Michelle Salzman - Education
Michelle Salzman is a Wounded Warrior and full-time community volunteer who began her philanthropy journey while attending UWF over a decade ago. Michelle served in the US Army for five years and transitioned into the civilian community by completing a degree in Computer Analytics as well as a degree in Business Administration. She served on the March of Dimes Committee for two years, and moved on to help her fellow veterans as a volunteer with the VA’s local Vocational Rehabilitation office.
For over a decade Michelle has been a board member of various local PTAs, county-level PTA President, as well as served on the State Florida PTA Board of Directors. She has been a full-time volunteer for several years now. Most recently, Michelle was named a Distinguished Woman by the Gulf Coast Girls Scouts Council, as well as received the Blaise Adams Give Back Award from Junior Achievement. Further, she was named the 2015, 2017 and 2018 IN Weekly Volunteer of the Year and has continued displaying her passion to help others. Along with many state, county and local awards for building momentum within the parent organizations and promoting collaborative impact efforts across the school district, she has also received the honor of being named “Mom of the Month” for Greater Pensacola Parenting Magazine, a prestigious nomination for Woman of Distinction for the North Florida Girl Scouts, as well as being named “I am Pensacola” in VIP Pensacola magazine.
Michelle Salzman sits on several boards throughout the community and has had a hand in many great accomplishments. Her leadership and philanthropy efforts led to locally fundraising millions of dollars each year and hundreds of thousand community service hours.
In addition to the previously mentioned community service, Michelle currently serves on her son’s Cub Scout Pack leadership team as the Outdoor Chair, is on the advisory board for Take Stock In Children, the Women’s Advisory Board for West Florida Hospital, served on the Leadership Council with Achieve Escambia as a founding board member , and is also an Executive Board Member of Pensacola Junior League, a member of Impact 100, board member of the Pensacola MESS Hall Foundation, an emeritus board member of the Escambia County Public School’s Foundation, serves on the Florida Public Relations Association board, annually builds and raises funds for Habitat for Humanity, a United Way “Women United” member, served on the Board of Directors for the Florida State PTA and is an Executive Board member for Making Strides and a member of several other organizations.
Michelle has followed her heart and passion to help those who cannot help themselves. This passion lead her in the focus areas of children, families in poverty and her fellow wounded veterans. When she is not serving her community, she is managing her photography business, Salz Studio, which has been serving the gulf coast community for over 10 years.