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  • Committee-Ambassador 2018 - 2019

    The Chamber's Ambassadors' (A-Team) are one of many public faces of the Chamber. The committee is charged with welcoming new members, member retention, involving members and serving at events as the face of the Chamber.
    Zaheer Datoo
    Chair 2018 - 2019
    Cutting Edge Signs and Visuals
    Sales and Marketing Director
    Cutting Edge Signs and Visuals understands the importance of creating a brand image for your company and offers a wide variety of services in addition to signs. Our design facility uses state of the art software to prepare unique custom work to meet your business needs. 

    Cutting Edge Signs and Visuals offers professional, consistent, creative and personalized services to each client we have the privilege to service. We always recommend the right products and services for more effective branding. 

    Whether your business requires digital printing, vehicle graphics, indoor/outdoor banners, uniforms, promotional items, or tradeshow exhibits. Cutting Edge Sign and Visuals can help showcase your brand image.
    Lauren Miller
    Vice Chair
    J. Wayne Miller Company Commercial Real Estate
    Commercial Real Estate Agent & Vice President
    Lauren is a native Floridian and grew up in Seminole County. She graduated from LMHS in 2000 and UCF with a degree in Digital Media in 2004. After College, Lauren worked as a Producer in Visual Effects/Animation and in 2010, she started managing J. Wayne Miller Company (retail and self storage) with her Husband Brad and Father-In-Law Wayne. Lauren obtained her real estate license in 2013 and has been leasing the family properties located in Altamonte Springs since. With over 35 years experience, JWM Co. handles the entire process so our Clients can stay focused on their business while we line up a great space. This can be retail, restaurant, office, warehouse or land. Let us help you find your ideal business location.
    Pam Czopp
    Secretary
    Lake Mary Life Publishing
    Account Manager
    Began career in human resources, recruiting and training at Johnson & Johnson, a Fortune 500 company.  My professional experience is comprised of marketing, business development and communications as the Executive Director of the Sanford Chamber, event and meeting planning and human resources   Highly effective in leadership, operations management, sales, strategic planning and community relations.  As Entrepreneur owned and operated special events company for 9 years and women's fitness for 6 years. 
    Ed Bookbinder
    Visual Impact Communications, Inc.
    President/Owner
    I have been a Chamber member for over 25 years dating back to the days before the Lake Mary and Seminole Chambers came together to form what is now the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce. During those years I have served on the Board of Directors, established the Longwood Chamber which is now the Longwood Council, headed the Ambassador Committee, produced the videos for the Industrial Recognition Luncheon and was honored to be named Chamber Member of the Year. I've had a video production company since 1978 and produced work for many local and national companies. Currently the emphasis of what I do is providing visual services to the legal community by producing Mediation or Settlement Documentaries as well as videoing depositions and Comprehensive Medical Examinations. 
    Mike Brockman
    Brockman Insurance Group
    President

    I have been in Central Florida my entire life.  I have spent the last 24 years helping others live a safer more secure life by making sure they have the proper insurance coverage for their specific needs.  Everyone’s needs are different.  It does not cost you a dime to have us check your policies.  Let us do a review for you so you can make sure you are properly covered.  Who knows, you may even save some money in the process.
    Christina Clark
    ACE Human Resources
    Human Resource Consultant
    Drew DeStefano
    AlphaGraphics Lake Mary
    Director of Business Development
    Robert Gross
    Complete Communications, Inc.
    President
    President and founder Robert (Rob) Gross started Complete Communications, Inc. because he saw an opportunity to create raving fans through his commitment to offer superior cost effective solutions and provide outstanding customer service. No matter how large or small your business, it’s Rob’s belief that all customers should be treated like a member of the family.
    Rob brings over 22 years of experience in developing technology solutions to help his clients navigate the complexities of their IT infrastructure including VOIP Phones, Cloud Computing, & Telecom Services. 
    Mary Gustafson
    One Oak Realty Corp
    Realtor
    I was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago. My husband and I moved to Seminole County in 1991 with our children, Kenny and Krystina. 

    I love the real estate business. It is an honor to guide my clients through, what can be, one of the most emotional times in their lives. 

