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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.


James Hosman and Josh Preston

"As a mentor I try to put myself in the shoes of my mentee.  I offer the advice that I would have wanted to receive at that point in my career that I'm not going to learn in a classroom setting."

- James Hosman, Market President
Centennial Bank


Those noted with a are UWF alumni.

Executive Mentors
NameTitleCompany
Malcolm Ballinger Publisher Ballinger Publishing
Jodi Bell Vice President of Sales, Panhandle USA TODAY NETWORK/LOCALiQ
Catherine Bond  Partner Brown Thornton Pacenta & Company PA
Betsy Bowers Vice President Finance University of West Florida
Deborah Brousseau Managing Director of Marketing LandrumHR
Eric Buer Co-Founder/President & CEO Virtus Health
Carol Carlan President Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation
Brenda Chestnutt  Chief Financial Officer Escambia County BCC
Bill Cleary  Vice President ServisFirst
Matt Coughlin Director Pensacola International Airport
Jason Crawford  President ARCO Marine
Tammy Davies  Manager - Commercial Lending Center Synovus
David Deliman Market Vice President Cox Communications
Christina Doss Shareholder & Managing Director Saltmarsh Financial Advisors
Wendi Fairchild Manager Titus Talent Strategies
Rachael Gillette President Studer Community Institute
John Gormley  Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking PNC
Jonathan Griffith President Studer Entertainment and Retail
Blair Halverson  Solution Engagement Manager UPS
Pam Hatt Vice President of Marketing Pen Air Federal Credit Union
Matt Hayes Director of Client Services Lucid Advertising
Allison Hill  President & CEO Lakeview Center, Inc.
Mike Hodges Owner & Broker Mike Hodges Consulting
James Hosman  Market President Centennial Bank
John Hosman ‌ Partner / Co-Founder FS Advisors, Inc. / AccountingFly
Dave Hoxeng Owner WNRP-NewsRadio 92.3/1620, WYCT-CatCountry 98.7, WEBY-ESPN Pensacola 1330/99.1 & PLAYLIST 94.5
Chris Wm. Kelly  Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management Director, Wealth Advisor Morgan Stanley
John Kizziah Agency Owner State Farm - John Kizziah Agency
Rick Lambert, MBA, CFP® President / CEO / Wealth Strategist Iron Horse Wealth Strategies
Bob Larkin Executive Coach and Organization Development Consultant Robert L. Larkin Jr. Consulting, LLC
Kristin Longley Director, Public Affairs Cox Communications
Ralf Lorenzen President, Shared Services Lexitas Legal
Scott Luth CEO FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance
Jay Massey Chief Marketing Officer Hixardt Technologies, Inc.
Olevia McNally Director, Practice Development Envision Physician Services
Amy Miller Deputy City Administrator City of Pensacola
Capt. Kevin Miller Principal, President MPK Defense Consulting, Ready Deck Productions
Curt Morse VP, Private Banking The First
Haley Murph VP, eServices & Payments Gulf Winds Credit Union
Cecilia Nanni VP Regions Bank
Lori NeSmith VP, CFO, HR Director Oren International, Inc
Sheila Nichols Executive Director, Marketing & Public Information Pensacola State College
Bob Ozburn  Owner Ozburn LLC
Larry Perino AVP, Program Development for Business Solutions Navy Federal Credit Union
Hong Potomski Sr. Director, Commercial Segment Strategy & Group Go To Market Florida Blue
Patrick Rooney  CEO / Lead Principal Consultant, Director of Entrepreneurial Development Coastal CXO Services, FloirdaWest Economic Development Alliance
Michael Ryan President Ryan Media Consultants
Jarot Scarbrough Tax Manager Anglin Reichmann Armstrong, PC
John Shaffer Agency Owner John Shaffer State Farm Insurance
Colleen Smith  Director of Sales Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Melissa Stoker Director of Operations FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance
Dr. Gene Terrezza CEO Dr. Gene J.A. Terrezza, O.D. & Associates, P.A.
Tom Vaughn  Wealth Management Advisor Northwestern Mutual
Robin Verge  Commercial Real Estate Broker Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT
Cyndi Warren Office Managing Member Warren Averett, LLC
Jeff Weeks        Financial Advisor, Senior Vice President - Investment Officer Wells Fargo Advisors
Bill Wein Executive Chairman IMS Consulting & Expert Services
Patrice Whitten  Executive Director, Alumni Affairs (retired) Pensacola State College
Debbie Williams Director of Marketing Hyperlocology
Cynthia Zubia VP Business Banking Relationship Manager The PNC Financial Services Group