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Philip Mortimer

Chairman, Board Member

Philip Mortimer has a strong business background with a particular emphasis on domestic and international business models, structures, acquisitions, and staffing. Throughout his career, he has held board memberships in various organizations, including Creative Benefits for Educators, Clean Green Energy LLC, Teacherusa.com, International Volunteer Corps (IVC), Resources Universales SA, and Winston Strategies, LLC. Notably, Philip Mortimer has been actively involved with Creative Benefits (PESCO) since 1993, demonstrating his long-term commitment to the organization.

Jim Geiger

Secretary, Treasurer, Primary Advisor to Chairman

Jim Geiger is an experienced leader in both the business and education fields. He is a fourth generation Floridian who brings 23 years of service as a teacher and organization leader to his position as Chairman of Creative Benefits. He understands the problems that teachers, administrators and other school employees face.

Board of Directors

Philip Mortimer

Chairman of the Board

Pat Barber

Vice Chair of the Board
President, Manatee Education Association

Edward Baum

Retired CBE President

Gregg Patterson

CEO, IMS Business, LC

Kenneth Boutwell, Ph.D.

Co-Mgr. Vineyard Capital Partners, LLC

Patrick Strong

President, Okaloosa Education Staff Professionals

Advisory Council

Patrick Strong, Chair

President of Okaloosa Education Staff Professionals

Pat Barber, Past Chair

President of Manatee Education Association

Elizabeth Albert

President of Volusia United Educators

Sandi Bisceglia


Anna Fusco

President of Broward Teachers Union

Nelly Henjes

President of Pinellas Education Staff Professional Association

Karla Hernandez-Mats

President of United Teachers of Dade

Rob Kriete

President of Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association

Scott Mazur

President of Leon Classroom Teachers

Jerry Mead

President of DeSoto County Teachers Association

Andrew Spar

President of Florida Education Association

Ruby Strickland

Florida Education Association Retired

Carmen Ward

President of Alachua County Education Association

Stephanie Yocum

President of Polk Education Association