Executive Committee Officers for 2018
Doug Bates, President
Member Since 2015
Douglas (“Doug”) Alan Bates, is proud to practice in the same town where he was born and raised. Living and working in Pensacola allows Doug to interact with lifelong friends on a daily basis, and allows him to serve local businesses that share his values of hard work, dedication, and personal service. Doug remains mindful that the opportunity to serve clients in his hometown is a great privilege, one that he never takes for granted. An active member of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar, Doug serves on the Section’s Executive Council, as well as several substantive committees. Doug is also a member of The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Student Education and Bar Admissions, as well as numerous other local, statewide, and national organizations. Doug supports and is actively involved with Pensacola Catholic High School, Pensacola State College, University of West Florida, Pensacola Sports, the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, First United Methodist Church, Bill Bond Baseball League and is the President of the Pensacola State College Foundation Board of Governors. He also enjoys playing golf, coaching youth sports, and spending time with his wife and four children.
Mike Wiggins, Past President
Member since 1990
Michael (Mike) Wiggins served as the mayor of Pensacola from 2009-2011. He was previously an at-large member of the Pensacola City Council, and served in that capacity from 1995-2009. He was elected Mayor in November 2008. Wiggins, owned Wiggins Enterprises for 20 years and has more than four decades in horticulture, including retail sales and landscape contracting. Mike has an A.A. from Pensacola State College, a B.S. from Florida State University, and served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Mike has been devoted to the civic life of Pensacola for many, many years and his service has included the 14 years he served as a member of the Pensacola City Council and his two years of Mayoral service. He is a past president of the Pensacola State College Foundation Board of Governors, a member of ARC Gateway’s Board of Directors and Paul Harris Fellow-Five Flags Rotary. He is married to Mary Ellen, a retired elementary school principal, and enjoys their ten grandchildren.
Beverly Zimmern, Secretary
Member since 2013
Focusing on her community, Beverly Zimmern has been a force of action since she moved to Gulf Breeze. After receiving her degree from PSC she dedicated herself to serving various areas of education, health care, and city governance. She has been elected ” Volunteer of the Year” twice, solidifying her commitment to the community. The first female Mayor of Gulf Breeze, Beverly Zimmern was proud of the team she served with for four years and credits them with what was able to be accomplished during her tenure. Prior to becoming mayor, Zimmern was a nurse for 18 years. She also served for 13 years on the Gulf Breeze City Council. PSC ignited this Leading Lady’s passion for community service and we are humbled and honored by her choice to serve as Secretary on the Board of Governors.
Tom Owens, Treasurer
Member Since 1998
Tom Owens is the Market President for the Florida Panhandle with Branch Banking and Trust Co. (BB&T). When combined with his professional expertise, his longevity on the board and his service as Past-President of the Foundation make him an exceptional leader of our finance and investment committee. He is active in the community and has/or is currently serving on several boards including Baptist Hospital, Covenant Hospice, Fiesta of Five Flags, YMCA, Manna, Community Health of North West Floridia. In addition to his service as the Treasurer for the Board of Governors, he also actively serves on the executive committee and the nominating committee.
Director/Executive Committee Member Bios
Jennifer Cole, Holiday Experience Chair
Member Since 2013
A Pensacola State College Alumna, Jenn Cole’s commitment to the community is obvious from her tenure of service on the Pensacola State College Board of Governors. In addition to this role, she is a member of Impact 100, serves on the steering committee for the Council on Aging’s fundraising Gala and supports the Independence for the Blind. Ms. Cole lives in Gulf Breeze and works as a full time realtor for Paradise Coastal Realty. She enjoys the beach, boating and traveling and considers herself blessed to be a part of this community. Jenn is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Pensacola Association of Realtors (PAR).
Member since 2013
Gerry Goldstein’s educational background includes a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of West Florida. He spent more than ten years on Wall Street in various roles within the investment banking community. In his early years, Mr. Goldstein was a short-term money trader specializing in BA’s, CD’s, Treasury Bills. He also specialized in using the Euro Dollar futures market to hedge cash positions and collaborated with team members to build two government-trading operations. His last position was with Merrill Lynch at its headquarters in New York on the institutional sales desk, specializing in short term money instruments. Returning to Pensacola in the early 80’s, Gerry started multiple businesses, including one of the largest printing businesses in the southeast, which supplied print to the US Government Printing Office. During this same time, he designed an online system to deliver printing contracts from the US Government and State agencies to printers throughout the US. Currently, he owns two companies, Salomon-Goldstein Properties LLC, which specializes in commercial real estate brokerage and Goldstein Properties which owns and manages commercial buildings. He has been active in promoting economic development in both Santa Rosa and Escambia counties for more than ten years and sits on multiple boards, including Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Board of Governors at Pensacola State College, Santa Rosa Medical Center, and Rebuild Northwest Florida. Gerry Goldstein is currently a Visiting Instructor for University of West Florida teaching in the MBA Department.
