Board of Directors
James W. Mahaffey
Mark T. Mahaffey
Chairman of the Board
William H. Mahaffey
Daniel M. Esterline
M. Thomas Mahaffey
Suzanne B. Gray
After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1974, Suzanne spent two years as an Area Manager for a REIT based in La Jolla, CA. Her postings included Knoxville, TN, Raleigh, NC and Louisville, KY.
In 1976, she was hired as the Executive Director of West Lake Arms, a 1381 unit apartment community owned by the Mahaffey Company in Indianapolis. She later also took on the property supervision of Lake Castleton Arms, a 1261 unit Mahaffey community in Indianapolis.
In 1986, Suzanne moved to FL to work with Thomas Mahaffey, Jim Mahaffey and Mark Mahaffey in the daily operations of their Florida properties as the Executive VP of The Mahaffey Apartment Company.
After 43 years with the Mahaffeys as an employee and partner, Suzanne retired from her daily duties in January 2020. She now serves on the Board of Directors.
Richard T. Earle III
A native of St. Petersburg, Florida and educated in local schools, Richard earned his BA degree from the University of The South in 1963 and his Juris Doctor degree from the College of Law at the University of Florida in 1966. He has practiced law in St. Petersburg since 1966 and currently am a sole practitioner. In 2013, Richard earned a Master of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA and was ordained an Episcopal Priest in 2017. In addition to practicing law, he is an assistant priest at St. Vincent’s Episcopal Church. Richard has represented The Mahaffey Apartment Company, its various entities and the Mahaffey family for the past 40 years.
Following over 15 years as an executive with a Fortune 500 financial services company, Ward Curtis has spent the second half of his career as a founder, director and investor in numerous companies in the investment management, trust and banking industries. He is also a Managing Member of multiple private equity partnerships. He currently serves as Chairman of Sabal Trust Company and as a director of TMI Trust Company. Ward received his BSBA and MBA from the University of Central Florida and is a graduate of the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College.