Board of Trustees:Dr. Graig Shaak - Chairman
George McClure - Vice ChairMaj. General Gerry Maloney - Past Chair
Theresa Floyd - Treasurer
CAPT Gregory Streeter - Secretary
Judy Burnett Albright
Mark Bailey, Jr.
Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez
LTC Maury Keiser, USA, (Ret.)
Dr. Greg McLeod
Kathy Fleming, ex-officio
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Board of Trustees:
Judy Burnett Albright
Mark F. Bailey, Jr.
Mark F. Bailey, Jr. is currently the Marketing Coordinator at The Bailey Group – an insurance, benefits and financial strategies firm. Before joining the firm, Mark lived in Los Angeles and worked for Twentieth Century Fox Television and the TV show Glee as an Office Production Assistant. Prior to Glee, Mark was a part-time/swing air talent on 95.1 WAPE in Jacksonville, Florida. Mark began his career as an intern at 94.1 WSOS in St. Augustine at the age of 17.
Mark was born and raised in St. Augustine. He attended RB Hunt Elementary School, The Bolles School, Cathedral Parish School, St. Joseph Academy and finally Flagler College.
Mark graduated from Flagler College in 2008 with a B.A in Communications. Mark is on the Executive Council of the Tower Club, the Board of Trustees for St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum and the Board of Trustees for the United Way.
Bob Buehn is currently Program Manager and Regional Director for Compass Solutions Corporation of Alexandria, VA. He oversees logistics and warehousing contracts supporting aircraft rework at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast at NAS Jacksonville.
He retired from a 30-year career in the US Navy in 2008. His career included command of an aircraft squadron and command of US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After retirement, he was the City of Jacksonville’s Chief of Military Affairs in the administration of Mayor John Peyton.
In October, 2011, Gov. Rick Scott appointed him as the Florida state commissioner to the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children.
Bob is a graduate of the University of Florida and the US Naval War College and currently serves as an adjunct professor for the war college, teaching a graduate course in National Security Affairs. He is active in various Navy, Veteran and community organizations, and is on the Board of Trustees of Specialty Hospital.
He has two sons, both Naval officers. Bob and his wife Debi live on Swimming Pen Creek in Fleming Island, where he enjoys boating and fishing on the St. Johns River.
Mauricio Gonzalez is currently Vice President for Student and International Affairs. Before coming to UNF he was the Associate Vice President for Student Life at the University of Cincinnati. Before his appointment at the University of Cincinnati, he held the position of Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Toledo and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Gonzalez completed an undergraduate degree in fine arts from the University of Texas at Arlington and received a master’s degree in Latin American Studies with emphasis in Latin American art history from the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico. His Ph.D. in art education was completed at Florida State University.
Dr. Gonzalez was a National Endowment for the Arts fellow in 1979. In 1989 received a USIA Academic Specialist Grant to the Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Etnologia, in Guatemala City and then in 1990, he was the recipient of a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar Award to the University of San Carlos in Guatemala where he worked on the creation and advancement of an urban University Art Museum. He was also installed as a member of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars for achievements in the area of international education and exchange in 1992. Dr. Gonzalez served as a member of the Discipline Advisory Committee for Fulbright Scholars awards in Museology from 1995-2000 as well as a Field Reviewer at the Institute of Museum Services in Washington, D.C. in 1986-87 and again in 1990.
Raymond (Ray) H. Hamel
Ray Hamel has been involved with the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum since 1990 and, along with his wife Barbara, is the creator of Sunset Moonrise, a wildly successful once monthly fundraiser.
Hamel, graduated with a BA in Psychology from St. Johns University and served an extended tour of duty as a member of the United States Marines in the Vietnam War.
The former Combat Engineer returned home to New York City and went work for Ebasco Services, Inc. before he joined Scudder, Stevens & Clark where he stayed for 24-years.
