Lakeland’s Nancy Cattarius leads FSC’s new National Alumni Board of Directors
LAKELAND, Fla. (April 28, 2006) — Nancy Cattarius A:’69, DCRMC, General Sales Manager for WONN/WPCV/WLKF/WWRZ Radio in Lakeland, Fla., was elected president of the Alumni Board of Directors for Florida Southern College during Homecoming Weekend, March 24-26. She will lead 21 new board members during their three-year appointments.
Members of the Alumni Board of Directors meet twice a year, serve on various committees related to alumni affairs, are advocates and spokespersons for FSC in their communities, assist the college in alumni affairs and student recruitment, and are members of the college’s Spivey Society.
“I am honored to have been elected president and look forward to working with Dr. Kerr and the alumni board members,” said Cattarius. “This is an exciting time to be involved with Florida Southern College, and there are many ways for alumni to participate in the College’s advancement.”
Nancy Cattarius is chairman of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra Advisory Board and president of the Radio Broadcasters Alliance of Tampa Bay. She is vice chairman of small business and a member of the executive committee of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. Immediate past president of Leadership Lakeland Alumni, Cattarius is a graduate of Leadership Lakeland Class II. She is past president of the Polk Advertising Federation, Sales and Marketing Executives of Polk County, and the American Cancer Society. She serves on several boards of directors, including the Peace River Center Advisory Board, the SPCA Advisory Board, and the University of South Florida Business Advisory Board. Cattarius’ many awards include the Polk Advertising Federation Ad Woman of the Year in 1988 and 1991, the 1992 American Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award and the 1999 Hall Communications Extra Mile Award. She is a member of the Hall Communications Triple Diamond Million Dollar Club.
Other members of the FSC Alumni Board of Directors are the following:
- Laurie McCain Alter ’80, homemaker and community volunteer in Flagler Beach, Fla.
- Dennis T. Alter, M.D. ’80, physician in Flagler Beach, Fla.
- Steven L. Barger ’87, group rental manager of Enterprise Rental Car in Lakeland, Fla.
- Wesley L. Beck ’88, vice president of Florida Favors, Inc. in Lakeland, Fla.
- Richard L. Chapman ’94, chief financial officer of Universal Development of Florida, LLC in Stuart, Fla.
- William A. Chope ’71, president of Eastview Holdings in Grosse Pointe, Mich.
- Renatta Filewicz Cochran ’53, registered parliamentarian in Largo, Fla.
- Angela J. Cowden ’86 ’89MBA, county judge for Polk County from Lakeland, Fla.
- Scott E. Crossman ’84, president of Crossman & Company in Winter Park, Fla.
- Barbara Bolton Fulton ’71, community volunteer in Orlando, Fla.
- Edward H. Laderer, Jr. ’79, vice president of Southern Homes in Lakeland, Fla.
- Amy Quist Laderer ’81, homemaker and community volunteer in Lakeland, Fla.
- Jill Eilertsen Maassen ’70, English department chair of Desoto High School in Arcadia, Fla.
- Edwin H. McMullen, Sr. ’58, senior partner of Edwin H. McMullen & Associates in Celebration, Fla.
- Helen Gray Miller ’80, consultant and trainer in Winter Park, Fla.
- Raymond D. Mittan, Jr. ’72, president of Benetrust Financial Group, Inc. in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
- Michael C. Phipps ’80, senior vice president of CB Richard Ellis in Orlando, Fla.
- Larry E. Stahl ’70, retired global client executive for IBM in Tampa, Fla.
- Mitchell P. Stiles, Jr. ’05, manager of Badcock & More Home Furniture in Clermont, Fla./Owner
- Richard T. Toby Wagner ’70, investment banker at Southeastern Securities, Inc. in Winter Park, Fla.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 25 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors and by the Princeton Review as a “Best Southeastern College.” Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.