Laura Spencer to Join Board of Directors of the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation

The Giving Coast

The Board of Directors of the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation has elected Laura Spencer as the newest board member of the private foundation. Spencer retired in 2022 after a career spanning almost 40 years and is known for her business acumen, financial expertise, thoughtful focus on problem solving, and knowledge of our community and foundations. Most recently, Spencer was the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County for 10 years. She began her career with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Tampa, followed by nine years at Kerkering, Barberio & Co. CPA’s before joining Tervis Tumbler Company in 1997. She spent 14 years at Tervis, where she held several key leadership roles during a significant period of growth in the organization, including the role of President and Chief Executive Officer from 2006-2010. Spencer is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting with High Honors from the University of Florida. She completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Spencer was awarded the Elijah Watts Sells Award for scoring in the top 1/10 of 1% on the CPA exam. She was also named Outstanding Florida CPA in Business & Industry by the FICPA for 2008/2009. Spencer officially joins the board on August 1, 2023 with current board members Barbara Zdravecky, Keith DuBose, Susan Hines, Carolyn Johnson and Tom Tryon. Susie Bowie is President and Chief Executive Officer. Visit SelbyFdn.org to learn more about the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation and its history of capital grant making and scholarships supporting nonprofits and students in a 4-county region.

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