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Foundation Board of Directors

The UWF Foundation, Inc. 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.

For more information on the Foundation Board of Directors, please see the Board Member Position Description and Board of Directors Term of Office or contact Geri Battist at 850.474.3306 or gbattist@uwf.edu.

UWF Foundation operates on a fiscal year basis starting July 1 and ending June 30. Please see below for the fiscal year 2022/2023 Foundation Board of Directors and committees.

Board Officers & Committee Chairs

James Hosman '99, '01 - Board Chair & Executive Committee Chair
Market President, Centennial Bank

Bruce Vredenburg - Board Vice Chair & Investment Committee Chair
Regional President, Hancock Whitney Bank

Rodney Sutton '91 - Treasurer & Audit/Budget Committee Chair
Broker/Principal SVN, Southland Commercial R/E

Jason Crawford '04, '10* - Nominating Committee Chair
Immediate Past Board Chair, UWF Foundation Board of Directors
Managing Partner, One in a Row Ventures

Kathie Jeffcoat - Grant Committee Chair
Senior Vice President, Rodney Rich & Company (Retired)

Megan Fry - Secretary
Shareholder & Commercial Litigation Department Chair, Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse

Board Members

Gerald Adcox
Owner, Adcox Import

Connie Bookman
Founder & CEO, Pathways for Change

Charles "Rick" Byars
General Manager of Community & Economic Development, Gulf Power Company

DeeDee Davis
CEO, NAI Pensacola

Megan Fry - Secretary
Shareholder & Commercial Litigation Department Chair, Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse

Darrell Gooden
Retired

John Gormley '96, '98
Senior VP, Commercial & Institutional Banking, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Caryl Greene
CEO & President, Members First Credit Union

Chad Henderson
Founder & CEO, Catalyst Healthcare Real Estate

James Hosman '99, '01 - Board Chair & Executive Committee Chair
Market President, Centennial Bank

Kathie Jeffcoat - Grant Committee Chair
Senior Vice President, Rodney Rich & Company (Retired)

H. Britt Landrum III
President and CEO, LandrumHR

Louis A. "Trip" Maygarden III
Attorney, Moorhead Law Group

Amber McClure '03, '05
Solutions Architect, OpenGov

John Peacock, Jr. 
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Hong Potomski '07
Senior Director, Commercial Segment Strategy & Group Go-To Market, Florida Blue

William Rone '73, '78
DoD Senior Executive Service (Ret.), Eglin Federal Credit Union

Chris Roney '98
Owner, Ace Unlocks

Kathy Sandstrom '96
Advisor, Catalyst Healthcare Real Estate
Independent Board Member, PEAK, EGP

Rodney Sutton '91 - Treasurer & Audit/Budget Committee Chair
Broker/Principal SVN, Southland Commercial R/E

Bruce Vredenburg - Board Vice Chair & Investment Committee Chair
Regional President, Hancock Whitney Bank

Cyndi Warren, CPA
Office Managing Member, Pensacola & Foley
Warren Averett, CPA & Advisors


Foundation Bylaws - Section 2.02. Elected Directors

Ten of the Elected Directors shall be elected upon nomination of the President of the University of West Florida (“University”). Two of the Elected Directors shall be elected upon nomination by the Alumni Association from its membership. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the remaining ten of the Elected Directors shall be elected by the Elected Directors at the last quarterly noticed meeting of the fiscal year of the Board of Directors. All Elected Directors must then be approved by the University of West Florida Board of Trustees.

Richard R. “Dick” Baker*
UWF Board of Trustees Representative
Financial Assistant, Wendco

Dr. Martha D. Saunders*
President, University of West Florida

Dr. Matthew Crow*
Vice President, UWF Faculty Senate 
Professor, UWF Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Brooke Proffitt*
UWF Student Government Assocation Representative, Student Body Vice President

Jason Crawford '04, '10* - Nominating Committee Chair
Immediate Past Board Chair, UWF Foundation Board of Directors
Managing Partner, One in a Row Ventures

Nicole Stacey '09, '10*
President, UWF Alumni Board of Directors
Director of Marketing, Visit Pensacola


Foundation Bylaws - Section 2.03. Ex Officio Directors

Ex Officio Directors include the following: (i) one representative of the University of West Florida Board of Trustees (“BOT”), as designated by the BOT Chair; (ii) the President of the University; (iii) the Vice President of the Faculty Senate of the University; (iv) one student representative from the Student Government Association (“SGA”) of the University, as designated by the SGA President; (v) the Immediate Past Chair of the Foundation Board, and (vi) the President of the Alumni Association. Ex Officio Directors are entitled to a vote upon all matters, except the election of Elected Directors and officers of the corporation. With the exception of (i) the representative of the University of West Florida Board of Trustees and (ii) the President of the University, all Ex Officio Directors must be approved by the University of West Florida Board of Trustees.

