Our Board of Directors

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Frank is a retired Air Force officer and a pilot. He has been a

publishing executive and university lecturer. He is an active Rotarian and is secretary of the board of the Keys History and Discovery Center. He and his wife, Marlene have lived in the Keys full time for over 22 years.

FRANK DERFLER

CHAIRMAN

FINANCE COMMITTEE

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John has been an FKWBC board member since 2010. He served

as board chairman from 2010-2017. John is currently the COO for Florida Keys Electric Cooperative and is a past-president and director of the Rotary Club of Key Largo. He and his wife Jill live in Tavernier. They enjoy RVing with their two dogs and cat, nature photography, paddling boarding, and fishing.

JOHN STUART

DIRECTOR

FINANCE COMMITTEE

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Sara is the Supervisor of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative. She regularly moves from a desk where she pushes paperwork to the back country of the Everglades where she counts snails and protects butterflies. Her expertise in these matters is critically important to FKWBC.

SARA HAMILTON

DIRECTOR

Dennis was born in Philadelphia and raised in Tampa, Florida. He is a retired master teacher and business owner. Along with our Board, Dennis is the Treasurer CSO of the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo Rotary past president, Rotary Area Governor and Rotary District Chief of

Staff. He is currently the Chairman of the Board Key Largo Chamber of

Commerce.

DENNIS CALTAGIRONE

VICE CHAIRMAN

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Pete served in the Air Force as a Russian Linguist and retired from a career as a senior executive in the technology industry. He currently is a leadership coach and is active in a number of non-profit boards.  He has lived full-time in the Florida Keys with his family for the last 17 years. 

PETE IHRIG

DIRECTOR

FINANCE COMMITTEE

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KATE BANICK

DIRECTOR

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Penny was raised in Minnesota and now she splits her time

between Key Largo and a home in Montana. She has extensive experience working in charitable activities and serving on charity boards.

PENELOPE HATTEN

SECRETARY

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Normand has been involved with his Keys community for many years through youth sports, his church, music festivals and of course, FKWBC. He is the owner of Gonsalves Electric and enjoys working with Team Wild Bird and the Board to help educate and protect the natural resources of the Florida Keys and fully supports the mission of FKWBC to “Keep Them Flying”.

NORMAND GONSALVES

DIRECTOR

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Bill has been a Director at ArcBest Corporation and he served for 31 years at Deutsche Banc Alex Brown. Bill has served on the boards of the Boys Latin School, Ladew Gardens, and the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust.

WILLIAM LEGG

DIRECTOR