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Jim Roach Jim Roach
Chair, SJR State Athletic Association

EDUCATION:
- Northern Illinois University, Bachelor’s degree in Education
- Nova Southeastern University, Master’s degree

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Putnam County School District, Associate Superintendent of Schools
- 37 years of experience as an educator and school administrator
- Florida Association of School Administrators
- Florida Educational Negotiators
- Palatka Golf Club Advisory Board



Shelly Averett Shelly Averett
SJR State Athletic Association

SJR State Alumnus 1984-1986

EDUCATION:
- St. Johns River State College, A.S.

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Palatka High School Softball Boosters, Treasurer 2010-2012
- SJR State Softball volunteer 2012-2014
- SJR State National Student Day Coordinator 2012-2015
- St. Johns River State College, College-wide Bookstore Manager
- Employed in the SJR State Bookstore for over 28 years



Chip Dew Chip Dew
SJR State Athletic Association

SJR State Alumnus 1990-92

EDUCATION:
- Saint Leo University, B.A.

- CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- First Coast Technical College, Finance Specialist
- Sunrise Rotary Club of Palatka
- Northeast Florida Association of Realtors



Larry Harvey Lawrence "Larry" P. Harvey
SJR State Athletic Association

SJR State Alumnus 1979-80

EDUCATION:
- University of Florida, Insurance designation

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- President and CEO Harvey Insurance Agency, Inc. 1991 - 2013
- Florida Association of Insurance Agents
- Palatka Sunrise Rotary
- Putnam Chamber of Commerce Board
- Putnam County Board of County Commissioners
- Chairman of Relay for life
- Take Stock in Children



Kenny Downs Kenny Downs
SJR State Athletic Association

EDUCATION:
- Palatka High School graduate and SJR State alumnus

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Owner/operator of Downs Farms, Downs Construction and Downs properties
- Chief Deputy Clerk to the Putnam County Clerk of Court for 16 years
- Employed by Georgia Pacific for 24 years
- Former City Commissioner and member of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
- Member of Masonic Lodge #34 and St. James United Methodist Church
- Past member of the Board of Directors for Rodeheaver's Boys Ranch, the Northeast Florida Builder's Association and the St. Augustine Technical Advisory Board
- Served with the Putnam County Development Authority, Putnam County Builder's Association, local and statewide Farmer's Market Advisory Committees and the Private Industry Council



Steve Overturf Steve Overturf
SJR State Athletic Association

SJR State Alumnus 1977-79
SJR State Athlete – Baseball

EDUCATION:
- Flagler College, B.A.; Flagler Saints Baseball
- Gupton-Jones College, A.S.

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home, Director
- Azalea City Kiwanis Club
- Haven Hospice Community Advisory Board
- Palatka-Putnam County Senior Citizens, Inc.
- Putnam Chamber of Commerce



Bobby Payne Bobby Payne
SJR State Athletic Association

SJR State Alumnus 1977-78
SJR State Athlete – Baseball

EDUCATION:
- Jacksonville University, B.A.
- Nova Southeastern University, M.B.A.

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Seminole Electric Coop., Inc., Electric Utility Manager
- Rotary Club Palatka Sunrise
- Haven Hospice Advisory Board
- Putnam Chamber of Commerce Board



Holly Pickens Holly Pickens
SJR State Athletic Association

EDUCATION:
- Manatee Junior College - A.A.
- University of Florida - B.S.

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- 34 years as a physical education teacher, Putnam County School District
- 33 years as head volleyball coach at Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School
- 10 years as head girls' basketball coach at Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School
- 4 years as assistant softball coach at Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School



Tommy Strickland Tommy Strickland
SJR State Athletic Association

SJR State Alumnus 1960-62
SJR State Athlete – Baseball

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Strickland Auto Sales
- Victory Christian Fellowship
- Palatka Christian Service Center



John R. Theobold John R. Theobold
SJR State Athletic Association
Assistant Athletic Director

SJR State Alumnus 1971-72
SJR State Athlete – Baseball

EDUCATION:
- University of North Florida, B.A.
- University of North Florida, M.A.

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Putnam County School District, Retired Administrator
- SJR State Foundation Board
- SJR State Athletic Association Board
- United Way Board of Directors
- Florida Educational Negotiators Board
- Board of Directors Lee Conlee House
- Board of Directors Putnam County Recreation Council

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