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CRDF Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall conduct meetings at such time, date and location as it may from time to time designate in writing, upon at least forty-eight (48) hours’ notice.  Upon such notice, meetings may be called by the Chairperson. The presence of a majority of the committee members shall be necessary for the adoption of any resolution. The Executive Committee shall have the power to transact and supervise all regular and ordinary business of the Board of Directors between meetings of the Board of Directors provided any action taken shall not conflict with the policies of and expressed wishes of the Board of Directors in matters of major importance or conflict with the Bylaws, the Articles of Incorporation, or the laws of the State of Florida.

The Executive Committee shall be convened when it is not realistically possible to obtain a full Board quorum to address items that require Board approval, but that do not have significant budget impact or do not establish or alter standing CRDF policy or procedures. An example would be be time-sensitive CRDF endorsement of or commitment of in-kind cost-share to applications for external (non-CRDF) funding that support CRDF research program goals. Approval of committee recommendations to the Board that are time-sensitive and operational in nature might also be considered by the Executive Committee to expedite committee or staff follow-through. Items that are not time sensitive would be deferred to a forthcoming CRDF Board meeting.


  • Morgan McKenna, President
  • David Howard, Vice President
  • John Updike, Secretary
  • Ron Mahan, Treasurer
  • Chris Gunter, Ph.D., University of Florida Designee
  • Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Ph.D., University of Florida Designee
  • Rob Atchley, Past President (2022)
  • Rick Dantzler, COO (non-voting)