About Us

The Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC) is a regional economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF) whose mission is to grow high tech industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce and entrepreneurship.


This video explains the genesis of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council... how a research partnership between the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida that grew to also include the University of Florida has generated more than a billion dollar impact in the 23-county region known as Florida's High Tech Corridor.

Council Members

A partnership involving more than 25 local and regional economic development organizations (EDOs) and 14 community colleges, the Council is co-chaired by the presidents of UCF, USF and UF. The Council includes the presidents of two of the community colleges, the president of Florida Institute of Technology and representatives of high tech industry. The unique partnership has resulted in a strategic approach to high tech economic development that involves matching funds research, workforce development and a marketing program leveraging governmental, EDO and corporate budgets on a regional rather than local basis.


Dr. John C. Hitt
Dr. John C. Hitt
University of Central Florida

Dr. Judy L. Genshaft
Dr. Judy L. Genshaft
University of South

Dr. James Bernard Machen
Dr. J. Bernard Machen
University of Florida

Council Members

Sue WasherApplied Genetic Technologies Corp.
Sue Washer

Beverly J. SeayCAE
Beverly J. Seay
Vice President

Raymond G. “Duke” DuquetteCAE USA Military Simulation & Training
Raymond G. “Duke” Duquette
President & General Manager

Sara HaleCoastalCloud
Graphene Consulting
Sara Hale
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Carol CraigCraig Technologies
Carol Craig
Founder & CEO

David RobinsonDSM Technology Consultants
David Robinson

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Alex GelnnDuke Energy
Alex Glenn
State President

Daryl HoltElectronic Arts Tiburon
Daryl Holt
Vice President

George GordonEnporion
George Gordon
CEO & Chairman

Dr. Anthony CataneseFlorida Institute of Technology
Dr. Anthony Catanese

H. Lee Moffitt, P.A.H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
H. Lee Moffitt, P.A.
Former Speaker, Florida House of Representatives

Dr. Frank BourneHarris Corporation
Dr. Frank Bourne
Chief Scientist and Director of Research & Development

Habib SkaffIntezyne Technologies
Habib Skaff
CEO & Scientist

Timothy L. Main Jabil Circuit Inc.
Timothy L. Main
Chairman of the Board of Directors

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Kerry HerndonKerry’s Nursery Inc.
Kerry Herndon

Dr. Charles R. MojockLake-Sumter State College
Dr. Charles R. Mojock

Jeffrey PridmoreLockheed Martin
Jeffrey S. Pridmore
Vice President and Deputy, Technical Operations & Applied Research

Geary A. HavranMicro Vapor Devices
Scott Faris

Scott FarisNDH Medical Inc.
Geary A. Havran

Dr. Eileen HoldenPolk State College
Dr. Eileen Holden

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Philip HoltSPLYT
Philip Holt
Co-Founder & CEO

Captain Wes Naylor, USNNaval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD)
Captain Wes Naylor, USN
(Advisory Member)
USN Commanding Officer

Randolph E. BerridgeFlorida High Tech Corridor Council Inc.
Randolph E. Berridge

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Council Members Emeritus

Owen WentworthAT&T Management Council
Owen Wentworth
Chair (Retired)

Joan H. SchirmGeotechnical & Environmental Consultants Inc.
Joan H. Schirm
President (Retired)

Richard A. NunisNew Business Solutions Inc.
Richard A. Nunis

George MezoOracle Corporation
George Mezo
Senior Director (Retired)

General Stephen SeayU.S. Army (Retired)
General Stephen Seay

Dr. Peter T. PanousisUniversity of Central Florida
Dr. Peter T. Panousis
College of Sciences

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