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  • Economic Development Committee

  • 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.

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

  • Committee Economic Development 2018 - 2019

    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.
    Susan Carey
    Chair 2018 - 2019
    Manager of Corporate Partnerships
    Tina Phillips
    Expense Reduction Analysts
    Senior Consultant/Dir Business Development
    Tamsin Bell
    Seminole County Economic Development
    Business Retention & Expansion Manager
    Appreciating the importance of our local business community, Seminole County Economic Development is dedicated to providing support and information on programs and incentives available to your business.  Learn more at Businessinseminole.com.
    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).

    Ralph Camacho
    CareerSource Central Florida
    Business Accounts Consultant
    Dana Carr
    CareerSource Central Florida
    Business Sales Consultant
    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.
    Chris Fojo
    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 in Ohio then entred the economic development profession. I enjoy the opportunity to help businesses while making an impact on the community.
    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.

    Jack Richards
    Jack Richards Insurance Agency, Inc.
    Jack Richards Insurance Agency, Inc. is an insurance agency specializing in Group Health Insurance and Employee Benefit Plans.
    Sam Aycoth
    Ehab Azer
    Tim Bach
    Raegan Garber Le Douaron
    WeCare TLC, LLC
    Sr. VP Sales & Marketing
    Susan Hamlin
    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 two 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.
    Amy Kirkland
    Seminole State College of Florida - Center for Economic Development
    Manager, Small Business Development Center
    Carl Logan
    World Financial Group of Lake Mary
    Senior Marketing Director
    Commander Carl F. Logan is originally from Philadelphia, PA.  Carl graduated from Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, FL. Upon graduating, he worked for the Department of the Navy as a Budget Analyst at the Naval Training Equipment Center in Orlando, Florida.

    CDR Logan, USN (Ret)., is currently a Senior Marketing Director with World Financial Group (WFG) and Registered Principle and Branch Office Manager with Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc./TFG Division. Carl has been with the WFG over 19 years and has operations in five states.  Carl is currently security licensed in 25 states and holds insurance license in 21 states. 
    Tom Tomerlin
    City of Lake Mary
    Economic Development Director
    Ray Villegas
    Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce
    Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
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  • Trustees

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