Reverend Don Tolliver

Vice President

Don Tolliver is a native of Jacksonville, Florida who relocated to Tallahassee, Florida in 1976.


•Graduated from Tallahassee Lincoln High School in 1981.
•Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration, Florida A & M University, 1991. •Currently, enrolled in Smith Chapel Bible University pursuing a Master’s Degree of Theology expected graduation date June 2017.

Minister Don Tolliver, was ordained on January 1, 2005.
Rev. Don Tolliver has worked in the community with the Homeless Shelters, Young Adult Ministries, and worked as the Counselor for Domestic Violence and Civil Rights violations for Greater Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church and Bethel Missionary Baptist Church since 1999.

Participated in the Leon County and Department of Corrections Job Fair in Tallahassee, Florida in April 2016 as an Employer for Felons and Ex-Offenders.

Associate Pastor at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church currently works with the Couples Ministry, Young Adult Ministry. Vice President, Tallahassee Chapter of the National Action Network, Host of Radio Show: Tallahassee National Action In Action WTAL, 1450-AM

Mr. Tolliver has over 25 years combined experience in State Purchasing, Contract Management, Personnel & Employment Services, Leasing, Property Management, Emergency & Disaster Services, and Program Management. Mr. Tolliver has experience in operating three Family owned business as well:

DWT of America, Inc. is a Construction and Property Management Company that has managed several portfolios worth over $47 million in Florida.

Quartress of Tallahassee, Inc., is the parent Company to T-Six Exchange, Inc. a screen printing and embroidering company since January 1997.
As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for 10 years partnered with business communities State, Federal and Local government entities locating jobs and hiring staff for any and all Disaster related employment across the country.

Scion Management Solutions, Inc., is a Emergency Management Firm that works with Local, County and State agencies also with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Member of Big Bend After Re-entry Coalition: The Coalition collaborated with community partnerships, business community identifying with inmates and formerly incarcerated people to reduce recidivism in the community.

Employment Experience:

State of New York, Division of Homeland and Emergency Services, Office of Emergency Management. DR – 4085 Hurricane Sandy Contract Manager: November 2012 thru December 2014
Provided technical assistance in reviewing all Project Worksheets in the State queue for final funding review. Assisted with Site inspections, project formulation. Coordinated inspections and reviewed maintenance records for Federal Highways. Provide technical assistance to city and county officials in writing grant applications in accordance with 44 C.F.R. and the Florida Statutes. Supervised 27 staff members for Scion Management Solutions

State of Alabama, City of Bayou La Batre, Diversified Emergency Management Agency, DR – 4082 Hurricane Isaac
Program Manager: June 2011 thru October 2012
Managed Project Worksheets for State, City and Local governmental agencies input into FEMA computer system Emmie. Wrote federal grants for the City of Bayou La Batre. Reviewed and work Project Worksheets for (Roads, bridges, Highways and Culverts) for the City of Bayou La Batre. Coordinated inspections and reviewed maintenance records for Federal Highways and Coastal restoration. Reviewed grant applications for feasibility to receive federal assistance. Provide technical assistance to city and county officials in writing grant applications in accordance with 44 C.F.R. and the Stafford Act.

BP Oil Company, State of Alabama
Government Claims Specialist with James Lee Witt & Associates
September 2010 thru April 2011
Representative of HOA, working with insurance company, local building department, architect/engineers and contractors. Managed disaster related claims for State, City and Local governmental agencies. Project Manager for the State of Alabama Governmental claims section responsible for over $1 billion of payments to the State

Public Assistance Coordinator, Division of Emergency Management, State of Florida, South Florida Close-out Team
June 2009 thru June 2010
Review grant applications for feasibility to receive federal assistance. Provide technical assistance to city and county officials in writing grant applications in accordance with 44 C.F.R. and the Florida Statutes. Develop cost allocation tables for project funding in declared counties. Provide all close-out documentation to the State of Florida and FEMA joint Close-out team for final review.

Public Assistance Coordinator, Office of Homeland Security, State of Louisiana Military Department; Baton Rouge, LA.
September 2005 thru May 2009
Review Grant applications for feasibility to receive federal assistance. Assist FEMA with writing over 600 million in Project Worksheets. Provided technical assistance for Parish President, Mayors and City Council Boards Members with Hazard Mitigation Projects for (4) Louisiana Parishes. Provide technical assistance to city and county officials in writing grant applications in accordance with 44 C.F.R. and the Florida Statutes. Develop cost allocation tables for project funding in declared counties. Inspect and evaluate substantial damage properties in disaster area(s). Provide Damage Assessment for the Parishes with FEMA PAC’s and Project Officers. Prepare and maintain accurate reports and record on evaluations activities in the Office of Homeland Security, Military Department. Interprets planning goals, policies and priorities. Evaluate program performance and trends.

