Foundation Board of Directors

The UWF Foundation Board of Directors is a dedicated group of alumni and friends who serve as advocates for the University, encourage philanthropic support, and manage the investments and business affairs of the Foundation.

These volunteers and community leaders give of their time to encourage, maintain, and administer private gifts for scientific, educational, and service purposes of the University of West Florida.

View the schedule of board meetings.

See a copy of the Board Member Position Description and information about Board of Directors Term of Office‌.


Board Members

  • Dick Baker* BOT Representative

    Financial Assistant, Wendco

  • Connie Bookman

    Founder & CEO, Pathways for Change

  • Eric Brammer*

    Alumni Board President, Director of Sales, Mobile Doorman

  • Rick Byars

    General Manager, Community & Economic Development, Gulf Power Company

  • Jason Crawford, Vice Chair

    Managing Partner, One In a Row Ventures

  • Matthew Crow

    UWF Professor, Faculty Senate Representative

  • Suzanna Daughtry

    UWF Foundation Student Fellow

  • Dee Dee Davis

    CEO, NAI Pensacola

  • Gail Dorsey, Chair

    Director of Grant Accounting, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

  • Megan Fry

    Shareholder & Commercial Litigation Department Chair, Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse

  • Ruben Gardner Jr.

    SGA Representative, Vice President

  • John Gormley, Secretary

    Senior VP, Commercial Banking, BBVA Compass

  • Caryl Greene

    CEO and President of Members First Credit Union

  • Tim Haag

    Director of Government Affairs, Emerald Coast Utilities Authority

  • Chad Henderson

    Founder & CEO, Catalyst Healthcare Real Estate

  • David Hightower, Treasurer

    Hightower Law Firm

  • James Hosman
    James Hosman

    Market President, Centennial Bank

  • Director
    Kathie Jeffcoat

    Senior Vice President, Rodney Rich & Company (Retired)

  • Director
    Trip Maygarden

    Attorney, Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux LLC

  • Hunter McCabe

    UWF Foundation Student Fellow

  • Amber McClure

    CFO Studer Entertainment & Retail

  • John Peacock, Jr.

    Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

  • David Peaden

    Executive Director, Home Builders Association of West Florida

  • Bill Rone
    William Rone

    DoD Senior Executive Service (Ret.), Eglin Federal Credit Union

  • Mr. Chris Roney

    Owner, Ace Unlocks

  • Dr. Martha Saunders*

    President, University of West Florida

  • Gordon Sprague*, Immediate Past Chair

    Senior Partner with Invesco. (Ret.)

  • Rodney Sutton

    Broker/Principal SVN, Southland Commercial R/E

  • Bruce Vredenburg

    Regional President, Hancock Whitney Bank

  • Todd Zaborski

    Senior Vice President - Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors

*Ex-officio - Voting Member