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Voluntary Senior Professionals Serving Northwest Florida

About the Institute for Senior Professionals, (“ISP”)

The ISP is a NWFSC supported group formed by the Board of Trustees on March 19, 1991.  Members are largely retired, voluntarily participate in projects independently, and apply years of experience to support contributions to economic development, education, charitable causes, public welfare and local government.  ISP is a  great professional organization to join and provides a way to give back to the communities and groups who engage them in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.


Membership in ISP is by invitation to candidates who have demonstrated understanding of the ISP mission and their preparedness to support it. ISP offers senior professionals the opportunity to work in small project teams with outstanding members of our communities, college faculty and staff to help analyze important problems and offer pro bono advice. The members of ISP meet on a regular basis to exchange ideas, review requests for assistance from government agencies and non-profits, hear task force progress and reports and listen to invited speakers from various fields on subjects of current interest.

Executive Committee

Jill Hoglund
Immediate Past-Chair, ISP
Barry Steiner
Chair, ISP
Fred Ketchem
Vice Chair, ISP
Stephanie J. Phelps
Secretary, ISP
Tom Owen
Delegate-At-Large, ISP
Jeff Rocque
Treasurer, ISP


Rudy Wright
Membership Chair, ISP
(850) 496-9389
[email protected]
David K. Underwood
Programs Chair, ISP
(850) 924-5344
[email protected]
Events Coordinator
ISP Staff Assistant
(850) 729-5366
[email protected]