Founder and President, Florida First Center for Military and Veteran Artists
Major (r) “Mack” Macksam graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BA in History with a Minor in German Studies. He received a commissioned in the Field Artillery. Major Mack has served honorably 20 years in the United States Army in various leadership, command and staff positions in a global setting. His last assignment was Director of Military Science and Leadership at the University South Florida St Petersburg where he secured over 1.4 million scholarship awards to Cadets and personally dedicated a 8K Veterans Memorial to USFSP. He has graduate of Officers Basic Course, Air Defense Officers Advanced Course ,CGSG and Combined Arms Staff Service School, Air Assault, Military History Instructors Course and holds a Masters in Organizational Management. He also has implemented a National Leadership Development and Internship Programs for US Army Cadet Command. In 2014 he secured a 30K National American Soldier Exhibit which was a first in the State. He now is the Founder and President of the Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay pioneering a model for the State of Florida. Major Mack active in the community and a serving member: Board of Trustee, St Petersburg Museum of History, Association United States Army Executive Committee, Remember/Honor/Support Advisory Board, Military Officers Association, Global SOF Foundation, Homes for Independence Board, Goodwill Ambassador and Social Enterprise Board of Trustees.