Booth Properties/ Francis Meggines Booth Trust Tallahassee, Fl Property Manager: December 2002 thru August 2005
Maintains property rentals by advertising and filling vacancies; negotiating and enforcing leases; maintaining and securing premises. Establishes rental rate by surveying local rental rates; calculating overhead costs, depreciation, taxes, and profit goals. Attracts tenants by advertising vacancies; obtaining referrals from current tenants; explaining advantages of location and services; showing units. Contracts with tenants by negotiating leases; collecting security deposit. Accomplishes financial objectives by collecting rents; paying bills; forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective action.

Maintains building systems by contracting for maintenance services; supervising repairs. Secures property by contracting with security patrol service; installing and maintaining security devices; establishing and enforcing precautionary policies and procedures; responding to emergencies. Enforces occupancy policies and procedures by confronting violators. Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
. Ensured that there was 24-hour emergency coverage for the property at all times. Conducted periodic inspections of the property and tenant spaces to ensure compliance with leases and the proper upkeep of the property.
Ensure that property and lease files were properly maintained and kept up to date in accordance with company policy. Prepared and maintain appropriate tenant lease files, records, correspondence and file notes.
Assisted with administering tenant occupancy including providing new tenant with an introduction letter regarding emergency contacts, insurance requirements, rent collection procedures, and maintenance request procedures. Become proficient with the Building Engines property management software..

Coastal Property Services Inc. Tallahassee, Fl.
Assistant Property Manager: January 2002 thru December 2002
As the Assistant Property Manager supported and assists in the (Owner) of commercial real estate in accordance with the Management Agreements. As Property Manager was involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations of the property, including accounting, tenant relations, maintenance and repair, security, janitorial services, landscaping, trash removal, etc. As Property Manager handled tenant complaints and service requests, and must be familiar with the terms of tenant leases. Also, assists in the preparation of the annual budget, reporting and financial performance of the property. Managed $42 million portfolio with 7 property locations in the Tallahassee area with a 90 to 95 percent occupancy rate.

Florida A&M University Housing Dept. Assistant Budget Director- Resident Director of Porke In Horne Village Jan 2000 thru Dec 2001
The Assistant Budget Director assists in the development, implementation, and management of the University’s $80 million annual operating budget and supports the Budget Director as requested in managing the department. The Assistant Budget Director has direct, hands-on responsibility for the University’s newly developed Managerial Accounting System as well as oversight of Position Control and Budgetary Account Control. The Assistant Budget Director actively partners with financial managers throughout the University as a resource for budget preparation and management.
As the Resident Director I was responsible for effectively computing, classifying and recording numerical data to keep financial records complete while assisting with the leasing, marketing and resident relations for the community.

Florida Department of Labor & Employment Security
Senior Management Analyst II/ Emergency Coordinating Officer
January 1992 thru July 1999
Develop programs manuals, policies, procedures, standards, and regulation for departmental health and safety programs. Developed and conducted Leasing Management, and Emergency Management Coordinator. Instructor for Recycling, Risk and Emergency Management. Department liaison for the Department of Community Affairs; Division of Emergency Management, American Red Cross, Department of Agriculture, Salvation Army, Department of Management Services, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Safety Coordinator for Administrative Services, Health and Safety training Associate, and Chief Fire Warden. Prepare complicated risk analysis reports with accident profiles. Wrote and reviewed Senate and House Bills

Professional Development
Procurement Specialist for Federal, State & County Government
Purchasing Agent III and Recycling Trainer
Property Management Training Coastal Properties
Diverse training and experience in SAMAS and SPURS
State Budgeting, State Purchasing Experience
Emergency Management Training
Grants Management Instructional Trainer
Records Management Inventory Control/ Recycling Management Program
Personal and Safety Training and Trainer
Certified Trainer in Leasing and Property Management
Certified Trainer in Disaster Services (American Red Cross) ARC
Substantial Damage and State Facility Leasing

Additional Training Experience
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
• (DF-100) JFO Orientation: Your Guide to FEMA-An Overview;
• (DF-202) QuickTime Training; (DF-416) Diversity: Making It Work;
• (DF-434) ERO Orientation – Introduction to Equal Rights;
• (DF-506) Sexual Harassment – New Perspectives;
• (DF-507) Safety Orientation: Taking Care In The Field;
• (IS-100) Incident Command System for Disaster Workers;
• (IS-200) Basic Incident Command System for Federal Disaster Workers;
• (IS-630) Introduction to the Public Assistance Process;
• (IS-631) Public Assistance Operations I;
• (IS-632) Debris Operations in FEMA’s Public Assistance Program;
• (IS-700) National Incident Management System (NIMS),
• (IS-800) National Response Plan (NRP);