Board of Directors

  • Eric T. Olson

    U.S. Navy Admiral (ret)

    Independent national security consultant.

    38 years active duty U.S. Navy. Last assignment: Commander of the United States Special Operations Command.

  • N. Lee Price

    U.S. Army Major General (ret)

    Runs a consulting firm focusing on leadership training, governance, and strategic planning.

    35 years active duty U.S. Army. Last assignment: Program Executive Officer Command, Control, Communications - Tactical.

  • James Chuck

    President of Ultra Armoring & Defense and Metal Works Mfg. Co.

    Served as United States Special Operations Command's Chief Information Officer and later, its Acquisition Executive.

  • Paul Lemmo

    Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Integrated Warfare Systems & Sensors

    Previously VP/GM of Fire Control/SOF Contractor Logistics Support Services for Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control in Orlando.

    Over 30 years of experience in business development, engineering and program management.

  • Stephen Mitchell

    Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (Tampa)

    Former Board of Trustees Member

  • Gordon Gillette

    CEO for Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

    USF Foundation Board of Directors member.

    Previously, CEO of Tampa Electric Company and President of Florida Operations.

  • Michael Merrill

    Hillsborough County Administrator


  • Dr. Robert Bishop

    Dean, USF College of Engineering

    President and CEO of Institute of Applied Engineering

  • Mr. Eric Forsyth

    Executive Director

  • Mr. Tim Baxter

    Director, USF SOFWERX Operations

  • Ms. Sharon Pinson

    Contracts Manager

  • Ms. Britney Edwards

    Fiscal and Business Manager

  • Mr. John Harrington

    Facility Security Officer