Trustees Bios

Marty Lanahan currently serves as an EVP and Tampa Bay Market President for Iberia Bank. Her extensive career in the banking industry spans 32 years. She spent 19 years at Regions Bank, most recently serving as the Area President over the West Coast of Florida. Prior to that, she was the Area President over North Florida and the City President for Jacksonville.

Before joining Regions, Lanahan’s banking career began with The Atlantic Bank/First Union Bank after graduating from The University of South Carolina with a Finance Degree. She has a diverse background within the financial services sector spanning Commercial/Corporate Banking, Small Business, Retail, Treasury, and Wealth Management.

As an active member of the Tampa community, Ms. Lanahan is currently on the board of The Moffitt Cancer Center’s Medical Practice Group and The Tampa Museum of Art. While residing in Jacksonville, Lanahan served on many boards including The JEA (Chair), United Way of North Florida, The Cultural Council of Jacksonville (Chair), and The Super Bowl Host Committee where she was responsible for 10,000 volunteers. She also served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Commissioner on The Florida Transportation Commission (Chair).

She has been recognized with numerous awards including One Jax Humanitarian of the Year, City of Jacksonville Spirit of Rosie Award and an Eve Award Winner for employment. She has also been inducted into the First Coast Business Hall of Fame.

Her appointment as trustee of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund began in 2013.

The Reverend Canon Eddie Ellsworth Jones, Jr. is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Florida. He has served in the Diocese as rector of several parishes, most recently as interim rector of Trinity Parrish, St. Augustine, Florida.

The Reverend Jones is a former department head with the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. In addition, he is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Army. He has served on various boards within the state of Florida: Farmers and Merchants Bank, Gerry Medical Center, Jefferson County Hospice, PRIDE Enterprises, LISC Jacksonville, and Operation New Hope Jacksonville and as President-Elect of the Capital Rotary Club. Currently, he is the Clerical Trustee of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of West Alabama and his Master’s of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

He and his wife, Janine, live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

His appointment as clerical trustee of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund began in 2008.

Anna Escobedo Cabral is a partner in The Cabral Group, a firm dedicated to serving clients in need of government and public relations support. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Navient, which is the largest servicer of federal government loans to students and parents for college. The company also provides business processing solutions to a number of federal, state, and local government clients and various private companies.

Cabral’s career is a blend of government and nonprofit leadership. From 2009 through May of 2018, Ms. Cabral served as a Senior Principal Advisor within the External Relations department of the Inter-American Development Bank, the largest source of development financing for the Caribbean and Latin America. She was the Bank’s principal liaison between senior management and parliamentary bodies, including the U.S. Congress. From 2004-2009, she served as Treasurer of the United States, U.S. Department of the Treasury, helping the Secretary of the Treasury fulfill the President’s economic agenda. From 1991-1999, she was executive staff director for the U.S. Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs, and from 1993-1999, deputy staff director for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Her nonprofit experience includes work in both emerging and established organizations. From 1999-2003 she was president and CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, a relatively young nonprofit coalition of the largest and most influential national Hispanic organizations in the country. From 2003-2004 she served as director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Latino Initiatives. And most recently, Cabral was appointed Chair of the Fundacion Microfinanzas BBVA, a nonprofit headquartered in Madrid, Spain that provides microfinancing through local nonprofits in various Latin American countries. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Hispanic Advisory Committee for Comcast/NBCUniversal.

Cabral earned her Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.

Her appointment as trustee of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund began in 2018.

Leroy Davis retired in 2016 as Executive Director of the Center of Excellence in Rural and Minority Health and Distinguished Professor of Biology at Voorhees College, Denmark, South Carolina. Dr. Davis also served as the eighth president of South Carolina State University from 1996 until his retirement in 2002. He spent most of his professional career at South Carolina State University, where he advanced through the academic ranks to become full professor of Biology; served as Interim President (1995-1996), Vice President for Student Services (1993-1995), Vice Provost for Academic Administration (1990-1993) and Director of the Office of Institutional Self-Studies (1987-1990). Earlier in his career, he worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory (1982) as a research associate and at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as an Extramural Associate (1983). He has published numerous articles and papers in general and technical journals.

He has been active with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and has chaired many visiting committees, presented workshops and symposia and served on numerous special committees. In 2002 he was awarded the SACS Distinguished Service Award for his long-term service and commitment to SACS.

He holds membership in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the American Council on Education, the New York Academy of Science and Rotary International. He sits on a number of boards and commissions including the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Board of Trustees (Chairman), the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health Board of Trustees, the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Board of Trustees (Chairman) and the Southeastern Council of Foundations Board of Directors. Previously, he served on the boards of the NCAA, SACS and NAFEO.

