Our Leadership Team

Nicholas Peters, Founder & Managing Director

Mr. Peters is a Tampa-based entrepreneur and small business owner with significant investment, corporate finance, and management experience in building and growing small businesses.  A staunch supporter of our military, Mr. Peters started the Foundation by personally funding one project per year beginning with the remodeling of the Family Wellness Center at the National Training Center in Ft. Irwin, California. The charity began to grow rapidly when Mr. Peters partnered with local businesses to create an avenue for both fundraising & building awareness of the Foundation.  Mr. Peters holds an M.B.A. in Finance & Investments from Cornell University and a B.B.A. in Finance from Adelphi University.


John Wright

Mr. Wright is a senior executive with over 40 years of quick-service, family and casual dining restaurant experience in both corporate and franchise operations.  Mr. Wright has served as a senior operations executive for several major national restaurant brands.





Chris Suh

Mr. Suh has over 20 years of experience working with management teams of various small businesses, primarily focused in the areas of corporate finance and development and investments in real estate.  Previously, Mr. Suh served as a middle and high school educator at a private school in Georgia.  Mr. Suh earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago GSB.




Robby Dezern

Mr. DeZern is a 35-year senior operations executive veteran for quick serve and casual dining franchised restaurants, with experience focused on leading hospitality teams to achieve operational and financial success.  Mr. DeZern is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

Armed Forces Families Foundation (AFFF) is in no way affiliated with the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF)

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