Executive Council

Your ECOS Executive Council is made up of five elected members and three non-elected members. Elected members participate in Executive Council votes; these positions are the President, the Executive Vice President, the VP of Academic Affairs, the VP of Financial Affairs, and the VP of Student Engagement. The non-elected members do not participate in votes, but still play important roles on Executive Council. These positions are the Parliamentarian, Chief of Staff, and Recording Secretary. 


Bailey Cross - ecospres@eckerd.edu

As the ECOS President I am responsible for serving students of the Eckerd community in various ways. I work continuously to improve ECOS as a whole by finding ways to better its functions, its processes, and the services it provides to students. I also represent the student body in administrative meetings to make sure our voices are heard. Finally, I preside over all ECOS activities and provide ECOS members with any assistance, training, or resources they might need to be successful

Executive Vice President

Aurora Mazza - ecosevp@eckerd.edu

As the Executive Vice President, my core responsibilities are to oversee and act as a resource for both the Senate, a group comprised of one elected student representing each dorm, as well as for the clubs / club heads. Beyond that, my additional responsibilities include creating and running events for the students and implementing projects in order to positively change the Eckerd community

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Natasha Cooper - ecosvpaa@eckerd.edu

Along with my Academic Affairs Committee members, I help bridge the gap between faculty and students through bringing relevant speakers, conducting programs like Pitchers with Professors, attending faculty meetings and providing grants for faculty-student interaction. Additionally, I design and distribute the Eckerd student planners and water bottles.

Vice President of Financial Affairs

Will Shedden - ecosvpfa@eckerd.edu

As the ECOS Vice President of Financial Affairs, I am in charge of distributing the student activity fee, approximately $590,000, to clubs and organizations throughout the school year. The three ways in which I disperse these funds are through Fall allocations, Spring allocations, and the Independent and Collaborative Venture Fund. In order to decide which clubs and organizations deserve and need all of the funding that they request, I lead the ECOS Financial Affairs Committee and preside over the committee's weekly meetings.

Vice President of Student Engagement

Phoenix Ridings - ecosvpse@eckerd.edu

As the ECOS Vice President of Student Engagement, I am responsible for fostering strong communication between ECOS and the Student Body. With the help of my Student Engagement Committee members, I ensure that the student body is well informed about happenings within ECOS including all projects, budgets, and events. I work with my committee to manage ECOS social media accounts and the ECOS website, publish ECOS updates, and create all ECOS visual media, posters, and logos. I also publish the annual State of the ECOS Address, and make sure ECOS is running in accordance with the Transparency Campaign by publishing ECOS budget information.


Annalise Kendrick - ecospmtn@eckerd.edu

As the Parliamentarian, I ensure that the Senate, Executive Council, and all other aspects of ECOS run according to parliamentary law and in the bounds of the ECOS Constitution. I am responsible for making any necessary changes to the ECOS constitution. I also chair the Constitution, Regulation and By-Laws committee.

Chief of Staff

Olivia Hager - ecoscos@eckerd.edu

As Chief of Staff, I am an appointed member of the Executive Council. I work closely with the President to help develop and execute goals for the year. I also oversee and help to mentor the Cabinet. I attend administrative meetings, update the student discount list and organize the annual Valentine's dinner. I also have the opportunity to develop additional projects throughout the year.

Recording Secretary

Erin Bradley - ecossec@eckerd.edu

As the Recording Secretary I go to every Executive Council meeting to take notes and voice my opinion on important topics. I am also available to other committees if they need me to come and take notes for them. I also attend all Executive Council events and outings.


The ECOS Cabinet is made up of those chosen by the Executive Council to fill the twenty five Appointed Positions. For more information about any Appointed Position's Committees, visit our "How to Get Involved" page or Presence.

Director of Palmetto

Sam Bannon



Palmetto Productions is the activities board on Eckerd College Campus.  We are a group of students interested in having fun and making sure that there is always something to do here.  We bring comedians, game shows, bands, lecturers, hypnotists, and a wide variety of other entertainers to Eckerd. We also throw our own parties, celebrate the holidays, as well as have a huge carnival at the end of the year.

