State Positions
FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF ASSISTANTS – 2017 TO 2020
FLORIDA STATE ELECTED OFFICERS – 2017 TO 2020
Position Name Email
Governor James W. Preston james628@aol.com
Deputy Governor Suzanne Adams adamsjns@yahoo.com
Treasurer Henry (Hank) Dressel hdressel@att.net
Membership Secretary Ken Carter mayflowerken@gmail.com
Recording Secretary Ken Carter mayflowerken@gmail.com
Historian Muriel Curtis Cushing 1620flash@gmail.com
Counsellor James C. Banks, Esq. jcbanks645@gmail.com
Elder Jacqueline Arsenault jackie.arsenault@comcast.net
Captain Helen O. Bennett Petkash hobflorida@tampabay.rr.com

FLORIDA STATE ELECTED BOA MEMBERS-AT-LARGE – 2017 TO 2020
The following three positions are elected from the Regular Members and Life Members and are Members-At-Large on the BoA, but they are NOT officers. They are not members of the Executive Committee.
Position Name Email
BoA Member-At-Large Laura Brock mayflowersharpe@tampabay.rr.com
BoA Member-At-Large Nancy Ratner eastontravel@hotmail.com
BoA Member-At-Large James Roorbach, II jimroorbach@gmail.com
GENERAL SOCIETY OFFICERS FROM FLORIDA – 2017 TO 2020
The following three people are GSMD Officers from the State of Florida. They are not FSMD Officers. Only the DGG is a member of the FSMD Executive Committee. Both the DGG & AG are members of the State BoA. The positions of Captain General & Former Governor General have no official role in the governance of the FL Society.
Position Name Email
Deputy Governor General (DGG) Reynolds (Ren) Cushing Renmur605@comcast.net
Assistant General (AG) Kenneth E. Carter mayflowerken@gmail.com
Former Governor General (FGG) Edward Delano Sullivan Eddsullivan7@aol.com

FLORIDA STATE COLONY GOVERNORS – 2017 TO 2020
The 17 Colony Governors are members of the State BoA, but they are NOT State Officers. They are not members of the Executive Committee. The State BoA is charged with the general governance of the State Society. They oversee all state officers, appointed committee chairmen, and other appointed positions (like Parliamentarian, Newsletter Editor, & Webmaster). The executive Committee acts under the BoA’s delegated authority in day-to-day operations. Only the eight elected State Officers and the DGG comprise the Executive Committee.
Position Location Colony Name Email
Colony Governor Fort Lauderdale John Alden Colony Alexandra Harris docharris4@comcast.net
Colony Governor West Palm Beach Isaac Allerton Colony Nelson Rhodes ndrhodes@comcast.net
Colony Governor St. Petersburg William Bradford Colony Helen O. Bennett Petkash hobflorida@tampabay.rr.com
Colony Governor Miami William Brewster Colony Clara Waterman Powell mayflowerpowell@aol.com
Colony Governor The Villages James Chilton Colony James Roorbach, II jimroorbach@gmail.com
Colony Governor Daytona Beach Francis Cooke Colony Lara Beth Yancey larayancey@gmail.com
Colony Governor Pensacola Edward Doty Colony Donna Ortman donna.ortman1620@gmail.com
Colony Governor Polk County Edward Fuller Colony James W. Preston james628@aol.com
Colony Governor Palm Beach Samuel Fuller Colony William Morgan Claggett w.claygate@yahoo.com
Colony Governor Vero Beach Stephen Hopkins Colony Brian McWaters
Colony Governor Winter Park John Howland Colony Henry (Hank) Dressel hdressel@att.net
Colony Governor Ocala William Mullins Colony Maurice Hitt
Colony Governor Fort Myers Henry Samson Colony Reynolds P. Cushing Renmur605@comcast.net
Colony Governor Naples Myles Standish Colony Nancy Ratner eastontravel@hotmail.com
Colony Governor Fort Myers Elizabeth Tilley Colony Reynolds P. Cushing Renmur605@comcast.net
Colony Governor Jacksonville Richard Warren Colony Mere G. Schwartz marmer1@comcast.net
Colony Governor Tallahassee Edward Winslow Colony Bob Brown R9brown99@gmail.com

FLORIDA STATE APPOINTED POSITIONS – 2017 TO 2020
The following positions are appointed by the Governor & Approved by the BoA. They are not members of the Board of Assistants.
Position Name Email
Bylaws Committee Chair TBD
Parliamentarian TBD
Education Committee Chair Dorislynn White-Padgett dwhite@farmcredit-fl.com
Endowment Fund Committee Chair TBD
Finance Committee Chair TBD
Junior Members Committee Chair Clara Waterman Powell mayflowerpowell@aol.com
Scholarship Committee Chair Alvene Watson membership.secretary@flmayflower.com
Newsletter Editor Kenneth E. Carter mayflowerken@gmail.com
Public Relations Committee Chair TBD
Website Colony Pages Dee Alexander dalex123@aol.com
Website Chair Nate Watson/Donna Webb webmaster@flmayflower.com

Last Updated:  2/24/2020
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