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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

First Last Title Company
Malcolm Ballinger Publisher Ballinger Publishing
Jodi Bell Vice President of Sales, Panhandle USA Today Network | LOCALiQ
Catherine Bond Partner Brown Thornton Pacenta & Company PA
David Bouvin    
Betsy Bowers Vice President, Finance UWF
Deborah Brousseau Managing Director of Marketing LandrumHR
Eric Buer Co-founder and President Virtus Health
Brenda Chestnutt Chief Financial Officer Escambia County Tax Collector
Bill Cleary National Commercial Business Manager - Business Solutions Navy Federal Credit Union
Matt Coughlin Director Pensacola International Airport
Jason Crawford President ARCO Marine
Tammy Davies Senior Vice President Synovus
David Deliman Market VP, Gulf Coast Cox Communications
Christina Doss Shareholder & Managing Director Saltmarsh Financial Advisors
Rachael Gillette President Studer Community Institute
John Gormley SVP The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Erica Grancagnolo Economic Development Director City of Pensacola
Jonathan Griffith President Studer Entertainment and Retail
Jerold Hall Vice President of Sales & Dealer Development AmCoat International, LLC
Blair Halverson Solutions Engagement Supervisor UPS
Blair Halverson Solutions Engagement Supervisor UPS
Matt Hayes Director of Client Services Lucid Advertising
Allison Hill President/CEO Lakeview Center, Inc.
Mike Hodges Owner Mike Hodges Consulting
James Hosman Market President Centennial Bank
John Hosman Partner FS Advisors Inc./Accountingfly
Dave Hoxeng Owner Cat Country 98.7 WYCT-FM / NewsRadio 92.3 FM and 1620 AM WNRP
Kevin Krieger Faculty University of West Florida
John Kizziah President/Agency Owner John Kizziah Insurance Agency, Inc
Rick Lambert President/CEO/Wealth Strategist Iron Horse Wealth Strategies
Kristin Longley Director, Public Affairs Cox Communications
Ralf Lorenzen President of Shared Services Lexitus Legal
Scott Luth    
P. Jay Massey Chief Marketing Officer Hixardt Technologies, Inc
Olevia McNally Director of Telemedicine Practice Development Envision Physician Services
Clark Merritt Port Director Port of Pensacola
Curt Morse VP, Private Banking The First
Cecilia Nanni VP, Wealth Advisor Regions Private Wealth Management
Lori NeSmith Vice President, CFO, HR Director Oren International, Inc
Sheila Nichols Executive Director, Marketing and Public Information Pensacola State College
Rick Ormsby Managing Director Unbridled Capital
bob Ozburn Owner Ozburn LLC
Larry Perino Assistant Vice President, Program Development for Business Solutions Navy Federal Credit Union
Patrick Rooney CEO, Lead Principal Consultant Coastal CXO Services
Michael Ryan President Ryan Media Consultants
Jarot Scarbrough Tax Manager Anglin Reichamnn Armstrong
John Shaffer Agency Owner State Farm Insurance
Colleen Smith Task Force Director of Sales Hilton Hampton Inn Hotel/Aimbridge Hospitality
Jamie Sprague Associate Vice President Chief Human Resources Officeer University of West Florida
Melissa Stoker Director of Operations Florida West Economic Development Alliance
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
Jeff Weeks Financial Advisor, Senior Vice President - Investment Officer Wells Fargo
Bill Wein Executive Chairman IMS Consulting & Expert Services
Patrice Whitten Executive Director - Alumni Affairs (retired) Pensacola State College
Debbie Williams VP of Integrated Marketing MDSolarSciences
Macy Williams Vice President, Corporate Operations Catalyst Healthcare Real Estate
Cynthia Zubia VP PNC
Bouvin David Global Lead of Cybersecurity Xerox
Bryan Ley Partner One in a Row Ventures
Grant Murphy Partner/Financial Advisor Atlas Financial Strategies
Jennifer Harrison President and CEO Gulf Coast Premier Promotions
Capt. Sterling Gilliam Director National Naval Aviation Museum
Jamie Sprague Associate Vice President University of West Florida
Mike Craney Marketing Operations Manager Pen Air