DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  

FERTIE A. BRAND
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
PAST DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
AMVETS DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

BIOGRAPHY - Fertie Brand was born in Easley, S. C., and is the seventh of ten children and the mother of two sons and five wonderful grand children and two great grandchildren.  She moved to Florida in 1972 and began her career in Financial Management at the University of South Florida retiring after 33 years of service as the Assistant Director of Research Compliance.  Fertie joined the United States Army Reserves in 1974, retired after 21 years as a Master Sergeant.  She joined the AMVETS in 1990.  Through her dedication and hard work she worked her way through the chairs and was elected and served as Department Commander from 2002 – 2004.  She was the first Black female to ever hold this office in the State of Florida.  Fertie was elected National Finance Officer and served from 2008 – 2010.  She currently serves as the Department of Florida’s Executive Director.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Outstanding Staff Award – USF – 1987 & 1995

The White Clover AMVET of the Year Award – 1998

District Commander of the Year Award – 2000

During her first year as Department Commander she received the Department Commander of the Year Award and Florida received the Department of the Year Award. 2002


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