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Tampa Preparatory School is a non-profit organization that is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board, comprised of alumni, community leaders and parents, is responsible for keeping the School’s mission alive while ensuring the financial security of the institution.

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Carrie White

President

Carrie White

President

Elected 2015

Carrie has been a Tampa resident since 1990. She was a competitive tennis player who was ranked nationally in the USTA and played at both the high school and college level as part of ELON University in North Carolina. Carrie went on to graduate from the University of South Florida with her degree in Organizational Communications. She began her professional career in banking and finance but soon followed her passion for children and became an elementary school teacher for Hillsborough County Public Schools. Since joining the Tampa Prep Board of Trustees in 2015, Carrie has served on multiple committees including Chair of the Governance Committee for the previous two years. In 2017 Carrie was selected as one of 60 Trustees Worldwide to participate in Governing for Non-Profit Excellence at Harvard Business School Executive Education. In addition, she has traveled to multiple leadership conferences nationwide and joined the Trustee Leadership Network as part of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay in 2018. Carrie and her husband Scott have been married for 20 years and have three children: Sammy (’18) who now attends Wake Forest University, Brady (’21) and Elizabeth (’25). Presently, Carrie is earning her master’s degree at The George Washington University and will be graduating in the fall of 2019 with her M.A. Ed & HD in the field of Organizational Leadership & Learning.

John “Bump” Fahey ’90

Vice President

John “Bump” Fahey ’90

Vice President

Infrastructure Committee Co-Chair
Elected 2013

Bump is a proud alumnus of Tampa Prep and past Alumni Association President. He is a founding partner of Meridian Retail Group, a Tampa based real estate consulting, brokerage, and investment firm. Meridian focuses on acquisition, development, and real estate strategy for retail and restaurant companies throughout the U.S. Bump began his real estate career in 2000 and has since successfully led the acquisition, capitalization and development efforts for projects collectively valued at over $500 million. A graduate of Rhodes College, Bump received a Bachelor of Arts in both Economics and Business Administration. He is a founding Director and Treasurer of the Brad Richards Foundation and served on the inaugural Alumni Association Board for Tampa Prep. Bump and his wife Heather have three children Lane (’16), Avery (’21), and Jack (’27).

Bill Winters

Treasurer

Bill Winters

Treasurer

Financial Resources Committee Chair
Elected 2017

Bill Winters was born in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the Tampa Bay area. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he received both his bachelor’s and his J.D. As a student, Bill planned on studying to be a tax attorney, however, after learning more about the law and experiencing the thrill of litigation, he turned his focus to personal injury law. Bill has never looked back and is still excited to practice personal injury law and help injured parties find justice through the civil court system.

Bill and Marc Yonker founded Winters & Yonker in 2001 to provide a more personal experience for those who have been harmed or injured. Bill and Marc have crafted a unique, supportive environment at Winters & Yonker—one that always keeps the best interests of the clients in mind. With over 30 years of legal experience and thousands of cases under his belt, Bill has taken the skills he learned at a large personal injury firm and translated them into the client-friendly model that is on display at Winters & Yonker.

In addition to serving the community through the firm, Bill is passionate about giving back to the local community. He volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa and serves on their board of directors. In addition to his work with the Boys and Girls Club, Bill also partners with Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa during the holidays.

He and his wife Laurie have two boys, Jeffrey (’19) and Jackson (’23).

Matthew R. Danahy ’79

Past President

Matthew R. Danahy ’79

Past President

Elected 2011

Matthew Reed Danahy (“Matt”) is a Tampa native. He attended Tampa Prep. beginning in 1976 and graduated in 1979 as part of the schools 3rd  graduating class. Matt then attended and graduated from the University of Florida (1983) and Stetson University College of Law (1986). While in law school, he completed an accredited program in law at Oxford University, England. Matt is the founding partner of Danahy & Murray, a law firm which exclusively represents insured individuals, businesses and condominium associations for property damage claims and coverage denials throughout Florida.

Matt is AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell legal rating service, signifying the highest degree of  professional excellence and ethics. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by both the Florida Bar and The National Board of Trial Advocacy. Board Certification is a distinction enjoyed by less than 7% of Florida attorneys.  Matt is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation only organization of experienced trial attorneys and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the right to jury trial. 

