Assistant Director for Fiscal Operations

PO Box 110400
Gainesville, FL 32611-0400
(352) 294-0759


Manages and provides oversight for all fiscal and accounting aspects of all fund accounts, including university, state, and federal sources. Manages grant funds awarded to Florida Sea Grant from federal and other sources. Works closely with the University of Florida Office of Sponsored Programs in submitting proposals and awarding subcontracts to all statewide university, agency and institutional recipients of Sea Grant funds. Maintains database and grants management system for use by the Director and Associate Director in monitoring project expenditures and cost-sharing commitments for all Sea Grant awards. Conducts periodical audits of accounts, to ensure compliance with university, state and federal regulations.


BS, Applied Mathematics, Palm Beach Atlantic University

MBA, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Most recently, Rod was employed as a Grants Accountant for the Division of Contracts and Grants at the University of Florida (2015 to 2018).