Waymon Armstrong of Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) appointed vice chair.

May 12, 2021 – (Orlando, FL) – The Central Florida Foundation Board of Directors recently elected officers Thomasa Sanchez of McCormick Research Institute as board chair, Waymon Armstrong of Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) as vice chair, and Jeffery Jonasen of Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. as immediate past chair. Each of these individuals’ expertise and professional work within Central Florida will help to power high-impact philanthropy on a local level.

Thomasa Sanchez

Thomasa Sanchez has deeply woven her passions into the fabric of the Central Florida community as a successful entrepreneur, college professor, community leader and keynote speaker. She is the CEO and founder of McCormick Research Institute, a nonprofit organization that expands access to equine-assisted therapies for Veterans and individuals with special needs.

Waymon Armstrong

Recognized as both a pioneer and visionary in the simulation and training industry, Waymon Armstrong provides strategic leadership to ECS as its founder and CEO/President. Armstrong has been consistently recognized for his community contributions, entrepreneurship, and business leadership by customers, the community, and industry organizations. An award-winning global training and technology solutions company, ECS is a trusted provider of training, maintaining, and sustaining military service members and first responders around the world.

Jeffery Jonasen

Jeffery Jonasen is an attorney and a shareholder at Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. He has more than 20 years of business law experience, handling acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, financings, and other domestic and international business transactions, and representing start-ups, non-profits, medium-sized businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

Central Florida Foundation is the region’s community foundation. The foundation holds more than 400 funds and has invested over $73 million into the community since 1994 to address social issues affecting the region.

About Central Florida Foundation

Central Florida Foundation stewards philanthropic dollars on behalf of individuals, families and nonprofits. We partner with people who are determined to make a difference in their community. Knowing that true change demands more than dollars and cents, we foster collaboration, fuel ideas, and spearhead the innovation that will transform our region for good. Learn more at www.cffound.org.