Leadership Team 2017-2018

In addition to our Board of Directors, our Leadership Team is comprised of all of Leadership Florida's statewide committee chairs and Regional Council members. Members of the Leadership Team serve as liaisons between the full membership and the Board of Directors.

Annual Meeting Committee Co-Chairs
Geri Waksler, Cornerstone XXXIII, Of Counsel, McCrory Law Firm
Emily Walsh, Cornerstone XXXIV, Publisher, Observer Media Group

2018 Debate Co-Chairs
Andrew Fay, Connect VI, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
Dave Aronberg, Cornerstone XXVI, State Attorney, Palm Beach County

London "but for" Co-Chairs
Deborah Curry, Cornerstone XXXII, CEO, Florida Institute of CPAs
Carlos Orta, Cornerstone XV, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Carnival Corporation & PLC

Audit Committee Chair
Dominic Calabro, Cornerstone IV, President & CEO, Florida TaxWatch

Awards Committee Chair
Madeline Pumariega, Cornerstone XXXIII, Chancellor, Florida College System

Class Program Co-Chairs
Ginny Dailey, Cornerstone XXV, Panza, Maurer & Maynard P.A.
John Dailey, Cornerstone XXVI, Commissioner, Leon County

Communications Committee Co-Chairs
Audrey Ring, Cornerstone XXIII
Erin VanSickle, Connect VI, Director of External Affairs, Volunteer Florida

Selection/Recruitment Committees Chair
Derek Bruce, Cornerstone XXII, Shareholder, Gunster

Member Services Committee Chair
John Horne, Cornerstone XXVIII, President/Owner, Anna Maria Oyster Bar

Governance Committee Chair
Greg Haile, Cornerstone XXX, General Counsel & Vice President, Public & Government Affairs, Broward College

Finance Committee Chair
Jim Gilmore, Cornerstone XXIX, Partner, Infinity Global Solutions

Executive Program Chair
George LeMieux, Executive VII, Shareholder, Gunster

Education Class Co-Chairs
Mandy Clark, Education II, Consulting, JPEF
Pam Stewart, Commissioner, Florida Department of Education

Calusa Regional Council
Chair: Ashley Brown, Cornerstone XXXI, President & CEO, Women's Resource Center
Rick Bisio, Cornerstone XXXIV, Owner, The Educated Franchisee
Lillian Elliott, Cornerstone XXXII, CEO, Lillian Elliott Consulting
Karin Grablin, Cornerstone XXXV, COO/Senior Wealth Advisor, SRQ Wealth Management
Steve Hall, Cornerstone XXXIV, Market President, Alltrust Insurance
Nick Owens, Connect IV, Marketing & Software Director, POP Yacts & POP RVs
Gabriel Quave, Cornerstone XXXV, CEO, IT / Self Storage / Agricultural Supply
William Russell, Cornerstone XXXII, President & CEO, Sarasota Housing Authority

East Central Regional Council
Chair: Lawrence Lyman, Connect IV, Vice President, Tactical Electronics Corporation
Glenn Adams, Cornerstone XXXV, Executive Partner, Holland & Knight
James Chan, CLF XIII/Connect VII, Client Relations Manager, Lee & Lazzara
Kari Conley, Cornerstone XXXII, Director of Community Relations, Orlando Health
Chris Dawson, Connect VI, Associate, GrayRobinson
Carey Gleason, Cornerstone XXIII, Executive Director, Bridges Foundation
Debbie Harvey, Cornerstone XXVI, President & COO, Ron Jon Surf Shop of Florida
Beth Smith, Connect VII, Community Relations Manager, Orlando Health

Gold Coast Regional Council
Chair: Randall Vitale, CLF III, Class XXXII, Regional Vice President, Hoffman's Chocolates
Doug Bartel, Cornerstone XXXV, Sr Director of Business Development External Relations, Florida Blue
Kareen Boutros, Cornerstone XXXIII, Executive Director, Broward Workshop
Beth Bryant, Connect VII, Chief Development Officer, HANDY
Marie DeSanctis, Cornerstone XXXV, President, Central Campus & VP of Enrollment Services, Broward College
Maggie Gunther, Connect VI, Dir. Communications & Programs, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Derek Koger, Cornerstone XXXV, Director of Public Works Department, Seminole Tribe of Florida

