Leadership

GrowFL Advisory Board

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. —John Quincy Adams

Every successful nonprofit, including GrowFL, is led by volunteers who are passionate about the organization.  GrowFL’s volunteer leadership—its Advisory Board—enthusiastically guides the organization that helps strengthen Florida’s economy.  Responsible for directing GrowFL’s programs of work, Advisory Board members ensure the successful achievement of GrowFL’s mission to accelerate the growth of Florida’s second-stage companies.  The Advisory Board is composed of GrowFL Corporate Partners, thus ensuring the organization is governed by trusted subject-matter experts.  The Advisory Board is currently focused on several key objectives, including: engaging CEOs of second-stage companies; enhancing strategic alliances with Florida’s ecosystem of entrepreneur support organizations; and providing meaningful membership services and activities.

GrowFL invites like-minded business leaders to become a part of this exciting economic-development organization.  If you are interested in serving on GrowFL’s Advisory Board, please contact Hannah Metevia at Hannah@GrowFL.com.

Maria Alfano

Chief Operating Officer
FloridaMakes

Waymon Armstrong

CEO
Engineering & Computer Simulations

Jennifer Barrows

Business Development Executive
Withum

Gloria Bailey

Market Executive of Central Florida and Lakeland
Bank of America

John Burgess

Attorney at Law
Shumaker

Kevin Carr

Chief Executive Officer
FloridaMakes

David Carrier

President/CEO
QuantumFlo, Inc.

Shubert Cineus

Financial Advisor
Northwestern Mutual

Ann Clifford

President
Safari Solutions

Robert Collins

Manager., Economic & Business Development
OUC - The Reliable One

Andra Cornelius

Senior VP, Business & Workforce Development
CareerSource Florida

Dr. Nancy Crews

CEO/President
Custom Manufacturing & Engineering

Jeff Douglass

Founder
CYBIS Communications

Daniel Driscoll

1st Vice President, Commercial Banker II
City National Bank

Andrew Duffell

President
Research Park at FAU

Claudio Gambin

President and Financial Advisor
Gambin Financial Group

Keith Gause

Founder
Tideland Financial

Daniel Gilham

Managing Director of Advisor Strategy
Farther Financial

Matthew Gladdish

Vice President
Hyde Park Capital

Dave Goldberg

CEO
Body Armor Direct

Gwen Griggs

Managing Directos
ADVOS legal pllc

Sara Hale

Managing Partner
Coastal Cloud

Paul Hays

Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen

Dan Hennessy

Business Development Officer
Wells Fargo

Kelly Hill

CEO
Sales Advisors of Florida

Alex Jenkins

VP, Business Development
NestEggs Retirement Plan Services

Powers Kane

Co-Founder/CRO
RecoupeTax

Colleen Killen-Roberts

Divisional VP of Entrepreneurship
Edward Lowe Foundation

Mark Madore

Director of Operations
FloridaMakes

Clifford Marvin

Director of Public Affairs
CareerSource Central Florida

Stephanie Marquardt

Founder/CEO
Continuous Synergy, LLC

Christopher Massie

Business Relationship Officer
Suncoast Credit Union

Lisa McIntosh

Chief Operating Officer
Marble Today, Inc.

Roy Messing

Chief Operating Officer
Marble Today, Inc.

Danielle Mousseau

Lead Project Manager, Economic Development
Florida Power & Light Company

Sean Murphy

Relationship Manager
SouthState Bank

Elizabeth Nelson

Program Director, Florida High Tech Corridor

Robert Newland

CEO
Newland Associates, Hrfrenzy.com

Tom O'Neal

Founder
growfl

Rovena Pando

CFO
FloridaMakes

Pete Previte

General Manager
Pharus Group

Steve Quello

President
CEO Nexus

Keith Raymond

Wealth Advisor
Truist

Russell Slappey

CEO
Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services

Paul Sohl

CEO
The Florida High Tech Corridor

Barbara Stankowski

CEO
Stankowski Advanced Strategies

Franck Saragossi

CEO
The Profit Recipe

Brett Steele

District Manager Orlando/Jacksonville
Insperity

Christopher Swink

Sr. Client Strategist, Private Business Advisory
BNY Mellon - Tampa

Kenneth Theriot

Executive Director
TheRiot Agency

Justin Treece

Senior VP of Employee Benefits
M.E. Wilson

Eric Ushkowitz

Economic Development Administrator
Orange County Government

Zoraida Velasco

Vice-President
FloridaMakes

Destin Wells

Senior VP - Business Development
Enterprise Florida

Chris White

Founder and Head Coach
System & Soul