Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The FLCPS was “founded” by the business community in Lee County 34 years ago in recognition that the public-school system has a significant and profound role in not only shaping our community as a whole but specifically our business community. The “product” of our schools, our students, will become our future employees, leaders and decision-makers. This significant fact makes it incumbent upon our business community, and the community at large, to engage in a meaningful way with our students and educators. The significance is as important now as it has ever been. Our students compete in a global marketplace and in a dynamic and ever-changing world our support of our precious community asset is vitally important to the success of our businesses and community. Your support through time, talent and treasure helps to assure that Lee County will remain a great place to work, raise a family and retire.

Sincerely, 

Harlan C. Parrish 
Foundation Board Chairman

OFFICERS

Marshall T. Bower, Esq

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

Harlan C. Parrish

Chairman
FINEMARK NATIONAL BANK & TRUST

Gary Griffin

Immediate Past Chair
B&I Contractors

Michele Laboda

Vice Chair
Gulf Coast Orthodontics

Steve Pontius

Treasurer
Waterman Broadcasting NBC2

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

Robbie B. Roepstorff*

EDISON NATIONAL BANK/BANK OF THE ISLANDS
Deana Homsi
Owner/Operator, McDonald’s
Kyle DeCicco
SANIBEL CAPTIVA COMMUNITY BANK

BOARD MEMBERS

Keith Banasiak
WASTE PRO OF FLORIDA, INC.
Amira Fox
State Attorney 20th Judicial Court
Lawrence Cremia
Fiber Soluntions CFO
Howard L. Wheeler, Jr.
PRESIDENT, CHRIS- TEL CONSTRUCTION
Denise Gergley
Community Volunteer
Robert Jones
FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE
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
Mark Loren
MARK LOREN DESIGNS, INC.
Cindy McCurry-Ross
THE NEWS-PRESS MEDIA GROUP
Stacey Mercado
Community Volunteer
Joe Mitchell
POOL PROS, INC.
Thomas A. Mueller
COVANTA ENERGY
Cole Peacock
RC PEACOCK CONSULTING, LLC
Denise Vidal
LCEC Executive Vice President/CEO
Rob Shovlin
NeoGenomics President
Carmine Marceno
LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Debbie Jordan
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
Peter Tuffo
President & General Manager Suffolk Cares
Andrew Reddish
SVP Private Client Advisor at Bank of America
Gay Thompson
President, Cement Industries
Constance White-Davis
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
Brian Rist
President, Storm Smart
Kevin Shimp
CEO at Thomas Marine Construction

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

Steven C. Shimp*

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

E. Bruce Strayhorn*

PARTNER - STRAYHORN & PERSONS, P.L

John C. Cecil *

Lee Health

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