Matt has been selected as one of the Florida Legal Elite in the field of insurance law by Florida Trend Magazine (2011, 2012 and 2019) and by Florida Super Lawyers (2007-2019). 

Matt has been actively involved in Tampa Prep for many years. He is a founding member of the Tampa Prep Alumni Association, and is past Chair of the schools annual Golf Outing. In 2011, he received the Tampa Preparatory School Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 2011 he was elected to the Tampa Preparatory School Board of Trustees, and in 2017 he was elected to serve as Board President. 

Matt and his wife Lori are the proud parents of two Tampa Prep. Terrapins: Conor (’17) and Lauren (’18).

Kevin M. Plummer

Ex-Officio, Head of School

Kevin M. Plummer

Ex-Officio, Head of School

Kevin became the seventh Head of Tampa Preparatory School in July 2007. Kevin’s new roots go deeply into the Tampa community where he serves on the Executive Steering Committee of the Friends of the Riverwalk, the Executive Board of the Tampa Downtown Partnership, has recently joined the Moffitt Hospital Board of Directors, the Creative Tampa Bay Board and has been a trustee for the George Steinbrenner Boys and Girls Club. Kevin also proudly serves on the Board of the Florida Council of Independent Schools and is the Chair Elect for The Enrollment Management Association.Kevin is also a member of Bay Area Association of Independent Schools and served as President of B.A.A.I.S. (2009-2010). He is a 1989 graduate of Colby College where he was named a Lacrosse All-American. Kevin was awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Klingenstein Fellowship at the Teachers College of Columbia University where he received a Master of Education Administration in 1999. Being selected to serve on the Moffitt Hospital Board is a tremendous honor and Kevin looks forward to the opportunity to work with others on the pursuit of a cure for cancer. Kevin and Jennifer have a daughter, Galen Grace (’26).

Bob Bradley

Bob Bradley

Governance Committee Chair
Elected 2016

Bob Bradley is the Chief Executive Officer and one of the founders of MedPartners. He leads the company’s vision in providing the bridge between proven talent and opportunity. His role includes leading the organization’s major strategic client strategies, talent acquisitions, public relations, and strategic marketing. Mr. Bradley has successfully turned his dreams into a reality by building a world class organization that provides a variety of specialty recruiting and staffing solutions in a wide range of industries. He earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Quincy University. Bob and his wife, Jalena, have two children attending Tampa Prep Taylor (’19) and Abby (’21).

Julius Davis

Julius Davis

Elected 2018

Julius Darren Davis is a native of Tampa, Florida. He attended Chamberlain High School, played football, and was a member of the track and field team before graduating in 1987. Julius was immediately accepted to University of South Florida where he majored in Electrical Engineering and was actively involved with the National Society of Black Engineers which he was chapter treasurer, vice-president, two-term president, and regional parliamentarian.

Julius Davis is President and CEO of VoltAir, Inc, a privately owned corporation, that affords mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and information technology engineering design and electrical contracting services for commercial building types with offices located throughout the southeast states serving clients all over the United States. Julius has more than 23 years of experience in all phases of engineering services for a variety of building types including airports, hospitals, correctional facilities, schools, office buildings, etc.

Anddrikk L. Frazier ’94

Anddrikk L. Frazier ’94

Elected 2018

A Tampa native, Anddrikk Frazier has 20 years of professional experience in the field of energy providing services in power production, project management, power station construction, natural gas commodities and business development for alternative fuels. In 2015, he founded Integral Energy and serves as its President & CEO. With 12 employees and independent contractors, he manages Integral’s operations and direction while developing strategic partnerships. Recently, Integral and the Port of Tampa Bay announced a partnership to develop 6 acres for a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) facility that will include a convenience store and truck fueling location at the Port’s main terminal, the first of its kind in Florida located at a Port facility. Previously, he held roles at Trillium CNG in business development and at TECO Energy’s subsidiaries, Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas.

Civically, Anddrikk is committed to giving back to his community. He has served on several Tampa Bay area boards, including the YMCAs of Tampa Bay, the Ybor City Development Corporation, the Westshore Alliance, Northside Mental Health, the University Area Development Corporation, the Tampa Prep Alumni Board and the University of South Florida Varsity Club. Anddrikk’s current board service includes: The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay, More Health, Tampa Preparatory Board of Trustees and most recently a founding member of the University of South Florida’s Black Leadership Network (BLN) which was founded in 2016.

