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Advisory Board

Meet the CAAM Advisory Council

The College Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council’s membership is comprised of leaders from business and industry, state and regional manufacturers associations and economic development organizations.

These members provide guidance to the Institute in its efforts to support Florida’s manufacturing industry:

  • Identify industry workforce requirements and training capabilities
  • Develop and deliver industry training programs and expand this effort statewide
  • Pursue curriculum development, industry certification and educational research
Meet the CAMM Advisory Council
Meet the CAAM board members supporting Florida’s manufacturing industry!


Art Hoelke (Chairperson)

VP/General Manager
Knight's Armament Company

Betsy Allen

Executive Director
Southwest Regional Manufacturer's Association (SRMA)

Dennis Battistella

Training Coordinator
South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA)

Bruce Batton

Program Manager, AMTC
Tallahassee Community College

Tom Borkes

The Jefferson Project

Tina Brudnicki

Member & Industry Relations Manager
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Peter Buczynsky


Sean Butler

VP, Human Resources

Stacy Campbell-Domineck

Polk Works

Mike Carew

Veteran Employment Representative
Polk Works

Trevor Charlton

Manufacturing Manager

Rob Clancey

Director, Corporate College
Polk State College

Melissa Dessauer

Maxwell House/Kraft

Sue Dick

Acting Executive Director
Tallahassee Economic Development Council

Ernie Friend

Director of Academic Systems/Network Eng. Tech.
Florida State College at Jacksonville

Edwin Goolsby

Dean of Workforce Development
Pasco-Hernando Community College

Tom Grothouse

Executive Director
Polk Manufacturing Association (PMA)

Steve Hawkins

Division Manager
Stellar Refrigeration Services

Ernie Helms

Outreach Specialist – ETAM Program
Polk State Corporate College

Deborah Hopkins, Ph.D.

Associate VP, CTE
Broward College

Nicole Jacobson

Human Resources Administrator
Mosaic Co.

Tim Johns

Manufacturing Project Manager
Enterprise Florida

Tom Kennedy

South Florida Manufacturers Associaton (SFMA)

Morten Knudsen

Vice President of Operations
Danfoss Turbocor

Abdul Lateef

Chief Executive Officer

Betsy Levingston

Associate General Manager of General Services
Lakeland Electric

Ruly A. Lopez

Area Manager - Services
Rockwell Automation

Leslie Loveless

Chief Administrative Officer
Suncoast Workforce Board

Tom Marin

Managing Partner
MarketCues, Inc.

Carolyn McMorran

Director of Continuing Professional Education
Valencia College

Steve Meitzen

SCM Consultants and BAMA

Sherri Mitchell

Program Coordinator
First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA)

James Moore

Director of Operations
Cardio Command, Inc.

Lake Ray III, P.E.

First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA)

Sherry Reeves

Executive Director
Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF)

Kenneth Russ

Pasco-Hernando Jobs Education Partnership

Jerome Salatino

Pasco-Hernando Jobs Education Partnership

Jorge Santiago

Facility Specialist
Weather Engineers, Inc.

Pedro Sardinas

Manager, Instrument Manufacturing
Beckman-Coulter, Inc.

Kathie Schmidt

Director, Career & Technical Education
St. Lucie Schools

Jim Simpson

Associate VP of Workforce Development
Florida State College at Jacksonville

Rob Sitterley

Senior Director, Workforce Education
School Board of Polk County

John Small

South Florida Manufacturers Associaton (SFMA)

Brian Soucek

Manager, Human Resources

Peter Straw

Executive Director
Sarasota Manatee Area Manufacturers Association (SAMA)

Kyle Swing

Area Manager – Services
Rockwell Automation

Mark Thomas

VP, Operations
Polk Works

Paul Wahnish

Career Tech. Education Foundation (CTEF)

John Walsh

Vice President
Pasco Economic Development Council

June Wolfe

Executive Director
South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA)

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