Pasco Economic Development Council | 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 107 | Lutz, FL 33558

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 2022 / 2023


  • Chair -  Michael Ross, Ardurra Group, Inc.        
  • Vice Chair - Michele Hintson, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP     
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Staceyann Jibbison, Rasmussen University   
  • Immediate Past Chair - Heidi Tuttle-Beisner, Commercial Asset Partners     


  • 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   
  • Lew Friedland, Adam Smith Enterprises, Inc. 
  • Dr. Mark Gesner, Saint Leo University      
  • Dr. Virnitia Hendricks, Santander Consumer USA      
  • Albie Kaminsky, Charter Communications      
  • Kerra Kuzmick, Walbridge  
  • Chris LaFace, RIPA & Associates, LLC   
  • Jeff Lampasso, Truist    
  • Mike Lawson, Metro Development Group, LLC      
  • Stephanie Lerret, Avalon Group West     
  • Amanda Maggard, AdventHealth Zephyrhills      
  • Paul Manuel, Coastal Design Consultants, Inc.      
  • Joe Marina, Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative  
  • Jorge Martinez, Amerant Bank, N.A.   
  • Brandon May, BayCare/Morton Plant North Bay Hospital      
  • Mark Metheny, Homes By West Bay, LLC     
  • Dewey Mitchell, Berkshire Hathaway Florida Properties
  • Danielle Ruiz, Duke Energy      
  • J. Bradley Smith, Wells Fargo      
  • Gina Temple, HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital      
  • Davor Trubajic, Regions   
  • Barbara Wilhite, Barbara L. Wilhite, P.A.  
  • Tom Wilson, Phillips & Jordan, Inc.   
  • Michael Wolf      

Ex Officio

  • Commissioner Jack Mariano, Pasco County, Ex Officio
  • County Administrator Michael Carballa, Pasco County, Ex Officio

Scheduled Board of Director Meetings for FY 22/23

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 26, 2022 - hosted by Rasmussen University

January 25, 2023  - sponsored by:    

February 22,  2023 - sponsored by:   

April 26, 2023 - sponsored by:  

June 28, 2023 - sponsored by:  

August 23, 2023 - sponsored by:  

Contact Suzanne at the Pasco EDC office to confirm dates, location, 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. Michael Carballa, Pasco County Administrator
Pasco County      

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

Mr. Jonathan Fisher
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel       

Dr. Mark Gesner, Vice President of Community Engagement
Saint Leo University      

Dr. Virnitia Hendricks, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
Santander Consumer USA      

Mr. Kartik Goyani, Vice President Operations
Metro Development Group, LLC      

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

Mr. Joe Marina, District Manager
Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative      

Mr. Art Phelps, Vice President
Phillips & Jordan, Inc.      

Ms. Danielle Ruiz
Duke Energy   

Board of Directors & Policy Council
Bill Cronin

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