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Nassau County Chamber of Commerce 2019 Board of Directors

Posted by: Unknown on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 8:20:00 am

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

            Sean McGill

            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.


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