The Leon County Research and Development Authority Board of Governors is made up of eleven members representing Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College, City, County and the Private Sector. Each university includes an alternate designee to ensure that the universities have a presence at each meeting to ensure there is a quorum.
Six appointments from the private sector are elected to four year terms on the Board by the Leon County Commissioners. Only three of these appointments expire every two years, and a current member of the Authority is eligible for reappointment per Statute 159.703. Those interested in filling a vacancy when available can get more information on the Leon County website.
The Board meets on the first Thursday of every even numbered month at 11:00am in the Collins Building in Innovation Park for approximately 2.5 hours. Exceptions to this scheduling will be posted here.
Meet the Board of Governors
Chair, David Ramsay
Suntrust Bank (retired)
Vice-Chair, Kim Williams
President of Marpan
Treasurer, April Salter
President of SalterMitchell
I. Past Chair, Anne Longman, J.D.
Shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker
Executive Committee Member At Large, Kristin Dozier
Leon County Commissioner
*Alternate Designee for Florida A&M University
Raymond E. Bye, Jr., Ph.D.
Federal Research Consultant
John E. Dailey
Mayor of Tallahassee
T. Paul Dean
Vice President of Procurement, Danfoss North America
Laurel Fulkerson, Ph.D.
*Alternate Designee, Florida State University
Eric Holmes, Ph.D.
Florida State University
Catrenia McLendon, Ed.D.
*Alternate Designee, Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee Community College
Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D.
Florida A&M University