Board of Trustees

 


RUSS BOND
General Manager, Renaissance Vinoy Resort Hotel

RICHARD C. ELIAS
Chief Executive Officer, Transitions Optical

WILLIAM R. HOUGH
Former Chairman and CEO, Republic Bank
Former Chairman and CEO, Wm. R. Hough & Co.
Primary Benefactor, William R. Hough Graduate School of Business, University of Florida
Trustee, University of Florida Foundation

ROBERT A. MILLER
President, Raymond James International Holdings

MEL SEMBLER
Chairman, The Sembler Company
Ambassador of the United States of America (retired)

GARY L. SPRINGER, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The International Council of the Tampa Bay Region, Inc.
Secretary-General, Gulf of Mexico States Accord

DR. GUS A. STAVROS
Former Chairman, Better Business Forms, Inc.
Founder, The Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education
Founder, The Stavros Institute
Member, Board of Governors, Florida University System

JOHN H. SYKES
Chairman and CEO, Sykes Enterprises, Inc.
Founder, John H. Sykes College of Business, University of Tampa

MICHAEL S. TALMADGE
Executive Vice President, Echelon Real Estate Services, LLC

LORNA TAYLOR
President & CEO, Premier Eye Care, LLC
Past Chair, Earth Charter, U.S.
Member, Board of Directors, The Spring of Tampa Bay
Member, Board of Directors, Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts

CATHY UNRUH
Host, “Up Close with Cathy Unruh”, WEDU – West Central Florida’s Community PBS Station
Past Trustee, University of Tampa
Director, American Heart Association
Director, The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Director, Mission MEOW

MARY ELLEN UPTON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
The International Council of the Tampa Bay Region, Inc.

Trustees Emeritus

HONORABLE E. J. SALCINES
Senior Judge, District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District
Knight of the Royal Order of Queen Isabella, Spain
Former Honorary Vice Consul of Spain for the Central West Coast of Florida
Former Trustee, University of South Florida Foundation

JOSE VIVERO
Chairman and CEO, Century Bank of Florida
Honorary Vice Consul of Spain in the West Coast of Florida

Committees

Advisory Committee
CHAIR: DR. RON VAUGHN, President, University of Tampa; Dr. Carl M. Kuttler, Jr., Chair Emeritus

Communications Committee
Chair: ERIC VANCE KENNEDY, Consultant; Gary L. Springer, Trustee; Mary Ellen Upton, Trustee

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