Board of Directors

FOUNDER AND HONORARY BOARD MEMBER

Patricia Glass
OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Xtavia Bailey
Owner, Dollar Mania Store
VICE PRESIDENT
Matt Bower
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
TREASURER
Julie Jakway
Vice President Finance & Administrative Services
State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota
SECRETARY 
Josef Rill
Director, Business Services, State College of Florida

BOARD MEMBERS

Valerie Bliss
Director of Development, Humane Society of Manatee County
Henry Blyden
Gamma Xi Boule; Kappa Alpha Psi
Cassandra Burns
Licensed Realtor, Wagner Realty
Chairman, Manatee Chamber Young Professionals
Becky Canesse
Chief Executive Officer, Just for Girls
Lisa Chittaro, Esq.
Attorney, The Law Offices of Lisa Chittaro, PLLC
John Colon
Senior Vice President, Investment Officer Wells Fargo Advisors
Michael Gallen
Vice President, Public Policy and Small Business
Manatee Chamber of Commerce
The Honorable Charles Smith
Director, Manatee Harvesting Co. Inc.,
President, Smith Global Enterprises, Inc.
The Honorable Misty Servia
Commissioner, Manatee County Board of County Commissioners
Past President, Manatee Tiger Bay Club
Valerie Vale
Executive Director, Manatee County Medical Society
Steve Vernon
Director, Florida Citizens Alliance

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Co-Chair: Xtavia Bailey
Co-Chair: Cassandra Burns
Matt Bower
Lisa Chittaro
Josef Rill
The Honorable Misty Servia