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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
Adam Putnam Memphis, TN
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 & CEO
Michelle Ashton, Digital Marketing & Membership Manager
Will Bradford, Chief Financial Officer
Erin Smart, Bookkeeper
Breanne Strepina, Major Gifts & Events Manager

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

Lane Stephens, Future of Hunting in Florida, chair
Newton Cook, United Waterfowlers — Florida
Tom Knight, National Rifle Association
Jim McClellan, at-large member
Morgan Richardson, FWC

Protect Florida Springs Specialty License Plate Grants Committee

Dr. James “Buddy” Powell, Sea to Shore Alliance, Chair
Daniel Hubbard, Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity
Brian G. Katz, FL Dept. of Environmental Protection
Annette Long, at-large member
Dr. Eberhard Roeder, FL Dept. of Health
Kent Smith, FWC
Jim Stevenson, at-large member

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