Tiffany D. Chatmon

President

Tiffany graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Public Relations and her MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is currently employed as an Account Manager for Hilti, Inc. When she is not spending time with her son or traveling, Tiffany is actively involved in the Tampa Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the National Association of Women in Construction and the UF Association of Black Alumni. Her favorite UF experience is attending football games in the Swamp.

 

Ruan R. Cox, Jr.

President-Elect

Dr. Ruan Cox graduated from the University of Florida in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Following his time in Gainesville, he attained a master's and doctoral degree in biomedical sciences at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Molecular Medicine. Ruan now works in the Innovation Office at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, the nation's third largest cancer center. At Moffitt, Ruan fosters important pharmaceutical partnerships that support innovative cancer research. These partnerships have resulted in over $50 million in cancer research dollars and innovative studies that contribute to the cure and prevention of cancer. Ruan is excited to serve his local Tampa community, especially helping to provide scholarships to the next generation of great Gators.

 

Amy Stanley

IMMEDIATE PAST President

Amy graduated from the ProTeach program at the University of Florida with her B.A. and M.Ed. in Elementary Education. She is currently a 6th grade science teacher at Burns Middle School. She is also a host for Team Trivia and loves both hosting and playing trivia. Amy is a huge Tampa Bay Lightning fan on top of being a Gator. Her favorite UF tradition is the Homecoming parade because she loves how it brings the city together!

 

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Cassie Donovan

TREASURER/CFO

Cassie, a Tampa native, graduated from UF with her Bachelors and Masters in Accounting. She is also a licensed CPA in the State of Florida and works for the New York Yankees Corporate Office in Tampa. Cassie loves the beach, trying new Pinterest recipes and traveling. She has decided to follow in Janie’s footsteps and is running her first half marathon (bucket list item) at Disney in November. This year will be her 10th year in a row attending Florida/Georgia and never misses an opportunity to attend a Gator function!

Brandi Frantzis

Academics VP

Brandi graduated from the University of Florida majoring in Family, Youth and Community Sciences, minoring in Education. She is currently teaching 5th Grade Math and Science at Independence Academy. Brandi enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling. Her favorite UF tradition is singing “We are the Boys” during football games and going to Gator Walk.

 

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Cynthia Plunkett

Young Alumni VP

Cynthia was born in Lima, Peru and moved to the Greater Northdale area in Tampa in 1993 with her family. Currently residing in South Tampa, she has witnessed Tampa’s culture from the suburbs to the center of urban life in the city. After graduating from UF with a degree in Journalism and Communications, she began her career in the internet marketing industry working for a Gainesville area startup before relocating to Toronto, ON, where she worked for an international lifestyle brand. Cynthia is currently the Marketing Communications Specialist for a local agency, Socius Marketing, Inc. She serves as the Young Alumni VP for the Tampa Gator Club, overseeing the club’s largest fundraising event, Gator Rompin’, and new events for young alumni who are residing in Hillsborough County.

 

Tara Alfonso

Membership VP

Tara graduated from the University of Florida in 2009 from the College of Journalism and Communications with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Relations with a minor in Family, Youth and Community Sciences. After returning to her hometown of South Tampa, she pursued a career in the healthcare industry and currently manages the medical office of the Chief of Neurological Surgery at St Joseph's Hospital. She's active in the Tampa community, volunteering with the Tampa Gator Club and participating in other local charities and events. She enjoys attending local sporting events, concerts and watching Gator football. Go Gators!

 

Allysen Kerr

Secretary

There are a few things that Allysen Kerr loves: graphic design, developing brands, storytelling, business, and being a Florida Gator. An alumna of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, she learned the art of storytelling and developed a passion for design and online media. Upon graduating in 2010, she spent the next five years obtaining additional skills in sales, marketing, communications, management and business development. In 2012, she launched a graphic design company that creates brands and designs for start-ups, nonprofits and individuals. In addition to running her design company, Allysen also serves as the Creative Director for a local creative and marketing agency. She is excited to serve on the TGC board and to give back to the Gator Nation.

 

Bryan Haviland

ATHLETICS VP

Bryan Haviland received his MBA from University of Florida in 2009. Last year, Bryan along with his wife, Hildie, and 2 year old daughter, Havana, moved to Tampa from Detroit, Michigan. Bryan is currently the Operations Manager at Paymasters, Inc. Bryan enjoys trying new craft beers, travelling whenever possible, and watching the Gators win football games.

 

Devon Long

YP Director

Devon graduated from UF in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  She went on to pursue a career in Commercial Banking and currently holds a position as a Middle Market Relationship Manager working directly with business owners and executives throughout Tampa Bay. Community involvement and participation in various community projects are very important to Devon.  She is also a Volunteer/Big with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.

 

Jennifer Riley

VP of Communications

Born and raised in a Gator family, I found myself attending the University of Florida in 1998, despite some adolescent attempts to go against the family way. I graduated in 2003, with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science and a minor in Business. I spent a decade working in sales and marketing, and finally made my way to Tampa. As I started to build a life in the beautiful bay area, I attend UF again, online, and received a degree in Health and Human Behavior. As a mother of two, and a small business owner, I'm always running. But, I will always slow down for a Gator football game! I love living in, and giving back, to this community thru serving with the Tampa Gator Club.

 

Jordan Patrick

Webmaster

Jordan graduated from UF in 2012 with undergraduate degree in Economics. Since then, Jordan has Co-Founded a Tech Startup and is currently a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Chief Product Officer for Harness in Tampa. He was previously on the Jacksonville & DC Gator Club Board of Directors before relocating to Tampa. Jordan was also a Board Member for the JAX Chamber Information Technology Council and was part of the inaugural team that founded Tech Coast Conference as the Webmaster and Director of Communications. Jordan helps with the web development, graphic design and technology needs for the Tampa Gator Club.