Pasco EDC Task Forces & Committees

Participation in one of Pasco EDC's task forces or committees is a great way to actively contribute to the cultivation of a vibrant business climate in Pasco County, a climage in which every business can achieve its economic potential.

Talent Pipeline Task Force

The Talent Pipeline Task Force creates and maintains partnerships between educational institutions, workforce development organizations and the business community to facilitate the alignment of training and skills required by target industries. Current key priorities include:

  • Increase the number of businesses participating in training programs in order to improve employee job skills in targeted industries
  • Develop a plan to increase hiring from the local labor shed to 80% by 2020
  • Work with workforce partners to encourage the creation of new and enhanced educational programs that meet the changing needs of companies
  • Encourage the development of a workforce ready to meet the needs of current and future competitive projects in targeted industries
  • Identify the workforce entry points for businesses seeking talent and talent seeking employment opportunities


Chair - Lex Smith, SunTrust Bank

We are now seeking members to participate in this Task Force.  Please contact Devon Barnet at (813) 926-0827 ext. 227 if you are interested in becoming a member of this Task Force.  Please note, only Pasco EDC investors are eligible to participate in a Task Force.  For more information about becoming an investor, please visit the Join Us page of our website.

International Committee

The International Committee develops strategies, alliances, resources, and programs to increase export sales from Pasco County and to increase jobs from foreign direct investment.  It also works to build Pasco community capacity and competitiveness with respect to international trade and investment.  Current key priorities include:

  • Creation of an international trade and investment strategic plan for Pasco County
  • Design and roll-out of export assistance services
  • Implementation of international promotion program
  • Development of plans/initiatives for international cultural/educational support program
  • Creation of host committee for visiting delegations


Chair - Commissioner Kathryn Starkey

Judi Aldrovandi, DAIS Analytic
Joe Davila, BB&T Bank
Tom Dempsey, Saddlebrook Resort
Honorary Consul Jean-Charles Faust, French-American Business Council of West Florida
Rob Henneke, RPE Solutions
Greg Lovelace, Port Tampa Bay
Tom Mudano, AMSkills
Hubertus Muehlhauser
Stacey Nance, Tampa Premium Outlet Mall
Deni Nihra, JTD Enterprises
Eileen Rodriguez, Small Business Development Center at USF
Maxwell Stewart, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Tim Tangredi, DAIS Analytic
Deborah Wilkinson, Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council

Annual Awards Committee - 2017


Chair - Skip Miller, SunTrust Bank

Kurt Beste, Patriot Bank
Candace Glewen, MidFlorida Credit Union
Michele Hintson, Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP
Lauren Jolly, Spherion Staffing
Tari Mitchell, Midwest Regional Bank
Brad Owens, Suncoast Credit Union
Stu Rogers, Dewberry
Heidi Tuttle-Beisner, Commercial Asset Partners Realty
Greg Wegener, Coastal Design Consultants, Inc.

Audit Committee for FY 16/17


Barbara Wilhite, Barbara L. Wilhite, PA
Kristi Cheatham Pettit, Clearwater Gas System
Steve Hickman, First National Bank of Pasco
Lex Smith, SunTrust Bank


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Task Forces & Committees
Suzanne Renczkowski
Office Manager

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Toll free: (888) 60-PASCO | (888-607-2726)
Telephone: (813) 926-0827 ext. 226
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