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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 2020 / 2021


  • Chair - Jeff Lampasso, BB&T now Truist       
  • Vice Chair - Heidi Tuttle-Beisner, Commercial Asset Partners            
  • Secretary/Treasurer -  Michael Ross, Ardurra Group, Inc.          
  • Immediate Past Chair - Mike Lawson, Metro Development Group, LLC          


  • Gina Abadir, Suncoast Credit Union      
  • Jimmy Adcock, TECO/Emera            
  • Dr. Timothy Beard, Pasco-Hernando State College
  • David de la Parte, Moffitt Cancer Center      
  • C.  Powers Dorsett, Bell Fruit LLC   
  • Rachel Ebner, Stevens Construction      
  • Lew Friedland, Adam Smith Enterprises, Inc.
  • Michele Leo Hintson, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP      
  • Joel Horn, Welbilt, Inc.      
  • Staceyann Jibbison, Rasmussen University          

  • Albie Kaminsky, Charter Communications      
  • Chris LaFace, RIPA & Associates, LLC   
  • Stephanie Lerret, Avalon Group West      
  • Amanda Maggard, AdventHealth Zephyrhills      
  • Paul Manuel, Coastal Design Consultants, Inc.      
  • Joe Marina, Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative
  • Jorge Martinez, Regions Bank      
  • Brandon May, BayCare/Morton Plant North Bay Hospital      
  • Dewey Mitchell, Berkshire Hathaway Florida Properties
  • Kristi Pettit, Clearwater Gas System      
  •  Danielle Ruiz, Duke Energy      
  • Roberto Saez, Design & Construction Innovations, LLC      
  • J. Bradley Smith, Wells Fargo      
  • Cynthia Spidell, Stearns Weaver Miller et al.      
  • Dr. Melanie Storms, Saint Leo University      
  • Barbara Wilhite, Barbara L. Wilhite, P.A.   
  • Tom Willson, Phillips & Jordan, Inc.      

  • Michael Wyers, Medical Center of Trinity      

Ex Officio

  • Commissioner Christina Fitzpatrick, 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 - sponsored by:  

December 2, 2020 - sponsored by:  TBD

January 27, 2021  - sponsored by:  

February 24,  2021 - sponsored by:  

April 28, 2021 - sponsored by:  

June 23, 2021 - sponsored by:  

September 8, 2021 - 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

Dr. Timothy Beard, President
Pasco-Hernando State College 

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

Merritt Martin, Chief of Staff, External Relations
Moffitt Cancer Center      

Joe Marina, District Manager
Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative      

Art Phelps, Vice President
Phillips & Jordan, Inc.      

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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