FLCLASS Board of Trustees
FLCLASS is supervised by a Board of Trustees comprised of eligible Participants of the FLCLASS program. The Board of Trustees supervises FLCLASS and its affairs and acts as the liaison between the Participants, the Custodian, and the Program Administrator. The Board administers the affairs of FLCLASS and enters into contracts and agreements on behalf of the Program. It also selects the Program Administrator, Investment Advisor, and the Custodian subject to the terms of the Interlocal Agreement.
The members below constitute the FLCLASS Board of Trustees. The Board may expand the membership of the Board and set initial terms for each additional Trustee, but the number of Trustees thereafter shall never be less than three nor more than thirteen.
Mr. Ken Burke, CPA
Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
Ken currently serves as the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller for Pinellas County, positions he has held since 2004. As an elected Constitutional Officer, Ken serves as the Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts, recorder of deeds, county auditor, and clerk and accountant to the Board of County Commissioners. Since 2004, he has effectively managed all courthouse records, a local budget of approximately $43 million, and about 550 employees. Ken received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Ken currently serves on the Special Presidential Committee on Technology/Office Tools & Resources for the Florida Bar. He has previously served on the Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College, as Chair for the Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors, and as President for the Florida County Clerks and Comptrollers Association. Ken is a foundational member of the FLCLASS Board of Trustees, having served since inception in 2015, and currently serves as Chairman.
Ms. Sharon Bock
Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
Palm Beach County
Sharon R. Bock, Esq. was first elected Clerk & Comptroller for Palm Beach County in November of 2004 and is now in her fourth, four-year term. She is a tireless advocate for financial accountability, innovation, public access, transparency, and technology that promote continuous government improvement and efficiency. Clerk Bock received a Bachelor of Arts from Slippery Rock University and a Juris Doctorate from Houston College of Law (formerly South Texas College of Law).
Clerk Bock has nearly 25 years of experience in the private sector as a financial consultant, real estate lawyer, title company owner, and corporate manager. She has previously held Series 7, 63, and 65 Securities Licenses and has been accredited as an Investment Fiduciary. Clerk Bock serves as President of the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers Association and as a member of the Budget Committee for the Clerk of Court Operations Corporation. She is a foundational member of the FLCLASS Board of Trustees, having served since inception in 2015, and currently serves as the Vice Chairperson.
Ms. Cindy Valentine, CGFO, CFCA
Assistant Tax Collector
Orange County Tax Collector
Cindy is the Assistant Tax Collector for Orange County Tax Collector’s Office where she is responsible for the daily operations of nine locations open to the public as well as the finance and technology divisions. Her career in public service spans 26 years with 15 of those years at the Tax Collector’s Office and holding previous positions with the Orange County Clerk of Courts and the Florida Department of Corrections. Cindy earned both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Orlando College. She earned the designation of Certified Government Finance Officer and is a Certified Florida Collectors Assistant.
Cindy works with the American Cancer Society where she serves as a community lead for Relay for Life, the American Heart Association, The Ronald McDonald House, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Habitat for Humanity. She is a foundational member of the FLCLASS Board of Trustees, having served since inception in 2015.
Mr. Jim Cooke
City Treasurer - Clerk
City of Tallahassee
Jim was appointed City Treasurer-Clerk for the City of Tallahassee in 2012 by the Tallahassee County Commission. In his role, he is responsible for a $600k operating portfolio, $1.6 billion in pension assets, and a debt program of approximately $2 billion. He is also responsible for the collection of all revenues, administration of the city’s retirement program, and all clerk functions for the city. Jim previously spent 10 years as the city’s Deputy Treasurer-Clerk and spent the first 15 years of his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse and local firms in Atlanta and Tallahassee. Jim received both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Accounting from Florida State University.
Jim is an active member of a number of organizations including the Florida Government Finance Officers’ Association where he served as Legislative Committee Chair, the First Baptist Church of Tallahassee where he chaired the Building Committee and the Deacons, and the Seminoles Boosters Investment Committee. He has been a member of the FLCLASS Board of Trustees since 2016.
Mr. Phong "Tony" Vu
Miami-Dade School District
Phong “Tony” Vu serves as the Treasurer for the Miami-Dade County School District, a position he has held since 2017 after serving on the district’s Treasury Advisory Committee. As treasurer, Tony manages a cash portfolio of up to $2 billion and a debt program in excess of $5 billion. Prior to his position with Miami-Dade County School District, Tony served as University Treasurer at Florida International University and continues to serve as an adjunct lecturer in the Honors College. He earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida.
Tony is an active member of the Miami-Dade County’s Asian American Advisory Board. Along with serving on various industry panels, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Administration focusing on public treasury management. He is a graduate of the High Impact Leader Program with FIU’s top-ranked Center for Leadership. He has been a member of the FLCLASS Board of Trustees since 2018.