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Sam Garrison Samuel Garrison, J.D., Chairman

Samuel Garrison joined the SJR State Board of Trustees in 2017. He is an attorney with Kopelousos, Bradley and Garrison, P.A., a private practice of law specializing in the areas of criminal defense and matters involving city, county and local governments. Garrison previously served as an assistant state attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit of Florida with responsibilities for investigation and prosecution of capital, felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, with over 70 jury trials brought to verdict.

Garrison has served as a Board member for the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, the Quigley House and the Orange Park Medical Center. He is also a Leadership Jacksonville alumni, class of 2016. Garrison received his bachelor's degree from Samford University and his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Garrison was reappointed to a four-year term on August 26, 2019.


Wendell D. Davis Wendell D. Davis, Vice Chairman

Wendell D. Davis joined the SJR State Board of Trustees in 2013. He is the senior vice president of Watson Realty Corp. He currently serves on the Clay County Commission. Davis served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1966, and in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1966-1987.

Following his two years of active military service, he coached high school football in Florida for 14 years and college football in North and South Carolina for 6 years.

Wendell served as President of the Florida Association of Realtors in 2010, the largest trade association in Florida with approximately 120,000 members, and was recognized as “Realtor of the Year” for 2011.

Davis is a University of Florida graduate. He received his bachelor’s degree in physical education, health and recreation, and his master’s degree in educational administration.

He is appointed for a term beginning June 19, 2013, and ending May 31, 2021.


Reverend Bobby Crum Reverend Bobby Crum

Reverend Crum, of St. Augustine, is a pastor of Anastasia Baptist Church. He received his bachelor’s degree from Radford University and his master’s from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

In addition to serving as the board chair for the United Way of St. Johns County and president of the Rotary Club of St. Augustine, Rev. Crum’s community service also includes Flagler Hospital, Chaplain Steering Committee; Flagler Hospital Ethics Committee; Old City Life Magazine Advisory Committee; and Past Chair, Member, Faith Based Advisory Group, SJC School District.

Reverend Crum is appointed for a term beginning December 6, 2018 and ending May 31, 2021.


Jan Conrad Jan Conrad

Conrad, of St. Johns, is the senior vice president of commercial banking at Ameris Bank. She is vice chair of the board for PACE Center for Girls and has been a member of the Fleming Island Rotary Club. She is a former member of the Clay County Development Authority. She previously served as the chair of the Business Excellence Award Committee, an effort to promote and highlight business achievement in Clay County and was nominated by the Florida Business Development Corporation for the Small Business Advocate (SBA) of the Year Award in 2013.

Conrad was appointed to a four-year term on August 26, 2019.


Leslie Dougher Leslie Dougher

Leslie Dougher, of Green Cove Springs, is a realtor with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty. She received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia College.

Dougher is appointed for a term beginning December 6, 2018 and ending May 31, 2022.


Brian Keith Brian Keith

Brian Keith joined the Board in 2014. He retired from the Palatka Police Department in 2003 after 21 years of service. He is currently one of the owners and facility manager of New Castle Shipyards, LLC. He also serves as a deputy with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, assisting part time with cold-case homicides.

He is serving as the board president for the Children’s Reading Center Charter School, a board member for Career Source, as well as a board member for Palatka Main Street. Keith also volunteers as a caregiver for Haven Hospice. He succeeds John Nelson and is appointed for a term beginning February 20, 2014, and ending May 31, 2021.

In addition to having two sons who recently graduated from SJR State, Keith is also an alumnus, graduating from SJR State’s Criminal Justice Academy. He also holds an Associate Degree in Business from Vincennes University.


James eid James Reid

James Reid is a certified public accountant in private practice. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. Reid is currently working as a financial consultant in the healthcare industry. He has also worked for over 20 years as a Chief Financial Officer in the healthcare and manufacturing industries. Prior to becoming a CFO, Reid worked for 18 years as a CPA including ten years as a Senior Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touche. Reid was a public sector specialist with extensive experience auditing State and Local Governments in Florida.

He has served as a Finance Committee Board Member for the American Furniture Manufactures Association and as President of a business condominium association in St. Johns County. Reid is also current member and past board member of the Rotary Club of Palatka-Sunrise.

Reid, his wife and three daughters are all Alumni of SJR State.

Reid is appointed for a term beginning December 6, 2018 and ending May 31, 2019.

Ron Brown, J.D., - Board Attorney

Joe H. Pickens, J.D. - Executive Secretary