Ray Hamel is also an entrepreneur. Hamel was the owner of Ray-Bar Services, Commercial & Charter Fishing and Ray H. Hamel Weather Caster (Mr. Hamel forecasted for corporate clients such as Six Flags, Ski Mountains, Petro Oil, and Scudder).
The former Museum Board of Trustees Chairman, is a United States Coast Guard Licensed Ship Captain and currently works as a Ships Master & NPS Ranger.
Maury Keiser graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1961 with a BS Degree in Geology and Mineralogy. Upon his graduation he was commissioned a 2nd LT in the Regular Army retiring in 1983 after 22 years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel. Upon his retirement he joined The Navy Federal Credit Unions’ executive staff as the Facility Manager of its Headquarters Facility in Vienna, VA. In his 17 years at the Credit Union he was responsible for the operations, maintenance, renovations and construction of the organizations headquarters complex. As an active member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) he served as President of the associations chapter in Washington DC. He went onto serve as president of the IFMA Foundation and served on both the Associations Board and Foundation Board. He is a Certified Facility Manager and a Lifetime member of the Association. In 1996 he was elected as an IFMA Fellow.
Upon his retirement from the Credit Union in early 2000 he volunteered in the boatbuilding program at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation in Alexandria VA. Upon his wife Phyllis’s’ retirement from Prince William County Schools’ in 2003 they cruised for two winters season on the ICW from Annapolis to Florida on their 30 foot sloop IMPULSE. That’s how they found St. Augustine. During the second cruise in 2004 they built a home here and relocated from Northern VA. Both he and Phyllis became active Volunteers at the Castillo, Spanish Quarter, and Lighthouse. Maury worked with the staff at LAMP to establish the Boatworks Program and serves as unofficial leader of the volunteers in the program. Four years ago he became active in planning for the 450th commemoration and became chair of the 450 Corps tall ship committee, which has evolved into the St Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation that is working in conjunction with the First Light Maritime Society and Fountain of Youth in the construction of a Chalupa and other maritime activities. He is also a trustee of Temple Bet Yam and serves as their religious activities chair. The Keisers’ are members of the St. Augustine Yacht Club and Maury is a member of the Club’s Board of Directors.
George M. McClure
George M. McClure is an attorney at law and a partner in McClure Bloodworth P.L. Mr. McClure has practiced law in St. Augustine since 1975 and concentrates in the area of zoning, land use and the acquisition, entitlement, development and disposition of real estate. As an undergraduate at Cornell University Mr. McClure participated in a highly competitive Ford Foundation program for academically advanced students, and graduated 2 ½ years after matriculation. Mr. McClure then returned to his home state and graduated from the University of Florida College of Law. The Martindale Hubbell peer review publication rates Mr. McClure as an AV Preeminent Lawyer.
The civic and charitable activities of Mr. McClure have included his service as a City Commissioner and Mayor of St. Augustine Beach; a member of the board of directors of the St. Augustine Rotary Club, the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Service Center of St. Johns County and the Gateway Girl Scout Council; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Flagler Hospital, Inc., Flagler Health Care Systems, Inc., and the advisory board of Boys and Girls Clubs of North Florida. Mr. McClure was recently appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve as a Trustee of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.
Greg McLeod has been professionally involved in education since 1993 with experiences teaching at the middle school, high school, and college levels and leading marketing and technology training efforts at the corporate level. Greg has earned a B.A. degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.Ed. at North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. at Barry University. He has been recognized for teaching excellence, presented at numerous statewide and national conferences, and has published articles on instructional design and academic achievement.
Greg is a member of several higher education-related associations and through active community service, has participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life events, Habitat for Humanity, the Kappa Alpha Psi Guide Right Mentoring program, the Take Stock in Children Mentoring program, and more.
Currently, Greg serves as Provost of the St. Augustine Campus of St. Johns River State College and is actively involved in the St. Augustine community where he, his wife Beverly, and their two children call home. He is a 2012 graduate of Leadership St. Johns and works closely with the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, United Way, St. Johns County School District, Haven Hospice, and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum.
