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UWF BEI Board of Directors

UWF President Martha Saunders and UWF BEI Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ed Ranelli thank the Business Enterprise, Inc. Board of Directors for their dedicated service to the University of West Florida. Sharing your time and expertise to help UWF grow and prosper is very much appreciated.

UWF BEI Meetings

UWF BEI Notices, Agendas and Minutes.

BEI Board Meetings

UWF BEI Policies


UWF BEI Supporting Documents

Supporting Documents

C. Ray Jones
UWF BEI Chairperson

Ray Jones is a native of Rockingham, North Carolina. Following graduation from the University of North Carolina, he received a commission in the U.S. Navy through NROTC and completed Supply Corps School.

Susan O'Connor
UWF BEI Vice Chair

Susan O’Connor graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and began her career as a Certified Public Accountant. For the last 29 years, she has been a business owner as a franchisee with McDonald’s as the president of O’Connor Management Group.

Chula King
UWF BEI Treasurer

Dr. Chula King is a professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance and a frequent researcher of issues involving technology.

Lacey Collier
UWF BEI Member

Judge Lacey A. Collier was born in Demopolis, Alabama, in June 1935 – the son of Dr. and Mrs. James P. Collier, M.D. After graduating from Saint Bernard High School in Cullman, Alabama, he studied aeronautical engineering at the University of Alabama.

Jerry Maygarden
UWF BEI Member

The Honorable Jerry Maygarden holds degrees from Pensacola State College and the University of West Florida. He is a retired business leader with a long and distinguished career in public service and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War.

Robert Sires
UWF BEI Member

Robert Sires is an entrepreneur and founder/majority owner of several major corporations, including American Elite Molding, a $25M company which is the leading manufacturer of zip ties in the U.S.; Buy Cable Ties, a $5M company that sells zip ties and accessories online; and Technology Plastics, a $5M custom molding company.

Marshall, Patrick
Patrick Marshall
SGA President

Patrick C. Marshall is a third-year undergraduate comprehensive marketing major from Chelsea, Alabama.