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Committee - Issues and Governmental Affairs 2020-2021

Responsible for being proactive in addressing local, state and national issues important to the Chamber and its mission, our membership and business community. To understand issues of interest to the businesses in the Seminole County area, to take advocacy positions on those issues, and to communicate the Chamber's viewpoint clearly to our membership, elected officials and the community at large.
Dan Lopez
Past Chair Legends Realty, Broker
A Dedicated Real Estate Professional, a Servant Leader, with a Teacher's Heart. Dan Lopez is Broker/ Owner and Director of Sales for Legends Realt...
Chris Snow
Chair Utilities Inc. of Florida, Director of External Affairs
Chris is an experienced government and external affairs professional. Originally from Central Florida, Chris has a varied background with experienc...
Erin Kamalzadeh
Secretary Your Business Photographer, Photographer, Owner
Erin is a Central Florida Photographer andFAA licensed drone operatorproviding on location professional photography services for Real Estate, Hea...
Tina Calderone
Seminole County Public Schools, School Board Member
Tina Calderone has been a lifelong public school advocate and was first elected to the School Board in 2010. She and her husband have been resident...
Harry Parkhurst
The Freedom Brigade of the American Republic, President
Enlist Americans in a national organization, combining their voices and vote to compel elected representatives to repeal “socialist” legislation an...
Alan Ricafort
MSL, P.A. (Formerly Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A.)
Alan Ricafort is a Senior Manager with MSL CPA’s &  Advisors.  Alan has over 14 years of public accounting experience and has extensive experience ...
Shari Simmans
City of DeBary, Director, Economic Development, Communications, & Government Affairs
Donna Bundy
Seminole Cultural Arts Council, Executive Director
In 1981, work in the flooring industry led to relocation from Pennsylvania to Florida and soon after, I settled in Longwood, immersing myself in Se...
Zach Hoover
Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, Manager, State & Federal Gov't Affairs
Richard Kerr
Insurance Office of America, Commercial Broker
I focus on workers compensation solutions for companies in a variety of industries.  I use IOA’s RiskScore system to help my clients uncover potent...
Brandy Waelti Ioppolo
STRATEGIC Accounting & Consulting, President
Brandy began her career at an early age of 12 working side by side with her successful entrepreneurial father for a couple of decades, which she pr...
Roger Van Auker
City of DeBary, Economic Development Director/TOD Marketing Manager
Susie Dolan
Waste Pro, Director of Community Affairs & Government Relations
Bill Blend
MSL, P.A. (Formerly Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A.), Principal
Bill Blend, CPA, CFE is a Shareholder at MSL and a member of MSL’s Governmental Practice Group. He is the Shareholder in charge of Quality Contro...
Dorothy Pehowic
A Trinity Counseling Center, LLC., Owner
A Trinity Counseling Center, LLC., is located in the City of Oviedo. Dorothy Pehowic is a trauma therapist and advocates for veterans as a public...
Elizabeth Watkins
Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, Local Goverment Affairs & Public Policy Manager
Elisha González
Fairwinds Credit Union - Corporate, Vice President Community Relations & Government Affairs & Executive Director, FAIRWINDS Foundation
Elisha González is an influential strategic and trusted executive, collaborative problem solver, connector and relationship builder, with the pro...
Becc Lester-Beam
Seminole Science Charter School, Community Outreach Coordinator
Becc Lester has a diverse background of music, theater, television, nursing and education. She has been with the Orlando Science STEM Charter Schoo...
Rachael Kobb
Orlando Economic Partnership, Sr. Director, Advocacy & Public Policy
Rebekah Arthur
Seminole County Chamber, Executive Vice President

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