Member since 2013
A PJC Alumnus, Betty Roberts is active in the community and consults on marketing, public relations, fund development, business and relationship development and donor relations. As a member of the executive committee for the PSC Foundation, Betty brings a wealth of personal relationships cultivated through her years of community service. A strong supporter of the arts, she has actively served on the boards of the Opera, the Symphony and the Museum of Art. In 2010, she was recognized as the Pensacola Opera Guild Volunteer of the Year. Currently, she serves as the President of the Rotary Club of Pensacola- the largest and oldest club in the community. She has been instrumental in the success of the college and served as the Coordinator for Business Industry and Associate Professor of Adult Education where she marketed and implemented training programs for business, governmental agencies and service organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. She was instrumental in securing grants in excess of $200,000 to lay the cornerstone for the Downtown PJC Center for Professional Development. In this role, she facilitated recruitment for Pensacola’s first Wal Mart. Her expertise was sought as a former PJC Accreditation Advisory Committee member.
Herb Woll has over 30 years experience in Information Technology, sales, operations and purchasing, Herb is Systems Manager for Quest Management in Pensacola, Florida. He manages all systems and IT operations for 6 state-wide facilities and 2 offices of Pyramid, Inc. a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation providing art and music therapy services to adults with developmental disabilities. In addition Herb manages all systems and IT support for Pensacola Care, Inc. which has 5 state- wide ICF Group Homes caring for 48 residents in each location. Trained in the US Army as a medic: spent 3 years as a dental Lab specialist in Nurnberg, Germany. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science at the University of Houston. Adjunct Professor at Jefferson College Missouri, teaching “Introduction to Micro Computers”. Married for 33 years to Ann Woll, with a daughter in Pensacola, FL, and a son in Seattle. Member of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze since 2004. Member of Five Flags Rotary in Pensacola.
Governors At Large Bios
Governor since 2002
Pam Caddell is the President of Gulf-Atlantic Constructors, Inc. She was born and raised in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze and attended PJC from 1980-1982. While at PJC, Caddell was involved with Student Government as a Senator and then as a Vice-President. After graduation from Auburn in Civil Engineering, Caddell moved to Knoxville, TN where she began working as an Environmental Engineer with a Department of Energy contractor. She decided to further her education at the University of Tennessee and received an M.S. in Engineering Management. In Tennessee, she spent 12 years working for several engineering firms as a project manager on various environmental projects. The work involved the remedial design of Hazardous and radioactive waste sites. When the opportunity to work in the family business arose, she moved back to Pensacola and became part of the management team leading Gulf-Atlantic Constructor, Inc. Pam is grateful to be back in Pensacola running the construction company that does asphalt, concrete and site work. She enjoys spending time with family and traveling with her husband. Caddell has become involved with the Board of Directors at the Building Industry Association and the Association of General Contractors. She is a member of the Committee of 100 and a volunteer for the Mentor-Protégé Program through the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce. A graduate from Leadership Pensacola (LEAP) she was involved in the class project that sponsored a Health and Wellness Day for the Front Porch community.
Lane Harper, Governor
Governor since 2016
Lane attended Pensacola Junior College from 1980-1982, then attended the University of West Florida where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing. He served as vice president and an owner of Gulf Coast Office Products until the company’s sale to Staples. Currently, Lane serves as the Area Sales Manager for Staples and is the Chair of the Pensacola State College Alumni Association Board. Lane also serves on the Nominating Committee for the PSC Board of Governors. Active in the community, Lane serves on the Arc Gateway Foundation Board. Lane is married to Jill Harper. They have two sons, Stefan and Brandon.
