Board of Directors | 2020

Officers

Ken Hautman — Chairman

Bio pending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barry Rubin — Vice Chairman

 

2020 Vice Chair Barry Rubin

Barry has served on our Board since 2019. He founded Direct HR in 1996 to “level the playing field for small business owners,” who often don’t have the means to keep up with the changing Human Resources landscape. He is a past president of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, and has held membership in the St. Petersburg Area Chamber.

 

 

 

 

 

 


JJ Buggle — Vice Chairman

JJ joined our Board in 2019, after being recognized as our Ambassador of the Year. He retired from the St. Petersburg Police Department in 2001 and, after a career that ran the gamut from patrol officer to detective, to interrogation and high-pursuit driving instructor, joined the staff of Admiral Farragut Academy in 2002. There, he ran security operations until being named Community Outreach Director in 2017. JJ chairs our new Leads Group, and his goal for our Chamber is to grow our membership by 25% in 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Coward — Treasurer

Carol has served as our Treasurer since 2015. She has served as Treasurer of the Gulf Beaches Rotary Club since 2007, and the Treasure Island Historical Society since 2010. She holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado, and brings more than 50 years’ experience in accounting and tax work to her volunteer activities. A reading and history buff, Carol enjoys playing tennis and being involved in our community.

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Karns — Past Chairman

Bill is the President of William E. Karns Enterprises. He has been in the construction business for over 30 years and is involved hands-on with all company building and development projects. Bill has spearheaded the company’s expansion into development projects and is responsible for the facilitation of business alliances and the generation of capital resources.

 

 

 

 

 

Missy H. Hahn — President (non-voting)

Missy served on the board of the Hospitality, Sales & Marketing Association and as Regional Manager for the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, where she was responsible for all aspects of events and sales for the Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Manatee county chapters. She served as President of the Board of Directors for Tampa Bay Women in Tourism from 2006 – 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jill Dunavin — Secretary (non-voting)

Bio pending.

 

 

 

Board

Laurie Davidson-Smith

Bio pending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Dise

Joe Dise

Joe is President of Dise Wealth Management, Inc., a company founded in 1993. He joined our Chamber in 2015, and within a year was tapped to serve on our Executive Board. He supports both the United Way and PARC, and he works to improve the economic impact of the TIMB Chamber for its member businesses. He served as Chairman of our Board in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Hatzipetrakos

Bio pending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen McDole

2020 Board Kathleen McDole

Kathleen brings a strong background in business and community service to the Board. She is the President of Friendly Fisherman, LLC, and Treasurer of Hubbard Enterprises. She is active with the John’s Pass Village Assocition, and was twice Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Restaurant Association. Kathleen is a founding member of Keep St. Pete Lit, and a founding member of the Miracle League Baseball Team of Pinellas County, which provides sporting opportunities for physically and mentally challenged youth.

 

 

 

 

John Meagher

Bio pending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Michaels

Jeff was our Ambassador of the Year for 2019, and joined our Board in 2020. He is the Regional Vice President of Primerica, and a retired Pinellas County Sheriff’s Deputy. A Miami, FL, native, he moved to Pinellas County in 1988 and has immersed himself in a variety of volunteer activities over the years, including Habitat for Humanity, scouting, and his (now adult) children’s high school events. He  is an active member of the Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra and the Dunedin Music Society, and will soon be an adjunct instructor at the Police Academy at St. Petersburg College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark O’Donnell

Mark is the Founder and Chief Idea Officer of Revenue Generating Activities, featuring “Wall Street networking at Main Street pricing.” He first joined our Board in 2019. Since February 2010, he has grown RGA to be 800+ members strong, with members meeting in weekly chapters throughout Florida. Mark is continually on the go, and supports a variety of local charities like Women With Purpose, Love Thy Neighbor, and Habitat for Humanity. He was instrumental in helping us launch our first-ever Merry Beach Market at R.O.C. Park in Madeira Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erik Remmel

Erik is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Life Improvement Media, Inc. His early career put him on the front lines of digital communications, selling multi-million dollar installations for Alltell. As an entrepreneur, he is an innovator in a variety of branding modalities. He is a recognized resource for website development, local search, and SEO. Through his company’s subsidiary, Helium Radio Network, Erik helps his clients establish themselves as experts through regularly scheduled podcasts.

 

 

 

 

 

Lauree Tyner

Bio pending.

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Winters

Bio pending.

 

 

 

 

Advisors

Robert J. Daniels
City Manager
Madeira Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy Hayduke, CPM
Recreation Director
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