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UF Board of Trustees heavy with UF Law alumni
One of the most important duties of an effective attorney is to provide sound counsel to a client. Now four UF Law alumni will provide counsel
for the University of Florida as members of the Board of Trustees.
William Michael Heekin (JD 78) and Juliet M. Roulhac (JD 87) were appointed to the UF Board of Trustees in May by Gov. Rick Scott, and Charles B. Edwards (JD 68) was appointed in June by the Board of Governors.
Heekin and Edwards were appointed for five-year terms and Roulhac was appointed for a four-year term. The new appointees join alumnus C. David Brown II (JD 78), a member of the Board of Trustees since 2010, who was appointed in June for a two-year term as vice chairman. Brown previously
served on the board from February 2004 to January 2008. The board has a total of 13 members, including one student member.
Heekin is the president of Heekin Advisors LLC, a consulting firm in Atlanta, and is a founding board member and first chief operating officer of WebMD. Heekin is also an emeritus member of the UF Law Center Association Board of Trustees.
Roulhac is a senior attorney for Florida Power & Light Company and serves
on The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors. Roulhac, like Heekin, is also an
emeritus member of the UF Law Association Board of Trustees. Edwards is a
member of the law firm of Geraghty, Dougherty & Edwards, P.A., in Fort Myers.
In 1995, he received the University of Florida Distinguished Alumnus
Award. Edwards is also trustee emeritus of the UF Law Center Board of Trustees. Brown is chairman of Broad and Cassel, a statewide law firm specializing in commercial law. He is also an active member of the Florida Council of 100, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive
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