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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 LocaliQ / Pensacola News Journal
Catherine Bond  Partner Brown Thornton Pacenta & Company PA
Betsy Bowers Vice President, Finance and Administration, & CFO 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, Commercial Banker ServisFirst
Matt Coughlin Director Pensacola International Airport
Jason Crawford  President ARCO Marine
Tammy Davies  Senior Vice President/Commercial Banker Synovus
David Deliman Market Vice President, Gulf Coast 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 Supervisor UPS
Pam Hatt Vice President of Marketing Pen Air Federal Credit Union
Matt Hayes Director of Client Services Lucid Advertising
Allison Hill  President & CEO / Senior VP Lakeview Center, Inc. / Baptist Health Care
Mike Hodges Owner 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 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 Sole Proprietor Robert L. Larkin Jr. Consulting, LLC
Kristin Longley Director, Public Affairs Cox Communications
Ralf Lorenzen President, Shared Services Lexitas Legal
Scott Luth President/CEO FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance
Jay Massey Chief Marketing Officer Hixardt Technologies, Inc.
Olevia McNally Director of Telehealth Practice Development Envision Physician Services
Amy Miller Deputy City Administrator City of Pensacola
Capt. Kevin Miller President MPK Defense Consulting
Curt Morse VP, Private Banking The First
Haley Murph VP, eServices & Payments Gulf Winds Credit Union
Cecilia Nanni VP, Wealth Advisor Regions Private Wealth Management
Lori NeSmith VP, CFO, HR Director Oren International, Inc
Sheila Nichols Executive Director, Marketing & Public Information Pensacola State College
Bob Ozburn  Owner Ozburn Inc., LLC
Larry Perino Manager, Business Program Development Navy Federal Credit Union, Commercial Lending Division
Hong Potomski Sr. Director, Commercial Segment Strategy & Group Go To Market Florida Blue
Patrick Rooney  CEO / Lead Principal Consultant Coastal CXO Services
Michael Ryan President Ryan Media Consultants
Jarot Scarbrough Tax Manager Anglin Reichmann Armstrong
John Shaffer Agency Owner State Farm Insurance
Colleen Smith  Director of Sales Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Melissa Stoker Director of Operations FloridaWest Economic Development
Dr. Gene Terrezza CEO Dr. Gene J.A. Terrezza, O.D. & Associates, P.A.
Tom Vaughn  Wealth Management Advisor / Estate & Business Planning 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 / Regional District Manager Wells Fargo