April Meeting

STEM and NAACP Advances

Speakers: David L. Hinds and  J. Webb Horton

Collier County NAACP and FGCU team up to advance STEM in Collier County to advance the students to a brighter future.

Meeting date Friday April 7th.


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David L. Hinds

David Hinds is a retired Banker with over 30 years of banking experience.

David had a distinguished management career, which included leading operations and technology divisions and global marketing and sales organizations for two global financial services firms.  David was considered an expert in turn-around management, process  re-engineering and crisis management.  He served on many industry committees and was a guest speaker at several global banking conferences.

David was a Partner of Bankers Trust and a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank.

David also served in the military as a lieutenant/Captain in the Army from 1966-1970.

David retired from Banking in May of 2000.

Over the past several years, David has served as a member of the Board of Directors for several New York Financial Services Companies. As a Director, he served as a member of the Asset Liability Committee, Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee, and a member of other Board Committees.

David was also on the Board of Directors for the Greater New York City YMCA and Chairman of the New York City NAACP ACT-SO Advisory Board.

Currently, he serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Collier County NAACP. Working with other members of the NAACP, he has worked to develop several educational programs for the students of Collier County. These programs

include a two -week S.T.E.M. Summer Camp at Florida Gulf Coast University, a Career Conversations program and most recently a College Prep Program.

David was recently recognized by Governor Scott for his work to improve the educational aspirations of the children of Collier County.

J. Webb Horton

Professional Summary

  • Presently Chair of Collegiate Varsity Committee, USTA.
  • Four years as Vice Chair Collegiate Varsity Committee, USTA.
  • Highly motivated individual with thirty years professional tennis experience and ten years of athletic administrative experience in a variety of settings. Involvement with the start-up and building of the athletic program at Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • Excellent teaching and people skills. Motivational speaker for many local community organizations to promote higher education and personal excellence within an athletic environment.
  • Fund raising for university and community athletic and academic programs to enrich students’ lives from elementary through college level.
  • Accomplished facilitator for:
    • ITA tournaments with over 300 participates
    • On campus events for 300 to 500 attendances
    • Off campus programs for area tennis clubs
    • Coordination of personnel and facilities for numerous additional academic and athletic events
    • Development of minority coaching workshop for ITA Convention (as vice chair of the collegiate committee )

Work Experience

2011 – 2015   Assistant Director of Community Outreach FGCU (Present)

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

2001 – 2011   Assistant Athletic Director and Men’s and Women’s Head Tennis Coach

                          Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

2000 – 2001   Head Women’s Tennis Coach and Director, Diversity Outreach Counselor                                       Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky


1996 – 2000   Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach and Admissions Counselor

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana

1988 – 1996   Midwest Sales Representative

Head Sports, Chicago, Illinois

1985 – 1988   Tournament Director

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, Fort Wayne, Indiana


1982 – 1988   Head Women’s Tennis Coach                                          

                          University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana

1980 – 1985   Investigator in Public Defender’s Office

Allen County Courthouse, Fort Wayne, Indiana

1972 – 1980   Coordinator for Department of Human Development Special Projects

Fort Wayne Community Schools, Magnet School, Fort Wayne, Indiana

1971 – 1972   Deputy Director

Metropolitan Human Relations Commission, Fort Wayne, Indiana

1970 – 1971   Executive Director and Compliance Officer

Erie Human Relations Commission, Erie, Pennsylvania


Edinboro State College, Edinboro, Pennsylvania

B.A. Political Science 1964- 1970

College Sports: Varsity player- Tennis, Basketball, Track


Professional Tennis Registry (PGR) Certification- Highest Rating

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (1983)

Professional Awards

2003 – 2004    ITA – Coach of Year

2000 – 2001    GLVC Coach of Year- Northern Kentucky University

1986 – 1987    NAIA District 18 State Champions- University of St. Francis

1985 – 1986    NAIA District 18 State Champions- University of St. Francis

NAIA District 18 Coach of the Year- University of St. Francis

Community Service

2012 to present           Broadcaster, ESPN3 television for Men/Women FCCU basketball

2001 to present           Facilitate and lead numerous tennis clinics for minority students in the southwest Florida

2001 to present           Member Lee County, Florida- Community Tennis Association CTA

2003 to 2012               Broadcaster, Atlantic Sun Conference television for Men/Women FCGU basketball

2007 – 2013                Chair, Atlantic Sun Conference Men’s Tennis Committee

2003                            Hosted Hearing Impaired Olympic Team Tryouts at FGCU

1977 – 1981                Host of “Majority of One” television show, WPTA-TV, Fort Wayne, Indiana

A half hour program that highlighted minority leaders and their contributions and covered  topics of interest to the minority community.

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