Jeff is honored to serve as the C12 Chair for the Emerald Coast. The Emerald Coast includes Destin, Ft Walton Beach, Niceville, and Santa Rosa Beach of Florida. In this role, he wants to assist business leaders in building their organizations to both have a greater impact and to operate at a higher level on the Emerald Coast and beyond.
Jeff has over 45 years of professional work and 35 years as a graduate-level professor with Florida Tech. More importantly, for over 30 years he has professed Jesus Christ through lifelong and expanding learning experiences by the grace of God.
His government service includes military service as a Commander of an Army Field Artillery unit and training in Airborne, Ranger, and Pathfinder operations. His government research work was at the Army Aviation and Missile R&D Engineering Center and the Army Night Vision Lab as a general engineer. His related industrial work was at Booz Allen Hamilton as an Associate, at the University of Alabama Huntsville as a Research Scientist, at General Dynamics as a Director of Special Projects, and at Textron Defense Systems as Director of Advanced Programs.
He is a graduate of West Point, the Army Production Engineering Intern Program, Texas A&M-Texarkana University, Nova Southeastern University, and the Air War College Seminar Program.
He has been blessed with four grown children from his first wife of 34 years who died of brain cancer in 2008. He was remarried in 2011 to Robin, an Army veteran also, who has three grown children for a blended family of seven grown children and twenty-one grandchildren. Robin and Jeff live in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. They serve in a growing church and continue to fulfill the Lord’s Kingdom purpose in their lives and those they touch