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 (6/16/15).

NameTitleCompany
Brian Baumgardner President/CEO West Florida Healthcare
Knut Bergan President/CEO Ian-Conrad Bergan, LLC
Pam Bilbrey President Bilbrey & Associates
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
Jason Crawford CEO IRIS
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.
Rick Fine Entrepreneur Resource Recycling Inc.
Al Foland President/CEO (retired) Corey's Jewelry, Inc.
John Fritz Vice President, Southeast Region (retired) Kraft Foods
Steve Gracik President Ashley Furniture/Turner's Furniture Holding Corp.
Jonathan Griffith President Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Jennifer Grove Workforce Development Coordinator Gulf Power
Wayne Harris CEO Crestview Chamber of Commerce
Jody 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 President and COO Coastal Bank and Trust
James Hosman Vice President, Business Development/Partner Florida First Capital Finance Corp. /AccountingFly
John Hosman Partner FS Advisors, Inc. /AccountingFly
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 Financial Advisor, CFP Edward Jones
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 Senior VP of Economic Development Greater Pensacola Chamber
Jerry Maygarden President Pensacola Chamber Foundation
Grace Resendez McCaffery CEO/General Manager/President Latino Media Gulf Coast
Eleanor McGee VP/Finance & Controller Baptist Health Care
Donnie McMahon President McMahon & Hadder
Dean Minto District Manager Sherwin Williams
Steve Moorhead Managing Partner McDonald, Fleming, Moorhead
Molly Murphy Partner Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund
Sheila Nichols Director of Marketing Pensacola State College
Mort O'Sullivan Managing Partner, Gulf Coast Warren Averett
Bob Ozburn Owner Ozburn Inc., LLC
John Peacock Financial Advisor, CFP Edward Jones
Jeff Phillips CEO Accoutingfly
Scott Ramsey Senior Risk Manager State Farm Insurance
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
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 Regional Director Verteks Consulting
Jim Stolhanske Firm Administrator Clark, Partington & Hart
Bentina Terry VP, Customer Services & Sales Gulf Power
Patty Veal Director of PR Pen Air Federal Credit Union
Mark Wise Senior Sales Specialist Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals
Patrice Whitten Executive Director, Alumni Affairs Pensacola State College
Phillip Wright CEO Santa Rosa Medical Center
Doris Young Vice President (retired) Cox Media
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