Admiral Farragut Academy would like to announce the addition of Tony Sloan and Victoria Raymer to our Development and Alumni Department.
Tony, our new Chief Development Officer, holds a B.A. from Indiana University and an M.P.A. from the University of South Alabama. He began his professional fundraising career in 1989 as a consultant with Ketchum, Inc. Since that time, he has served several non-profit organizations including UMS-Wright Preparatory School, Indiana University, University of South Florida, Tampa Preparatory School and Cambridge Christian School having raised over $100 million during his career.
Prior to that, Tony served as a staffer on Capitol Hill, an assistant to the Indiana Lieutenant Governor and owned a small business. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2011 after a distinguished 30-year Air Force Reserve career including stints in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tony is also a NCAA College Football Official.
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Victoria, our new Director of Alumni Giving and Engagement, brings over twenty years of experience in strategic marketing, communications, and community relations to AFA. She started her career in Tallahassee working as an intern for the Governor’s Press Office which led to the position of Affiliate Marketing Coordinator for the Florida Association of Broadcasters, coordinating national media conferences. Victoria moved to the Tampa Bay area to manage and syndicate a lifestyle radio show and secured over 300 radio stations nationwide. Her career advanced to TV, as a Senior Manager of Affiliate Marketing with HSN, she was honored to support the development of an award-winning retention campaign with drove $13.4 million in revenue. Prior to joining the Farragut Family, Victoria served as the Senior Brand and Communication Manager for Bisk Education, a technology provider for online degree programs with top accredited universities. She was the first leader in the company who developed a corporate philanthropic program which engaged employees to give over $150k in goods, services, and in-kind donations to local charities.
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We are excited to have Tony and Victoria join the AFA team to strengthen our development and alumni engagement efforts.
We also want to announce the retirement of CAPT Tom McClelland and the new role Jeff Ogden ‘00 will serve after 10 years in the Alumni and Development Department.
CAPT Tom McClelland, USN (Ret.) has retired after 20 years of service to Admiral Farragut Academy. He plans to continue his world travels with his wife, Dona. We thank him for his dedication to the Academy, the Naval Science Department and his devotion to our past and present students, for whom he did so much.
Jeff will be transitioning to a role that will assist the Headmaster in both directly managing initiatives as well as serving as a liaison from the Headmaster to those responsible for strategic initiatives. He will leverage his considerable knowledge of Farragut, insight into outreach, and experience with logistics.
We are excited with our changes and ask our community to welcome our new additions.