Nassau County’s largest business advocacy group, the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce announces the 2019 Board of Directors. Under the newly created Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 21 business leaders serve the membership of over 800.
The Board of Directors will be led in 2019 by Chairman Mary Pitcher, Pineland Bank. Pitcher takes over the helm from 2018 Chairman Bob Hartman, Residence Inn Amelia Island. Also serving as Officers, Ed Hubel, Baptist Medical Center Nassau as Incoming Chairman and John Stack as Treasurer.
“This group of business leaders brings an unparalleled wealth of experience and knowledge to an already outstanding board,” Pitcher said. “Our endeavors this year will require proactive directors who are engaged with our members, in our community and with our regional and local political leaders. I’m confident this board is ready to meet that challenge.”
Serving on the Board of Directors for 2019:
Emily Baumgartner - West Nassau Historical Society
Lorra Britt - Southeastern Bank of Callahan
Amber Bullington - Amelia Island Kayak Excursions
Jim Bush - Florida Power & Light Company
Paula Clark - Paul Clark Ford
Bob Hartman - Residence Inn Amelia Island
Ron Heymann, CFP - Davis Capital Management
Ed Hubel - Baptist Medical Center Nassau
Wesley Hurlock - VyStar Credit Union
Arthur “Buddy” Jacobs - Jacobs Scholtz & Associates
Jonathan Levitt - Pineland Bank
Kenneth McAllister - VyStar Credit Union
Jim McManemon - The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Michelle Myers - Mint Magazine
Mary Pitcher - Pineland Bank
Eric Schmidt - WestRock
Jessica Shepler - Partner Disposal
Ramiro Sicre - Florida Public Utilities
Lynda Smith - Mary Kay, Independent Beauty Consultant
John P. Stack - Lic. Real Estate Broker
Tracy Stockdale - U.S. Health Advisors
Pitcher, who has been a Chamber member since 2001, is currently the Marketing and Service Manager for Pineland Bank. She currently and previously served on various community boards and committees with the Chamber of Commerce.
Looking ahead to 2019, Pitcher said it was imperative the Chamber continue to improve and expand programs to meet its membership’s expectations and needs while broadening its advocacy efforts on behalf of the entire Nassau County business community.
“I see us refining the role of the Chamber of Commerce in public policy during the coming year, not only by expanding our partnerships throughout our county but also by vigorous policy analysis and development in areas affecting our quality of life. It is our intent to be a more routine voice at the podium serving a need to our membership and government simultaneously,” he said.
Leaving the Board this year is Renee Stoffel of Community Hospice and Palliative Care.
The Board of Directors sets the goals and policy direction for the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce. Its mission is to promote a vibrant business environment and economic prosperity in Nassau County by providing vision, expertise and innovative solutions.
Nassau County Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based association of Nassau County businesses, professional leaders and individuals working together to provide leadership which will aggressively promote and defend responsible economic growth, employment opportunities, government and excellence in education and quality of life.