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, Kimberly Moore
Tallahassee Community College
Vice-Chair, Eric Holmes
Florida State University
Treasurer, April Salter
President of SalterMitchell
Immediate Past Chair, David Ramsay
Suntrust Bank (retired)
*Alternate Designee for Florida A&M University
Raymond E. Bye, Jr., Ph.D.
Federal Research Consultant
John E. Dailey
Mayor of Tallahassee
Leon County Commissioner
Laurel Fulkerson, Ph.D.
*Alternate Designee, Florida State University
VP of Global Operations, Danfoss Turbocor
Executive Director, FSU Real Estate Foundation
Anne Longman, J.D.
Shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker
Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D.
Florida A&M University