Promotes professional growth and exchange of information among the career and professional (non-administrative, non-faculty) employees.

Welcome - A Message from the 2023 Chair 

Hello and Welcome to 2023!

I would like to introduce myself for those of you who do not know me. My name is Melonie Miner and I am the Manager of Employment Services at Pensacola State College and I will be serving as the 2023 CPEC Commission Chair. We all have an AFC story, so I’d like to share mine with you now. I have been an active member at the state, region, and local levels since joining AFC in 2015. I am a graduate of the CCP, completing the FCPC in 2019 and the NLLP in 2021. I have held multiple AFC board positions, including Region I Director, Member Services Committee Chair and most recently Vice President of Regions and Chapters. I am the Pensacola State College Chapter President (for the 2nd time) and have held various other positions on the Chapter Executive Committee.

Now to officially welcome you all to the exciting world of the Career and Professional Employees Commission. I am so excited for the year ahead! I have no doubt that 2023 will be an amazing year for CPEC. The Commission is partnering with Region One for its Spring Conference, March 31, 2023. The first of two CPEC Business meetings will be held during the conference. The second will be held during the Annual Conference in November. I invite you all to attend. There will be a lot of other exciting CPEC activities throughout the year, so watch your email for the announcements.

Moving Forward with Great Expectations requires great people. And CPEC needs you to help us move forward! The Commission needs Region representatives, and multiple board members, including a Chair-elect. If you are interested in moving forward in AFC leadership, this is a great place to start your journey. Please contact me directly at [email protected] or by phone at 850-484-1726 if you would like to discuss these leadership opportunities. I have included the CPEC Bylaws, to provide a little information about the board positions available.

Thank you for making time for the Career and Professional Employees Commission today.

Melonie Miner
2023 CPEC Commission Chair 

Learn more about CPEC by watching our CPEC 101 presentation!

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Chair: Melonie Miner, Pensacola State College; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 850-484-1726

Chair-Elect: Vacant

Immediate Past Chair: Obi Kalu, Pensacola State College; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 850-484-2374 

Secretary: Dr. Mark McKinney, Pasco-Hernando State College; Email: [email protected]; ; Phone: 352-518-1315

Treasurer: Cara Bennett, College of Central Florida; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 352-854-2322, x.1447

Webmaster: Obi Kalu, Pensacola State College; Email: [email protected]; Phone: 850-484-2374


2017 CPEC Award Winners:

Essay Award: Kathy Fields, State College of Florida, Bradenton Campus



  Book Scholarship Award: Margaret Bronson, Tallahassee Community College






  Unsung Hero Award: Gregory Williams, Tallahassee Community College











  The Employee of the Year: Cara Bennett, College of Central Florida




Exemplary Practice Winner: Summer Washington. Tallahassee Community College

Congratulations to Our CPEC Board Members who were selected for the 2017 Distinguish Service Awards:




Dana Livesay, Hillsborough Community College





Sharon Walker, Tallahassee Community College





Gregory Williams, Tallahassee Community College




From left to right: 2016 CPEC Chair Kim Baker, Dana Livesay, Sharon Walker, 2017 AFC President Robert Flores, 2017 CPEC Chair Matt Wetzel & Gregory Williams


Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Career and Professional Employees Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws:

CPEC Bylaws


CPEC 2020 Operational Plan

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes 11/1/17

CPEC Business Meeting 11/2/17

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes 12/13/17

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes, 5/16/16 alt

Treasurer's Report, 4/16/16 alt

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes alt (2016 Spring Conference)

Treasurer's Report, 12/31/15 alt

CPEC Membership Meeting Minutes alt (2015 Annual Conference)

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes alt (2015 Annual Conference)

CPEC Board Meeting Minutes alt (2015 Pre-Annual Conference)


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