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Board of Directors

The Alliance is governed by a Board of Directors of prominent local business and community leaders.

The Board of Directors is comprised of the following members currently:

Officers & Executive Committee

    • Alan Reynolds
      Vice President


    • Gary Griffin
      Chair Elect
      B & I


    • Richard Grant
      Founding Partner
      Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, P.A.


    • Joseph R. Catti
      President & CEO
      FineMark National Bank & Trust


    • Laura Holquist
      Past Chair
      LAH Group Advisors, LLC


    • Eric E. Berglund
      Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance


Board Members

    • Mary Andrews
      System Director Government and Community Relations
      Lee Health


    • Roger Desjarlais
      County Manager
      Lee County


    • Dr. Robert Jones
      Regional VP Economic and Community Development
      Florida SouthWestern State College


    • Jason Korn
      Managing Director
      Cohen & Grigsby P.C.


    • John Manning
      Commissioner – District 1
      Lee County Board of Commissioners


    • Leo Ochs
      County Manager
      Collier County


    • Sarah Owen
      President and Chief Executive Officer
      SWFL Community Foundation


    • Fred Pezeshkan
      Chairman of the Board
      Manhattan Construction


    • Glen Salyer
      Assistant to the County Manager
      Lee County


    • Russell Schropp
      Attorney at Law
      Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.


    • Andrew Solis
      Commissioner – District 2
      Collier County Board of Commissioners


    • Dr. Aysegul Timur
      Dean, Johnson School of Business
      Hodges University


    • Ronald B. Toll, Ph.D.
      Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
      Florida Gulf Coast University


    • Michael Wynn
      Sunshine Ace Hardware, Inc.


The organization structure also includes four sub-committees reporting to the Executive Committee:

  • The Budget / Finance
  • Investor / Communications
  • Marketing / Lead Generation
  • Nominating
Al Reynolds - Alliance Chair

Al Reynolds – Alliance Chair