A Southeast Volusia native, Mike attended New Smyrna Beach High School,
Daytona State College, and Stetson University. During his time at New Smyrna and
Daytona State, he was also a lifeguard for Volusia County Beach Safety and
competed in a wide range of swimming and lifesaving competitions up to the
national level. At Stetson University in Deland, Mike earned his Bachelors of
Business Administration in 2013.
Before enrolling at Stetson’s College of Law in St. Petersburg, he traveled
extensively through the central and southern Bahamas living on a boat and
continued to live on the boat throughout law school. During his time in the
Juris Doctorate program, Mike received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service
Award for exceptional pro bono service.
Mike returned home to practice law and is currently an Ambassador and Co-Chair
of the Next-Gen Committee for the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce, as well
as on the Volusia County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors.
SEV Chamber President Elect, Co-Chair Marketing & Advertising
Local entrepreneur Scott Steger has been a community leader for 20+ years.
Owner/Broker of EXIT Real Estate Property Solutions, he has three area locations
where he employs 75 Realtors and 5 full-time staff. He is also the owner/operator
of High Octane Printing in South Daytona.
Scott was also a successful leader in the non-profit sector for many years. He
conducted national prevention initiatives out of a local office where he employed
25+ employees and oversaw annual grant/contract budgets in excess of $3M. His
Stay on Track drug prevention curriculum reached hundreds of thousands of youth
Scott’s public service includes: Founding board member of Foundation 37,
President of the Flagler Avenue Business Association (FABA), Board Member of the
Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce (8 years), President of National
Center for Prevention and Research Solutions (20+ years), Citizen Advocate
Volusia League of Cities, SEV League for Economic Advancement.
I am a lifelong Florida native with 40 years in Volusia County and a 12 year property owner in New Smyrna Beach which is where I call home. After a 15 year career in Criminology with the State of Florida I made a decision to change careers to a happy industry. I retired and went back to school and earned a Cosmetology State License 17 years ago. I am currently a business owner in New Smyrna Beach at Salty Miss Spa on Faulkner Street in my amazing newly built, multi use home in the Historic downtown NSB. I am able to have a business, have a awesome business owner/tenant which is Pepper’s Boutique and live upstairs above those two small local businesses in my favorite town. Dream come true!
My passion is our waterway and our environment as well as being a huge supporter of our local businesses. I am very honored to say I am a one of the members who took on the role of creating the SEV Environmental Committee which is a sub committee of the SEV Economic Development Committee. This committee has diligently been working on minimizing single plastic use and have made some great advancements in our community. We are continuing to educate on the damage of plastics and our environment.
In addition we are working on Sustainability, The Indian River Lagoon and Workforce Development. I am also a member of the SEV Wednesday 8:30am Chamber Leads Group. I have been a consecutive member of the SEV Chamber for the past 4 years.
Thank you so much for your consideration.
SEV Chamber Immediate Past President, Member Services
Bryan Tudeen is a financial advisor in New Smyrna Beach with Edward
Jones Investments. He has been a part of the Southeast Volusia community
since 2007. Bryan was born and raised in Gainesville, FL where he graduated
from the University of Florida. He began his career in Edgewater as an
engineer for Boston Whaler and eventually held many leadership roles at
Brunswick Commercial & Government Products. Bryan is an active member of the
Kiwanis Club of Southeast Volusia County, the Southeast Volusia Chamber of
Commerce, the Volusia Young Professionals Group, and the Next Gen Leads group.
He and his wife, Tricia, live in New Smyrna Beach with their two sons Carter and Jackson.
Renee Andrus has been an employee of Florida Hospital New Smyrna for 25 years
and currently serves as Development Officer. In this role, she assists the Florida
Hospital New Smyrna Foundation, providing philanthropic support to improve the
health and well-being of Southeast Volusia. Renee is very active in the community
and has served on the Southeast Volusia 5K Chamber Challenge committee for the
past 3 years, as well as the Ambassador Committee. Renee has been a long-time
resident of Volusia County and has lived in Edgewater for over thirty years.
Chad Truxall is the Executive Director of the Marine Discovery Center. Chad
has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with a specialization in Aquatic
Sciences from the University of Florida and has more than 19 years of experience
as a biologist, educator and non-profit manager. He recently was awarded with
the 2018 Outstanding New Leader Award from the Association of Nature Center
Administrators (ANCA), an international network of nature and environmental
learning centers. He believes that in the future, nature centers will play a
critical role in nature-based community engagement. Chad is a Florida Master
Naturalist Program (FMNP) lead instructor and serves on the FMNP Advisory board.
