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WLI Alumni is pleased to welcome Valerie McKee

The Wedgworth Leadership Institute welcomes Valerie McKee as the Leadership Programs Coordinator for WLIANR, the alumni association and the new UF/IFAS Center for Leadership.

Valerie McKee
Valerie McKee

Valerie was raised in Okeechobee, FL, and was an active member of Future Farmers of America. She went on to serve as the Florida FFA State Secretary in 2010-2011. Valerie received her undergraduate degree in Communications and Leadership Development from UF and attended Texas A&M University to earn a Masters of Science in Agricultural Leadership.

She has a passion for Florida’s agriculture industry, leadership education, her faith and serving others. When she gets the chance, Valerie loves to spend her time saltwater fishing, kayaking, blogging and painting portraits of livestock.

Valerie will be working on communications efforts for the WLI, including the WLIANR website, the alumni newsletter and both WLIANR  and AAWLIANR social media accounts.  She will also assist Dr. Carter with programming as WLI prepares to receive nominations for Class X.

If you have questions about the alumni association, or have items for the next quarterly alumni newsletter, please contact Valerie.  You can reach Valerie at (352)-273–2584 or by her cell at (863)-801-5843, or via email at