FPD is pleased to announce Danny Smith as the Chair of the FPD Board of Trustees beginning in the 2018 – 2019 academic year.  This marks Danny’s tenth year as a member of the Board and his second term as Board Chair, previously serving in the role from 2011 – 2013.  

It is an honor and blessing to again serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees,” notes Danny. “I believe FPD is at a very important time in its history, and I am optimistic and excited about that. However, secular influences and constant bombardment by news and social media make it a challenging time to be a Christian and a challenging time to be a Christian school. I have shared with the Board that to face these challenges, it has never been more important for FPD to run to its mission: To educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory.”  

Danny is Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager in TD Bank’s Institutional Healthcare group, covering the states of Georgia and Florida.  He has more than 30 years of banking experience, the majority of which has been spent in corporate and healthcare banking. He is a 1985 graduate of Mercer University with a BBA in management and a 1996 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

Over the years, Danny has held board and leadership roles in a number of Christian and nonprofit organizations and currently also serves on the board of the Mercer Athletic Foundation.  He is a member and deacon at First Presbyterian Church.  Danny and his wife, Miriam, have two daughters: Elizabeth, (FPD class of 2014 and an RN at UAB Hospital in Birmingham), and Catherine, (FPD class of 2018 and a rising freshman at Samford University). He enjoys golf and is a serious college hoops fan.

In addition to announcing a new Board Chair, FPD welcomes several new members to its Board:  Mr. John David Miller, Mr. Steven Rumford, Dr. Brian Cardis, and Dr. Hays Fyke.

“I ask for prayers for support and wisdom for FPD’s administration, staff, faculty student and board as we head into the 2018-19 school year,” concludes Danny. “We have a very special and unique school and a great school family – a great Viking Nation!”