Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
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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

Carlos J. Alfonso Chair, Tampa, FL
Preston L. Farrior Vice Chair, Tampa, FL
Laura Russell Second Vice Chair, Jupiter, FL
Seth McKeel Jr. Treasurer & Finance Chair, Lakeland, FL
Robert A. Spottswood, Jr. Secretary, Key West, FL
Richard A. Corbett* Chair Emeritus, Tampa, FL
Paul E. Avery Tampa, FL
Ignacio Borbolla Coral Gables, FL
Steve Crisafulli Merritt Island, FL
Dr. Thomas Eason FWC Executive Director, Tallahassee, FL
Tucker Frederickson Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Joshua Kellam* Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jerry Pate Pensacola, FL
John Pope Jacksonville, FL
Adam Putnam Bartow, FL
Kent Shoemaker Winter Park, 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 & CEO
Will Bradford, Chief Operating Officer
Michelle Ashton, Director of Communications
Anita Forester, Grants Program Administrator
Cindy Fray, Administrative Assistant
Dani Richter,
Director of Philanthropy
Rachael Schirmer, Social Media Manager
Erin Smart, Director of Finance
Lauren Srodka, Philanthropy Coordinator

Foundation Advisors

John Lacy, Financial Advisor, West Palm Beach, FL
E. Vann Middleton, Finance & Audit Committee Member, Thomasville, GA
C. Martin Wood III, Finance & Audit Committee Member, Monticello, FL

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

Lane Stephens, Future of Hunting in Florida, Chair
Elizabeth Bland, American Daughters of Conservation
Newton Cook, United Waterfowlers — Florida
Mike Elfenbein, Citizen Representative 
Chad Rischer
, Citizen Representative 
George Warthen, FWC

Protect Florida Springs Specialty License Plate Grants Committee

Dr. James “Buddy” Powell, Sea to Shore Alliance, Chair
Annette Long, Citizen Representative
Dan Pennington, Citizen Representative
Barbara Powell
, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Kent Smith, FWC
Jim Stevenson, Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute/Wakulla Springs Alliance
Elke Urain, Florida Department of Health

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