FKCC is governed by a five member Board of Trustees. The purpose of the board is to provide policy direction for Florida Keys Community College, and we do that in part through formal action at regularly scheduled meetings. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m.
Tim Koenig, Vice Chair
A Key West native, is an attorney with Koenig, Highsmith, and Van Loon, P.A. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Florida State University.
Highly involved in the community, Koenig is a member of the Rotary Club of Key West, Key West Association of Realtors, and the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys. Among many leadership positions in the community, he served as district chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, as Chairman of the Key West Planning Board, as attorney for the Key West Bight Board and a Trustee of the South Florida National Parks Trust. Tim is also a past chairman of the Military Affairs Committee, St. Mary’s finance committee and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Centennial Bank.
Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami, Elena Spottswood has lived in Key West since 1993 where she raised four children with her husband Robert. She attended Miami Dade Community College and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.
Spottswood has a long history of community service. She is a 20-year member of the Board of Directors of the San Carlos Institute and was the president of the founding board of the Key West Symphony Orchestra. She also served 10 years on the Board of Directors of the PACE School for Girls and two years on the Board of Directors of Safeport. In 2013, Attorney General Pam Bondi appointed her to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Spottswood is serving her second term on the College’s Board of Trustees; her previous term was from 2001 to 2005.
Brian C. Schmitt, Trustee
Brian Schmitt previously served on the college's Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2007 and served as Board Chair for two years during his term. Mr. Schmitt is a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate in Marathon. Before that, he was co-owner and operator of Brian's in Paradise Restaurant and the Boat Inn Marina.
Mr. Schmitt has served as past president for the Marathon Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Dolphin Research Center's Animal Care Committee, was a past president of the Florida Keys Land & Sea Trust, a past trustee of the the Pigeon Key Foundation and is a board member and past president of the Historic Florida Keys Foundation.
Mr. Schmitt received his Bachelor's and master's degree from Florida Atlantic University.
Anne O'Bannon, Trustee
Anne O’Bannon is the producer and host of The Morning Mix radio show on WGMX FM, where she interviews guests of local, state, and national importance relative to issues affecting our community. Originally from Pennsylvania, O’Bannon enjoyed a successful career in technical sales support and corporate IT training, before moving to Key Colony Beach in 1990. O’Bannon also spent several years teaching computer applications classes to employees of numerous organizations and private businesses in Monroe County. O’Bannon has passionately focused her energy on philanthropy and serving the community, since the sudden loss of her husband in 2005, for whom she founded “The Captain Bill O’Bannon Memorial Scholarship” to benefit marine business students at FKCC. Currently, she is the Chairman of the Monroe County Republican Executive Committee, a Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, and a Marathon Yacht Club Rear Commodore, in addition to serving on several boards, including Florida Keys College Campus Foundation, the Rotary Club of Marathon, and the City of Key Colony Beach Code Enforcement Board.
Robert C.Stoky, Chair
Robert Stoky is president and chair of the board of Florida Keys Restaurant Management, overseeing operations of eight Keys restaurants.
Mr. Stoky has served as a college adjunct instructor of Emergency Medical Services and is a member of the FKCC Foundation Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Mr. Stoky holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Communications for the University of Florida, as well as two Masters of Business Administration, in Finance and Management, from the University of Miami
Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, Executive Secretary, President
With island roots, a New England education, and an impressively effective track record in numerous leadership and faculty positions at nearly a dozen colleges, Dr. Jonathan Gueverra is a perfect fit to be Florida Keys Community College’s sixth President.
Since 2009, Gueverra served as Chief Executive Officer of the Community College of the District of Columbia. He was recruited from his former position as Provost at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus to lead the creation of D.C.’s first community college, which was built from existing programs under the capital city’s university. In three years under his leadership, enrollment tripled, programs and locations expanded and over $10 million of outside funds were raised.
Gueverra has a Doctorate of Education and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Providence College and an associate degree from Newbury College.
Gueverra has served on numerous boards, including the American Association of Community Colleges, the New England Educational Assessment Network, the Alexandria and Arlington Chamber of Commerce, and Washington DC’s Economic Development Partnership Board and Workforce Investment Council. In 2008, he was awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a “Highly Commended Award” at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence.
Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Gueverra and his wife of 30 years, Josephine, have three children: two grown daughters, Joy and Joanne, and a 13-year-old son Julius.
Debra Leonard, Recording Secretary, Director, President's Office
Debbie Leonard graduated from Florida Keys Community College with an Associate in Arts degree in 1995. She has been an employee of the college for 22 years and has worked in the President's Office for 12 years. Debbie has played an active role in the planning of many college events, including graduation ceremonies and celebrations. Debbie has been the BOT recording secretary for 12 years. She also serves as recording secretary for the FKCC's direct support organization, the FKCC Foundation.