He also serves on the New Smyrna Beach Areas Visitors Bureau, SE Volusia Chamber
of Commerce environmental subcommittee and on the steering committee for the
Florida region of ANCA. He currently resides in Port Orange with his wife
Rachel, daughter Bella, 4 cats and their lab, Gabby the Black Labby.
Bliss was born in Winston-Salem, NC and graduated from Converse College with
a BFA in Studio Art. She began her career at the Southeastern Center for
Contemporary Art (SECCA) as the Education Coordinator designing and implementing
children’s art programs and Volunteer Coordinator directing two independent
volunteer organizations serving over 500 individuals, coordinating corporate
support programs and annual volunteer fundraising events. In 1991 she moved to
New Smyrna Beach to work for Atlantic Center for the Arts as Assistant to the Director.
In 1993 she started selling air charters and aerial advertising for Massair Flite
Service. In 2000 she joined Massey Properties selling residential, commercial,
acerage and airport properties. Bliss has been a member of and served on various
committees for the Junior League of Daytona Beach and served on the Daytona Beach
Advertising Federation Board of Directors. Bliss is the Chair of the Economic
Development Board for the City of Edgewater and serves as the CAC Representative
for The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization. Bliss was awarded the
Volusia League of Cities 2013 Citizen of the Year for Economic Development,
Community Planning & Development. She has been instrumental in the development
and promotion of the Southeast Volusia Marketing Initiative that represents the
cities of Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach and Oak Hill. She is passionate about the
three cities collaboration and promotion of Southeast Volusia as a great place to
live work and play. Bliss welcomes the opportunity to be considered for a board
member position and would be honored to serve the Southeast Volusia Chamber.
I have been an active resident of Southeast Volusia for over 43 years moving here as a child when my family relocated from Ohio. In 1985 I began serving the Edgewater community as a volunteer firefighter. Over the next 33 years I continued to serve the community in various capacities that included firefighter/paramedic, fire chief and most recently the city manager for 11-years. As city manager my responsibilities entrusted me with a budget of over $50M as well as to perform research and make recommendations of many programs, policies and local laws for the safety, growth and betterment of the community while managing 200+ employees.
My education includes being a proud graduate of New Smyrna Beach High School, AS Degrees in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Management. I have chaired the Volusia County Fire Chiefs’ Association EMS Committee and Countywide Mutual Aid Agreement Committee. I was the county and regional representative for the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association State Emergency Response Team. I have chaired the Pastor/Staff Parish Relations Committee at Coronado Community United Methodist Church. I am a charter Board member of Edgewater Expo Inc. and have served on numerous committees that addressed countywide initiatives with the Volusia County Managers Group.
I am currently a Realtor with The Barnett Group Inc. in Edgewater. I live in the City of Edgewater with my wife Laurie. We have one son that is a local 4th-generation firefighter, and his wife is an elementary school teacher.
Rebecca moved from Rockford, IL to Central Florida in 1984 originally in
Brevard County and the last 17 years in Volusia County. Rebecca began her boat
manufacturing career in 1991 and has spent the last 24 years in Supply Chain,
Logistics, and Manufacturing Management with Brunswick Boat brands. Rebecca has
directed the Manufacturing Operations at Boston Whaler since 2004. Rebecca also
leads the Boston Whaler Activity Committee and assists with numerous employee
charitable donations including: annually giving 150 backpacks to three local
schools, donations to Toys for Tots, Edgewater Fire Department donations, and
cash donations for local charity Cuda’s Unhooked. Rebecca received her BS in
Organizational Management from Tusculum College in 1997. She has two children,
Lola and Matthew and two grandchildren, Destin and Gabriel who all live in SE
Cindi is the owner of Abundant Health Float and Day Spa in New Smyrna Beach. She grew up in NSB, but left for the big city and corporate world after graduating from the University of Central Florida in the mid 80’s with a bachelor’s degree in Business/Accounting. Cindi has lived in many places in the U.S., from coast to coast, but when her three grown kids flew the nest, she decided it was time to come home. In 2014, she acquired Abundant Health Day Spa and joined the SEV Chamber of Commerce. Since then, she has been very involved in this town she loves so much. She has viewed the Chamber as an important ally in business and community participating in and sponsoring Chamber events throughout the year. You have no doubt met her at every Home Show since she took ownership of Abundant Health. She brings her spa squad and sponsors one a Hole at the Chamber Golf Tournaments giving chair massages for golfers! She contributes spa packages to deserving Crystal Apple winners each year. Cindi has been on the Membership committee since 2015 reaching out to potential and current members of the chamber encouraging participation as she understands that is the key to the success of all Chamber, Business and Community relationships. Cindi is also on the Executive Board of The AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach Foundation for 3 years. In her free time, she loves the beach, reading, getting together with friends and traveling, especially to see her Grandbaby, Finley.
