CRDF Committees

Updated February 1, 2017

 Finance and Audit Committee – The Finance and Audit Committee is responsible for developing and reviewing fiscal procedures, internal controls, fundraising plan, and annual budget with staff and other board members. The committee also selects and oversees audits performed by an independent certified public accountant.  Annual reports are required to be submitted to the Board showing income, expenditures, and pledged income. The financial records of the organization shall be made available to board members and the public.

FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Hugh W. Thompson III, Chairman

N. Larry Black, Jr., Vice Chairman

Joe L. Davis, Jr.

Jonathan Ned Hancock

Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Ph.D.

 

 Governance-Compensation-Executive Committee – The Governance-Compensation Committee shall be composed of Board members and is responsible for defining and assessing qualifications for Category 1 directors, and may provide recommendations on suggested new Board members to the Appointing Organization. The committee is also charged with assimilating new members quickly and for making recommendations to the Board for staff succession planning, and evaluating and recommending to the Board compensation issues.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Ricke A. Kress, Chairman

Jonathan Ned Hancock

Walter T. (Tom) Jerkins

Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Ph.D.

Jerome M. (Jerry) Newlin

 Research Management Committee – The Research Management Committee is responsible for determining research priorities for the Corporation, soliciting research and demonstration proposals from appropriate entities, managing the proposal review process and recommending to the Board of Directors the research priorities and recommendations on the proposals to be funded. The committee shall consist of Category 1 directors and may include other persons who are not members of the Board of Directors who are appointed by the Board. Such persons may vote on matters coming before the Research Management Committee but shall not be entitled to vote on matters coming before the Board of Directors.

RESEARCH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Robert H. (Bobby) Barben, Chairman

Wayne H. Simmons, Vice Chairman

NON-BOARD MEMBERS OF THE RESEARCH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE:

Larry Davis

Tim Dooley

Steve Farr

David Howard

Peter McClure, Vice Chairman

Daniel Scott

Joseph B. (Joby) Sherrod

James A. (Jim) Snively

Mike Stewart

 Commercial Product Delivery Committee – The Commercial Product Delivery Committee is responsible for working with sponsored research partners to insure intellectual property rights are protected and commercial partners for manufacturing and marketing the technology are identified.  This Committee will also work with entities licensed to use the technology to obtain regulatory approvals.  The Committee will also support the industry need for re-registration or changes to labels on existing pesticides.  The committee will include at least two (2) Category 1 members of the Board. Nominated Non-Board committee members will be approved by the Board.  Non-Board committee members may vote on matters coming before the Commercial Product Delivery Committee but shall not be entitled to vote on matters coming before the Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Commercial Product Delivery Committee will be a Category 1 Board member.

COMMERCIAL PROPDUCT DELIVERY COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Ben McLean III, Chairman

N. Larry Black, Jr.

Jacqueline K. Burns, Ph.D.

Joe L. Davis, Jr.

Ricke A. Kress

Jerome M. (Jerry) Newlin

Hugh W. Thompson III

NON-BOARD MEMBERS OF THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCT DELIVERY COMMITTEE:

Timothy A. Anglea, Ph.D.

Holly L. Chamberlain

David Howard, Vice Chairman

Peter McClure

Patricia Ouimet, Ph.D.

Anderson H. (Andy) Rackley

Brian Scully, Ph.D.

Shannon Shepp

Tom Stopyra

 Subcommittee on the Formation of Citrus Health Management Areas

 Jerome M. (Jerry) Newlin, Chair

Robert H. (Bobby) Barben

Wayne H. Simmons

Ben McLean III

 Industry Research Coordinating Committee – The Industry Research Coordinating Committee is responsible for recommending the research priorities for the Florida citrus industry to the Board that are outside the scope of work of the Research Management Committee.  This committee will focus efforts on threats or opportunities for all elements of the industry that fall within its scope.  This committee will perform an annual GAP analysis and, working with all elements of the Florida citrus industry, establish research priorities that fall within its scope.  The committee will include at least one (1) Category 1 member of the Board as well as twelve (12) non-Board members which are appointed by the Board of the Foundation upon the recommendation of Florida Citrus Production Managers Association (as to 3 members), Florida Citrus Processors (as to 3 members), Florida Citrus Packers (as to 2 members), DOC Harvesting Committee (as to 2 members), Florida Citrus Commission (as to 1 member) and Florida Citrus Mutual (as to 1 member).  The non-Board member(s) may vote on matters coming before the Industry Research Coordinating Committee but shall not be entitled to vote on matters coming before the Board of Directors.  The non-Board members shall serve terms of three (3) years and such terms shall be staggered so that the terms of four (4) non-Board members shall expire each year.

INDUSTRY RESEARCH COORDINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Wayne H. Simmons, Chairman

NON-BOARD MEMBERS OF THE INDUSTRY RESEARCH COORDINATING COMMITTEE:

Rob Atchley

Dave Crumbly

Carson A. Futch, Vice Chairman

Kevin Gaffney

Paul M. Genke    

V. C. Hollingsworth III

Frank Hunt III

Weston Johnson

Thomas F. (Tom) Kirschner

Peter McClure

Phillip Rucks

John F. Veldhuis

Mitchell T. (Mitch) Willis

 

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