*****A new Chamber program year is upon us!
*****And it’s with much pleasure that we welcome Nate Cocco of State Farm/Team Cocco (photo left) as our new Chairman of the Board. Nate and his business have been active with the Chamber since 2010. He’s been a participant on the Chamber Leads Teams and in all membership development and support activities most notably our Membership Outreach Mentors Board, now the Ambassadors.
*****I also want to welcome our new Executive Committee which will be working closely with Nate. Its members include Jake Prokop of Pinellas Technical College as chairman-elect; Rob England of England Brothers Construction as immediate past chairman;
Mia Cloud of Cloud Law Firm as treasurer; Ellen Petracco of Wealth Builders and Value Properties, vice chairman/Membership Division; David Puckett of GTE Financial, vice chairman/Government & Community Outreach Division; and Pam Van Sant of National Aviation Academy, vice chairman/Economic Development Division.
*****Directors for the 2021-2022 term met with the Executive Committee for the first -time last week (photo below). They include Rico Ashley, Duke Energy; Carly Beaulieu, Big T Printing; Richard Boisvert, Oyova; Laurie Bunce, Centratel; Karen Gonzalez, Business & Family Insurors; Melody Hunter, Charles Rutenberg Realty; Tricia Kane, Piper Fire Protection; Gamal Megherfi, First Citizens Bank; Joe Pilliod, GarrisonPro; Mary Taylor, McManus & McManus, P.A.; and Joanie Vergo, Kemco Systems
*****My sincere thanks to them for accepting such important leadership roles!
*****Wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous month, and hope to see you soon,