SEV Chamber Vice President Education Committee, Crystal Apple Co-Chair
Stan Harrison is a graduate of the University of Florida with an Economics concentration and has been in the financial services industry for nearly three decades. Stan is a valued State Farm agent in New Smyrna Beach and has obtained the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) & the Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) designations. As an agent, Stan values the importance of giving back by working diligently with community based organizations to promote the message of proper decision making, saving and investing. Stan currently manages several billion dollars in insurance investments! In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, reading, golf, and fishing. Stan is instrumental in the development of the Academic Anglers – a community based Fishing Program (New Smyrna Beach, Miami, & Melbourne, FL) which teaches children the art and institution of fishing. He is a current mentor for NSB Middle School, is on the board and volunteers for the United Way, inspires Volusia County high school students with the Safe Driving thumb band (No texting and Driving) program and has been a proud member of the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce since 2014. Stan also proudly serves on the board of AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach.
I am a third generation Apopkan and have been coming to New Smyrna Beach my entire life. My husband and I have owned real estate in New Smyrna Beach since 2004; in 2017 we purchased a mid-century home on North Riverside Drive and made this community our new home.
I founded Ison Consulting Group, LLC in 2013 after retiring from a wonderful career in banking. Prior to retirement, I was the Director of Human Resources for a multi-state bank and was responsible for 1,700 employees working in Florida. My territory spanned from Jacksonville to Miami and I had seven direct reports.
I hold a Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) SCP designation. This designation incorporates key HR competencies and knowledge and demonstrates to the global business community that the credential-holder has strong capabilities in both aspects of HR practice competency and knowledge.
I have built my firm by providing exemplary customer service, my proficiency with HR rules and regulations and my common-sense approach to problem resolution and issues. My firm consists of two divisions, the Private Client division, works with individuals on resume writing, cover letters, interviewing skills, accomplishment stories, exit statements, compensation guidance, coaching and mentoring. My Corporate Division, assists small to medium sized companies with their human capital needs such as job descriptions, employee handbooks, performance assessments, recruiting, communication standards, offer letters and determination of processes. I also deliver various levels of training such as HIPAA compliance, professionalism, and harassment.
I have served on numerous boards including, the City of NSB’s Leisure Services, the Police Athletic League of NSB, the Rotary Club of Orlando, Bear Lake Preservation Association, Apopka Gator Boosters, Junior Achievement, Orange County Schools Advisory Board, Lake Brantley High School Career Advisory Board, FNGA, Central Florida Orchid Society, to name a few.
I am a firm believer in being involved in your community and contributing your talents and skills to the best of your ability.
SEV Chamber Home Show Committee, Enviromental Projects Co-Chair
Amy has been a resident of Central Florida for 26 years. She has resided in New Smyrna Beach for 5
years now. She graduated Seminole State College under the Honors Program and pursued a degree in
Political Science at the University of Central Florida. Most of Amy’s career has been spent in the
hospitality industry working for multi unit management companies and franchise operations. Currently,
Amy is the General Manager at Off the Hook, Raw bar and Grill, in New Smyrna Beach. Amy is married
with 4 children and 1 grandchild. All are attending New Smyrna Public Schools or working in New
Smyrna Beach local businesses. While managing Off the Hook, Amy has implemented environmentally
friendly practices and is currently encouraging other restaurants to do the same. She is a supporter of
the Surfrider Foundation, partners with the Marine Discovery Center, The Sea Turtle Conservancy in
Gainesville and Keep NSB Clean. Amy is currently a member of the Environmental and Ambassador
committees at the SEV Chamber of Commerce.