    My promise is to always keep my client's best interest in mind and my hope is that my service and commitment will always keep me in the front of their mind when anyone asks, "Do you know a great Real Estate agent?"
    Susan Hamlin
    Manpower
    Business Development
     I have seen Seminole County grow by leaps an bounds, having lived here most of my life, I truly enjoy watching the changes and growth by  being part of this  great community. I started my Staffing Career in Seminole County.   My professional experience and expertise is with Operations, Recruiting , Sales and Management. I have  been with Manpower for three years in  Business Development.  My passion is being a resource to companies that are facing employment and  hiring challenges.  I provide strategic consultative business solutions and ideas to help companies meet their overall goals and objectives while maintain efficiencies and controlling costs.  Working together we create valued partnerships.
    Cesar Hernandez
    Allgood Financial
    Agency Chief
    Cesar (known affectionately by other members as "Cesaaaaar"), is originally from Puerto Rico, via New Jersey, and has been a Central Florida resident since 1995.  After 18 years in the mortgage business (Closing, Processing, Originating, Underwriting), he transition into an Insurance Professional and Financial Service Professional.  The experience of educating families and individuals in the mortgage business has helped him transition very smoothly into educating his clients about their insurance portfolio, retirement portfolio, and tax diversification strategies.
    As an Agency Chief for Allgood Financial, he is now able to offer the right financial and insurance product for the client, regardless of who is the carrier, as opposed to the companies that can only offer their own product.  This advantage is perfect to help protect families, individuals, businesses in our local community.  Cesar is currently licensed in FL, NC, NJ, PA.
    Brendan Jones
    Edward Jones- Brendan Jones
    Financial Advisor
    I'm a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, a financial services firm dedicated to serving the needs of individual investors.  With nearly 16,000 financial advisors serving nearly 9 million investors, our firm has been built on the belief that the only way to do business is on a one-on-one, personal basis.  We do that by getting to know you, understanding your goals, and developing individualized strategies to help you reach them.  My branch office administrator and I work as a team to give you the personal service you deserve when it comes to planning for your financial future.
    Richard Kerr
    Insurance Office of America
    Commercial Broker
    I focus on workers compensation solutions for companies in a variety of industries.  I use IOA’s RiskScore system to help my clients uncover potential “blind spots” in their risk management program and address their total cost of risk. 
    I have over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, including experience as a claims adjuster, and as an owner of a personal lines insurance agency.
    I graduated from The University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in communications, and I hold licenses in property and casualty insurance, and life and health insurance.

     
    Michael Kryger
    Pegasus Insurance Agency
    Owner/Independent Agent
    I am a University of Central Florida Graduate.  I am here to provide the service of helping individuals, families and businesses attain the necessary insurance coverage and policies to protect themselves against some of the unfortunate incidents that we all deal with in life.  I hope to give a peace of mind to my clients.  My priority is to meet my client’s needs effectively while giving the excellent customer service they expect.  I have been in the insurance industry since 2001 and have worked in all areas from claims investigation to legal cases to my current position as an Independent Insurance Agent.  I can service most any line of business from your automobile or home to your boat or recreational vehicle.  I have also established some strong partnerships with area agents/brokers for the few lines of insurance I do not handle.  Myself and my Agency will shop quality insurance carriers to get you the best rates.
    Becc Lester
    Seminole Science Charter School
    Community Outreach Coordinator
    Becc Lester has a diverse background of music, theater, television, nursing and education. She has been with the Orlando Science STEM Charter Schools since 2008 and an entertainer at Universal Studios for over 15 years. She moved to Historic Sanford, Florida as it reminded her of home, Memphis, Tennessee where she was a Grammy nominated Vocalist who traveled all over the world while releasing 7 cd’s internationally. “Florida is my home  and I am honored to be part of the educational community and to help nurture the relationship of STEM schools with on a global level to create change and alter the philosophy of education now and in the future!”
     
    Stacy Luna
    Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group- Stacy Luna
    Mortgage Banker
    Welcome to a lending experience that leaves you feeling lighthearted, fullfilled and happy!  Team Luna's mission is to have you feel cared for by our entire team!  From start to finsih we will keep you up to date with state of the art communication and make the process of getting a mortgage one you enjoy!  It all starts with Stacy prequalifying you.  During this time we really get to know you and create a program for your home loan that will leave you feeling in control of your finances.  The process ends with Stacy sitting right by your side as you sign the closing documents that will bring you HOME!  YOUR HOME!    As we strive to be your 'Lender 4 Life",  we help you blend into your neighborhood with our Welcome to the Neighborhood Program.   Come see what a great lending expereince can feel like! #TeamLunaCares #yourFLMortgagegirl #myBFFinthemortgagebiz #AtlanticBay
    Andrea Mahoney
    Milna Maldonado
    Prime Services LLC
    President
    I started PRIME SERVICES because I believe I have more to offer my clients. As a one-stop company for all your  cleaning and exterior maintenance needs  our company can save you time and hassle. Our focus on quality, reliability and satisfaction combined with a rock-solid guarantee means you can relax  knowing your facility is in good hands.
    With a Masters Degree in Business Administration and over a decade of experience in the commercial cleaning field, I am committed to providing a clean, healthy, safe environment for my clients. I personally meet with every prospective client to ensure we address all of their needs at the best possible price. Call us today at 407-474-9723 for a free estimate and let us make your business look great!
    Muntasir Manji
    Tech-U-There
    Owner
    Tina Phillips
    Expense Reduction Analysts
    Senior Consultant/Dir Business Development
    Karen Raborn
    Edible Arrangements
    Business Development
    Hello my name is Karen Raborn. I do the Business Development for our Edible Arrangement franchise locations. We have 6 locations that can serve the Central Florida area; Orange City, Lake Mary, Winter Park, East Colonial, Apopka and South Semoran. Edible Arrangements has programs for business to business gifting, also for specific industries such as real estate, car dealerships and a fabulous fundraising program for schools. As a community involvement partner we provide donations for their fundraising events such as gift certificates, raffles and door prizes. We also cater for any business events as well as bridal receptions.   
    Collette Rance
    Allgood Financial
    President

