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Board of Directors


Stacy Carlson

Chair: Stacy Carlson

  • Vice President & Program Director, College and Career Readiness
  • Helios Education Foundation
  • Tampa, Florida

Secretary: Jennifer L. Grove

  • Workforce Development Coordinator
  • Gulf Power Company
  • Pensacola, Florida

Vice Chair: Connie Smith

  • Sr. Vice President, Florida Community Affairs Manager
  • Wells Fargo
  • Jacksonville, Florida
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Treas: Maureen A. Wilt

  • Education Program Manager
  • Florida Power & Light
  • Juno Beach, Florida


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Bruce O'Donoghue

  • President & CEO
  • Control Specialists Company
  • Winter Park, Florida

Alan J. Levy

  • President/CEO
  • Great American Farms
  • Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Piyush Patel

  • President & CEO
  • Kyra Solutions
  • Lakeland, Florida

John Merlino

  • External/Legislative Affairs Regional Director
  • AT&T
  • Miami, FL

Thomas Loftus

  • Area Vice President
  • State Farm
  • Tampa,Florida

Ex-Officio Members

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Mary Chance

  • Executive Director
  • Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
  • Gainesville, Florida
2016 Teacher of the Year Diane McKee

Diane McKee

  • 2016 Macy's Florida Teacher of the Year
  • Valrico, Florida