Our Team


Board of Directors:

  • Buck Martinez –  FPL and Founder of Student ACES
  • Dionne Boldin – Q81 Foundation and Anquan and Dionne Boldin Scholarship Fund
  • Brian Muller – LKD Accounting Firm 
  • Syd Kitson- CEO Kitson and Partners.
  • Rob Kornahrens- CEO Advanced Roofing


  • Krissy Webb – Executive Director and Co-Founder
  • Rebecca Tucker – Alumni and Operations

Advisory group launched September 2015:

  • Adriana Hauser (Senior Director of the Public Affairs practice at Newlink Communications) –  Adriana is a seasoned communications professional with extensive knowledge and insight into issues and people honed through more than 15 years of reporting on current events, national and international news in English and Spanish.
  • Agustin Arellano – CFO of NV2A Group
  • Belinda Keiser – Belinda’s ongoing efforts contribute to Florida’s economic and workforce development priorities, global competitiveness and the legal, education, and healthcare communities.
  • Beth Johnston (Senior Market Development Manager, Florida Blue) – Beth Johnston, Senior Market Development Manager for the Southern region of Florida Blue. 
  • Bryant Salter – CEO of Business Diplomacy Consulting
  • Chad Jenkins founded Jenkins Group to respond to the diverse security needs of the public and private sector. His service to his nation started at 17 years of age and has spanned across three decades. Chad’s passion for protecting his country and its citizens is paramount.
  • Chris Gannon – Co-Founder of Bolay and Marketing Director PDQ.
  • Chief Clarence D. Williams, III– Chief of Police Riviera Beach Police Department.
  • Coach Mike Jarvis – Lifetime Coach, Author, Professional Speaker, College Basketball Analyst.
  • Dr. Christian Garrett Kling – Co-Founder Senior Investment Analyst and Chairman Emeritus B.S. Economics, M.B.A. Finance, PhD Urban Planning, PhD Economics MDIV Founder and CEO ($51.1 Billion in assets under Co-Founder Assistant CFO Sr. VP Investments
  • David Rinker – Director of M.E.Rinker, Sr. Foundation, Director and Secretary of David and Leighan Rinker Foundation, Finance Committee Member of The King’s Academy, Managing Member of Four Corners Holding Group
  • Don Fox – CEO Firehouse Subs. Don Fox is Chief Executive Officer of Firehouse of America, LLC, in which he leads the strategic growth of Firehouse Subs, one of America’s leading fast casual restaurant brands. 
  • Dr. Carlos Campo – President at Ashland University in Ohio. He also serves as the chair of the Hispanic Education Alliance of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. 
  • Ellen Gray Van Arsdale – Director of Student Intervention Services for the Palm Beach County School District and Principal of South Tech.
  • Eric Silagy – President and Chief Executive Officer of Florida Power and Light.
  • Howard Schnellenberger – Assistant coach for the University of Kentucky (1959-1960), University of Alabama (1961-1965), Los Angeles Rams (1966-1969) and Miami Dolphins (1970-1972, 1975-1978). Head coach for the Baltimore Colts (1973-1974), University of Miami (1979-1983), University of Louisville (1985-1994), University of Oklahoma (1995) and Florida Atlantic University (2001-present).
  • Jack Grubbs – United States General.
  • James M. Gelfand – General Manager of PGA National Members Club in Palm Beach Gardens Florida.
  • Jamie Levin – Director, Corporate Communications at TBC Corporation. With more than 10 years of experience spanning consumer and health public relations as well as internal communications and corporate giving, Jamie Levin brings wide-ranging expertise, strong leadership background, and passion for mentorship to Student ACES.
  • Jorge L. Arrizurieta – President of Arrizurieta and Associates. Jorge is a past president of Florida Free Trade of the Americas (FTAA) where he was the driving force in the drafting of a policy recommendation that Governor Bush sent to President Bush and his administration that lead to the formation of the Interamerican Ethanol Commission and the important collaboration taking place between the United States Government and the Western Hemisphere.
  • Josh Kellam – Vice President ESGCO.
  • Justin Sayfie – Attorney and Government Relations Consultant at Sayfie Law Firm.  From 1999 to 2001, Justin served as a top advisor to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. As a lobbyist, Justin effectively engages with multiple levels of government and provides strategic counsel to his clients.
  • Larry Kelleher – Former VP of FPL Group.
  • Lee J. Chimerakis – Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley.
  • Manny Mencia – Sr VP Enterprise Florida
  • Michael Wall- President Wall Financial 
  • Neil Jacobsen – President of LiveNation Florida.
  • Tom Rooney- Congressman 
  •  Paul Tanner – Senior Vice President-Investments for UBS.
  • Pete Martinez – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Game Changer Tech.
  • Rachel Docekal, MBA, Ed.D has a passion for advocacy and destigmatization surrounding the disease addiction. In her role as Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy for Origins Behavioral Healthcare, Dr. Docekal is responsible for the organization’s brand management, marketing, public relations, advertising, social media and business development.
  •  Rich Holland – President of Holland Advisors.
  • Rich Paul-Hus – CEO Whoop Wireless. Rich is President of INcomm and Senior Vice President and an owner of Hypower, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Rob Kornahrens – CEO Advanced Roofing.
  • Romeo Crennel – Romeo is an American football defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans.
  • Steve Politziner – As the Vice President of Good Karma Brands and General Manager of ESPN West Palm, Steve Politziner has taken the mission of being the first sports radio station to serve the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast and expanded it into a sports marketing enterprise.
  • Steve Schott (CAP Advisors) – Stephen Schott has over twenty five years of experience in consulting to endowments, foundations, insurance and Captive plans, Taft-Hartley plans, and public pensions.
  • Syd Kitson – Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners.
  • Tania Rogers – WPTV News Anchor and Reporter.
  • Tyler Greene –World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Daly Kay Reback – Junior Advisor to the board.

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