TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Volunteer Florida announced that Tamela Perdue will join the Volunteer Florida Foundation Board of Directors. Perdue was unanimously approved by the Volunteer Florida Foundation Board of Directors and the Volunteer Florida Commission.

Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman said, “We are thrilled to have Tammy join the Volunteer Florida Foundation Board! She brings an extraordinary amount of executive leadership and private-sector insight to the Board and we look forward to serving with her.”

Tammy Perdue serves as Senior Vice President of Legislative and Government Affairs for Sunshine Health. In this role, she oversees the advocacy activities of one of Florida’s largest health plans, providing services to almost 800,000 members and employing 2,000 people across the state.

Previously, Perdue spent more than 20 years representing insurers and the business community on tort, workers’ compensation, insurance, and other legal issues before the Legislative and Executive branches of government. From 2006 to 2016, Perdue served as general counsel for the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF).

Perdue is a member of the Florida Bar, Workers’ Compensation & Administrative Law Sections, and is a former appointee to the Editorial Board of the Florida Bar Journal and News. Her community involvement also includes Friends of 440 Scholarship committee, Legal Aid Foundation of Leon County, and the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science. Perdue is a graduate of Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Stetson University with a J.D.

“The Volunteer Florida Foundation is excited to welcome Tammy to our team,” said Chucha Barber, Volunteer Florida Foundation Chair. “Tammy’s extensive background in both policymaking and the private sector provide her with unique qualifications to promote our organization’s mission and ensure the Foundation’s continued success.  We are delighted to welcome her to the Board as we continue to support the efforts of Volunteer Florida.”

“It is an honor to join the Volunteer Florida Foundation Board of Directors,” said Tammy Perdue. “I look forward to engaging Florida’s business community in support of volunteerism and service.”

The Volunteer Florida Foundation is a non-profit established as a direct support organization for Volunteer Florida. The Foundation raises funds to support Volunteer Florida’s programs, which put national service and volunteers to work in schools and communities across the state. The Foundation administers the Florida Disaster Fund, the State of Florida’s official private fund to assist communities as they respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters. In partnership with Governor Scott, the Volunteer Florida Foundation distributed over $243,000 to organizations serving Florida disaster survivors in 2016. The Foundation also supports special Governor’s initiatives, including Florida’s Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, as well as honoring our state’s outstanding volunteers, veterans, and educators. To learn more about the Volunteer Florida Foundation, please visit this link.