May 7, 2019
Aly Coleman
(850) 666-2764

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida CEO, Clay Ingram, announced Col. Terrance “Terry” McCaffrey, USAF (Ret) will serve as the agency’s Emergency Management Director.

“I’m excited for Terry to join the team at Volunteer Florida,” said Ingram. “As a military veteran and a longtime state government employee, he brings a comprehensive understanding of Florida’s emergency management landscape, as well as an invaluable ability to think on his feet. His experience will be instrumental in the advancement of our mission, allowing us to serve as state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters.”

During his 26-year tenure with the United State Air Force, McCaffrey earned the rank of Colonel, completed 18 domestic and international assignments and accumulated 2,400 flight hours.  After retirement, he served as Assistant Director of the Division of Recreation and Parks with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and then Planning and Design Administrator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Most recently, McCaffrey served at Enterprise Florida as Executive Director of the Florida Defense Task Force, a legislatively-mandated council tasked with preserving, protecting and enhancing Florida’s military missions and installations.

McCaffrey is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he studied Human Factors Engineering. He also holds four master’s degrees – an MA in Public Administration from Midwestern State University; an MA in Military Art and Science from the Unites States Air Force Air Command and Staff College; an MA in Airpower Strategy from Air University’s School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS); and an MS in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School, formerly known as the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

McCaffrey volunteers on the Auburn University Parents Association Board of Directors (BOD), the Golden Eagle Home Owners Association BOD and the Chiles High School Advisory Committee. He is also a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee Class 35.

He and his wife, Lisa, have three children together.


In 1994, Volunteer Florida was established in Florida Statutes to manage national service programs, such as AmeriCorps, and advocate for volunteerism throughout Florida. Since then, Volunteer Florida has evolved to serve as the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters, including managing the Florida Disaster Fund. With $43 million in federal, state and local funding, Volunteer Florida delivers high-impact volunteer programs that are engaging Floridians, transforming communities and making the state a better place to live.