The College of the Florida Keys is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees. The purpose of the board is to provide policy direction for the College, and we do that in part through formal action at regularly scheduled meetings. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

BOT Meeting Schedule


  • Friday, January 21, 2022- 1:00 p.m.- Upper Keys Center
  • February– No meeting
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022- Key West Campus
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Hawks Cay, Marathon
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022 – Key West Campus, Budget workshop at 12:00pm and BOT meeting at 1:00pm.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022- Middle Keys Center, Marathon
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022- Upper Keys Center – Organizational Meeting

BOT agendas, books, and minutes

Stephanie Scuderi, Chair

Scuderi is the Market President for Centennial Bank’s Upper Keys market. Residing in Islamorada, Scuderi draws from 20 years of professional experience in banking, marketing, and consulting to support the community in a variety of ways. A member of Leadership Monroe County’s Class 18, Scuderi is the Vice Chair of the TDC’s DAC IV and also sits on the board of directors for the Good Health Clinic of Monroe County. Scuderi has held leadership positions with several organizations including the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce, the Upper Keys Rotary Club, the Monroe County Education Foundation, the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District, and the Florida Keys Wastewater Assistance Foundation.

Scuderi holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a Master of Science from Northwestern University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia.

Kevin Madok, Vice-Chair

Kevin Madok, CPA is the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller for Monroe County, Florida. He was the Senior Director of Strategic Planning for Monroe County, responsible for the County’s strategic plan as well as capital planning and financing. Prior to serving in that position, Mr. Madok was Assistant Finance Director for the Monroe County Clerk of the Court for eight years. He began his career as a CPA with the firm KPMG Peat Marwick in the Los Angeles office and subsequently spent the majority of his career in the investment field.

Mr. Madok moved to Miami in 1995 and to the City of Layton in 1999. Mr. Madok served on the Layton City Council from 2002 to 2006. He is active in the community, having served as Chairman of the Monroe County Fire & Ambulance District One Board of Governors, Treasurer and Chair of the Florida Keys Chapter of the FICPA, Board Member and Treasurer of the Key West Montessori Charter School, Board Member and Treasurer of the Southernmost Republic Club, member of the Rotary Club of Key West, and is a graduate of Leadership Monroe Class XXI.

Mr. Madok earned his BBA in Accounting from the University of San Diego and an MBA in Finance from the University of Southern California.

Mike Puto, Trustee

Known as “Mr. Marathon,” Mike Puto has spent his life dedicated to the Middle Keys community. Puto is an alumnus of Marathon High School, Florida Keys Community College, and St. Leo University. He was a high school teacher and worked in his family’s auto parts business before beginning his career in public service. In 1986, he was elected to the Monroe County Board of Commissioners. During his tenure, he served as Vice Mayor and Mayor. He twice held the position of Marathon’s City Manager from 2004 to 2008 and 2014 to 2016.

Puto was a member of Leadership Monroe County- Class Two and has held numerous leadership positions in community organizations including: the Pigeon Key Foundation Board (Vice President), the Florida Keys Children’s Shelter (President), the Marathon Alumni Athletic Club (President), the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative (Secretary), the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce (Ambassador), Take Stock in Children (mentor), and the Marathon Yacht Club Education Foundation. He is also a member of the Marathon Elks Club, the Marathon Moose Club, the Marathon Lions Club, and the Marathon Rotary Club.

Elena Spottswood, Trustee

Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami, Elena Spottswood has lived in Key West since 1993 where she raised four children with her husband Robert. She attended Miami Dade Community College and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.

Mrs. Spottswood has a long history of community service. She is a 20-year member of the Board of Directors of the San Carlos Institute and was the president of the founding board of the Key West Symphony Orchestra. She also served 10 years on the Board of Directors of the PACE School for Girls and two years on the Board of Directors of Safeport. In 2013, Attorney General Pam Bondi appointed her to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Mrs. Spottswood is serving her second term on the College’s Board of Trustees; her previous term was from 2001 to 2005.

Sheldon Suga, Trustee

Sheldon Suga is the VP and Managing Director of Hawks Cay Resort located in the Florida Keys. He is a seasoned hospitality executive with over 40 years of industry experience. He started his career as a room clerk in Niagara Falls Canada for summer employment which led him to pursue a degree in Hospitality Management at Ryerson University in Toronto. Upon graduation, Sheldon was accepted into ITT Sheraton’s General Management Training program. During his time with ITT Sheraton, he attained the ITT Ring of Quality Worldwide Team Award and served as general manager at properties in West Hartford, New York City, Halifax, La Jolla, and Los Angeles. He also worked in Tokyo and was country manager for ITT Sheraton. He has also worked for Wyndham hotels and resorts as an area director in Atlanta and Puerto Rico. He worked in Orlando at the Gaylord Palms as the VP Hotel Manager and was the opening SVP and general manager of the Gaylord National Resort.

Sheldon currently serves as Immediate Past Chair on the FRLA State Executive Committee, a member of the District III Advisory Committee of the Monroe County TDC and a board member of Visit Florida. Additionally, he is on the Board of Trustees for The College of the Florida Keys. He has also served on the board of Tourism Halifax, Maryland Hotel and Motel Association and on the Maryland Tourism Development Council.

Sheldon and his wife Laura really enjoy living down in the Florida Keys for the past 12 years. He is an avid fly fisherman and also enjoys running.