2017 Chapter Officers
President – Shelly Nightengale, University of West Florida
Shelly is a Pensacola native and a proud alumni of the University of West Florida. Shelly has a 10 year background in nonprofit income development, fundraising and sales. Shelly is currently working with the University of West Florida as the Marketing & Sales Director for their Athletics Department. Shelly has been a member of the AFP West Florida Chapter since 2014 and her Board involvement began in 2015.
Sally McConnell works with Independence for the Blind as the Director of Development. Her extensive background in fundraising and development work, began primarily with Chambers of Commerce in Pensacola, Fort Lauderdale, and Pompano Beach, Florida. She became a membership development consultant doing campaigns for Chambers around the country for 15 years and finally settled in Tallahassee Florida as Vice President, Center for Philanthropy for Florida Hospices and Palliative Care.
Relocating to the Pensacola area in 2010, Sally began work at Independence for the Blind creating a new development department serving all of the Big Bend area.
On a personal note, Sally is a Navy Brat and lived all over the world. She now calls Pensacola her home.
Maegan is a graduate of the University of West Florida with a degree in Journalism and she's a freelance writer for the Pensacola News Journal. She is involved with several community organizations including United Way of Escambia County, Gulf Coast Kid's House, Association of Fundraising Professionals and National Philanthropy Day, Bear Studer Levin YMCA, Fiesta of Five Flags, Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce and Women's Board of Baptist Health Care Foundation. Maegan is also a graduate of the Leadership Pensacola Class of 2016.
Christie holds a BA in Sociology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. In her free time, Christie enjoys supporting animal rescue organizations.
Upon moving to Jacksonville, North Carolina, Cassie accepted a position as the Director of Development and Operations for Sturgeon City, an environmental education center. She observed the extraordinary role that hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) educational initiatives play in helping children learn, thrive, and realize their full potential as college students and future leaders. Her engagement with civic leaders, donors, and potential prospects through her position at Sturgeon City helped to develop her talents and interests in the area of nonprofit fund development.
Cassie is also a member of Five Flags Rotary.
As a student-athlete, Fish was the captain of the UWF women’s soccer team her junior and senior year. She was a member of the 2012 women’s soccer national championship team and earned a spot on the All-GSC Tournament Team in 2011. Fish was also a three-time GSC Academic Honor Roll selection. After her four years at UWF, Fish played semi-pro soccer for the Gulf Coast Texans and earned the 2012 WPSL Player of the Year Award.
Fish holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and went on to pursue a master’s degree in administration and leadership at UWF.