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Our People

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida is governed by a board of up to 24 volunteer leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, all united by a deep love of the outdoors.

Our small staff is divided between Tallahassee and St. Petersburg. We work to leverage our resources many times over through partnerships with the staff of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and other public and private organizations.

Foundation Board of Directors

Richard A. Corbett* Chair, Tampa, FL
Carlos J. Alfonso Vice-Chair, Tampa, FL
Kathy Barco* Treasurer & Finance Chair, Jacksonville, FL
Connie Parker Secretary, Tampa, FL
Paul E. Avery Tampa, FL
Tracy Baker Miami, FL
Ignacio Borbolla Coral Gables, FL
Doug Cone Ocala, FL
Steve Crisafulli Merritt Island, FL
Preston L. Farrior Tampa, FL
Tucker Frederickson Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Seth McKeel Jr. Lakeland, FL
Jerry Pate Pensacola, FL
John Pope Jacksonville, FL
Bruce K. Popham Marathon, FL
Donna Rawson Pensacola, FL
Laura Russell Jupiter, FL
Eric Sutton FWC Executive Director, Tallahassee, FL
Steve Swindal Tampa, FL
Daphne Wood Monticello, FL
*Former Florida Fish and Wildlife Commissioner & Commission Chair

Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Staff

Andrew Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer
Will Bradford, Chief Financial Officer
Breanne Strepina, Major Gifts and Events Manager
Michelle Ashton, Digital Marketing & Membership Manager
Erin Smart, Bookkeeper

Foundation Advisors

John Lacy Financial Advisor, West Palm Beach, FL
James V. Antista Legal Counsel, Tallahassee, FL
C. Martin Wood III Finance & Audit Committee Member, Monticello, FL
David Nye Finance & Audit Committee Member, Gainesville, FL
E. Vann Middleton Finance & Audit Committee Member, Thomasville, GA

Grants Advisory Committees

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida relies on the input of subject-matter experts and community members to assist in determining which grants applications to fund.

Current advisors include the following:

Wildlife Foundation of Florida Specialty License Plate Grants Committee

Newton Cook, Board of Directors, Future of Hunting in Florida
Tom Knight, South Florida Field Representative, National Rifle Association
Jim McClellan, Avid Outdoorsman and Blogger
Morgan Richardson, Director, FWC Division of Hunting and Game Management – Committee Advisor
Lane Stephens, Future of Hunting in Florida and Florida Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus Staff Director

Protect Florida Springs Specialty License Plate Grants Committee

Brian G. Katz, Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
Daniel Hubbard, Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity
James “Buddy” Powell, Sea 2 Shore Alliance
Eberhard Roeder, Florida Dept. of Health
Kent Smith, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Jim Stevenson, Private Citizen
Annette Long, Private Citizen


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