Governor since 2007
Starting with her involvement in her family’s local boating business Hess Marine, Sharon learned firsthand the art of negotiating, commitment to serving others and doing business with skill and integrity. Currently, she is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Florida and Alabama and is a Member of the Pensacola and National Association of Realtors, As Leadership Pensacola Alumni (Class of 1984), Vice President of the Baptist Health Care Foundation Board, and Chair of Big Break for the Pensacola State College Foundation’s Governing Board, she uses her connections to serve others. Highly involved in the community, Sharon is widely respected for her service with: Fiesta of Five Flags, Impact 100, the University of West Florida Board of Trustees, United Way of Escambia County, Guardian At Litem, Global Corner and Pensacola Children’s Chorus. Sharon has resided in the East Hill area of Pensacola since 1984. As a native Pensacolian with 36 years of experience in banking and real estate, Sharon has gained a reputation for hard work, integrity, and in depth knowledge of the local market. Sharon earned a finance degree, BSM, from Tulane University and an MBA from the University of West Florida. She and her husband own and operate Sun Farm Energy, a solar design and installation company they opened in 2010, Coastal ICF (installers of Insulated Concrete Forms) construction since 2001 as well as Coastal Home and Cottage, custom home building.
Governor since 2017
Keith was born and raised in Parkville, Missouri and graduated from Missouri Western State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology. He also holds a M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Keith is the Western District General Manager and Military Affairs Manager for Gulf Power. He is responsible for sales, marketing, operations, and economic development in the western district. His duties also include oversight of military affairs as it relates to Gulf Power’s interest in reliability and sustainability of our military bases in northwest Florida. Keith brings proven leadership to Gulf Power after his27 year career as a Naval Officer in which his last duty was the Commanding Officer of Naval Air StationPensacola. He is very active in the northwest Florida community as President of First Place Partners Escambia/Santa Rosa, a board member for the Pensacola Chamber, Gulf Coast Kids House, National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Board of Trustees, and several other boards. Keith also volunteers in many civic activities that enhance the communities in northwest Florida.
Governor since 2013
Dr. Thomas Lampone is Florida Blue’s Senior Medical Director for Quality and Provider Solutions. He is responsible for support, oversight, and leadership management of Florida Blue’s clinical quality and multicultural health programs. Dr. Lampone also supports Florida Blue’s value based programs working with health systems and physicians to achieve quality based clinical metrics and outcomes. Dr. Lampone is board certified in Internal Medicine and is on the clinical faculty at Florida State School of Medicine, and he continues to be clinically active. Throughout his career he has been involved with many community and professional organizations. In addition to his service on the Pensacola State College Foundation Board, he serves as a board member on the Council on Aging of West Florida.
Governor since 2004
Kramer Litvak is a Managing Partner with Litvak Beasley Wilson & Ball. Prior to attending law school, Kramer worked as a Legislative Assistant to United States Representative Earl Hutto. Kramer’s community involvements include serving on the Pensacola State College Foundation Board of Governors and the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Northwest Florida, the Community Foundation of Northwest Florida, and the Pensacola Sports Association. He is the past president of the Northwest Florida Estate Planning Council and the past attorney for the Greater Pensacola Chamber.
Governor since 2015
Scott Luth serves as the President/CEO of Florida West, an Economic Development Alliance. In the last four years, Scott Luth has been the Senior Vice President of Economic Development with the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce. Then in 2015, Luth established the Economic Development Department as a separate entity. This entity is now called FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance, a 501 c 6 organization whose sole mission is to create and expand economic prosperity in the Greater Pensacola area. He is responsible for Greater Pensacola’s economic development strategy, which includes business expansion and retention, entrepreneurial development, workforce development, attraction activities to market the Pensacola region, and asset development. An Ohio native and a 1992 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in management, Luth is married with two children.
Governor since 2008
Commissioner Lumon May was first elected to serve as the commissioner for Escambia County District 3 in November 2012, and was appointed chairman from November 2013 through November 2014. Commissioner May currently serves as chairman of the Public Safety Coordinating Council and the Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. He is a member of the Southern Youth Sports Association, Community Action Program Committee, Inc., Juvenile Justice Council, and Council on Aging. A PJC Alumnus, this former PSA Board member and director of the Southern Youth Sports Association in Pensacola, was awarded the Admiral Kenneth L. Shugart Award. The honor is presented to someone who contributes to youth sports and seven core values. Commissioner May’s parents taught him that he could change the world if he could change his neighborhood. Applying that lesson to life, Commissioner May has served area youth through sports and academics for more than 25 years. Lumon is currently serving on the Selection Committee for the PSC Foundation Board of Governors. Commissioner May and his wife Tammie have two children, Armoni and LJ.
