Oct 31 8:35 EDT

Task Forces

Competitiveness Task Force

Pasco Economic Development Council's Competitiveness Task Force has been organized to tackle two key areas: implementation of Urban Land Institute recommendations regarding Pasco County permitting and development processes; and, development of quality real estate product in Pasco County.  Its core activities are focused on factors that impede real estate development in Pasco County.  A third charge, workforce development, was originally part of the Task Force‚Äôs mission, but has been moved to the Nature Coast Consortium, a coalition of educational providers in Pasco and Hernando Counties.

 Shelly Johnson, Shelly Johnson, PA
Vice Chair, vacant

Keith Appenzeller, King Engineering Associates, Inc.
David W. Bell, P.E., Landmark Engineering & Surveying Corp.
John Brasher, Prudential Commercial Real Estate FL
Kevin Bynum, Long & Associates Architects/Engineers, Inc.
C. Powers Dorsett, III, Bell Fruit LLC
Renee Dyer, Prudential Commercial Real Estate FL
Pat Gassaway, Heidt Design, LLC
Richard Gehring, Pasco County
Michele Hintson, Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP
Melanie Kendrick, Pasco County
Laura Lay, Construction Services Inc. of Tampa
Elizabeth Lyon-Hall, King Engineering Associates
Paul Manuel, Coastal Design Consultants, Inc.
Dave Marshall, Batson-Cook Company
Ed Rogers,
Heidt Design, LLC
Stuart Rogers, Florida Design Consultants
Greg Wegener, Coastal Design Consultants, Inc.
Barbara Wilhite, Barbara L. Wilhite, P.A.
Robert Wright, Florida Design Consultants, Inc.

Task Force meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 3:00 - 4:30 at the West Pasco Governement Center.

Growth Task Force

Pasco Economic Development Council's Growth Task Force has been organized to develop programs and partnerships that help businesses grow and create jobs.  Its activities have focused on creating tools like revolving loan funds and supplier databases that help local businesses and entrepreneurs.  It will also work on creating alliances with county, regional and state organizations such as Pasco Enterprise Network, Tampa Bay Partnership, GrowFL, Florida High Tech Corridor Council and Enterprise Florida.

 Jimmy Adcock, Tampa Electric/Peoples Gas
Vice Chair, TBD

Michael Cox, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Clint DeRonda, Republic Bank
Renee Dyer, Prudential Commercial Real Estate FL
Laura Lay, CSI of Tampa, Inc.
Skip Miller, SunTrust Bank
Bill Roberts, Prudential Commercial Real Estate
Ed Spenceley, Bank of America
Paul Wieczorek,
Long & Associates Architects/Engineers, Inc.

Task Force meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 3:30 - 5:00 PM at Wesley Chapel Toyota.

 Marketing Task Force

The Marketing Task Force has been organized to develop a comprehensive marketing program for the Pasco Economic Development Council, including attraction of new businesses, encouragement of local business creation and expansion, and cultivation of stakeholders and resources.  This task force grew out of the Economic Growth Task Force.

Chair, Angie Gardner, Wells Fargo
Vice Chair, Candace Glewen, Synovus


Adam Carnegie, Stantec
Bruce Erhardt, Cushman & Wakefield
Kevin Glenn, Lend Lease Construction
Erin Gray, ChappellRoberts
Mark Klein, Klein & Heuchan, Inc.
Jay Kuhns, All Children's Hospital - John Hopkins
Dave Marshall, Batson-Cook Company
David West, Tampa Bay Times (formerly St. Petersburg Times)
Laura Lay, CSI of Tampa, Inc.
Mary Ann Yaney, Central Bank

Task Force meets on the 2nd Friday of every other month from 8:30 - 10:00 AM (location changes each month).  Please contact Summer Martin at (813)926-0827 ext. 225.

Fundraising Task Force

The Fundraising Task Force has been organized to develop an enhanced fundraising campaign to increase private funding and participation in PEDC.  The funding initiatives will focus on initiatives previously identifed by the Board of Directors in its Strategic Plan.  A successful funding campaing requires a close working relationship with the Board of Directors, PEDC staff, and volunteers. 

Chair, Michael Cox, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Vice Chair, Joe Marina, Withlacoochee River Electric

Dewey Mitchell, Prudential Commercial Real Estate FL
Lex Smith, SunTrust Bank
Trey Starkey, Starkey Land Company 




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