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STANDING Committees

Ambassadors Committee 

Our Ambassadors are the face, heart, soul and voice of our chamber. Ambassadors mentor new and existing members.  Ambassadors help their fellow members connect with the people and resources they need to be successful with their chamber involvement. They help new members learn how to access their member benefits. They are the hosts and greeters at all events. They meet the first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 AM at ARISE Church.

Education and Workforce Development Council

This committee will assist in the education and placement of students in career opportunities that are available in the local workforce; they will work to minimize the employment gap between companies and industries needing employees and our public-school students seeking careers in our community; and they will create and facilitate opportunities for employers to communicate with students. They meet the second Monday of month from 4-5pm in the community room at 330 Pauls Drive. 

Government and Economic Affairs Council 

This council provides a forum through which the chamber can participate in the development and adoption of policies that best support the economic development and prosperity of the Greater Brandon area. Meetings often include government leaders or representatives; or a topical speaker on a community or legislative issue. The council formulates and recommends the chambers annual legislative agenda to the board, and then presents the ratified agenda to elected officials. They also host an annual Synergy legislative wrap-up and/or forecast meeting; and annual Tallahassee Trek. They meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 8 AM at the Chamber.

Leadership Brandon Alumni

This group plans and provides leadership support to our Leadership Brandon Program; supports and provides mentorship to the current program participants in planning and hosting Casino Night; and plans and provides leadership support to our Professional Development Series.

Membership Committee

The board of directors created the Membership Committee and empowered it to continually evaluate and enhance our value proposition; and promote a chamber culture of member focus and service excellence. This committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 9am at the Chamber to review member benefits, retention and recruitment efforts.

Military Affairs Council

The mission of our Military Affairs Council is to support the men and woman of our military, both active and retired, and their families. The council plans and supports our annual Military Appreciation Reception; and MacDill Base Tour. They meet the second Wednesday of each month at 9:15 AM at the chamber.

Past President's (Chairman's) Council

This council is made up of the men and women who served in our chambers highest volunteer leadership role and are still active. Earlier in our history, this role was referred to as the president. This role is now chairman of the board.  This council meets bi-monthly to offer their experience and insight to the current chairman and our chamber president/CEO. They also elect a representative to serve each year on our chamber board of directors.



Standing Committee Leaders

Ambassadors Committee                        

Kris Beaird, Committee Chair

MaxCoach by Kris

(813) 494-3212




Government and

Economic Affairs Council      

Jason Pepe, Committee Chair

Hillsborough County Public Schools

Government Relations

(813) 231-1935



Past President's

(Chairmen's) Council

George May, Committee Chair


Ambassadors Committee

Kris Beaird, Committee Chair

Max Coach by Kris

(813) 494-3212


Leadership Brandon

Lynette Barcewicz, Committee Chair

Rasmussen College - Tampa/Brandon

Dean of Academics

(813) 246-7616





Diversity & Inclusion Council

Degrando Franks, Committee Chair

Lakewood Community Church of God


(813) 643-6637


Membership Committee

Tina Blount, Committee Chair

ARISE Assembly of God at Brandon

Community Pastor

(813) 689-2345




Education & Workforce

Connections Council                                        

Melissa Snively, Committee Chair

Melissa Snively State Farm Insurance

(813) 662-3622


Military Affairs Council

Paul Senory, Committee Chair


Chief Financial Officer





Standing Committee Meeting Dates (2019)

Ambassador Committee

First Wednesdays, 8:30 AM,

ARISE Assembly of God at Brandon

January 9 

February 6 

March 6 

April 3 

May 1 

June 5 

July 3 

August 7 

September 4 

October 2 

November 6 

December 4 

Membership Committee

First Wednesdays, 9:30,

ARISE Assembly of God at Brandon

January 9

February 6

March 6

April 3

May 1

June 5

July 3

August 7

September 4

October 2

November 6

December 4

Diversity and Inclusion Council


Livy O’s

Jan 8

Feb 12

March 12

April 9

May 14

Aug 13

Sep 10

Oct 8

Nov 12

Dec 10



Military Affairs Council (MAC),

2nd Wednesdays, 9:00 AM, Chamber

January 9

February 13

March 13

April 10

May 8

June 12

July 10

August 14

September 11

October 9

November 13

December 11

Past President’s (Chairs) Committee,

2nd Wednesday bi-monthly, 12:00 noon, Chamber

Jan 9

March 13

May 8

July 10

September 11

November 13

Education and Workforce

Development Council,

3rd Monday, 4:00, Brandon High School

Jan 21

Feb 18

March 18

April 15

May 20

June 17

July 15

Aug 19

Sep 16

Oct 21

Nov 18

Dec 16

Young Professional Socials

3rd Thursday, 5:30, Various

Jan 17

Feb 21

March 21

April 18

May 16


July 18

Aug 15

Sep 19

Oct 17

Nov 21

Dec 19

Jan 23

Government & Economic Affairs

Council (GEAC)

3rd Friday, 8:00 AM, Chamber

January 11

February 15

March 15

April 19

May 17

June 21


Aug 16

Sep 20

Oct 18

Nov 15

Dec NA



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(813) 689-1221

1463 Oakfield Dr. Suite 134,             Brandon, FL 33511

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