    Collette Rance joined Allgood Financial as the company’s very first Agency Chief, and is now serving as V.P. for Agent Development. According to the company’s CEO, Don Carlson, “Collette has years of experience in Health Insurance, Life Insurance, and Investment Products, and she’s a great agent.  But that’s just one aspect of her resume that impressed us.  She’s also a talented teacher and trainer, and we plan to put those skills to good use.” 

    Before pursuing a career in Financial Services, Ms. Rance worked as Assistant Principal for OCPS. She’s especially excited about the teaching aspect of her new position.  She’ll be responsible for training new agents who may need guidance within her specific areas of expertise. 

    Barbara Ray Starita
    DMCC Holdings
    Client Relations Manager
    Barbara originally from Chicago, served as Assistant Village Administrator for a municipality just outside of Chicago.  She has several years experience in Local Government, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Estate and Family Law.
    Barbara joined MSR Holdings, Inc., in 2018, as the Customer Relations Manager.  Since 2005, MSR Holdings Inc., has been creating exceptional returns for its partners and investors across Canada, the US, Asia and Europe through direct participation in commercial real estate opportunities.  Driven by this market demand, has rebranded under a new corporate entity, DMCC. The transition from MSR to DMCC is a reflection of success in the organization and success across the spectrum of real estate.
    Barbara with her husband own Big Tony's Chopp Shop Inc, an award winning Custom Motorcycle Shop. They have been in business since 2007, a federally licensed manufacturer, NADA listed, building and customizing motorcycles all over the world.
    Wendy Taylor
    Strategic Online Marketing
    President
    Wendy Taylor President of Strategic Online Marketing has 19 years experience in digital marketing.  Wendy’s digital marketing experience started in 1997 when she graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with her B.S. in Business Administration and her B.A. in Communication.  In 2002, Wendy earned her M.B.A. from Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business in Winter Park, Florida. Her concentration was in Marketing and E-Commerce.

    Wendy specializes in e-mail marketing, search engine optimization, social media and search engine marketing.  She has worked for Southwest Airlines Vacations, both Cox Radio and CBS Radio in Orlando and the Lake County Florida School Board.  Wendy has worked as an adjunct professor at Stetson University, she has also done guest lecturing at Rollins College, the University of Central Florida and ITT Tech in Lake Mary, Florida.  Wendy is a guest columnist for the Orlando Business Journal.
    Brandy Waelti
    Profit First Accounting & Consulting
    President
    Brandy began her career at an early age of 12 working side by side with her successful entrepreneurial father for a couple of decades, which she progressed to managing the operations & the financials of up to 36 franchised and independently-owned fast food and full service restaurants.  She then owned/operated numerous businesses in varied industries; all of which she was fully responsible for all aspects of accounting and financial management and reporting.  Brandy used her experience to become the President of Profit First Accounting & Consulting, which is a unique, hybrid, forward-thinking, practice offering bookkeeping, payroll, tax, business consulting, tax planning, QuickBooks training & virtual CFO Services. Brandy’s specialty is to consolidate information to prepare financials statements, analyze financials and ratios, and review/educate clients on their historical and future financial trends.
    Karen Whitacre
    LegalShield - Karen Whitacre
    Owner/ Independent Associate
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  • Trustees

    AT&T Services, Inc.
    Allegiant Air
    Central Florida Regional Hospital
    CenturyLink
    Deloitte
    Duke Energy
    Fairwinds Credit Union - Corporate
    Florida Blue
    AdventHealth
    GrayRobinson, P.A.
    Hylant
    Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital
    Seminole State College of Florida
    University of Central Florida
    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts