Board of Directors

Jack Azzaretto, PhD

Jack Azzaretto, PhD
Chairman of the Board

Dr. Azzaretto holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Northeastern University, an MA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, an MPA in Public Administration, and a Doctor of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Dr. Azzaretto served our country as a Lieutenant in the US Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a professor of Professional and Community Leadership at the University of West Florida where he teaches courses related to public and nonprofit administration and has a particular fondness for the field of Administrative Ethics, having given numerous presentation on practical and professional ethics. A national leader, Azzaretto is a frequent speaker at national and international forums that focus on educational outreach, continuing education, workforce and economic development.

Alan Gieseman Alan Gieseman, JD, MBA, CPA, FACHE
Vice President

Mr. Gieseman is the Chief Executive Officer of White-Wilson Medical Center and is well recognized within the health care industry. He is active in the community and has served as Chairman of the Greater FWB Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Okaloosa /Walton County United Way, and Vice President of the Mental Health association of Okaloosa/Walton Counties. He currently serves as a Director of the University of West Florida Foundation and Vice President of the FWB Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Kenneth Haskin, M.D. Kenneth Haskin, M.D.
Treasurer

Dr. Haskin retired after 17 years in the White-Wilson Internal Medicine Department and a total of 30 years of service to the community. He is board certified with the National Board of Medical Examiners and American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Haskin received his Medical Doctor degree from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Haskin serves on the White-Wilson Medical Center Board of Directors.



Mara Clark Mara Clark
Mara Clark has been in the advertising and media industry for more than 20 years. Her expertise includes marketing strategy and campaign implementation, graphic design, and social media strategy. She currently works for Cox Media as the Digital Media Product Specialist for the FL/GA Region. In here, she puts her skills to good use as she collaborates to create compelling multi-screen campaigns that accomplish client's goals. She is certified by the prestigious IAB on Digital Media Sales, Certified in Google Analytics, and has a degree in Advertising from the University of Puerto Rico.

In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, working on her fashion blog with photographer/husband Jim Clark (@CareerMyStyle), and watching her two kids be part of their high school marching band. She currently serves on the AAF 4th District's Executive Board as the Immediate Past Governor.

Mark Dutram, CPWA®, CFP® Mark Dutram
Mark Dutram, CPWA®, CFP®, has over twenty years of experience in helping to meet the financial, retirement and investment planning needs of families, business owners, and professionals. Mark serves as Vice President at LPL Financial and is an active member in the local community. He is involved with the Fort Walton Beach Chamber, board member of the Emerald Coast Estate Planning Council, Past President for Fresh Start Children and Families, Inc. Mark teaches classes at Northwest Florida State College on various life and financial planning concepts such as investments, asset management, risk management and estate planning. Mark has two boys and has been married to wife Sondra for over 30 years.


Ray McGovern Ray McGovern
Ray McGovern, CPWA® is a Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor and Portfolio Manager with McGovern, O'Dell & Associates at Merrill Lynch. Ray joined Merrill Lynch in 1981 in New York City and has been in the Fort Walton Beach office since 1983. He has been named in Barron's annual ranking of the Top 1,000 Financial Advisors in the United States from 2010 thru 2013 and in Barron's Top 1200 Financial Advisors in the United States from 2014 thru 2019. In 2018 and 2019 Ray was named to the Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" list. He has served on the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Advisory Board, the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center Board of Directors, the Northwest Florida State College Foundation Board of Directors and is involved with many charitable organizations throughout the community. Ray and his wife Judy reside in Fort Walton Beach.
Bob Perry Bob Perry
Bob is the General Manager of Destin Commons and has held that position since February of 2009, nearly nine years. Bob is active in our local community having served on the Boards of the Emerald Coast Foundation, Rotary Club of Destin, Resurrection Catholic Church and the Destin Chamber of Commerce. He will be the Chairman of the Destin Chamber for 2018.

He has managed shopping malls and strip centers ranging in size from 100,000 S.F to over 2.0 million S.F., including properties in Atlanta, Birmingham and St. Thomas, USVI. Property Management is his second career after spending the first 15 years out of college in the oil and gas industry.

Bob and his wife Bonnie have been married nearly 39 years and they have three grown and married children and four grandchildren and they currently reside in Miramar Beach.
Neko Stubblefield Neko Stubblefield
Neko Stubblefield is the Membership and Community Development Manager with Eglin Federal Credit Union. Ms. Stubblefield is a graduate of Faulkner University's Harris College of Business and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Corporate Finance. Neko moved to the Emerald Coast 24 years ago and has called it home ever since. Ms. Stubblefield is active in the local community and serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce as Vice Chair of the Membership Committee. Her extensive career within the financial services industry, serving in various management and leadership roles, has afforded her the opportunity to partner with area non-profit organizations and schools conducting financial literacy seminars to help prepare and position young adults to achieve financial success. Neko has been honored with various career achievement awards and is actively involved in serving her community through volunteer efforts with the Crestview Mentor Program, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and Okaloosa Saves. Ms. Stubblefield also serves our community through membership in the Fort Walton Beach, Niceville/Valparaiso, Destin, Navarre, and Crestview Chambers of Commerce.

Neko credits her role as "Mother in Chief" as her most valued role to date and it is her love and devotion to her children, Joshua and Madison, that sustains her.
Additional Board Members: Teresa Halverson, Bill Roberts, and Ewa Ruyan