Anddrikk is a graduate of the University of South Florida (Bachelor of Science in Engineering) where he was a 3-year letter winner for the men’s basketball team (1996-99) and is married to Rena (Upshaw) Frazier. The two have been residents of Brandon, FL since 2006 and have 4 daughters. Anddrikk and Rena are members of Love First Christian Center in Riverview, FL (Drs. Jomo & Charmaine Cousins).

Geoff Guidera ’95

Geoff Guidera ’95

Elected 2017

Geoff Guidera is the Founder and President of Seapine, an HR and business operations professional services firm based in Tampa.

Prior to joining Seapine, Geoff was the executive in charge of business operations with accountability for the strategic planning, human resources, information technology, facilities, and administrative services functions at Strategic Property Partners / Water Street Tampa.

Geoff and his partner, David Schintzius, are parents to twin daughters, Paige and Emma (b. 2009). Geoff and family relocated to his hometown of Tampa in 2016 after stints in Phoenix and Chicago.

Geoff is a proud Tampa Prep graduate (’95) and credits much of his success to his time at the school. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology as well as a Master in Business Administration from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Dionne Jones

Dionne Jones

Vision 2020 Committee Chair
Elected 2015

Dionne M. Jones, J.D., Ph.D., is a graduate of the University of Florida where she earned her B.A. and subsequently graduated from the University of Florida College of Law as a Council on Legal Education Opportunity Fellow. After law school, Dionne returned to Tampa and worked as a corporate attorney for several distinguished insurance companies.  Dionne is also a certified civil circuit court mediator.

As native of Tampa, Dionne has taken an active role in the community having served as Co-Chair of Diversity and Community Action for the Hillsborough County Bar Association and Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, respectively. As a member of the George Edgecomb Bar Association, Dionne served as: General Counsel, Co-Chairman of the Community Action Committee, Chairman of the Scholarship Banquet Committee and earned the President’s Award for two consecutive years. Dionne currently volunteers with Bay Area Legal Services through the iLawyer program, Domestic Violence Assistant Project and Family Law Clinic.  In 2016, Dionne was one of 6,000 selected for Harvard Business School’s Governance for Non-Profit Leaders Fellows program.  She was recently presented with the Supreme Court of Florida Pro Bono Service award (2018).

Dionne also graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) with a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership (2013) and became an Assistant Professor with the Morsani College of Medicine. She was selected by the University of South Florida’s Provost to be an integral part of the Diversity Task Force for the recruitment and retainment of faculty of color. Dionne currently works for the 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida and was appointed to The Florida Bar’s Children’s Issues Committee.

Dionne is the Chair for the Vision 2020 Committee and has two children, Lauren (’18) and Kaitlyn (’19).

Stacy Leeds

Stacy Leeds

Elected 2014

Stacy Leeds is the proud mother of three young men: Benjamin (’14), Jeremy (’16), and Joshua (’20). She has been very active in the Tampa community, having served on the executive boards of Tampa Federation and Congregation Kol Ami, as well as on the National Women’s Philanthropy Board of the Jewish Federation. An elementary school teacher for 10 years (pre-children), she currently enjoys her time volunteering at Academy Prep; and years past volunteering in the Reading Pals program in the Hillsborough County Public School system. Stacy has an undergraduate BA degree in Psychology from Emory University, and master’s course work from UCF in Education, certified in Specific Learning Disabilities. Stacy, along with her husband Michael of 27 years, lives in Downtown Tampa, and enjoys being a part of the Tampa Prep community.

Brian Lukasik

Brian Lukasik

Audit Committee Chair
Elected 2018

Brian has over 26 years of experience as a tax professional and is currently serving as the leader of PwC’s Southeast Tax Practice responsible for client service and over 530 tax professionals across several states and tax disciplines. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, he continues to serve a variety of public and privately held clients in the manufacturing, retail, and distribution sectors. He focuses in the federal tax area, serving clients’ needs for tax compliance and consulting, income tax accounting, acquisitions and divestitures, accounting methods, and IRS examinations. He is also responsible for coordinating the work of our specialty tax practices for his clients, such as international tax services, state and local tax, and transfer pricing. Brian graduated from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) with a BS in Accounting. Prior to relocating to Tampa, Brian practiced in Detroit and Milwaukee. He has active CPA licenses in Michigan, Wisconsin and Florida. He is a member of the AICPA, FICPA, WICPA, and MACPA and is a former board member of the WICPA Educational Foundation. He is currently on the Advisory Committee for Step up for Students and is an active supporter of The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