Directors of Culinary Relations

Maxx Chadwick and Sam Ingerman


Maintains the relationship between the student body and Cafe Bon Appetit. Expresses students' culinary wants while collaborating with Cafe Bon Appetit to resolve issues and improve Eckerd‘s dining program.   

Co-Directors of Athletic Relations

Katie Willgohs and Naomi Fanelli


We head the Athletic Relations committee. Our purpose is to make athletic events as fun as possible and draw in as many people as we can to support our awesome sports teams. We host events alongside the sports games to make them more of a social experience. 


Co-Director of Athletic Relations will work to continue making improvements on the relation between students and student-athletes.

Co-Directors of Environmental Responsibilty

Alina Fernando and Alex Gordon


This individual is responsible for finding creative methods to improve the environmental responsibility of ECOS in particular, as well as Eckerd College as a whole.

Director of Branding and Print Media

Emma Gilliam


This Individual will serve as a member of the Student Engagement Committee. They will assist the Vice President of Student Engagement in advertising ECOS sponsored events and disseminating other ECOS-related information to the student body via print media.

Director of Visual Media

Gianna Bottone


This Individual will serve as a member of the Student Engagement Committee. They will assist the Vice President of Student Engagement in sharing information with the student body using posters, graphic designs, Snapchat geofilters, videos and other visual media.

Director of Fitness

Hailey Linville


This individual will organize and create campaigns and events to promote fitness and safety on campus. 

Director of Special Projects

Meghan Bannink


Various projects arise in ECOS and they do not necessarily fall under anyone's specific domain. This individual would organize & execute those miscellaneous projects and initiatives.

Director of ECOS-ASPEC Relations

Siobhan Brennan

Serves as a liaison between ECOS and ASPEC (The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College) for event collaboration and effective communication. Additionally, works closely with the ECOS and ASPEC to promote more inter-generational learning between students and ASPEC members.

Director of SCSB

Caitlin Coutant


The person you don't want to meet...

SCSB is a group of students that oversee conduct hearings on campus on Sunday.

Director of Health and Wellness

Kirsten Spolyar


Works closely with Director of Fitness to instill a healthy lifestyle for students. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: educating students on topics of nutrition, bystander intervention, and mental health.

Co-Directors of Eckerd's Emerging Leaders (EEL)

Nate Klebe and Olivia Minney


As the Co-Directors of EEL, we help to guide first-year and transfer students in learning how to get involved, make a difference on and off campus and become well-rounded leaders. We prepare for biweekly EEL meetings by planning events, inviting guest speakers, and managing communication platforms. We seek to provide EEL members with experiences and resources that they can utilize to help define their extracurricular and academic interests as well as gain confidence in themselves as leaders at Eckerd and in life. 

Directors of Social Media and Technology

Amber Tharau and Emily Whynot


Serves as a member of the Student Engagement Committee. They will maintain all ECOS social media platforms, and will assist the Vice President of Student Engagement in advertising all ECOS sponsored events and campaigns. They will also disseminate other ECOS-related information to the student body via social media including bi-weekly ECOS updates.

Co-Directors of Special Events

Christine Lankford and Caitlin Weid

Director of Special Events will be a liaison between Campus Activities and ECOS by developing events for ECOS, arranging the Valentine's Day dinner, working with other organizations on campus, and assisting other cabinets as needed.

General Manager of WECX

Liza Ambriz


Oversees all operations of the radio station from scheduling, equipment maintenance, DJs, and much more.

Liaison to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Joelle Clayborne

Spends most of their time working within the office, but at cabinet meetings, will share current events and updates.  The liaison position will relay information, events, ideas, etc, from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to ECOS.

ECOS-Waterfront Liaison

Annie Fowler

This individual will do most of their work primarily at the Waterfront. They will serve as the Liaison between ECOS and the Waterfront, creating relationships and asking for support when needed.

Liaison to the Office of Service Learning

Elija Ramos-Sutherlin

This individual will do most of their work primarily in The Office of Service Learning. They will serve as the liaison between ECOS and The Office of Service Learning, creating relationships and asking for support from various departments and committees when needed.


Directors of Elections

Ryleigh Kqira


This individual is responsible for overseeing all elections: Senate, General, and Special (in the case of a vacancy).







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