The Florida Prepaid College Board has seven members including the Chief Financial Officer of Florida, the Attorney General of Florida, the Chancellor of the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida, the Chancellor of the Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Education of the Florida Department of Education, or their designees, and three members appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
Duane Ottenstroer was originally appointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board in 2001 as the designee for Florida Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher. In 2007, Mr. Ottenstroer was reappointed as the designee for Attorney General Bill McCollum and is the current Chairman of the Board. Mr. Ottenstroer serves on numerous, corporate, charitable and community boards and is active in higher education policy as a board member for Flagler College. Mr. Ottenstroer has a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Minnesota.
Philip E. Marshall was appointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board in 2011 as the designee for the Chief Financial Officer of Florida, Jeff Atwater. With more than 30 years experience in the investment banking industry, Mr. Marshall serves as a Principal at Advantage Capital Partners where he is responsible for the investment activities and portfolio management of the firm’s investments in Florida. Prior to this, he was associated with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, the investment banking arm of SunTrust Banks for more than two decades. Mr. Marshall is active in the Central Florida community and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando as well as a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Marshall earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Agricultural Economics and a M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Robert C. Champion was appointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board by Governor Rick Scott in 2013. With more than 20 years of investment experience, Mr. Champion is a Family Wealth Director as well as, First Vice President, Financial Advisor and Financial Planning Specialist for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Mr. Champion is active in his community as a member of the Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce, Ponte Vedra Club and Museum of Contemporary Art. Mr. Champion also serves as Program Chair for the Rotary Club, as well as President for the Ponte Vedra Community Association. Mr. Champion received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rollins College.
Marshall Criser III was named Chancellor of the State University System of Florida in January, 2014. Fully dedicating himself to his passion of higher education advocacy, Mr. Criser is serving his fourth year as the Florida House Speaker’s appointee to the Higher Education Coordinating Council. Mr. Criser was appointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board in 2014. Mr. Criser represented the business community by serving as the former president of AT&T Florida. His community service includes terms as vice chair of the University of Florida’s Board of Trustees, chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and chair of Florida TaxWatch. A Florida native, Mr. Criser graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in business administration and completed an Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD of Fountainebleau, France.
Randy Hanna was named chancellor for the Florida College System in November 2011. Most recently, he held the role of Managing Shareholder of Bryant Miller Olive since 1997, where he served as special counsel to numerous governmental units and represented clients before state agencies. With a tremendous higher education background, Mr. Hanna previously served as Chair of the Florida State Board of Community Colleges and the Florida College System Foundation and member of Tallahassee Community College’s governing board. He is a current member of the Board of Trustees for the University of West Florida and has served as a trustee for Florida A & M University. His civic involvement also includes serving as Chairman of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and is the current Chairman of the Chamber of the Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce. Chancellor Hanna received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and a M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Patrick T. Hogan was appointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board by Governor Rick Scott in 2013. Mr. Hogan is an Attorney and Managing Shareholder of Hogan Legal Services, P.A. In addition to being admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts since 1996, Mr. Hogan is also admitted to the Bars of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is a member of both the American Institute of CPAs and the Florida Institute of CPAs. Mr. Hogan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and graduated from Notre Dame Law School.
Liana R. O’Drobinak was appointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board by Governor Rick Scott in 2011. Liana is the Managing Director of Bay Consulting Partners LLC. Prior to Bay Consulting Liana served as Vice President for Jefferson Wells, President and CEO of Acclaris, Inc., a business process solutions company that she co-founded in 2001 and partner at Arthur Andersen. With more than 25 years of business consulting and operational experience, she is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.