Governor since 2018
Ms. Mazza has established a scholarship endowment at PSC. These scholarships for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of applied science degrees will have a great impact on the Pensacola community. The PSC board of governor’s renamed the program to Marjan Mazza Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Business and Management. Ms. Mazza is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and holds a B.S. and MBA in Business administration. Ms. Mazza has enjoyed a successful career in executive leadership positions within the Aviation industry at Miami International Airport, Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Miami-Dade College, and U.S. DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration. Ms. Mazza was recognized through a proclamation that designated Wednesday, November 4, 1998, as Marjan Mazza appreciation day by the Board of County Commissioners of Broward County. Ms. Mazza also received the 1998 state of Florida Historian of the year award. Ms. Mazza now teaches at ERAU Worldwide. Her daughter, Paris, often attends PSC events with Marjan.
Member and Governor since 2009
Michael was born and raised in Pensacola, and after graduating with honors form the University of Florida M.E. Rinker School of Building Construction, Michael began his career in construction in South Florida. In 2005, he returned home to work alongside his father, Rick. Michael assumed the role of President of Morette Company in 2009 following the loss of his father. Since that time, Michael’s strong leadership skills, attention to detail and commitment to owner satisfaction have upheld Rick’s ideals and Morette Company’s position as one of the premier providers of construction services in Northwest Florida. Michael is currently active on several local boards including the Coastal Bank & Trust Board, Pensacola State College Board of Governors, the Baptist Health Care Foundation, UWF’s Building Construction Advisory Board and Pathways for Change Advisory Board. He was a member of the 2008 Class of the Greater Pensacola Chamber’s Leadership Pensacola and was recognized as a Rising Star by the Independent News in 2009. Michael has also been included multiple times in InWeekly’s annual “Power List” of the top 100 most influential people in Pensacola. Michael and his wife Laura Rae, have two daughters, Kennedy and Alexandra (Lexi) Morette.
Governor since 2016
As an Executive VP and the Commercial Banking Manager for Synovus Financial Corporation, Alan is a rarity: a seventh-generation Pensacolian. A graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, he started his career 18 years ago as a Middle Market banker at SouthTrust Bank in Birmingham. Ten years ago he returned to Pensacola as a commercial banker at Wells Fargo Bank, covering the Florida Panhandle. Since joining Synovus in 2015, he has worked with our business and commercial clients in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. In his free time Alan enjoys traveling, exercising and sports. In our community, Alan is quite active as the Board Chair for YMCA, Board Member and Treasurer for Fiesta of Five Flags, The Bylaws Chair for the Pensacola State College Foundation, Member and Past President for the Five Flags Rotary Club, and a Board Member for the Sacred Heart Health System. Alan is married to Mollie, and has two children, Wells and Thomas.
Governor since 2017
Trey grew up in Jacksonville, FL and is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in finance. He is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch and has earned the Certified Financial Planner™ certification. Trey assists families with integrated and custom wealth management strategies designed to help them pursue their desired goals, while building, managing and preserving their wealth for current and future generations. Trey is involved locally on the board of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Rotary Club of Pensacola, Northwest Florida Estate Planning Council, First Baptist Church Pensacola and serves as the Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Pensacola State College Foundation. Trey and his wife Claire have a daughter Margo.
Governor since 2006
Jim Reeves is a Pensacola real estate attorney, developer and former politician who served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1966 to 1972 and on the Pensacola City Council from 1977 to 1983. He has been a principal in a number of high-profile real estate ventures, including Aragon and Hawkshaw Village. His community involvement is broad and as the Irish Politicians Club founder, he has been instrumental in the success of many generations of Pensacola leaders. He is recognized as a catalyst for change. Mr. Reeves was selected for the top spot in the 2018 Power List, just one more accolade in the litany of honors that tell a story of his influence. Pensacola State College has been the recipient of Reeves time and considerable influence. Most recently, Reeves was responsible for the establishment of the Molly McGuire endowment that supports student scholarships for those attending the college’s culinary institute. Annually, Reeves uses his influence to ask members of the IPC to donate $100 to grow this fund. In addition to the time Reeves dedicates to the college, he is also active on the boards of the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Pensacola Cultural Center, Pensacola Jaycees, Gulf Breeze Rotary, and the Downtown Improvement Board. He serves as a trustee for the Gonzalez United Methodist Church and the Community Maritime Park Associates. In most roles, Reeves has served as chairman or president of the organization for which he volunteers his time.