Gulfstream Regional Council
Chair: Sarah Alsofrom, Cornerstone XXXII, Director of Community Relations, GL Homes
Thomas Bean, Connect V, Director of Public & Community Engagement, Florida Power & Light 
Chris Benvenuto, Connect VII, Attorney, Gunster
Ian Cotner, Connect VII, Regional Director of External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T
Cour Curatolo, Cornerstone XXVII
Michelle Diffenderfer, Cornerstone XXXIII, President, Lewis, Longman & Walker
Reed Hartman, Cornerstone XXX, Hartman Auction Group
Jordana Jarjura, Cornerstone XXXV, General Counsel, Gulf Building

Northeast Regional Council
Chair: Mike Freed, Cornerstone XXXIII, Shareholder, Gunster
Joshua Cossey, Connect V, President/Co-Founder, Pulse Clinical Alliance
Virginia Hall, Cornerstone XXXV, Senior Director, Advocacy and Community Engagement,
Pat Kilbane, Cornerstone XXXV, General Counsel & Wealth Advisor, Ullmann Brown Wealth Advisors
Nik Patel, Cornerstone XXXIV, Senior Vice President, Citi
Alisha Pieraccini, Connect VII, Assistant General Counsel, Florida Blue
Nan Rothstein, CLF IV, Attorney
Connie Smith, Cornerstone XXXIII, SVP, Diverse Community Capital Program Manager, Wells Fargo

Northwest Regional Council
Chair: MaryRose Sirianni, Cornerstone XXXV, External Affairs Manager, AT&T Florida
Gretchen Clarke, Connect VII, Director, Strategic Alliances, AppRiver 
Brian Crumbaker, Cornerstone XXXII, Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams
Ben Gibson, Connect VII, Deputy General Counsel, Executive Officer of the Governor
MaryRose Sirianni, Cornerstone XXXV, External Affairs Manager, AT&T Florida
Hong Tran, Connect VI, Operations Services Director, Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute, Baptist Health Care
Erin VanSickle, Connect VI, Director of External Affairs, Volunteer Florida
Kate Wallace, CLF VIII, Director of Public Affairs, Florida Cable Telecommunications Association

Southeast Regional Council
Chair: Carlos Garcia, Cornerstone XXIX, Miami Office Managing Partner, Hancock Askew & Co.
Keith Fletcher, Connect V, Executive Director & Vice President, City Year Miami
Xavier Gonzalez, Cornerstone XXXV, CEO, eMerge Americas
Phillip Hamilton, Connect VII, Director, Outreach & Program Development, Florida International University
Merdochey LaFrance, Connect VI, Director, Gov. Relations & Public Affairs, City Year Miami
Carlos Orta, Cornerstone XV, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Carnival Corporation & PLC
Danielle Price, Cornerstone XXXII, Partner, Holland & Knight
Roland Sanchez-Medina, Cornerstone XXIX, Partner, SMGQ Law

Southwest Regional Council
Chair: Tina Ekblad, Connect V, Planning Director/Partner, Morris-Depew Associates
Bill Barker, Cornerstone XXXV, Regional President and Publisher, Naples Daily News/Gannett
Charles Chapman, Cornerstone XXXIII, County Administrator, Hendry County Government
Ryan King, Connect VII, Revenue Management Analyst II, Hertz Corporation
Tony Lee, Connect VII, Director of Major Gifts, Florida Gulf Coast University
Neale Montgomery, Cornerstone XXVIII, Attorney/Partner, Pavese Law Firm
Michael Wynn, Cornerstone XXX, President, Sunshine Ace Hardware

West Central Regional Council
Chair: David Capece, Cornerstone XXXIII, CEO & Founder, Sparxoo
Carter Anderson, Cornerstone XXXIII, Shareholder, Bush Ross
Brian Butler, Cornerstone XXXV, President, Vistra Communications
Jessica Costello, Connect VII, Assistant Statewide Prosecutor, Office of the Attorney General
Joni James, Cornerstone XXXV, CEO, St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership
Jeff Johnson, Cornerstone XXXII, State Director, AARP
Skip Miller, Connect VI, Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager, SunTrust Bank
Randall Reid, Cornerstone XXXIV, Vice President, JE Dunn Construction