Hillsborough Community College Foundation Announces 2018-2019 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

July 31, 2018



The Hillsborough Community College Foundation announced its 2018-2019 Executive Committee and Board of Directors, with eight new members who were elected to three-year terms beginning July 1, 2018.

“During this important year as we celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary, we are particularly excited to welcome this great group of new members to our Board,” said Stephen Shear, Executive Director of the HCC Foundation. “Along with our returning members, they will help us fulfill our mission as we launch the Foundation’s first comprehensive funding campaign this fall.”
2018-2019 Board Chair Rich Shannon said, “We have a busy year and many great things to accomplish this year at the HCC Foundation.  I am excited and privileged to work with the wonderful group of professionals and community leaders on our Board of Directors for 2018-2019 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of HCC, embark on our funding campaign, and continue enhancing and supporting HCC and its students.”

Executive Committee
Rich Shannon, Chair, Specialized Property Services, Inc.
Ryan Sladek, Vice-Chair, PNC Bank
Gary Vien, Immediate Past Chair, Suncoast Credit Union
William C. Hirsch, Treasurer, CPA
Al Erdman, Hillsborough Community College
Louise Ellrod, Charles Perry Partners, Inc.
Gina Evans, Tampa International Airport
Charles M. Holloman II, Esq., Holloman Law
Randall Reid, JE Dunn Construction

Ann E. Allen, Fifth Third Bank
Paul Anderson, Port Tampa Bay
* Eric Bailey, CapTrust
* Keith Bell, Suntrust
Rey Bulnes, The Bulnes Group
Tina Cotton, USAA
Ana Cruz, Ballard Partners
Justin Day, Capital City Consulting
*James Esner, GTE
Craig Hardesty, Hillsborough Community College
Jaclyn Kilpatrick, Step Up For Students
Stephen Koontz, Tampa Bay Trane
* Honorable Rick Lott, Plant City Mayor
Bruce Napier, TECO Services
Matthew Novak, St. Joseph’s Hospital-South
* Anne M. Nymark, Brandon Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Lucila Ramiro, Tampa General Medical Group
* Sonya Shannon, Busch Gardens
Chris Taylor, CT Equity Group
* Georgia Vahue, Ruskin Firehouse Cultural Center
Garrett VonEye, Valley National Bank
* Caroline Vostrejs, The Beck Group
*Indicates new Board of Directors Member

The Hillsborough Community College Foundation supports HCC in its mission to deliver affordable educational opportunities that help students become successful, productive citizens. Through annual scholarships, endowments, program and faculty support, and collegewide funding initiatives, the Foundation has awarded more than $12,000,000 since its inception and changed thousands of lives for the better.


Ashley Carl

Media Contacts

Ashley Carl, Executive Director of Marketing & Public Relations
acarl@hccfl.edu, 813.253.7158

Angela Walters, Strategic Communications Officer
awalters13@hccfl.edu, 813.259.6589

Debbi Ordaz, Public Relations Specialist
dordaz@hccfl.edu, 813.253.7066   

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