Meet Our Board
The State Society of Florida's officers and board members are voted in each year at our annual board elections. They serve a one year term.
Eric Conrad, President
Eric Conrad is a 13th generation Floridian, born and raised in North Florida. He earned his undergrad at the University of Florida and his masters degree at George Washington's School of Political Management. He is a communications professional who has helped numerous nonprofits, NGOs, corporations, and political campaigns achieve their goals using well-researched and effectively-targeted strategies for over a decade. Eric has been a SSF member since 2016 and served on the board since 2017.
Alex Bond, Vice President
Alex Bond hails from St. Petersburg, and has a bachelors and masters Degree from the University of Florida. An urban planner, he currently works the U.S. Department of Transportation. He moved back to Washington in 2011 after several years as a faculty member at the University of South Florida. Alex lives in the Navy Yard area of Washington. He has been a member of SSF since 2005, has served on the board since 2013, and is Florida’s representative to the National Conference of State Societies.
Stewart Fried, Treasurer
Although Stewart Fried was not born in the Sunshine State, he is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and lived in Miami Beach for several years after graduating from law school Stewart has served on the Board for over a decade and previously served as Vice President and Treasurer. He practices law at OFW Law and, among other things, represents grocers, convenience stores, and retailer associations in SNAP and WIC licensing issues before USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. Stewart has also served as manager of the Orange Crush, SFF’s softball team.
Nancy Kook, Secretary
Although not a Florida-born native, Nancy Kook spent her teen years in Orlando, FL before attending the University of Florida (Go Gators!) where she received an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Masters of Arts in International Business. Prior to joining the State Society of Florida board in 2017, Nancy served on the DC Gators Alumni chapter as Secretary for a number of years.