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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

& BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2019 BOARD CHAIR - MIKE SUTTON

Mike Sutton is the Chief Executive Officer for Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, where he has served since March 2014. As CEO of a $17M nonprofit organization, Mike provides leadership and oversees the continued delivery of the Habitat for Humanity mission of partnering with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing in Pinellas County. He is responsible for building and growing community partnerships, directing staff and volunteers, overseeing fundraising efforts, and maintaining a high level of quality for all Habitat programs. In 2017, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County became the second largest Habitat affiliate (of more than 1,300 Habitat affiliates in the U.S.) based on new home construction. Mike is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with experience in the non-profit sector dating back to 2001. Prior to his role with Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, he spent five years with Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County where he has served as Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer. In his role with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mike worked in tandem with the CEO and Board leadership to advance the strategic and overall operational approach to advance the mission of BBBS. Before relocated back to the Tampa Bay community for the position with Big Brothers Big Sisters, he served as director of development for Habitat for Humanity in Bryan/College Station, Texas, while also serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the State Associate of Texas for Habitat for Humanity. Mike also has experience working for the YMCA for five years. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida. He has received his Certificate in Fundraising Management through Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy. In 2011, Mike obtained his CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certification and was honored as an Up & Comer through the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2010. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is currently the Board Chair for the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mike became a member of The Copperheads (the charitable arm of the Valspar Championship) in September 2014. He is an active member of the University of South Florida Alumni Association and the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Education Foundation.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Mike Sutton, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, Board Chair

Katie Cole, Hill Ward Henderson, Immediate Past Chair

Bruce Rector, The Sports Facilities Advisory, Chair Elect

Rick Buschart, Bollenback & Forret, Treasurer

Chuck Warrington, Clearwater Gas System, Appointed by the Chair

Don Ewing, Florida Business Software Solutions, Appointed by the Chair

Nancy Cimney, OPAL Collection, Appointed by the Chair

Suzan Decker Ross, Decker Ross Interiors, Appointed by the Chair

Roberta Klar, Klar & Klar Architects, Inc., Appointed by the Chair

Bob Roperti, Jiffy Properties Inc., Appointed by the Chair

Carol Hague, Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO

Joe Ruppel, Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP, Chamber Counsel

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Alexandrou, HCI Group, Inc.

Jeff Baker, Duke Energy

Jennifer Bonin, Tampa Bay Times

Kristi Cheatham-Pettit, Clearwater Gas System

Frank Chivas, Baystar Restaurant Group

Haley Crum, FrankCrum, AchieveHERs Committee Chair

Matt Crum, FrankCrum

Frank Dame, Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Suzanne Delaney, Ruth Eckerd Hall

Ray Ferrara, ProVise Management Group, LLC

Blake Ferrell, Restoration Cafe

Lou Galdieri, Morton Plant Hospital/BayCare Health System

Linda Gower, Candlewood Suites, Ambassador Committee Chair

Scot Goyer, YMCA of the Suncoast

Nick Grimaudo, Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP

Camille Hebting, Clearwater Ferry Services, CYP Committee Chair

Andrea Henning, Collaborative Labs at St. Petersburg College

Tracie Hill, United Way Suncoast

Debra Jones, Regions Bank

Peter Kreuziger, Bon Appetit Group

Jeff Lampasso, BB&T

Peter Leach, Peter H. Leach & Associates

David Loyd, CTS Towing & Transport

Victor Lucas, Bank OZK

Ernestine Morgan, The Morton Plant Mease Healthcare Foundation

Bob Passwaters, Provident Advertising

Julie Perrelli, Pinellas Education Foundation

Aaron Phillips, DEX Imaging

John Savchuck, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

John Timberlake, Phillies Florida/Clearwater Threshers Operations

Katrina Trump, Seacoast Bank

Nancy Vargas, Decade Properties

Tampa Bay Rays

Craig West, The Bank of Tampa

Tracy West, Valspar Championship

Doug Williams, Appelt & Associates

Andy Winkler, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America

Javier Zuniga, PDR CPAs & Advisors

 

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