Board Members

Executive Committee

President
John R. Wright
PG Chamber of Commerce
(941) 639-3720

Cherie George of Gettel of Charlotte CountyChair
Cherie George
Gettel of Charlotte County
(941) 260-3669

Marjorie Benson, Friendly FloorsChair Elect
Marjorie Benson
Friendly Floors
(941) 624-0077

Tim Sandage, PGCC boardVice Chair
Tim Sandage
Coastal Expressions & Wine / AWS
(941) 214-8599

Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Board membersSecretary
Catherine Perry
Waterside Gifts and Decor
(941) 347-7322

Della Booth, Time Realty Inc.Treasurer
Della Booth
Time Realty Services
(239) 699-4493

Alexi Martin, PG Chamber Board chairPast Chair
Alexia Martin
WhitCo Insurance Agency
(941) 257-0692

Directors

June Amara, 2020 Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce ChairJune Amara
Creative Window Treatments
(941) 637-0015

Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Board membersJacqueline Benjamin
Charlotte State Bank & Trust
(941) 235-4444

eric-bretanEric Bretan
Rick’s Estate Jewelers & Buyers
(941) 347-7688

Frank Ceresoli, Wyvern HotelFrank Ceresoli
Wyvern Hotel
(941) 639-7700

Teresa Desguin, iHeart Media GroupTeresa Desquin
Visual Arts Center
(941) 639-8810

Picture of Punta Gorda Chamber Dennis GillDennis Gill
Port Charlotte Florist
(941) 627-2236

Brett Hawker, PGCC boardBrett Hawker
Illusions Salon & Spa
(941) 505-5777

Patricia Herndon, Punta Gorda Chamber Board MemberPatti Herndon
PG Wine & Chocolate, PG Coffee & Tea
(941) 505-0479

Carlton Hughes, Florida Premier ContractorsCarlton Hughes
Florida Premier Contractors
(941) 205-1400

Picture of Richard Lancette, Punta Gorda Chamber Board MemberRichard Lancette
AMS Floors
(941) 740-1555

Zarita Mattox, Kingdom Life CenterZarita Mattox
Kingdom Life – Center of H.O.P.E.
(732) 644-2691

Kathy Robinson, PGCC BoardKathy Robinson
Centennial Bank
(941) 347-3321

Jim Sproul, Edward Jones InvestmentsJim Sproul
Edward Jones Investments
(941) 743-4121

Wendy Tirado, Dreams Salon & SpaWendy Tirado
Dream Salon & Spa
(941) 621-8311

Associate Directors

Justin Brand, Charlotte Community FoundationJustin Brand
Charlotte Community Foundation
(941) 637-0077

Andy Romine, CEO ShorePoint HealthAndy Romine
CEO
ShorePoint Health
(941) 639-3131

Ed Wotitzky, attorney at lawEd Wotitzky
The Wotitzky Law Firm
(941) 639-2171

Past Chairs

2021-2022 Alexia Martin
2020-2021
June Amara
2019-2020
Debra Trenholm
2018-2019 Melanie Markel
2017-2018 Sue Randall
2016-2017
Mike Martin
2015-2016
Brenda Lynch
2014-2015 Della Booth
2013-2014 Jose Morillo, Ron Monck, Della Booth
2012-2013 Ron Monck
2011-2012 Ed Wotitzky
2010-2011 Dorothy Strunk
2009-2010 Ron Olsen
2008-2009 Kathy Silverberg
2007-2008 Rick Wright
2006-2007 Patti Pierron
2005-2006 James Roland
2005-2004 Glenn Larson
Chair Emeritus Connie Kantor

Ex-Officio Appointees

  • Chief Pamela Davis – Punta Gorda Police Dept.
  • Dave Gammon – Director of Economic Development for Charlotte County
  • Greg Murray – Punta Gorda City Manager
  • Nancy Johnson – TEAM Punta Gorda
  • James Parish – Charlotte County Airport Authority
  • Kim Amontree – Charlotte County School Board
  • Hector Flores – Charlotte County Administrator
  • Sean Doherty – Tourism  Director, Punta Gorda/ Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau
 
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