Board of Directors

Board of Directors

On behalf of the Board of Directors we invite you to review our Annual Report to discover the many programs made possible by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Several of our programs support our focus on college and career readiness, teacher recognition, and mentoring.
All of The Foundation’s programs are rich in content, vital to our students and teachers, and dependent on your support. If you believe in The Foundation’s work as much as we do, please consider joining us as a volunteer, mentor or donor. Your involvement will make a significant impact as we pursue educational excellence for all Lee County students and teachers.

Sincerely,
Gary Griffin
Foundation Board Chairman
August, 2016 – present

OFFICERS

Marshall T. Bower, Esq

President and CEO
THE FOUNDATION FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, INC.

Gary H. Griffin

Chairman
B&I CONTRACTORS, INC.

Jon C. Cecil

Immediate Past Chair
LEE HEALTH

Denise Gergley

Vice Chair
CHICO'S FAS, INC.

Dennie Hamilton

Treasurer
LCEC

Michael Wukitsch

Secretary
LEE HEALTH

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Greg Adkins

Ed.D.
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LEE COUNTY

Mike Martin

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY

Richard G. Lewis, II

Ph.D.
COMMUNITY LEADER

Harlan C. Parrish*

FINEMARK NATIONAL BANK & TRUST

Robbie B. Roepstorff*

EDISON NATIONAL BANK/BANK OF THE ISLANDS

Steve Pontius

WATERMAN BROADCASTING/NBC2

BOARD MEMBERS

Keith Banasiak
WASTE PRO OF FLORIDA, INC.
Amanda L. Brock, Esq.
COMMUNITY LEADER
John Patrick Boland
COMMUNITY LEADER
Howard L. Wheeler, Jr.
PRESIDENT, CHRIS- TEL CONSTRUCTION
Brent Crawford
TREVETT CAPITAL PARTNERS
Randy Henderson
MAYOR, CITY OF FORT MYERS
Christine Davis, Ed.D
FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE
Thomas Fewster, Jr.
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
Thomas H. Giles
AVALON ENGINEERING, INC.
Commissioner Brian Hamman
LEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – DISTRICT 4
John Hayes
GATES BUTZ INSTITUTIONAL CONSTRUCTION, LLC
Mayor Randy Henderson
CITY OF FORT MYERS
Jeffrey L. Kunberger
SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION
Michele Laboda, D.M.D.
GULF COAST ORTHODONTICS
Mark Loren
MARK LOREN DESIGNS, INC.
Cindy McCurry-Ross
THE NEWS-PRESS MEDIA GROUP
Stacey Mercado
MCGRIFF INSURANCE SERVICES
Joe Mitchell
POOL PROS, INC.
Thomas A. Mueller
COVANTA ENERGY
Cole Peacock
RC PEACOCK CONSULTING, LLC
Kyle DeCicco
SANIBEL CAPTIVA COMMUNITY BANK
Carmine Marceno
LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Gwynetta Gittens
LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN
Jeff Ospina
REGIONAL PRESIDENT OF GULF COAST FLORIDA, WELLS FARGO
Mark Weber
MINNESOTA TWINS
Kevin Daly
TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF LEE COUNTY
John Meyer, DBA
HODGES UNIVERSITY
Brian Rist
PRESIDENT, STORM SMART

EMERITUS

Richard Ackert*

RETIRED CEO - SOUTHTRUST BANK

Chris Bundschu*

PRESIDENT - BUNDSCHU KRAFT, INC.

Eva Freeman*

DESIGN CONSULTANT

Charles K. Idelson*

PRESIDENT & CEO - INVESTORS SECURITY TRUST

Gerald Laboda, D.M.D.*

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ORAL & FACIAL SURGERY

Kenneth A. O'Donnell*

BANKING CENTER MANAGER, VP, C1 BANK

Steve Personette*

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

Steven C. Shimp*

COMMUNITY LEADER - RETIRED, PRESIDENT, OWEN-AMES KIMBALL CO.

E. Bruce Strayhorn*

PARTNER - STRAYHORN & PERSONS, P.L

Linda K. Taylor*

FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION - PAST MEMBER

Gary V. Trippe*

CHAIRMAN AND CO-FOUNDER - DISABLED VETERANS INSURANCE CAREERS, INC.

* Past Board Chairman