later elected President of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP.

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