Board of Directors

2022-23 Board of Directors

The Northwest Florida State College Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to help ensure the organization achieves its mission.

Meeting Minutes

Executive Committee

Chair: Bo Arnold
Vice-Chair: Alan Wood, CCB Bank
Treasurer: Jonathan Ochs, Trustmark Bank
Past Chair: Ken Wampler, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties
Secretary: Chris Stowers, Foundation Executive Director
NWF State College President: Devin Stephenson
Trustee Liaison: Don Litke


  • Christie Austin – Community Bank
  • James Bagby, One Seagrove Place
  • Destin Cobb, Carr, Riggs & Ingram
  • Cindy Frakes, ERA American Real Estate
  • Todd Grisoff, Active Marketing Group
  • Teresa Halverson, Manor at Bluewater Bay
  • Tyler Jarvis, Bald & The Beard Restaurant Group
  • Dave Jefferson, SimpleHR
  • Bernard Johnson, Gulf Power Company
  • Heather Kilbey, Professional Products
  • Gordon King, Okaloosa Gas
  • Kim Kirby, Walton County School Board
  • Vincent Mayfield, Bit-Wizards
  • Michelle McGee Freeman, Fleet & Smith, P.A.
  • Jonathan Ochs, Trustmark Bank
  • J.D. Peacock, Okaloosa County – Clerk of Circuit Courts
  • Brian Pennington
  • Steve Rhodes, CHELCO
  • Hu Ross, Polaris Wealth Management
  • Stan Siefke
  • Rhonda Skipper, Walton County Tax Collector
  • Cecil Williams, Gregg Chapel AME Church

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