About the Board

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 Knight Administative Centre in Innovation Park for approximately 2.5 hours. Exceptions to this scheduling will be posted here.

Board of Governors Meetings and Minutes

Meet the Board of Governors

Chair, David Ramsay

Suntrust Bank (retired)

Contact

Mr. David Ramsay, Chair

Retired, Chairman, President & CEO, SunTrust Bank, Northwest Florida

9048 Shoal Creek Dr

Tallahassee, FL 32301

(850) 893-6434

davidramsay3@gmail.com

Appointed by Leon County Commission

Term 10/01/16-09/30/20

Vice-Chair, Kim Williams

President of Marpan

Contact

Mr. Kim Williams, Vice-Chair

President, Marpan Supply

PO Box 2068

Tallahassee, FL 32316

kim@marpan.com

(850) 545-6864

Appointed by Leon County Commission

Term 10/01/16-09/30/20

Treasurer, April Salter

President of SalterMitchell

Contact

Ms. April Salter, Treasurer

Owner, SalterMitchell

117 S Gadsden St

Tallahassee, FL 32301

april.salter@saltermitchell.com

(850) 681-3200

Appointed by Leon County Commission

Term 10/01/16-09/30/20

I. Past Chair, Anne Longman

Shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker

Contact

Ms. Anne Longman, Immediate Past Chair

Shareholder, Lewis, Longman & Walker

315 S. Calhoun St, Suite 830

Tallahassee, FL 32301

(850) 222-5702

alongman@llw-law.com

Appointed by Leon County Commission

Term 10/1/18-9/30/22

Executive Committee Member At Large, Kristin Dozier

Leon County Commissioner

Contact

Honorable Kristin Dozier, Executive Committee Member At Large

Commissioner, Leon County Board of County Commissioners

Leon County Courthouse

301 South Monroe St

Tallahassee, FL 32301

(850) 606-5365

dozierk@leoncountyfl.gov

Appointed by Leon County Commission

Term 12/14/14-12/01/18 or until no longer Commissioner

Keith Bowers

*Alternate Designee for Florida A&M University

Contact

Mr. Keith Bowers

Regional Director, FSBDC at Florida A&M University

625 E Tennessee St

Tallahassee, FL 32308

(850) 599-3407

thomas.bowers@famu.edu

Alternate designee of the President of Florida A&M University

Ray Bye is a Board of Governor for Innovation Park of Tallahassee

Raymond E. Bye, Jr., Ph.D

Federal Research Consultant

Contact

Raymond E. Bye, Jr., Ph.D

Federal Research Consultant

1902 Golf Terrace Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32301-5608

(850) 509-1654

rebye@comcast.net

Appointed by Leon County Commission

Term 10/01/18-09/30/22

Dustin Daniels

Community Advocate

Contact

Mr. Dustin Daniels

Community Advocate

609 Terrace St

Tallahassee, FL 32308

(352) 346-1638

dustin.r.daniels@gmail.com

Designee of the Mayor of the City of Tallahassee

Paul Dean from Danfoss Turbocor

T. Paul Dean

Vice President of Operations, Danfoss Turbocor

Contact

Mr. Paul Dean

Vice President of Operations, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors, Inc.

1769 E Paul Dirac Dr

Tallahassee, FL 32310

(850) 504-4840

paul.dean@danfoss.com

Appointed by Leon County Commission

Term 10/01/18-09/30/22

Ross Ellington, PhD

*Alternate Designee, Florida State University

Contact

Dr. W. Ross Ellington

Associate Vice President for Research & Professor, Florida State University

Office of Research

3012 Westcott North

Tallahassee FL 32306

(850) 645-6900

wellington@fsu.edu

Alternate Designee of the President of Florida State University

Rick Frazier

*Alternate Designee, Tallahassee Community College

Contact

Mr. Rick Frazier

Director, Workforce Training & Business Services, Workforce Development, Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Dr

Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895

Frazierr@tcc.fl.edu

(850) 201-8708

Alternate Designee of the President of Tallahassee Community College

Eric Holmes, PhD

Florida State University

Contact

Dr. Eric H. Holmes, 

Assistant Vice President for Research, Florida State University

Office of Research

3012 Westcott North

Tallahassee FL 32306

(850) 644-5929

ehholmes@fsu.edu

Designee of the President of Florida State University

Kimberly Moore

Tallahassee Community College

Contact

Ms. Kimberly Moore

Vice President for Workforce Innovation at Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Dr

Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895

(850) 201-8760

mooreki@tcc.fl.edu

Designee of the President of Tallahassee Community College

Shawnta Friday-Stroud, PhD

Florida A&M University

Contact

Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud

Dean, School of Business and Industry, Florida A&M University

105 South Wing, Sybil Mobley Business Building

500 Gamble St

Tallahassee, FL 32307-5200

(850) 599-3565

shawnta.fridaystroud@famu.edu

Designee of the President of Florida A&M University