Buzz Ritchie and Michael Dwyer

Executive Mentors

UWF is very thankful for these remarkable business executives who give their time and energy to help UWF students prepare to successfully enter the business world.

Please Note: This list represents the business executives who have participated in this program. Current mentors are in bold (4/20/16). Those noted with a ‌‌ are UWF alumni.

Brian Baumgardner 
President/CEO West Florida Healthcare
Jodi Bell Director of Advertising Pensacola News Journal
Knut Bergan  President/CEO Ian-Conrad Bergan, LLC
Pam Bilbrey  President Bilbrey & Associates
Becca Boles Communication Director Gulf Power
Carol Carlan President Sacred Heart Foundation
Bill Cleary  Vice President of Client Relations Landrum Companies
Dave Cleveland Senior Vice President Highpointe Hotel Corporation
Al Coby  Administrator (retired) City of Pensacola
Matt Coughlin Assistant Director, Operations Pensacola International Airport
Jason Crawford  CEO IRIS
Dr. Debbie Douma  Dean, Institutional Effectiveness Pensacola State College
Kevin Doyle President & Publisher (retired) Pensacola News Journal
Rodger Doyle Sales Consultant ESM Enterprises
Evon Emerson President/CEO (retired) Greater Pensacola Chamber
Chuck Emling RVP, Business Development Refuse Specialist, Inc.
Bobby Fair Executive Vice President (retired) ServisFirst Bank
Rick Fine Entrepreneur Resource Recycling Inc.
Al Foland President/CEO (retired) Corey's Jewelry, Inc.
Daniel Flynn Interim Airport Director Pensacola International Airport
John Fritz Vice President, Southeast Region (retired) Kraft Foods
Steve Gracik President Ashley Furniture/Turner's Furniture Holding Corp.
Jonathan Griffith President Studer Entertainment and Retail
Jennifer Grove Community Development Manager Gulf Power
Jodi Gup Development Manager Nemours
Wayne Harris CEO Crestview Chamber of Commerce
Joseph Henderson  Partner Warren Averett
Michael Hicks President/CEO Hixardt Technologies, Inc.
Allison Hill  Chief Operating Officer Lakeview Center
Jan Hodnett  Comptroller Gulf Power
Michael Holland Regional Market President Coastal Bank and Trust
James Hosman  Vice President, Business Development/Partner Florida First Capital Finance Corp. /AccountingFly
John Hosman  Partner FS Advisors, Inc. /AccountingFly
Rus Howard Chairman Deepgulf, Inc.
Dave Hoxeng Owner Cat Country 98.7/NewsRadio 1620
Ron Jackson  President Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund
Ray Jones  President Ray Jones & Company
Tim Kane Partner Kane & Sherman P.A., CPAs
Ann Keiek  President/VP Nurses on Call Inc/Deluna Lanes
Catherine Kelly Center Director (relocated) Florida Blue
Ted Kirchharr  VP/Chief Operating Officer Landrum Human Resources
John Kizziah President John Kizziah Insurance Co., Inc.
Dale Knee  President/CEO (retired) Covenant Hospice
Andrea Krieger CEO/President United Way of Escambia County
Rick Lambert Wealth Strategist Iron Horse Wealth Strategies
Chuck Landers Senior Manager Audit/Tax Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund
Bob Larkin Sole Proprietor Robert L. Larkin Jr. Consulting, LLC
Jamie Bristow Lavoie Founder and President Nonprofit Match, Inc.
Josh Lavoie CEO Nonprofit Match, Inc.
Scott Luth President/CEO FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance
Jerry Maygarden  Executive Director Pensacola Chamber Foundation
Grace Resendez McCaffery  CEO/General Manager/President Latino Media Gulf Coast
Eleanor McGee  VP/Finance & Controller (retired) Baptist Health Care
Donnie McMahon President McMahon & Hadder
Amy Miller Port Director Port of Pensacola
Capt. Kevin Miller President Ready Deck Productions
Dean Minto District Manager Sherwin Williams
Steve Moorhead Managing Partner McDonald, Fleming, Moorhead
Molly Murphy  Partner Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund
Tom Murphy President Spenser & Associates, Inc.
Sheila Nichols Director of Marketing Pensacola State College
Mort O'Sullivan  Managing Partner, Gulf Coast Warren Averett
Allyson Oury Manager, Audit Services Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund
Bob Ozburn  Owner Ozburn Inc., LLC
John Peacock Financial Advisor, CFP Edward Jones
Jeff Phillips CEO Accoutingfly
Scott Ramsey  Senior Risk Manager (relocated) State Farm Insurance
Lisa Reese President and Publisher Pensacola News Journal
Steve Riggs  Partner Car, Riggs & Ingram
Buzz Ritchie CEO Gulf Coast Community Bank
Meredith Robinson  Chief Operating Officer (relocated) Greater Pensacola Chamber
Patrick Rooney  CEO/Lead Principal Consultant Coastal CXO Services
Sam Seevers Editer/Owner Life's A Beach Publications
John Shaffer Franchise Owner State Farm Insurance
Sandy Sims  Community Development Manager (relocated) Gulf Power
Christy Smith Manager, CPA Warren Averett
Holly Smith President and Managing Partner H2 Performance Consulting
Jay Smith Managing Partner Data Revolution
Jim Stolhanske Firm Administrator Clark, Partington & Hart
Bentina Terry VP, Customer Services & Sales Gulf Power
Tom Vaughn  Wealth Management Advisor/Estate & Business Planning Advisor Northwestern Mutual
Patty Veal  Director of Public Relations Pen Air Federal Credit Union
Mark Wise  Senior Sales Specialist Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals
Patrice Whitten  Executive Director, Alumni Affairs Pensacola State College
Phillip Wright  CEO (relocated) Santa Rosa Medical Center
Doris Young Vice President (retired) Cox Media