Governor since 2000
Commissioner Grover C. Robinson, IV is a seventh generation Pensacolian who currently serves as Escambia County’s District 4 Commissioner. Robinson has served on the county commission since 2006, and was appointed chairman in 2010 and 2016. He has also served as chairman for the Florida Gulf Consortium. In addition to his role as a County Commissioner, Robinson is the president and broker of Grover Robinson and Associates, where he has worked as a commercial real estate agent since 1997. Prior to that, he spent five years in commercial lending with AmSouth Bank in Birmingham and Pensacola. His past services include president of the Florida Association of Counties from 2014-15, 2016 class member of Leadership Florida and National Association of Counties at-large board member. Robinson is actively involved in the community, serving as a current or past board member for the Pensacola State College Foundation, Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida, United Way of Escambia County, Baptist Health Care Foundation, Christ Church Episcopal Parish and more. He and his wife Jill have two children, Grover V and Anna Lowrey.
Governor since 2003
Local philanthropist and businessman Sandy Sansing is perhaps best known as owner of Sandy Sansing Dealerships. From Sandy Sansing’s first classes at PSC he recognized the value of education in our community. Annually, Sansing shares his story with students he supports through his donations to the Sansing Scholars program. Sansing is serving/or has served on several local boards including: NW Florida Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Baptist Hospital, Gulf Coast Kids House, Bank of Pensacola, First National Bank of Baldwin County, Big Oak Ranch and PSC Foundation. He is the founding sponsor of several community activities including Cram the Van and Communities Caring at Christmas. The accolades he has received for his service to others are diverse and stretch from his business to his personal pursuits. He has been recognized as a CROP Business in Ethics recipient, the ECSD partner of the year, the PACE Community Leader of the Year and was a TIME Nominee for dealer of the year. The TIME Dealer of the Year award is one of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. Recipients are among the nation’s most successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service. Sansing’s roots in Pensacola are deep and he is very involved in civic and community activities in the area, but his philanthropy also extends to the global arena. He is proud of his association with World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization, for which he has been a board member and has made multiple mission trips to China, India, Guatemala and Africa.
Governor since 2010
Kerry Anne Schultz is a partner with Fountain, Schultz & Associates, P.L. She graduated Summa Cum Laude as Valedictorian with a Bachelor’s degree in both History and Political Science from Oklahoma City University in 1998. Ms. Schultz also earned her Juris Doctorate with honors from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in 2000. While attending Oklahoma City University, Ms. Schultz was the student body president, a member of Blue Key, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, the 1998 All-USA Academic Team, an Oklahoma State Rhodes Scholar Finalist (1998), a Truman Scholar Finalist (1997), and an Oxford Service Learning Scholar (1997). Ms. Schultz is active in the community and is serving or has served on the boards of Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida, Inc.; Pensacola Little Theatre, Foundation; Gulf Breeze Rotary; Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County; Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce; Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida; and the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Sacred Heart Foundation. She chairs the Fundraising Event Council for the Board of Governors of Pensacola State College and is a Commissioner on the Florida Volunteerism and Community Service. She was selected as a 2009 and 2010 Rising Star Florida Super Lawyer. She was awarded 2018 Gulf Breeze Rotary Citizen of the Year.
Governor since 2013
Julie Sheppard currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel at IHMC. She has been at IHMC since its inception as a independent research institute of the State University System of Florida and served for 13 years as IHMC General Counsel. Formerly she served as the General Counsel at the University of West Florida and Associate General Counsel at the University of North Florida. Prior experience also includes working as Counsel to the Florida Board of Regents Office of Human Resources and Labor Relations; as Administrative Hearings Officer to the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security; as an Associate Attorney at Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer and Nelson, Portland, Maine; and as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Robert V. Cauchon, Justice of the Massachusetts Trial Courts-Land Court Department. Julie earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. Julie is involved in a number of community organizations and has served as President of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area and is a graduate of Leadership Florida Class XXV. Julie lives in Pensacola with her husband Phillip Turner and her two teenage daughters Marina and Delaney.
