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  • Economic Development Committee

  • The Economic Development Committee is on the front lines of creating jobs and business in Seminole County. Through a variety of initiatives, the Economic Development Committee helps welcome major corporations to the community and helps promote the businesses who have already committed to Seminole County.

    The Economic Development Committee meets at the following:

    Date: Second Friday of every month

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00am

    Location: 1055 AAA Drive, Room 203, Heathrow, FL

    Contact committee Chair, Jack Richards, Jack Richards Insurance Agency, Inc., 407-688-7000

    or Contact Chamber Vice President/COO, Ray Villegas at rvillegas@seminolebusiness.org or 407-708-4605 for more information.

  • Committee Economic Development 2017 - 2018

    Leads Chamber advocacy, collaboration, and communication to initiate and coordinate with other economic development resources in Seminole County and the region. The committee examines ways to serve as a resource for other entities by leveraging Chamber and other business resources.
    Jack Richards
    Chair 2017 - 2018
    Jack Richards Insurance Agency, Inc.
    Jack Richards Insurance Agency, Inc. is an insurance agency specializing in Group Health Insurance and Employee Benefit Plans.
    Tina Phillips
    Expense Reduction Analysts
    Senior Consultant/Dir Business Development
    Dana Carr
    Vice Chair
    CareerSource Central Florida
    Business Sales Consultant
    Tamsin Bell
    Seminole County Economic Development
    Business Retention & Expansion
    Judy Bissell
    Watson Relocation Services a division of Watson Realty Corp.
    VP, Relocation Director, Broker
    As the Relocation Director for Watson Relocation Services in Central Florida, Judy oversees the incoming Corporate and Broker referral activity and is responsible for developing corporate business relationships, coupled with managing and increasing Corporate and Broker referral activity.

    Judy began her real estate career in 1998 with Watson Realty Corp. after being a second-generation business owner in the construction industry for 21 years.  Judy was invited to join the relocation team in 2004, working with corporations, third party companies, brokers, and transferees.  Judy is a member of Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (WERC) and has been awarded the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations.  Judy is active in the real estate community as well as the Southeastern Regional Relocation Council (SRRC).

    Promod Dubey
    Phoenix Systems Engineering
    I am a Certified Mechanical Contractor serving Seminole County for many years. Phoenix Systems Engineering has been in business since 1996.
    Natalee Gleiter
    VP/Leasing Director
    Dinah King
    Tom Krueger
    City of Longwood
    Economic Development Manager
    I spent most of my years in the N.E. Ohio region. Growing up in Youngstown, Ohio and after attending college, (Bucknell University), I returned to start a 25 year career in manufacturing management. As a plant manager and V.P of Manufacturing for several multi-national corporations I spent a significant amount of time in Europe and throughout the U.S. establishing new manufacturing sites and involved with the development of several visible projects in the aviation, steel, auto, entertainment and space industries. As a change of pace I started a business consultancy in 2002 focusing upon companies with 500 or less employees. Through the consultancy I became acquinted with the mayor of Medina, Ohio and soon there after I was talked to enter the economic development profession. I have enjoyed the journey for the opportunity to help numerous businesses while making an impact in one's community has been quite a joy. 
    Ada Reneau
    Fidelity Bank of Florida
    Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer

    Ada Reneau joined Fidelity Bank of Florida, N.A. in June 2017 as a commercial lender. Her role includes developing and servicing businesses in the central Florida area by providing a variety of commercial, real estate, and small business administration loan products. Ada has over 20 years of banking and lending experience working with both national banks and small community banks. Ada’s knowledge and proficiency in commercial lending, treasury services and analyzing commercial accounts provides her clients a variety of options to help them meet their financial goals. When communicating business strategies to new and existing clients her goal is to help them maximize revenue, grow their profit margins and watch their business succeed.

    Ray Villegas
    staff liaison
    Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce
    Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
    Raegan Garber Le Douaron
    WeCare TLC, LLC
    Sr. VP Sales & Marketing
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