Graig D. Shaak
Graig D. Shaak is a 39 year museum veteran. He has spent his entire professional career at the Florida Museum of Natural History. He received his BS, MAT and PhD degrees at Shippensburg University, Indiana University and University of Pittsburgh, respectively. He was on the University of Florida faculty for 35 years and served as an instructor in the Department of Geology and the UF Museum Studies Program. He was awarded the UF Student Affairs Outstanding Contribution to Student Life Award. He also received the Outstanding Leadership and Service Award from the UF Recreational Sports Program. He also served on and chaired the Florida Advisory Council on Science Education.
He is active with the Geological Society of America, Florida Association of Museums, Southeastern Museums Conference and American Association of Museums. Graig is a past president of SEMC and past board member of AAM.
He served as Interim Executive Director of SEMC from July through October, 2009.
Graig has served on seven AAM Accreditation visit teams, four times as team contact. He also has served on eight MAP surveys. Graig served on the 2009 IMLS 21st Century Museums Grants Panel and Museum Data Collection Field Convening.
Graig was honored with the Florida Association of Museums Lifetime Achievement Award and the SEMC James R. Short, Lifetime Achievement Award upon his retirement in 2007.
Tom Slade has been happily married to Linda Slade since 1983. Children are Elizabeth born in 1985 and Kimzey born in 1987. Tom was raised in Jacksonville FL. and spent many days boating in and around St. Augustine. Tom earned a degree in business from Florida State University in 1979. Tom Founded TCI Powder Coatings in 1987. TCI is a manufacturer of powder coatings. TCI supplies other manufacturing business around the world. Tom also participates in various other business efforts.
Peter's career has been exclusively involved with transport of cargo by sea.
For thirty years he worked for the Danish shipowner A. P. Moller/Maersk Line in New York, Copenhagen, Philadelphia, Miami, Caracas, and Santo Domingo, beginning as a trainee working in the mail room and becoming an officer and managing director. He was proactively instrumental convincing Maersk to be pioneers moving cargo at sea by container, and Maersk is now the largest global container carrier. Later he initiated Maersk's extension of containership services into Latin America and was formally named, "Founding Father of Maersk in Latin America."
Since retiring from Maersk in 2000, Peter was for two years a General Manager of the Grand Bahama Port Authority in Freeport. Freeport Container Port has grown larger in container throughput then the Port of Miami. He is now President of the Board of the Florida Shipowners Group Inc. and Executive Director of the Caribbean Shipowners Association.
His wife Debbie and he lived on Anastasia Island since 2000. They have four children, no more expected, and ten grandchildren, more hoped for.
Captain Gregory F. Streeter, USN (Ret)
Captain Streeter was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he attended Catholic Grade School, Catholic High School, and one year at Marquette University. He joined the NROTC at Marquette as a Contract student. During his freshman year he took a competitive entrance exam for the United States Naval Academy and succeeded in obtaining a Presidential appointment. He entered the Naval Academy in 1954 and graduated, receiving his commission in the Navy in 1958.
Captain Streeter attended the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Ca receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering and attended the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. receiving an equivalent Masters Degree in Strategy and Tactics. Other Shore duty assignments included 2 years with the Strategic Systems Project Office and five years in the Pentagon with the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Surface Warfare.
After his retirement from the Navy in 1986, he worked five years for Electronic Data Systems Corp, seven years for PRC, Inc and two years, for GRC, Inc, all in the Washington, D.C., area marketing Information Technology Systems and Services to the Federal Government. He retired in 2000.
Captain Streeter is the Commander General of the Naval Order of the United States and the National Chairman for the Naval Order of the United States Navy D-Day Monument Project. He is actively involved with the Navy League, belongs to the Naval Academy Alumni Association, the Military Officers Association of America, the Tin Can Sailors Association and the American Legion.