St. Petersburg— July 10, 2018 — Tampa Bay Research Institute (TBRI) is pleased to announce that they have added new leadership to their Board of Trustees to help elevate them through the next stages of their research and expansion plans.
He retired from Franklin Templeton Investments at the end of 2015, where he spent the last 27 years of his career. He was president of Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc., and chairman of Franklin Templeton Institutional, LLC, having overall sales responsibilities for the United States and Canada.
Currently, Peter Jones is an adjunct professor for Florida State University teaching at their Valencia, Spain campus each summer. He also serves as a trustee of the Florida State University Foundation and of Copperhead Charities, Inc., host organization of the PGA TOUR event, Valspar Championship.
Judy Morris Hardy has recently been reappointed to the Board of Tampa Bay Research Institute, extending her involvement that started in 1992. In addition to serving as chair of the Board of Trustees, her work with the Institute has focused on governance, leadership, communications, strategic planning and membership relations.
Ms. Morris-Hardy is recently retired from Nexwork Consulting, an organization development and management company she founded in 1989. Prior to moving to Tampa in 1981 she worked in federal housing policy development and implementation in Washington, DC. She holds a BA degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and graduate degrees from Simmons College and American University.
Her community involvement includes serving on the board of directors of the American Society for Training and Development, the League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County, and Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida.
Dan Chechele is a Certified Public Accountant, practicing in St. Petersburg since 1994. He has served on many Boards including the Florida Association of Blood Banks, MCC of Tampa Bay and Junior Achievement. His civic accomplishments also include committee membership for pedestrian & bicycle safety with Pinellas County and City of St. Petersburg. He has also served as Chair of the Sports Development Council with the St. Petersburg Chamber as well.
After learning about the amazing work TBRI has accomplished in their 37-year history, Dan has decided to become a part of the leadership team that will continue in the tradition of scientific excellence.
Dan is an endurance athlete, cyclist, and in his spare time he enjoys farming. He has four beautiful daughters who are all involved in higher education.
Established 37 years ago, TBRI is the first independent, 501 c 3 nonprofit biomedical research organization in Florida. Community donations allow TBRI’s team of scientists and emerging student scientists to continue their research on ways to strengthen the body’s immune system through immunotherapy. For more information or to take a tour, visit our website at www.tbri.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.