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

Welcome - A Message from the 2019 Chair



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NEW! 2019 CPEC Awards & Exemplary Practice: Call for Submissions!
A reminder that it is that time of year! Our Commission Awards are ready for submittals. Below is the listing of awards.  For eligibility requirements and submission forms, please click each item below.

Exemplary Practice Award
Educational Scholarship Award
Career and Professional Employee of the Year Award

Submissions for all three awards are due Friday, September 20, 2019. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Good luck, everyone!

Katie Profeta
Indian River State College
CPEC Chair
[email protected]


Chair: Katie Profeta, Indian River State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 772-462-7629 

Chair-Elect: Sharon Walker, Tallahassee Community College; eMail:[email protected]; Phone: 850-201-6148 

Immediate Past Chair: Greg Williams, Tallahassee Community College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 850-201-8361


Treasurer: Dana Livesay, Hillsborough Community College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 813-259-6530

Historian: Cara Benett, College of Central Florida; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 352-854-2322 x1447

Parliamentarian: Mark Ross, College of Central Florida; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 352-291-4419

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

Region I Representative: 

Region II Representative: Carol Pugh, Santa Fe College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 352-395-5365

Region III Representative: Cristen Jacobsen, Eastern Florida State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 321-433-5957

Region IV Representative: Shertha Arrington, Polk State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 863-669-2943

Region V Representative: Kimberlie Massnick, Indian River State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 772-462-7966


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











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 alt


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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AFC Connections Get plugged in to CPEC on AFC Connections!

AFC Connections is our private interactive forum. Within this forum, we have the Career and Professional Employees Circle. Please join the circle and connect with us today!

How to Join the Career and Professional Employees Commission Circle:

Visit http://www.myafchome.org and click the login button.
Click on the 'My Profile' link.
Click on 'My Features' and select "Circles" - All Circles.
Choose the Commissions category to isolate only commissions.
Scroll down to career and professional employees commission circle and select it.
Look to the upper right corner of the page and select 'join circle.'

Click on the plug (AFC Connections) to be taken to the Career and Professional Employees Commission Circle, enter your login credentials, and click Join Circle once the circle opens.

If you have an issue logging on to the site, first try clicking on the forgot my username AND forgot my password links. Forgot my username will send you an email with your correct username. Forgot my password will send you a link to reset your password.

If your email address is not found on file, please send a message to [email protected] and a staff member will contact you.