District 6950 Governor 2018-19
Dr. Eloy Nuñez is an associate professor in the Department of Public Safety Administration at Saint Leo University. He teaches graduate-level leadership in criminal justice, and critical incident management, as well as Command Schools for various police and sheriffs’ agencies.
Eloy has over 26 years of law enforcement leadership experience. Most notably, as the lieutenant of the Emergency Operations Unit of the Miami-Dade Police Department. Eloy was one of the principal planners for security of two Super Bowls (1999 and 2007), the Free Area Trade of the Americas (FTAA) Conference in 2003, and the Presidential Debates of 2004. In addition, Eloy has extensive experience in tactical leadership situations including bombings, hostage incidents, active shooting incidents, and counter-terrorism. His long career also included stints in organized crime investigations, robbery and burglary suppression, and ten years of uniformed road patrol and field training.
Eloy obtained his doctorate degree in Global Leadership from Lynn University in 2007. His research interests focus on the unintended consequences of corporate social responsibility and how it pertains to anti-globalization protest groups that target specific corporations. Eloy’s first published book, Managing Critical Incidents and Large-Scale Event Security was recognized as the ASIS International Book of the Year award in 2017.
Eloy is a member of the Rotary Club of Inverness since 2008 and has served as Club President and later as Assistant Governor. He has been honored as Club Rotarian of the Year (2010); President of a Large Club of the Year (2012-13); Assistant Governor of the Year twice (2013-14 and 2014-15); and has been recognized, along with the six clubs of Citrus County, with the Keith Kurber Area and Club Excellence (ACE) award (2015). In 2017, Eloy was the recipient of the District’s Woodrow V. Register Distinguished Leadership Award. Eloy is a Paul Harris Society and Bequest Society member.
Eloy and his wife Maria currently live in Inverness, Florida, and are both members of the Rotary Club of Inverness. They have two sons and seven grandchildren, who live in the Tampa Bay area.