Shannon Mahaffey

Shannon Mahaffey

Elected 2018

Shannon has been involved in many philanthropic organizations over the years, and has sat on the Boards of

  • Bolesta Center Board of Trustees -3 Years
  • Canterbury School of Florida Trustee 2012-2017

Organizations and fundraising events in which she’s been involved include:

  • 2016 & 2017 Participant in Trustee Network Program with The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.
  • In 2016, was among 66 Trustees worldwide accepted into the program Governing for Nonprofit Excellence, Harvard Business School Executive Education. The Curriculum is developed around four core governance competencies: Board Leadership , Strategic Stewardship, Performance Measurement, and Financial Oversight.
  • Cancer & Blood Disorder Institute Champion – Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Foundation, February 2018 – Present
  • Leading Ambassador for Johns Hopkins All Children’s, Cancer & Blood Disorder Institute. Research, Education, Advocacy & Awareness promotion of Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute
  • Co-Chair HOOKED ON HEARING Fishing Tournament for Bolesta Center
  • Canterbury Gala Co-Chair 2013, 2015
  • Working with the JHACH Foundation and Hospital in such an honorable volunteer position.
  • Coordinator of Development, Munroe Regional Development Foundation 2001-2002
  • Founder and Co-Chair of Canterbury’s TEE-IT UP Golf Tournament; 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Founder Member & President Friends-4-Cures, Non-Profit Raising funds for Testicular Cancer Research. Volunteer-Based Organization with the distinction of being the first to raise funds specifically for Testicular Cancer Research. All funds raised go towards an Endowment at Indiana University Cancer Center that Specifically funds Research

Melissa Polo ’87

Melissa Polo ’87

Elected 2018

Melissa currently works in the 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida but has previously owned her own firm as an attorney specializing Plaintiff’s personal injury with concentrated areas in Medical Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Wrongful Death, Auto Accidents and a variety of other serious and catastrophic injury claims. She also has experience at other firms which concentrated in the area of Insurance Defense and liability litigation. Melissa is involved in many professional and civic clubs, organizations and activities including:

  • Member, The Florida Bar 1996 to Present
  • Member, United States District Court- Middle District of Florida 1996 to Present
  • Member, American Bar Association 1996 to 2016
  • Member, Florida Justice Association 2006 to 2016
  • Member, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association 2006 to Present
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association 1996 to Present
  • Member, Hillsborough Association For Women Lawyers 1998 to Present
  • Member, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Hispanic 2015 to Present
  • Advisory Council
  • Life Member, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity 1994 to Present
  • Life Member, University of Florida National Alumni Association Since 1991
  • Member, Tampa Gator Club Since 1991
  • Member, LA Unione Italiana Since 1997
  • Member, The Spring Auxiliary 2001 to 2007
  • Co-Chair, Juvenile Justice Council Planning Committee 1999
  • Board Member, Tampa Preparatory School Alumni Association 1996 to Present
  • Lifetime, Member, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tampa, Florida

Richard Renninger

Richard Renninger

Elected 2019

Rich Renninger was named Chief Development Officer for Darden Restaurants in July 2016. He is responsible for real estate research and strategic planning, real estate development, design and construction, asset management, remodels, and facilities management for Darden and its operating companies.

Darden owns and operates more than 1,700 Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V’s restaurants in North America, employing more than 180,000 people and serving nearly 390 million guests annually.

Rich is a proven strategic leader with more than 20 years of diverse experience and expertise in the restaurant industry. Prior to joining Darden, he served as Chief Development Officer for First Watch. In this role, Rich was responsible for new restaurant development, strategic planning and franchise development. Prior to joining First Watch in 2012, he worked for OSI Restaurant Partners — now Bloomin’ Brands — as Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer. Before joining OSI, Rich served as Vice President of Real Estate for Rare Hospitality International, Inc.

Rich holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University. He is a Tampa native and he and his wife Melissa have three children, Cassidy ’18 (Robinson IB), Chase ’19 and Jaxson ’24 (both Tampa Prep). Cassidy and Chase both currently attend the University of Miami.

