Board of Trustees:Mrs. Theresa Floyd
Mr. Peter Spiller
Maj. General Gerry Maloney,
Dr. Graig Shaak
Dr. Greg McLeod
CAPT. Gregory Streeter, USN (Ret.)
Ms. Judy Burnett Albright
Mr. Mark Bailey, Jr.
CAPT. Bob Buehn, USN (Ret.)
Mrs. Lauren Goedelman
Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez
Mr. Irving Kass
LTC Maury Keiser
Mr. Tom Slade
Mrs. Kathy Fleming
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Judy Burnett Albright called St. Augustine home throughout the 80’s and returned in 2005. She joined the Junior Service League in 1983, shortly after the adoption of the lighthouse restoration project. Albright recalls fond memories of watching the Lighthouse gain its black and white stripes while at R. B. Hunt School where she assisted in physical education and simultaneously served as the director of the preschool at Memorial Presbyterian Church. Judy has spent much of her professional career working with children. She was in the classroom for a number of years before becoming the assistant director of The Pembroke Hill School’s Summer Programs in Kansas City, MO, where she worked for nearly 14 years. Retired from the classroom, Judy now works part time at Coomes Oil. Judy is a deacon in the PSUSA and member of Memorial Presbyterian Church. Judy has two adult children: Dr. David Luther Albright, Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri and Beth Albright Wetzler, an attorney in Atlanta. She is also the proud grandmother of six: Avery, Lee, Camille, Elizabeth, Henry and Maren.
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.
Theresa Floyd is a native of St. Augustine Fl with Minorcan roots. She is a graduate of St. Augustine High School and earned her BA in Business from the University of North Florida. Theresa is a Vice President in Business Banking with Wells Fargo Bank and has been a part of the company since 1999. She is involved in her community and currently sits on the board of the Womens Business Center and is a member of Junior Service League and Ancient City Road Runners. Theresa has been a United Way Leader in Giving for the past four years. She is a firm believer that giving and participating in her community is a priority. She appreciates the community she lives in and feels it is everyone’s job to make it a better place every day.
Theresa is married to Jay Floyd and they have a daughter, Devin. Theresa has run six marathons, completed three triathlons and participated in many road and mud races. When not working, volunteering or running, she enjoys camping with her family at any state or national park.
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.
Irving Kass is the proprieter of two premiere St. Augustine businesses, the St. George Inn and A Fantasy in Flowers. Kass has decades of management experience at premiere accommodations including the Adam’s Mark of Jacksonville and Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami. He is the past chairman of the St. Johns County Visitors and Convention Bureau and past vice chairman of the St. Johns County Tourism Development Council. He is a current member of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville as well as the Jacksonville and St. Johns Chambers of Commerce. Kass and his wife Susan have been married 29 years.
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.
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 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 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.