Wesley Stapp is a District Manager for Wells Fargo Community Banking in the North Florida region where he leads a team of eleven branch managers across Duval, Nassau, and Baker counties. Stapp is based in Jacksonville.
A 16-year veteran of the company, Stapp began his career with Wells Fargo and served in a number of positions including licensed financial specialist and financial specialist leader before being promoted to district manager in 2009.
Throughout his career, Stapp has actively supported Wells Fargo’s commitment to its communities. He served on the Greater Jacksonville Leadership Committee for the company’s annual Community Support & United Way Campaign and was also the co-chair for the St. John’s County March of Dimes. In addition, he served on the St. John’s County Economic Development Council. He is also an alumnus of Leadership Jax graduating in the 2016 class.
Stapp earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University in Tallahassee and completed Wells Fargo’s Retail Leadership Development program as well as the Balanced Leadership Experience program.
Terri Lewis, Vice Chair, One Call
Terri is the Chief Human Resources Officer for One Call, a workers’ compensation services leader for nearly 30 years. Terri is responsible for creating the company’s overarching vision for culture and engagement, diversity and inclusion, top talent acquisition, and retention. She oversees HR service delivery, employee relations, organizational development, HR policies and programs, total rewards, and talent acquisition.
One Calls’ 2500+ employees throughout the US make it easy for our customers to gain access to high-quality medical provider networks and clinical expertise. They are driven by compassion and understanding and strive to deliver an experience of excellence for each injured worker and customer served. She received her Masters’ Degree in Business and Human Resources from the University of South Carolina and Bachelors of Science in Business from Clemson University. Throughout her career, Terri has been an advocate of the HR Professional as a strategic partner with a true understanding of the organization and the ability to develop and implement a people strategy to enhance business results. In addition to One Call, she has worked in organizations such as Pontoon Solutions, PSS World Medical, General Electric, International Paper, and Brambles Ltd. She lives in Jacksonville, FL, with her husband Fletcher and son Carter.
Paul Davison, Treasurer, Assurance at BDO USA
Paul is a graduate of Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accountancy. He is a Certified Public Accountant in 3 states including Ohio, and is certified in International Financial Reporting Standards. He has over 29 years’ experience in public accounting.
Paul’s experience includes leading both public and private company audits, SEC reporting, multinational and multi-location companies, as well as private and family-owned businesses. Paul has significant experience leading the audits of Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to the Automotive industry.
Paul serves as Chair of the Board of the Columbus Downtown YMCA and the Vice Chair of the Leadership Columbus Board of Directors, as well as he is a Member of the Accounting Advisory Board at Miami University.
Bradley Russell, Secretary, Foley & Lardner
Brad is a trial lawyer at Foley & Lardner, and a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Government Enforcement Defense and Investigations practice groups. Prior to joining Foley, Brad was a trial lawyer with the Department of Justice Tax Division in Washington, D.C. Early in his service with the Justice Department, Brad served as a criminal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Brad started his legal career in 2006 in Jacksonville as a law clerk to Judge Virginia Covington. Brad went to William & Mary Law School and Florida State University. Brad spent his junior year abroad at Hiroshima University, Japan.
Branden Hawkins is a groundbreaking young professional in the supply chain, sourcing, and procurement industry. Within his first few years in the field, he had already laid the groundwork for massive increases in top-line revenue and market share for several major global brands.
This trend continues today as Branden heads up Global Sourcing Strategies for Carlisle Interconnect Technologies. Within this role, he orchestrates supplier relations and supply chain oversight for the international manufacturer of high-performance wire and cable. Branden also serves on the Research and Innovation steering committee for the Association for Supply Chain Management.
Before joining Carlisle, Branden spent more than three years at Acosta in roles of increasing responsibility within Retail Business Strategy and Corporate Supply Chain. It was during this time he completed his MBA studies at Jacksonville University (2019).
Branden considers Acosta to have set a stellar foundation of experience in operations, sales and supply chain management. He maintained vital accounts including Walmart/Sam’s Club, helping to deliver incremental growth and category expansion for the retail giant.
After leading a team to create an innovative new training program, Branden was presented with the Chairman’s Award, Acosta’s highest honor.
Prior to this, he spent three consecutive summers as an intern at Acosta during his undergraduate studies. Branden earned a business administration degree from Furman University in 2015.
He was recently honored as Community MVP by the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball team thanks to his outreach efforts and work as Community Chair for Carlisle’s ODI (Opportunity, Diversion, Inclusion) Committee.
He also serves as an Advisor and Guest Lecturer for Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business.
Coretta Hill, Jacksonville Public Education Fund
Coretta began her career with United Way of Northeast Florida in 1999 as a Campaign Manager but has held various positions prior to being promoted to Vice President. Prior to first joining United Way of Northeast Florida in the late 90’s, Mrs. Hill held positions such as Communications and Marketing Director of United Way of Southwest Georgia, Public Information Manager for the City of Albany and News Writer for the Albany Herald newspaper in Albany, Georgia. While traveling with her military husband, Mrs. Hill served as the State Director of Development and then the Executive Director for the March of Dimes Western New York Chapter and then the Marketing Director for Central Texas College’s Pacific Division in Okinawa, Japan.
As a long-time executive professional in the nonprofit industry, Coretta leads by example as a volunteer in her personal life as well. She’s a member of the Board of Directors for Changing Homelessness, a member of the Community Coaches program for the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida, Creekside High School Parent Advisory Council and a volunteer reader for United Way’s ReadingPals program.
Mrs. Hill earned Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Albany State University with a concentration in Non-profit Management and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations from Fort Valley State College. She and her husband Marcus have two children.
Derek Brown, Fidelity National Information Services
Derek Brown brings almost 20 years of Finance experience to Changing Homelessness. In 2015, he and his family relocated to Jacksonville from Charlotte, NC where he held various finance roles with Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, and LPL Financial. Most recently, he worked for Macquarie Group here in Jacksonville. Derek earned an A.S in Chemistry from Spartanburg Methodist College, a B.S. in Business Administration from Winthrop University and an MBA in Finance from Pfeiffer University. He resides in Jacksonville with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, and he has an adult son. Derek loves sports, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Ellen Schmitt, Baptist Health
Ellen Schmitt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Case Manager who has been employed by Baptist Health System for 29 years. She serves Baptist in the role of Advance Care Planning Consultant. In addition to serving on the Board of Changing Homelessness, she serves on the Board of PFLAG of Jacksonville and is the Vice-Chair of the Jacksonville Ethics Commission. She resides in Jacksonville with her fiancé David.
Lee Brown, Military Order of the Purple Heart
Lee R. Brown III, is a retired professional who revels in his volunteer work and is always ready to serve the community. Lee is the former Director of Human Resources for Edward Waters College and has also held human resource management positions with HabiJax and the Northeast Florida Regional Council.
A veteran of the United States Army, Lee received many commendations, including the Purple Heart. Currently, he serves as the Region IV President of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, where he is directly responsible for the wellbeing of all Purple Heart recipients in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico.
Lee has served as a volunteer director for several organizations, including the Duval County Job Opportunities Board; Theatre Jacksonville, Hubbard House, and Jacksonville Community Council Inc. Lee is also a 2006 graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and a Gold Life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Lee holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Jacksonville University and a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University. In his spare time, Lee enjoys playing golf, riding motorcycles, and spending time with friends and family. Lee is a doting husband to his wife Clanzenetta, father to three grown children and is currently raising three grandchildren.