Donald H. Horner III '08

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As the vice president of business development at Intrepid Capital since 2023, Donnie is committed to creating and implementing top-tier sales strategies while ensuring their clients receive nothing less than exceptional service.

Donnie’s educational background includes a B.S. in political science from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from Jacksonville University's Davis College of Business. In 2015, he was proud to graduate from Leadership Jacksonville, further honing his leadership and community engagement skills.

As a midshipman, Donnie served as 13th Company 1st Sergeant, 13th company commander and was a member of both the baseball and ice hockey teams. In his firstie year, he was the recipient of the Donald Coats Award for Excellence in Military Sociology and named the 2008 Naval Academy Athletic Association’s Club Sport Athlete of the Year. 

Commissioned an Ensign at graduation, Donnie served as Deck Department 2nd Division Officer aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Donnie was medically retired from the service just two years into his career.

Beyond Donnie’s professional life, he is deeply rooted in his local community. He is an active parishioner at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church where he serves as a lector. He and his wife, Kristen, are passionate about giving back and supporting causes like the Florida Forum, which benefits Wolfson Children's Hospital. They also serve as team captains for the annual Walk M.S. event benefiting the National M.S. Society.

On a personal note, he is an avid runner who runs at least one marathon per year and has completed the Boston Marathon three times. When he’s not running or working, you'll often find him engrossed in multiple books – he’s a voracious reader with a wide range of interests. His greatest joy, however, comes from being a father to their daughter, Callie, and taking her on walks with their doodle, Ellie.