NPD Co-Chair and Florida Caucus Liaison – Tori Bennett, University of West Florida
Tori Bennett is currently the Development Officer for the University of West Florida. Her previous work experience includes working as a corporate sales intern for the Texas Motor Speedway and was a UWF Athletic Development graduate assistant as well as an Athletic Development Coordinator for UWF Athletics.As a student-athlete, Bennett was the captain of the UWF women’s soccer team her junior and senior year. She was a member of the 2012 women’s soccer national championship team and earned a spot on the All-GSC Tournament Team in 2011. Bennett was also a three-time GSC Academic Honor Roll selection. After her four years at UWF, Bennett played semi-pro soccer for the Gulf Coast Texans and earned the 2012 WPSL Player of the Year Award.
Bennett holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and went on to pursue a master’s degree in administration and leadership at UWF.
VP, At Large – Sally McConnell, Independence of the Blind West
Sally McConnell works with Independence for the Blind as the Director of Development. Her extensive background in fundraising and development work, began primarily with Chambers of Commerce in Pensacola, Fort Lauderdale, and Pompano Beach, Florida. She became a membership development consultant doing campaigns for Chambers around the country for 15 years and finally settled in Tallahassee Florida as Vice President, Center for Philanthropy for Florida Hospices and Palliative Care.
Relocating to the Pensacola area in 2010, Sally began work at Independence for the Blind creating a new development department serving all of the Big Bend area.
On a personal note, Sally is a Navy Brat and lived all over the world. She now calls Pensacola her home.
VP, At Large - Alyssa Tucker, Episcopal Day School