Tim Schar

Tim Schar

Elected 2019

Tim Schar is the Market President for the Tampa Bay Area in the Florida Division of SunTrust Bank. He has primary market responsibility for the Bank’s Commercial Banking activities, including relationships with for profit, not for profit, government and education institutions.

Schar has over two decades of leadership and investment banking experience with Bear Stearns, Credit Suisse, Wachovia and Wells Fargo. He held various leadership positions, including Head of Convertibles and Equity Derivatives Group at Wachovia (2002 – 2007), Managing Director of West Coast Global Market Solutions at Credit Suisse (2007-2009) and Head of Tech, Media Telecom Equity Capital Markets at Wells Fargo (2010 – 2016). In these roles, he built and managed high-performing teams and focused on originating and executing complex capital markets transactions.

Schar has advised public and private companies on financing and strategic transactions across multiple industries and geographies, with significant expertise in technology, media, telecom, fintech, healthcare and industrial sectors.

Immediately prior to joining SunTrust, Schar was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for ApplePie Capital, the leading online alternative lender focused on franchised businesses. He also served as VP of finance and interim-CFO at ServiceSource International, prior to its IPO in 2011.

He received a BA degree in Economics, with concentrations in Mathematics and Computer Science from Macalester College.

Schar and his wife are raising four daughters and live in Tampa, FL. When he is not working or spending time with his family, he enjoys cycling, running, swimming and skiing.

Michael Shimberg

Michael Shimberg

Elected 2017

Michael Shimberg is a Senior Vice President with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and a senior partner within their Private Banking & Investment Group. He leads a 16-person team that manages the firms most affluent clientele which include individuals, foundations and endowments & corporate retirement plans. He has been with Merrill Lynch since 2003, previously holding positions with Raymond James & Price Waterhouse. He holds the CFP® certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc and the C(k)P®, which designates him as a Certified 401(k) Professional from the Retirement Advisor University at UCLA Anderson School of Business. Michael is a native of Tampa and attended Berkeley Preparatory School from Kindergarten through graduation. He is a graduate of Bucknell University, earning a B.S. in Accounting. Michael & his wife Ramona have two children at Tampa Prep:  Zack (’19) and Ashley (’20). In addition to Tampa Prep, Michael & Ramona support Champions for Children, Academy Prep, Meals on Wheels and The Straz Center for Performing Arts.

Albert Silva

Albert Silva

Policy Review Committee Chair
Elected 2015

Al Silva is a partner and business lawyer with the national law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Taxation Practice and Hospitality, Resort & Golf Industry Team, and focuses on mergers and acquisitions, as well as general corporate and federal income tax matters. Al received his B.S. in Business Administration – Finance in 1993 from the University of Florida and in 1996 attained his J.D. from the University of Florida – Levin College of Law. After attaining his law degree, Al earned his LL.M. in taxation in 1997 from the University of Florida Graduate Tax Program. Al has been actively involved with Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Inc. since 2009, and is currently serving on its Board and as Vice Chairman. Al and his wife, Fran, have two children attending Tampa Prep:  Max (’20) and Zoe (’21). They also have another daughter, Zen, who is currently attending St. John’s Episcopal, Lower Division.

Paige Simpson

Paige Simpson

Elected 2019

Paige was raised in Clearwater, Florida.  She received her degree in Mass Communication/Broadcasting from the University of South Florida.  While she was a student she served as a USF Ambassador and worked in Athletics.   She began her professional career in Public Relations and Marketing, and in 1999, Paige and her husband Garry started Simpson Mechanical, Inc.  In its infancy, the HVAC Company specialized in residential new construction. They quickly grew and rebranded to Simpson Air in 2004 to expand their market share to include residential service, maintenance and installation. Simpson Air is the 2009 Winner of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award (Emp. 25-50) and is an 8 time winner of the prestigious Carrier Presidents Award for outstanding service.  Their charitable commitments are varied, but one they are most proud of is supporting Clearwater for Youth, providing a College Scholarship each year to a deserving high school athlete. In addition to serving as a trustee for Tampa Prep, Paige is the Associate Director of the Tampa Bay Builders Association Board of Directors, a past board member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and a graduate of Leadership Pinellas and Leadership St. Petersburg.

Paige and her husband Garry have two children, Haynes who attends Lynn University and Quinn who graduated from Tampa Prep in 2018 and currently attends the University of Florida.

