Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Growing up in the world of dance, the arts have always played a central role in Alexis Miller’s life. After attending the University of Georgia in Athens (a very art heavy town), Alexis moved to Santa Rosa Beach in 2009 and quickly learned the area was rich with culture offerings in all forms of artistic expression.
As the Director of Events at Alys Beach, she started attending and volunteering at CAA events and knew she wanted to get involved as a board member. Alexis joined the Board in 2017 and was elected Board President in August 2020. She is also heavily involved with Food for Thought Outreach as well as the Point Washington Medical Clinic. When not volunteering or working, you can find her by any form of water or enjoying time with her friends.
A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Mimi Gavigan and her family moved to Santa Rosa Beach in 2014. She is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. After working in investment banking and commercial insurance, Mimi transitioned out of the corporate workplace upon her move to the beach. She enjoys textile arts, including sewing, marbling, and dyeing and produces handbags and accessories for Mimi G Studio.
In addition to her Board position with the Cultural Arts Alliance, Mimi also serves on the Outreach committee at Christ the King Episcopal Church and volunteers with area hurricane and poverty relief organizations.
A native of Massachusetts, Kevin and his wife moved to Walton County in 2011. Kevin has earned both an BA and MBA degrees in Business and he and his wife have been property owners in Walton County since 2001.
After a successful career spanning the country in Sales and Marketing in the food industry. Kevin moved to the area and has been a local small business owner for the past eight years. Fortunate to enter retirement in 2019, he joined the CAA Board of Directors after years of volunteering and working with the CAA since becoming residents.
Kevin and his wife continue to enjoy the benefits of living in our community where they both stay active, playing tennis and golf while enjoying the beach, food and arts events within the community.
Tom Watson joined the Northwest Florida office of CBRE in December, 2015 as Vice President. Since 2002, Mr. Watson has been involved in transactions valued in excess of $500 million in Northwest Florida across all property types. As CEO of JPB Commercial Real Estate Advisors prior to joining CBRE, Tom founded the brokerage in 2010 and was responsible for growing the company’s book of business, managing its team of sales agents, and handling the group’s major client relationships. Concurrently serving as Vice President - Southeast Region for JPB Commercial’s parent company (JPB Partners), Mr. Watson acquired, managed and executed multiple land development projects in the Northwest Florida region from 2004 - 2015.
Tom relocated to Northwest Florida in 2001, following his recruitment as a development principal and sales executive for the St. Joe Company, where he spearheaded numerous shopping center and mixed-use developments, and led the company’s commercial land disposition efforts throughout the Florida Panhandle.
Following an early-career stint in commercial banking from 1990 to 1994, Mr. Watson ran the consulting division of Jamison Research in Atlanta, focusing on commercial property acquisition and development, due diligence and portfolio strategy for a “who’s who” list of institutional investors, developers and lenders. His work ranged throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, where he was involved in an advisory capacity in over $1 billion worth of development and acquisitions in the latter half of the 1990s. Tom is a proud graduate of Florida State University (Bachelor of Science - Finance), and he has resided with his family in Grayton Beach, FL since 2001.