Board of Directors

2017-2018 Board of Directors
Mark Lightsey
StealthAccounting Services
Joe Elmer
Past Chair
Joe Elmer-Future Home Realty
Real Estate Consultant
Jason Sanders
In Coming Chair
Power Kleen Corporation
Jacob Fisher
Tampa Community Hospital
Bud Carr
Beacon Insurance Partners

Beacon Insurance Partners works to clarify insurance for its clients so they can live, work and play with confidence. Consumers have a right to know that their insurance policies represent good financial value and appropriate risk coverage. Positive personal rapport with clients is important. At Beacon Insurance Partners we strive for clarity and confidence. Contact us today at 813.343.0076 or


Joe DeRing
Empower Adventures Tampa Bay LLC
Kim Ellenor
Flagship Community Bank - Clearwater
Margo Flynn
Tampa Bay Downs
David Frank
Lightning Technology Group, Inc.
Mr. Frank's career started in banking spending seven years with North American Financial Services as Operations Manager responsible for computer department operations in a firm that provided complete data processing in a 24 hour, 7 days a week environment for over 50 independent banking institutions.

He serves on the Board of Directors for the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and was a founding member of the Chamber's Trustee Group. He has also completed Leadership Pinellas (class of 2004), been past member of ITT Technical Institutes Advisory Committee and served on the Board of Directors for Oldsmar Little League.

Specialties: David’s expertise areas include technology, work flow analysis, operations management,  disaster recovery and community networking within the small business market.  He has an AA degree from Saint Petersburg College and additional course work at the University of Florida.
Sandie Grimes
Stahl & Associates Insurance
Gerald Jacobs
Jacobs Realty, Inc.
Gerald has been a life long resident of the Tampa Bay area. He has been a licensed real estate professional since 1989 and a licensed Broker since 1996.
Gerald is proud to serve as a board member of the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce and is also a Chamber Ambassador and a member of the marketing committee.
Gerald is civically active serving as the Treasurer of the UTB Education foundation and Chair of the Tampa Bay Veterans Parade. 
As a Realtor professional, Gerald helps his clients in the purchasing of homes as well as helping with the sale of their homes when it's time to move.
Gerald is also engaged in property management for his landlord clients, helping them to maximize their asset value and investment return.
Gerald is your most reliable source for real estate in Tampa Bay.
Paul Kantor
Carpet Cleaning by Paul
Jerry Kilty
Quality Management Solutions, Inc.
Zack Koczanski
Newhouse Media Group
President/Creative Director
David Ormiston
David W. Ormiston, CPA, PA
Manny Parad
Jaime Central A/C and Heating Specialist
Jeffery Rathmell
Freedom Bank
V.P. / Commercial Lender
Amy Rettig