Susannah Wilson Smith ’87

Community Committee Chair

Susannah Wilson Smith ’87

Community Committee Chair
Elected 2014

Susannah Smith is a communications professional with expertise in qualitative research and message design, and a passion for wildlife conservation as it applies to human behavior. Her audience research has taken her across Florida to interview exotic pet owners regarding human-wildlife interactions on screen, and to eastern North Carolina to measure sentiment change associated with viewing wildlife programming.

Susannah was the Executive Producer for Red Wolf Revival, winner of Best Conservation Film at the 2016 International Wildlife Film Festival. She produced The Vault of Souls, an evening of elegant fear in Downtown Tampa. She previously worked at Busch Gardens Tampa as media spokesperson, zoo educator, and presentation trainer. She represented Busch Entertainment Corporation on CNN, Good Morning America, CBS’ Early Show, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, and others.

Susannah has a master’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida and a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Tulane University. She was selected as an Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leader in 2005 and served as President on the Board of Directors for The Wildlands Network from 2012-2015. She currently serves on the Tampa Preparatory Board of Trustees and was President of the Tampa Preparatory Alumni Association, a member of the Advisory Council for Film Tampa Bay, and Community Advisory Board member for USF’s Institute for Research in Art.

Jon Solomon

Infrastructure Committee Co-Chair

Jon Solomon

Elected 2013

Jon is the President and Owner of Javic Homes, a builder of custom homes in the Tampa Bay area. Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Solomon came to Tampa when he joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), a global management consulting firm in 1990 where he became a Partner in the Health & Life Sciences area. He received his MBA from Stetson University in 1990 and BA from Washington & Lee University in 1988. Jon and his wife, Margarite, are the parents of Jacob (’18) and Victoria (’20).

Paul Whiting ’86

Paul Whiting Jr. ’86

Elected 2017

Paul is a principal with AGW Capital Advisors, a “fee-only” investment consulting firm, where he leads a number of the firm’s institutional, non-profit, and private client relationships. Prior to co-founding AGW in 2009, Paul spent over fifteen years in the private equity (Seabreeze Holdings, One Equity Partners, Continental Illinois Venture Corporation), strategy consulting (Parthenon Group), and investment management (Eaton Vance Management) industries. He also oversees the firm’s finance and operations activities and serves on the firm’s investment committee. Paul earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Boston College and his Master of Business Administration from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Paul is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charter holder and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designee. Outside of work and family, Paul has always had a strong desire to give back to his community and has done so in a significant way as a trustee of Frameworks of Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay History Center, the Tampa Bay History Center Foundation, and the Tampa Preparatory School. Paul is a 1986 graduate of Tampa Prep, and he and his wife, Dana, have two sons who attended Prep (Jack ’17 and Austin ’19).

Megan Feindt

Ex-Officio, TPPA President

Megan Feindt

Ex-Officio, TPPA President

Megan Feindt earned her Bachelor of Science in Home Furnishings from High Point University. A few years later, Megan pursued her true passion and went back to school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She worked at the North Carolina Zoo for several years until she and her family moved to Virginia. There, she made the decision to put her career on hold and become a stay at home mom. She is the proud mother of son Reid, eighth grader at Tampa Prep, daughter Addison, in fourth grade and daughter Charlotte, in second grade. Both girls attend St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School where Megan has been very active within the parents association. She has twice been the lead on the golf tournament and twice co-chaired their benefit, the two largest fundraisers for the school. When asked what Megan loves about Prep, she is hard pressed to mention just one thing. She loves how the students allow each other to discover who they are. They are afforded this opportunity for self discovery through myriad educational, sports, language and fine arts options. All this, plus the students are offered the chance to change their minds. Her son, Reid (’22), has flourished in this environment.