Dr. Davis received his B.S. in Biology from South Carolina State University; his M.S. in Microbiology and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Purdue University. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including South Carolina’s highest civilian award – the Order of the Palmetto – and honorary degrees from Tuskegee University, Purdue University, Francis Marion University and his alma mater, South Carolina State University. A science and research complex on the campus of South Carolina State University is also named in his honor. He is Board Chairman Emeritus of the SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics.

He is married to the former Christine McGill of Kingstree, South Carolina and they have two adult children, Tonya and Leroy Jr., and six grandchildren.

His appointment as trustee of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund began in 2005.

Thomas Jeavons is a visiting professor of philanthropic studies at Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy. He has also served (from 2013 through 2014) as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana.

From 2006 through 2012, Dr. Jeavons served as the Executive Director of ARNOVA (the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action), a national and international network devoted to supporting and advancing research and teaching focused on nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, voluntary action and civil society. Prior to leading ARNOVA, he served for ten years (from 1996 to 2006) as General Secretary (chief executive) of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, the largest Quaker judicatory in the United States. Previously Dr. Jeavons was the founding Director (from 1992 to 1996) of the Center on Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, and a professor of public administration, at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

His working life has been spent with various kinds of nonprofit organizations, ranging from small theater companies and the YWCA to several institutions of higher education and various agencies of ‘the church’. This career has involved service of many sorts, including work as an activist, public educator, minister, program manager, chief staff officer, university faculty member, academic center director, board member, and consultant.

Dr. Jeavons earned a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Colorado (1975), a Masters in theology from the Earlham School of Religion (1978), and Ph.D. in management and cultural studies from the Union Institute (1992). He also holds a graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University, and a Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from Indiana University. He was a visiting research fellow at the Yale University Program on Nonprofit Organizations, at the Yale Divinity School; and served as a consulting scholar for the SUNY Albany/Pew Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy.

His major publications include: Growing Givers’ Hearts: Fundraising as a Ministry (Jossey-Bass, 2000); When the Bottom Line is Faithfulness: The Management of Christian Organizations (1994); Public Libraries and Private Fund Raising: Opportunities and Issues (1994); and Learning for the Common Good: Liberal Education, Civic Education and Teaching about Philanthropy (1991). He is the author of numerous chapters and articles on nonprofit management, religious organizations, fund raising, ethics, and education.

He lives in countryside near Shelbyville, Indiana, with his wife Gretchen, where he enjoys bicycling, reading, and helping to care for a small but very interesting collection of domestic and farm animals.

His appointment as trustee of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund began in 2005.

Dr. Elizabeth Kiss (pronounced ‘quiche’) is CEO of the Rhodes Trust and Warden of Rhodes House in Oxford, England, leading an organization dedicated to identifying and developing exceptional people from all over the World.

Prior to joining the Rhodes Trust in August 2018, she served for twelve years as president of Agnes Scott College, Georgia. During her tenure, Agnes Scott broke records for enrollment and retention and was named the second ‘Most Diversified College in America’ by Time and the country’s most successful liberal arts college for graduating low-income students by the U.S. Department of Education. In December 2017, the Chronicle of Higher Education named Elizabeth Kiss on its 2017 list of the most influential people in U.S. higher education.

From 1997 to 2006 Dr Kiss served as the founding director of Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, building a university wide interdisciplinary centre focused on promoting moral reflection and commitment in personal, professional, organisational and civic life. Dr Kiss has had a longstanding career in academia; she has taught at Randolph-Macon College (Virginia), Deep Springs College (California) and at Princeton University for eight years. Her academic focus has been on moral and political philosophy and she has published on moral education, human rights, ethnic conflict and nationalism, feminist theory, and transitional justice.

Dr Kiss received her BA in philosophy, magna cum laude, from Davidson College in North Carolina, where she became Davidson’s first female Rhodes Scholar, going on to receive a BPhil and DPhil in philosophy from the University of Oxford. Dr Kiss has held many leadership roles in local and national organisations, including the Climate Leadership Network, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Women’s College Coalition.

Her appointment as trustee of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund began in July 2018.

David M. Llewellyn is a Senior Vice President and Senior Fiduciary Officer at Northern Trust in Miami, Florida. Besides managing complex family relationships for Northern Trust’s wealthiest families, he advises and oversees the fiduciary aspects of Northern Trust’s trust business in the region. David is a past chair of the Advisory Board for the American Bankers Association’s Trust Schools and is a current faculty member.

Prior roles and assignments at Northern Trust include managing teams of Trust Advisors and the Estate Administration, Florida Probate Tax, and Florida Special Assets Groups.

David received a Bachelors in International Relations from Brigham Young University, a Masters of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami.

David was involved for many years with the Boy Scouts of America, serving in local troop leadership and Council positions.

As a young man, David volunteered for two years of church missionary service in central California where he labored mainly among the Mexican migrant labor population. He speaks Spanish and French and has studied and worked abroad in both Switzerland and France. David and his wife Marty have three children and one grandchild.

His appointment as the corporate trustee’s representative for the Jessie Ball duPont Fund began in 2011.