Del Webb Lakewood Ranch
Association of Veterans and Military Supporters Directors

Jerry Hufford - Commander

Lakewood Ranch AVMS Commander Jerry HuffordHometown: Detroit, Michigan.

United States Air Force 1972 to 1976. Served with the 53rd Weather Recon Group (Hurricane Hunters).

Automotive Executive for Borg-Warner and Federal Mogul. Married to Peggy.

Be sure to read Jerry's Commander's Message.

Gerry Northrup - Vice Commander

Gerry Northrup Lakewood Ranch AVMS Vice CommanderGerry is a avid military supporter whose family has a storied history of military service. His Father served in the Army for WWII as a munitions Corporal in the Philippines. All three of his brothers served in the US Navy in the Vietnam War.

Gerry currently works for the University of Florida, College of Medicine in the Dermatology Department. He works as a Business Development executive to bring dermatopathology specimens to UF for processing and evaluation of possible skin cancers.

Bob Sharak - Secretary

Bob Sharak Lakewood Ranch AVMSHometown: Pittsburgh, PA. Bob is a U.S. Army Veteran (1969-72) who served as a Field Artillery Lieutenant with the 5th Battalion 83rd Artillery, Baumholder, Germany and Financial Services Department head, V Corp Frankfurt, Germany.

Bob is retired after serving as a financial executive with Johnson & Johnson for 32 years. He also owned his own income tax practice. Bob has a B.S. Degree in Accounting and Finance, an MBA, and is a Certified Management Accountant. Married to Terry.

Steve Milbrod - Treasurer

Steve Milbrod Lakewood Ranch AVMS TreasurerSteve is a long-time military supporter and comes to us after a 35 year career in the television broadcast industry.

In addition to Steve’s professional career, Steve enjoys expressing his creative abilities to develop memorable events for our AVMS membership and Del Webb community.

Joe Ward - Member-at-Large

Joe Ward Lakewood Ranch AVMS Member At Large

Joe is a U.S. Army veteran (1964-70 and 1981-96). Joe served as Army Medic Staff Sergeant with 322nd General Hospital from 1964-70. Joe re-enlisted in 1981 serving in 324th Combat Support Hospital until discharged in 1996 as Sergeant First Class.

Joe served as a police officer in the Belleville, NJ PD from 1968 to 1973, and then transferred to the Jackson, NJ PD where he served from 1973 to 1994; retiring as a Lieutenant. After working for 12 years as the Security Director for the Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale, Joe retired again.

Joe has an AS Degree in Law Enforcement from Ocean County College in 1978, BA Degree in Criminal Justice; minoring in Management from The College of New Jersey in 1980. He also received an MA in Human Service Administration from Rider University in 1994. Joe also holds an 8th Degree Black Belt in Goshin Ryu Karate (Okinawan Style)

He and his wife have three children: Joe Jr., Jennifer and David. He also has eight grandchildren: seven girls and one boy.


Sergeant of Arms: Guy Sumrall 



Supply Officer: Debbie DiStefano 



Event Coordinator:



Outreach Coordinator: Ken Anderson 



Historian Committee Coordinator: Steve Milbrod