Meet Our Board
The Florida State Society's officers and board members are voted in each year at our annual meeting and board elections, and serve a one year term.
Lucy Fort, President
A fan of all things sunshine and Florida related, Lucy Fort grew up outside Tallahassee, Florida. She attended Tallahassee Community College and and finished her undergraduate degree in business from the University of Florida. In keeping connected to her SEC roots, she earned a master's in higher education administration from the University of South Carolina. She moved to DC shortly after accepting a position with NASPA, a higher education association where she is currently employed. Previously, Lucy served as a Board member with the DC Gators Alumni chapter and as an advisor for the Sigma Kappa sorority chapter at The George Washington University.
Laura McDonald, Vice President
Alex Bond, Treasurer
Alex Bond hails from St. Petersburg, and has a bachelors and masters Degree from the University of Florida. An urban planner, he currently works at the Eno Center for Transportation, a policy and professional development think tank. He moved back to Washington in 2011 after several years as a faculty member at the University of South Florida. Alex lives in the Navy Yard area of Washington. He has been a member of FSS since 2005, has served on the board since 2013, and is Florida’s representative to the National Conference of State Societies.
Nancy Kook, Secretary
Although not a Florida-born native, Nancy Kook spent her teen years in Orlando, FL before attending the University of Florida (Go Gators!) where she received an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Masters of Arts in International Business. She is currently working as an Export Policy Analyst at the Department of Commerce. Prior to joining the Florida State Society board in 2017, Nancy served on the DC Gators Alumni chapter as Secretary for a number of years.