Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board expands reach across the state

Nov 20, 2018

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors, broadening its reach to the south and southwest Florida regions.

Joining the Board are Ivette A. O’Doski, a Miami-Dade native and owner of a government consulting company, and Joshua McCoy, an expert in commercial, industrial, and government banking.

O’Doski is an attorney who ventured into the public, public-private and nonprofit business sectors after years working for a Miami-Dade law firm. O’Doski was a senior government advisor for the Tallahassee Government Relations Group of Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney and was the vice president of corporate, government and community relations for The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, before founding Ivette O’Doski Consulting (IOC) in 2015.

“Florida Polytechnic University is the ground zero incubator for Florida’s future STEM talent,” said O’Doski. “With so many students attending Florida Poly from Miami-Dade County, one of my goals as a board member will be to keep that talent in Florida and bring it back to Miami-Dade County. I also believe there are strong opportunities to develop innovative collaborations with the University and my community as well as all of Florida, which will enrich Florida Poly as a resource to our state.”

McCoy leads SunTrust Bank’s government commercial banking team, covering the entire Florida market. Previously, he managed a portfolio of local government, education, healthcare, and other nonprofit institutional clients in the Southwest Florida region.

“I’m excited to be a part of Florida’s newest state university,” said McCoy. “I’m honored and looking forward to playing a critical role in the next chapter of Florida Poly’s maturation.”

“As Florida Poly awareness continues to grow, Ivette and Joshua will bring vital experience in industry, government and community leadership in regions that are still somewhat new to the University,” said Kevin Aspegren, Florida Poly vice president of advancement and CEO of the Florida Poly Foundation. “We’re excited to welcome them, knowing they’ll be crucial in helping the Foundation continue to achieve its mission to support Florida Poly.”

The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders and industry experts who see the potential to fuel dreams, boost the economy and put Florida Poly on the map as a high-tech leader. The Foundation Board works closely with university leadership to align fundraising efforts with Florida Poly’s path for the future.

Lydia Guzman
Assistant Director of Communications