Governor since 2013
Born at NAS Pensacola, Charlie Switzer grew up with an appreciation of the military and joined the Navy around 1970. After his last tour of service, Switzer returned to Pensacola to join his wife Fran who was completing her Navy career at NAS Pensacola. The couple, with their young son Jason in tow, saw college as their next step. Although Fran had already begun taking classes at the PSC (then PJC) Center aboard NAS, Charlie says he felt a little trepidation about starting PSC due to his less than stellar attempt at college years earlier. However, his reluctance was soon replaced by success. Fran and Charlie both graduated from PSC and then the University of West Florida, with honors. Their success climbed even more as Charlie put his economics degree to work at Shell Oil Company and the Lamar Corporation. Through the years, the Switzers continued their connection and support of Pensacola State College and Charlie continues to serve on the Finance Committee for the PSC Board of Governors. His support has influenced the continued generous support the family has provided to the PSC Visual Arts programming. In addition to naming the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts at PSC, Charlie and his family have recently funded the building of the Charles W. Lamar Studio and the state of the art gallery housed inside.
Governor since 2015
Bill Wein, Chief Executive Officer of IMS ExpertServices, has been honored as the 2017 Professional Leader of the Year through the Pensacola Area Commitment to Excellence (PACE) Awards. As CEO of IMS ExpertServices (a global firm dedicated to connecting the world’s best litigators to top subject matter expertise and expert witness talent) Mr. Wein has invested in the growth and prosperity of the company, and its employees, clients, and stakeholders since its founding in 1992. One of the seven core values of IMS is to “give back in service to one another and community through time and treasure.” Bill Wein and IMS employees contribute to various organizations such as United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pensacola Young Professionals, United Way, Chain Reaction, Ronald McDonald House and Pensacola State College. Bill serves on the Feasibility Consultant Selection Committee for the PSC Board of Governors and is a sought-after community leader for his innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. He is a founding member of Innovation Coast and has spoken on various entrepreneurial insight panels for Gulf Coast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), The University of West Florida Center for Entrepreneurship and EntreCon, to name a few. Bill was born in Columbus, GA and attended the University of Colorado at Denver. Bill and his wife have two children.
Governor since 2007
Celeste Whisenant is a Certified Financial Planner professional and member of the Financial Planning Association. She serves clients at Ameriprise Financial in Pensacola, FL and the surrounding communities. Celeste was active in the Zeta Phi Delta sorority when she attended PSC and credits Greek life with adding a stable social foundation to the firm educational foundation she was receiving in class. Celeste credits the close relationships developed at PSC with business referrals and contacts she still utilizes today. In addition to these relationships, she suggests that everything she knows about computers was learned at PSC. In addition to her service as a Governor for PSC, Celeste is active in the community through her affiliations with St. Ann Catholic Church, Junior League of Pensacola-Sustainer Board Member; and, is a member of various local Mardi Gras Krewes. Lifetime member of the PSC Alumni Association. While at PSC, was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, named to Who’s Who in Junior Colleges & was a Student Government representative.
Governor since 2013
As owner of Icon Graphic Design, Ann has produced award-winning brand campaigns for over 30 years. Herclients include: Exxon Mobile; Ortho Gardening; Volkswagen; Champion Boats; Avalex; Lexavia; and Merritt Glass. After earning a BFA from the University of Houston, she began her career as a staff artist for Posters, Incorporated. She then took the position of Art Director for Foster & Kleiser Outdoor (now Metromedia). When her family relocated from Houston to St. Louis, Ann founded the independent design firm, Icon Graphic Design. A later move to Gulf Breeze, Florida, continued her work in the graphics field. She has produced pro-bono work for local not-for-profit organizations and institutions such as: IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area; St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church; Pyramid, Inc.; and Pensacola State College Foundation. Ann’s leadership in the nonprofit sector includes eight years on the Board of Directors for IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area; three years on the Vestry of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church (two years as Senior Warden); and five years on the Board of Governors for Pensacola State College Foundation. She enjoys volunteering for special events at Pensacola State College and Pyramid Inc. Ann and her husband have two grown children and one grandchild.
Governor since 1993
Born and raised in New York, Mr. Woolf has a BA from Cornell University. After serving in the Navy, he married Elizabeth Rainwater and has three children and three grandchildren. He was an architect in Pensacola and the surrounding area for over fifty years until his retirement in 2016. Mr. Woolf provided 44 years of those architectural services as the owner of Kenneth H Woolf Architect Pa. He and Miller Caldwell worked together to restore the Brent and Blount Buildings in Downtown Pensacola. He has been active on several local board including Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida, the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals for the City of Pensacola, and the Baptist Health Care Foundation. Mr. Woolf is an active member of the Rotary Club of Pensacola. He serves on the Finance Committee for the Pensacola State College Foundation Board of Governors.
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