About the Board

The Leon County Research and Development Authority Board of Governors is comprised of 11 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 universities are present at each meeting and 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 for about 2.5 hours on the first Thursday of every even-numbered month at 11 a.m. in the Collins Building in Innovation Park. Exceptions to this scheduling will be posted here.

Board of Governors Meetings and Minutes

Meet the Board of Governors

Kevin Graham from FSU

Kevin Graham, Chair

Executive Director, FSU Real Estate Foundation

Contact

Mr. Kevin Graham

Florida State University, Real Estate

200 W. College Ave.

Tallahassee, FL 32309

kevin.graham@fsu.edu

(850) 645-0522

Appointed by Leon County Commission

Term 10/01/19-09/30/2022

Kim Moore is Chair of Leon County R&D Authority for Innovation Park of Tallahassee

Kimberly Moore, Immediate Past Chair

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

David Ramsay, Treasurer

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 10/01/20-09/30/24

Tom Allen

Capital City Bank

Contact

Mr. Tom Allen

Capital City Bank

1301 Metropolitan Blvd
TallahasseeFL 32308
(850) 402-8000

Allen.Tom@ccbg.com

Appointed by Leon County Commission

Term 10/01/20-09/30/24

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

Dr. Raymond E. Bye, Jr.

Federal Research Consultant

Contact

Dr. Raymond E. Bye, Jr.

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

Mayor John Dailey sits on the Leon County Research and Development Authority Board of Governors

John E. Dailey

Mayor of Tallahassee

Contact

Mayor John E. Dailey, Seat 4

Mayor of the City of Tallahassee

City Hall

300 S. Adams St.

Tallahassee, FL 32301

(850) 891-2000

John.Dailey@talgov.com

Appointed by himself as Designee for Mayor’s Office

Kristin Dozier

Leon County Commissioner

Contact

Honorable Kristin Dozier

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

Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud

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

Dr. Laurel Fulkerson

*Alternate Designee, Florida State University

Contact

Dr. Laurel Fulkerson

Associate Vice President for Research & Professor of Classics, Florida State University

Office of Research

3012 Westcott North

Tallahassee FL 32306

(850) 645-4940

lfulkerson@fsu.edu

Alternate Designee of the President of Florida State University

Dr. Eric Holmes

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

Ms. Anne Longman

Shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker

Contact

Ms. Anne Longman

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