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 2018 / 2019


  • Chair - Danielle Ruiz, Duke Energy          
  • Vice Chair - Mike Lawson, Metro Development Group, LLC      
  • Secretary/Treasurer -  Jeff Lampasso, BB&T      
  • Immediate Past Chair - Jimmy Adcock, TECO/Emera       


  • Gina Abadir, Suncoast Credit Union      
  • Dr. Timothy Beard, Pasco-Hernando State College
  • Bill Bocchino, Cutler Associates, Inc.      
  • Powers Dorsett, Bell Fruit, LLC   
  • Rachel Ebner, Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc.      
  • Lew Friedland, Adam Smith Enterprises, Inc.
  • Sharon Hayes, HCA Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point/Medical Center of Trinity     
  • Michele Leo Hintson, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP      
  • Joel Horn, Welbilt, Inc.      
  • Todd Jones, BayCare Health System      
  • Chris LaFace, RIPA & Associates, LLC   
  • Stephanie Lerret, Avalon Group West      
  • Amanda Maggard, AdventHealth Zephyrhills      
  • Joe Marina, Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative
  • Mark Metheny, Lennar Homes      
  • Skip Miller, SunTrust      
  • Dewey Mitchell, Berkshire Hathaway Florida Properties
  • Kristi Pettit, Clearwater Gas System      
  • Michael Ross, Ardurra Group, Inc.      
  • Frank Rygiel, Walbridge      
  • Staceyann Sinclair, Rasmussen College      
  • J. Bradley Smith, Wells Fargo      
  • Trey Starkey, Starkey Land Company
  • Dr. Melanie Storms, Saint Leo University      
  • Heidi Tuttle-Beisner, Commercial Asset Partners      
  • Barbara Wilhite, Barbara L. Wilhite, P.A.   

Ex Officio

  • Commissioner Mike Wells, Pasco County, Ex Officio
  • Mayor Camille Hernandez, City of Dade City, Ex Officio
  • County Administrator Dan Biles, Pasco County, Ex Officio
  • Jerome Salatino, CareerSource Pasco Hernando      

Scheduled Board of Director Meetings for FY 18/19

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

October 24, 2018

December 5, 2018 - sponsored by:    Barbara L. Wilhite, P.A.

January 23, 2019 - sponsored by:  
February 27, 2019 - sponsored by:  
April 24, 2019 - sponsored by:   
May 22, 2019 - CANCELLED

June 26, 2019 - sponsored by:  

August 21, 2019 sponsored by:  

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

Ms. Denyse Bales-Chubb, President/CEO
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel     

Dr. Timothy Beard, President
Pasco-Hernando State College 

Ms. Jennifer Kotwicki, Director of 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



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Board of Directors & Policy Council
Bill Cronin

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Telephone: (813) 926-0827 ext. 224
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