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Pasco EDC Board of Directors & Policy Council

Pasco EDC's Board of Directors is responsible for governing the organization and providing leadership implementing our stategic plan. Our governance structure enables the private and public sectors to collectively leverage knowledge, passion, influence and relationships for the purpose of achieving goals.

Board of Directors 2019 / 2020


  • Chair - Mike Lawson, Metro Development Group, LLC      
  • Vice Chair -  Jeff Lampasso, BB&T now Truist       
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Heidi Tuttle-Beisner, Commercial Asset Partners             
  • Immediate Past Chair - Danielle Ruiz, Duke Energy           


  • Gina Abadir, Suncoast Credit Union      
  • Jimmy Adcock, TECO/Emera            
  • Dr. Timothy Beard, Pasco-Hernando State College
  • Powers Dorsett, Bell Fruit, LLC
  • Lew Friedland, Adam Smith Enterprises, Inc.
  • Michele Leo Hintson, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP      
  • Joel Horn, Welbilt, Inc.      
  • Albie Kaminsky, Charter Communications      
  • Chris LaFace, RIPA & Associates, LLC   
  • Stephanie Lerret, Avalon Group West      
  • Amanda Maggard, AdventHealth Zephyrhills      
  • Joe Marina, Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative
  • Jorge Martinez, Regions Bank      
  • Brandon May, BayCare/Morton Plant North Bay Hospital      
  • Mark Metheny, Lennar Homes      
  • Dewey Mitchell, Berkshire Hathaway Florida Properties
  • Kristi Pettit, Clearwater Gas System      
  • Michael Ross, Ardurra Group, Inc.      
  • Staceyann Sinclair, Rasmussen College      
  • J. Bradley Smith, Wells Fargo      
  • Dr. Melanie Storms, Saint Leo University      
  • Barbara Wilhite, Barbara L. Wilhite, P.A.   
  • Michael Wyers, Medical Center of Trinity      

Ex Officio

  • Commissioner Mike Wells, Pasco County, Ex Officio
  • County Administrator Dan Biles, Pasco County, Ex Officio
  • Jerome Salatino, CareerSource Pasco Hernando      

Scheduled Board of Director Meetings for FY 20/21

Board of Directors meetings are closed to the public and start at 8:00 AM.  If you are interested in attending a Board meeting, contact the Pasco EDC office for information.

October 28, 2020

December 2 or 9, 2020 - sponsored by:  TBD

January 27, 2021  - sponsored by:  TBD

February 24,  2021 - sponsored by:  TBD

April 28, 2021 - sponsored by:  TBD

June 23, 2021 - sponsored by:  TBD

August 25, 2021 - sponsored by:  TBD

Contact Suzanne at the Pasco EDC office to confirm dates and times at (813) 926-0827 ext. 226.

Pasco EDC Policy Council

Members of the Policy Council serve as key advisors for Pasco Economic Development Council Board of Directors.  Policy Council members must make an annual investment of $25,000 or more.

Mr. Jimmy Adcock, Regional Manager
TECO / Emera

Dr. Timothy Beard, President
Pasco-Hernando State College 

Mr. Nick Carideo, Manager, Business Operations
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital / Baycare Health System      

Joe Marina, District Manager
Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative      

Dr. Melanie Storms, Vice President for Saint Leo Worldwide
Saint Leo University

Mr. Erik Wangsness, President/CEO
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel       


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Board of Directors & Policy Council
Bill Cronin

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Toll free: (888) 60-PASCO | (888-607-2726)
Telephone: (813) 926-0827 ext. 224
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