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2/13/2017 Chamber News
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® Announces 2017 Board of Governors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Morgan Brochetti
Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 727-388-2908
Email: mbrochetti@stpete.com  

The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® Announces 2017 Board of Governors

FEBRUARY 13, 2017 | St. Petersburg, FL –
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® has announced its 2017 Board of Governors.

The Chamber’s nominating committee announced the following appointments:

• 2017 Board Chairman – Jim Donatelli, Regions Bank
• Incoming Chair – Anne Drake McMullen, Doyle Wealth Management
• Past Chair – W. Gregory Holden, Manning and Napier Advisors, Inc.
• Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer – William “Bill” Kent, George F. Young, Inc.
• Vice Chair, Governance – Dr. Sophia Wiesnewska, USF St. Petersburg
• Vice Chair, Membership – Juliet Kyes, ActionCOACH Tampa Bay
• Vice Chair, Advocacy – Bob Warchola, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
• Economic Development Corporation, Mike Vivio, Valpak
• Marketing & Communications, Paul Carder
• General Counsel, James Dickson, Adams and Reese LLP

Additionally, the two new executive committee positions were announced. These positions were created to reflect the reaffirmation of the Chambers updated strategic plan. These positions include:

• Vice Chair, Diversity and Inclusion – Ronnell Montgomery, James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center
• Vice Chair, Grow Smarter – Ryan Griffin, Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP

The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Governing Board:

Executive Committee
Chair

Jim Donatelli, Regions Bank

Immediate Past Chair
W. Gregory Holden, Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC

Chair-Elect
Anne Drake McMullen, Doyle Wealth Management

Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer
Bill Kent, George F. Young, Inc.

Vice Chair, Grow Smarter
Ryan Griffin, Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP

Vice Chair, Membership
Juliet Kyes, ActionCOACH Tampa Bay

Vice Chair, Diversity & Inclusion
Ronnell Montgomery, James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center

Vice Chair, Advocacy
Bob Warchola, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Vice Chair, Organizational Development
Dr. Sophia Wisniewska, USFSP

General Council (Non-Voting)
Jim Dickson, Esq., Adams and Reese LLP

Economic Development (Non-Voting)
Michael Vivio, Valpak

Marketing & Communications (Non-Voting)
Paul Carder


Board of Governors

Cory Adler, The 2020 Plan
Jeff Baker, Duke Energy
Ian Barber, Bankers Financial Corporation
Alison Barlow, St. Petersburg College, EpiCenter – (Leadership St. Pete Alumni Assoc. Chair)
Wes Bryan, Moore Resources Insurance – (Ambassadors Council Chair)
Martha Boden, SPCA Tampa Bay
Brad Bohnert, HSN, Inc.
John Collins, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance
Jim Connolly, St. Petersburg College
Tim Coop, Hancock Bank
Clint DeRonda, PNC Bank
Dean Jacqueline Dixon, University of South Florida
Bill Edwards, The Edwards Group
Tash Elwyn, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Danielle Findley, Florida Print Solutions, Inc.
Scott Gault, The Bank of Tampa
Kathryn Gillette, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
Bill Goede, Bank of America
Andi Gordon, Tampa Bay Times
Dr. Kevin Gordon, St. Petersburg College
Marcus Greene, BB&T
Charley Harris, Trenam Law
Sharon Hayes, Palms of Pasadena Hospital
Watson Haynes, Pinellas County Urban League
John Higgins, Tampa Bay Rays
Trevor Hillier, ASI – American Strategic Insurance
Joni James, St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership
Jason Jensen, Wannemacher Jensen Architects, Inc.
Sean King, Solutions Behavioral Healthcare – (St. Pete Young Professionals Chair)
Nick Kouris, Florida Blue
Mike Meidel, Pinellas County Economic Development – (Board Liaison, Pinellas County Economic Development)
Dia Nichols, Northside Hospital
Ross Preville, Raymond James & Assoc. - (Waterfront Masterplan Chair)
David Punzak, Carlton Fields
Peter Schorsch, Extensive Enterprises
Todd Simmons, Ceridian HCM
Erik Smith, Valpak
Scott Smith, St. Anthony’s Hospital
Paul Stellrecht, City of St. Petersburg, FL – (Leadership St. Pete Chair)
Leroy Sullivan, TECO Peoples Gas
Ryan Tarrant, Courtyard by Marriott, St. Petersburg Downtown
Dr. Kanika Tomalin, City of St. Petersburg, FL – (Board Liaison, City of St. Petersburg)
Jill Wilkinson, SunTrust Bank
Kathy Wright, USAmeriBank

About the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®, originally founded in 1899, now serves over 1,200 member businesses. Finding ways to create and enhance opportunities to do business in St. Petersburg, the Chamber works to improve the local economic climate and to build a thriving business environment. The Chamber is the voice of local business in St. Petersburg, providing leadership on important business and community issues. Learn more at
stpete.com.