Committees

*Ex Officio Director

James Hosman '99, '01 - Board Chair & Executive Committee Chair
Market President, Centennial Bank

Bruce Vredenburg - Board Vice Chair & Investment Committee Chair
Regional President, Hancock Whitney Bank

Rodney Sutton '91 - Treasurer & Audit/Budget Committee Chair
Broker/Principal SVN, Southland Commercial R/E

Kathie Jeffcoat - Grant Committee Chair
Senior Vice President, Rodney Rich & Company (Retired)

Jason Crawford '04, '10* - Nominating Committee Chair
Immediate Past Board Chair, UWF Foundation Board of Directors
Managing Partner, One in a Row Ventures

Megan Fry - Secretary
Shareholder & Commercial Litigation Department Chair, Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse

Richard R. “Dick” Baker*
UWF Board of Trustees Representative
Financial Assistant, Wendco

Dr. Martha D. Saunders*
President, University of West Florida

Nicole Stacey '09, '10*
President, UWF Alumni Board of Directors
Director of Marketing, Visit Pensacola

Rodney Sutton '91 - Treasurer & Audit/Budget Committee Chair
Broker/Principal SVN, Southland Commercial R/E

Megan Fry - Secretary
Shareholder & Commercial Litigation Department Chair, Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse

John Gormley '96, '98
Senior VP, Commercial & Institutional Banking, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Caryl Greene
CEO & President, Members First Credit Union

Amber McClure '03, '05
Solutions Architect, OpenGov

Hong Potomski '07
Senior Director, Commercial Segment Strategy & Group Go-To Market, Florida Blue

William Rone '73, '78
DoD Senior Executive Service (Ret.), Eglin Federal Credit Union

Cyndi Warren, CPA
Office Managing Member, Pensacola & Foley
Warren Averett, CPA & Advisors

Kathie Jeffcoat - Grant Committee Chair
Senior Vice President, Rodney Rich & Company (Retired)

Dr. Matthew Crow*
Vice President, UWF Faculty Senate 
Professor, UWF Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Caryl Greene
CEO & President, Members First Credit Union

H. Britt Landrum III
President and CEO, LandrumHR

Amber McClure '03, '05
Solutions Architect, OpenGov

Brooke Proffitt*
UWF Student Government Assocation Representative, Student Body Vice President

Chris Roney '98
Owner, Ace Unlocks

Nicole Stacey '09, '10*
President, UWF Alumni Board of Directors
Director of Marketing, Visit Pensacola

Bruce Vredenburg - Board Vice Chair & Investment Committee Chair
Regional President, Hancock Whitney Bank

Richard R. “Dick” Baker*
UWF Board of Trustees Representative
Financial Assistant, Wendco

Charles "Rick" Byars
General Manager of Community & Economic Development, Gulf Power Company

Darrell Gooden
Retired

Chad Henderson
Founder & CEO, Catalyst Healthcare Real Estate

John Peacock, Jr. 
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Kathy Sandstrom '96
Advisor, Catalyst Healthcare Real Estate
Independent Board Member, PEAK, EGP

Jason Crawford '04, '10* - Nominating Committee Chair
Immediate Past Board Chair, UWF Foundation Board of Directors
Managing Partner, One in a Row Ventures

Gerald Adcox
Owner, Adcox Import

Connie Bookman
Founder & CEO, Pathways for Change

DeeDee Davis
CEO, NAI Pensacola

John Gormley '96, '98
Senior VP, Commercial & Institutional Banking, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Kathie Jeffcoat - Grant Committee Chair
Senior Vice President, Rodney Rich & Company (Retired)

Louis A. "Trip" Maygarden III
Attorney, Moorhead Law Group