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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.

UWF Foundation operates on a fiscal year basis starting July 1 and ending June 30. Please see below for the fiscal year 2023-24 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
President, Northwest Florida Market, Hancock Whitney Bank

Rodney Sutton '91 - Treasurer & Audit/Budget Committee Chair
Partner/Broker, SNS Realty Inc.

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

Chris Roney '98 - Grant Committee Chair
Owner, Ace Unlocks

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

*Ex Officio Director

Board Members

Presidential Elected

Gerald Adcox '77
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

Darrell Gooden '73
Retired

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

Caryl Greene
CEO & President, Members First Credit Union

H. Britt Landrum III
President and CEO, LandrumHR

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

Rodney Sutton '91 - Treasurer & Audit/Budget Committee Chair
Partner/Broker, SNS Realty Inc.

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

Vacant Presidential Elected Board Position
Vacant as of August 2023

Board Elected

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

Chad Henderson
Founder & CEO, Catalyst Healthcare Real Estate

Victoria Baynes Mullet '98
Retired Educator & Community Volunteer

Hong Potomski '07, MBA, FACHE
Market Leader, Florida Blue

Chris Roney '98 - Grant Committee Chair
Owner, Ace Unlocks

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

Bruce Vredenburg - Board Vice Chair & Investment Committee Chair
President, Northwest Florida Market, Hancock Whitney Bank

Jeff Weeks '97
Managing Director - Investment Officer, Quenneville/Weeks Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Alumni Association Elected

Amber Griffith '03, '05
Solutions Architect, OpenGov

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


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*
Trustee, UWF Board of Trustees
Semi-retired Real Estate Developer

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

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

Kyanna Mai Montoya*
Student Body Vice President, UWF Student Government Assocation

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

Whitney Fike '07*
President, UWF Alumni Board of Directors
Regional Communications Manager, Pensacola Mill - International Paper Company


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

Rodney Sutton '91 - Treasurer & Audit/Budget Committee Chair
Partner/Broker, SNS Realty Inc.

Richard R. “Dick” Baker*
Trustee, UWF Board of Trustees
Semi-retired Real Estate Developer

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 Griffith '03, '05
Solutions Architect, OpenGov

Hong Potomski '07, MBA, FACHE
Market Leader, Florida Blue

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


Foundation Bylaws - Section 4.03 Audit/Budget Committee

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

Bruce Vredenburg - Board Vice Chair & Investment Committee Chair
President, Northwest Florida Market, Hancock Whitney Bank

Rodney Sutton '91 - Treasurer & Audit/Budget Committee Chair
Partner/Broker, SNS Realty Inc.

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*
Trustee, UWF Board of Trustees
Semi-retired Real Estate Developer

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

Whitney Fike '07*
President, UWF Alumni Board of Directors
Regional Communications Manager, Pensacola Mill - International Paper Company


Foundation Bylaws - Section 4.02 Executive Committee

Chris Roney '98 - Grant Committee Chair
Owner, Ace Unlocks

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

Caryl Greene
CEO & President, Members First Credit Union

Amber Griffith '03, '05
Solutions Architect, OpenGov

H. Britt Landrum III
President and CEO, LandrumHR

Victoria Baynes Mullet '98
Retired Educator & Community Volunteer

Kyanna Mai Montoya*
Student Body Vice President, UWF Student Government Assocation

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


Foundation Bylaws - Section 4.06 Grant Committee

Bruce Vredenburg - Board Vice Chair & Investment Committee Chair
President, Northwest Florida Market, Hancock Whitney Bank

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

Darrell Gooden
Retired

Chad Henderson
Founder & CEO, Catalyst Healthcare Real Estate

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

Jeff Weeks '97
Managing Director - Investment Officer, Quenneville/Weeks Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors


Foundation Bylaws - Section 4.04 Investment Committee

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.

Whitney Fike '07*
President, UWF Alumni Board of Directors
Regional Communications Manager, Pensacola Mill - International Paper Company


Foundation Bylaws - Section 4.05 Nominating Committee