Chelsea Nauta  ’07

Ex-Officio, Alumni Board President

Chelsea Nauta ’07

Ex-Officio, Alumni Board President

Chelsea graduated from Tampa Prep in 2007 as the student council president and went off to University of Georgia on a full swimming scholarship. Under 2008 Olympic Head Coach, Jack Bauerle, Chelsea captured an NCAA title, multiple SEC titles and was part of the 800 freestyle relay that broke the American Record. Chelsea enjoyed taking a leadership role within the athletic department as Co-President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), a member of the UGA Athletic Association (UGAA) Board of Trustees and UGAA L.E.A.D. program among other accolades. She majored in Biology, minored in Spanish and graduated Cum Laude in 2011. After competing in her second Olympic Trials in 2012, Chelsea decided to focus her attention on professional goals. Despite getting accepted into medical school in 2014, Chelsea decided to pursue an Executive MBA at USF and a business career at Greenway Health where she provides healthcare solutions to healthcare professionals. Chelsea still enjoys swimming, scuba diving, and spending time with her family who still lives in the area. As an Alumni Board member, Chelsea looks forward to giving back to the school that helped mold her youth in such a prominent way.

Lynda Remund

Ex-Officio, Downtown Tampa Partnership President

Lynda Remund

Ex-Officio, Tampa Downtown Partnership President

Lynda Remund serves as the Acting President and CEO for the Tampa Downtown Partnership. In her role, Remund manages and coordinates the daily operations of the Tampa Downtown Partnership including organizational structure, management and vision, company policies, and supporting the organization’s strategic initiatives, as well as leading efforts to expand the special assessment district. In her previous role as Chief Operating Officer, she held senior management responsibilities for operations of Tampa’s Downtown business improvement district and the organization’s contract with the City of Tampa, which it has maintained for over 23 years. Remund joined the Tampa Downtown Partnership as Director of District Operations in October 2000.In her tenure at the Partnership, Remund has successfully orchestrated two public art projects, developed a unique training program for the downtown ambassadors that partners with organizations such as AAA, Busch Gardens, and Tampa’s Fire and Police Departments, as well as facilitated a reorganization of staff members into rolls that align with the company’s strategic vision and mission. Prior to joining the Tampa Downtown Partnership, she served nine years with Chase Manhattan Bank/JPMorgan Chase; first supervising in the Bankcard division and later appointed Community and Special Events Coordinator, responsible for developing corporate employee-community volunteer programs, as well as managing and distributing the local philanthropic contributions and serving on the corporate-wide employee recognition and diversity committees. Remund facilitated over sixty community projects annually for 2500 employees and was awarded the corporation’s Volunteer of the Year in 1995; also receiving a Proclamation from the City of Tampa that same year for her commitment to volunteer and community services.During her career, Remund has served on several committees and organizations including the Krewe of Agustina de Aragon, Transportation Committee Chair for the Westshore Alliance, HARC Auxiliary Committee, Westshore Midday Business of Professional Women, Hillsborough County Committee of 99, and March of Dimes Task Force Member. She is an alumna of the Leadership Westshore Class of 1998 and Leadership Tampa Class of 2005. She holds a SHRM-CP certification in human resources and is currently a member of the International Downtown Association, Urban Land Institute, , and serves on the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, Tampa Preparatory School’s Board of Trustees, Visit Tampa Bay’s Advisory Committee, and Rays 100 Committee.Remund is a Tampa native, graduating from Chamberlain High School. She resides in Dunedin, FL with her husband, Rene and mini dachshund. She is the mother to her late son, Bobby, and a daughter, Lindsay, who lives in Tampa. She spends much of her spare time with friends and family and her three grandsons, twin 4 year-olds, and a 5 year-old.

Gail D. Bernucca

Trustee Emerita

Gail D. Bernucca

Trustee Emerita

Gail Bernucca has been a realtor at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate since 1999. She received her undergraduate degree from John Hopkins University and her M.B.A. from the Boston University Graduate School of Management. Gail has served on the Board of Trustees since 2005 and was the President of the Board from 2010-2015. She was Auction Chair in both 2006 and 2007. Gail is also an active community volunteer and, most notably, has served on the Board of Trustees at Congregation Schaarai Zedek and on the Board of Trustees at Independent Day School. Gail and her husband Lou are the parents of Matt (’06).

Cathy R. Smith

Trustee Emerita

Cathy R. Smith

Trustee Emerita

Cathy Smith was named Trustee Emeritus in 2004 after serving as President of the Board, 2001-2003. She and her husband Bob are the parents of three Tampa Prep graduates, Kristin (’95), Justin (’98), and Megan (’03). The Smiths own Psychological Assessment Resources Inc. (PAR, Inc.), a company that publishes psychological, educational, and career interest tests. Cathy is a community activist who serves on the Board of Directors for Meals On Wheels of Tampa and the Advisory Board of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree in Nursing.

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