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Student ACES Announces Board of Directors

Original article written and published by Around Wellington. See full here!

Board members are dedicated, passionate and serve as an extension of the Student ACES team committed to shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

Student ACES, a 501c3 organization with the mission to inspire and develop high school student athletes to become men and women of character, honor and integrity, is pleased to recognize its Board of Directors. Since inception with only 32 students nearly 10 years ago, Student ACES has experienced steadfast growth with the support of its board members and the community to serve more than 50,000 students through Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

“We are so fortunate to work with a group of leaders who are truly passionate about impacting the lives of future generations,” said Krissy Webb, Executive Director of Student ACES. “The strength of our board should not be underestimated; they truly are an extension of our operations team and their support of Student ACES programs as well as all students in the program is invaluable.”   

Led by Buck Martinez, former FPL executive for 30+ years and Founder & President of Student ACES, the Board is comprised of community leaders with a passion to develop the leaders of tomorrow to leave a positive and permanent impression on their teams, schools and communities.

“I have had the opportunity to work with and alongside members of our board as a fellow board member and I can honestly say it is my honor to do so,” recognized Martinez. “I continue to be amazed by their eagerness to remain involved, their commitment to strategic planning to offer best-in-class programming for future generations and their firm belief in the power of giving back.  

Student ACES Board of Directors:

Pam Rauch, Vice President, External Affairs and Economic Development, Florida Power & Light (FPL)

Syd Kitson, Former NFL player & Chairman & CEO, Kitson & Partners

Dionne Boldin, Co-founder, Q81 Foundation, Co-founder Anquan and Dionne Boldin Scholarship Fund, Founder, Turn Around Project, & Founder, Boldin Beautiful

Chris Gannon, Founder, Bolay

Rob Kornahrens, CEO, Advanced Roofing & CEO, Advanced Green Technologies

Rich Paul Hus, Vice President, Quantum Loophole

Steve Politziner, President, Good Karma Brands

LaVonne Idlette, Former Olympic hurdler & Co-Founder, 1st Class Group

Charles Johnson, Former MLB player & Founder, Charles Johnson Foundation

Beth Johnston, Senior Director Regional Business Development, Florida Blue

Karl Watson, Retired COO & President, Rinker Materials

David Armstrong, President,  St. Thomas University

Dwight Stephenson, President,  D. Stephenson Construction, Former NFL player & Co-founder Dwight Stephenson Foundation

David P. Conrad, CFP, Managing Director & Market Executive, Bank of America

Michael C. Brown, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Florida Building Operations, Skanska

About Student ACES

Student ACES, Incis a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and developing high school student athletes and young adults to be men and women of honor, character and integrity through character education programs. The organization creates an educational environment that prepares high school students and athletes while giving them the tools to be leaders and contribute to the community. Founded by father-daughter team Buck Martinez and Krissy Web in 2013 with 32 students, it has now served over 50,000 students.For more information, visit

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