Krissy Chalk is the current President of the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce
and the Marketing Manager for AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach. She is a graduate of
Texas Tech University and is currently working on her Master’s in Business Management
with Strayer University.
Krissy has over 25 years of marketing and events experience that range from World
Championship Offshore Power Boat races to the automotive industry and International
Speedway Corporation. With her extensive background in marketing, she has had a front
row seat to the changes in marketing from notepads to iPads and social gatherings to
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.
Rick is the owner of Oceanside Private Wealth Management, LLC which focuses
on individuals and families who need guidance on their financial plan and
finding appropriate solutions. Rick has extensive experience in the wealth
management industry and served in senior leadership positions with several
nationally known financial services firms.
Rick earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Michigan University,
and later earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Norwich
University. He also possesses advanced training in financial planning through
his Certified Wealth Strategist® (CWS®) certification. Rick is a member of the
Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Economic Development
Committee, a SCORE mentor and Advisory Board member for the University of
Central Florida Business Incubators.
A Florida Native, Donna Snow has been a Volusia county resident since 1994
and she has called Southeast Volusia her home since 2008. Donna is Branch
Manager/Assistant Vice President with Regions Bank in Edgewater and is enjoying
her 6th year in this role. Her career with Regions Bank began in 2007 where she
started as a Residential Mortgage Originator bringing over a dozen years’
experience in the mortgage lending arena. During her time in the mortgage
industry, Donna served as President of the Volusia Chapter of the Florida
Association of Mortgage Brokers (FAMB) and served as Director at the state level
for 3 years. In 2011, Donna transitioned to the world of retail banking
cultivating the art and expertise of Consumer and Small Business Banking.
Donna has been a member of the SEV Chamber of Commerce since 2007 and currently
serves as Board Member and Membership Chair. Donna also serves as Board Member
for the City of Edgewater Economic Development Advisory Board and the Edgewater
Expo (Riverfest). In the Southeast Volusia community, Donna has served in
leadership roles for the NSB Board of Realtors, NSB Rotary Club, and SEV Habitat
For Humanity. She is a former Toastmaster and Dale Carnegie Graduate.
Donna earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2002 from The University of
Central Florida with a Minor in Sociology.
Donna is married to Rick and they have a 6 year-old son, Hank. She enjoys going
to the beach, scrap-booking, spending time with family and making a difference
in our beautiful community.
Trudy has been in Volusia County for over 30 years and is presently serving
as Secretary/Treasurer on your SE Volusia Chamber of Commerce. She is in the
Wheels of Progress leads group, a member of SE Volusia Kiwanis Club and a board
member of the Foundation to support our own Bert Fish Medical Center, now
Florida Hospital. Trudy enjoys working and playing in NSB, fishing, bike riding
and paddle boarding.
Trey Harshaw is a Florida native. Trey graduated from Spruce Creek High
School and went on to Florida State University (FSU), earning his Bachelor’s
degree in Business Management. After college, Trey married his high school
sweetheart and they moved to Jacksonville, FL, then Charlotte, NC with
Prudential Insurance Company. Yearning to return to Volusia County, Trey left
Prudential in 1998 and opened his Allstate Insurance Agency in Edgewater.
In addition, Trey’s family is the proprietor’s of the Jessup’s Jewelry & Pawn
business(s) since 1931, with locations in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna & Melbourne.
Trey purchased Jessup’s of New Smyrna in 2004. Trey currently serves on the
BOD & Executive Committee of the SEV Chamber. With the Chamber, Trey’s biggest
involvement has been with the Education Committee. Trey’s philosophy is that
education is crucial to the success of our young people & businesses in today’s
highly competitive world.
Marlene Thomas is the Director of Operations for AdventHealth Medical Plaza
New Smyrna Beach, an outpatient facility of the Hospital which opened in
September of 2014. In this role she oversees the day to day operations of the
Marlene has been an employee with AdventHealth for 40 + years and on the
Leadership Team for over 25. She attended DSC, St. Leo College, Stetson
University and holds a BS degree in Health Care Administration. Marlene is a
resident of New Smyrna Beach and she and her husband own B & L Plumbing.
Marlene has served as Board member for the American Heart Association, House
Next Door and for the American Cancer Society, including past president of the
West Volusia branch. She is a member of Women in Leadership (W.I.L.S) group and
has been serving on the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce Board since 2015
and on the Executive Board as VP of Marketing since 2016. Marlene has chaired
the Southeast Volusia 5K Chamber Challenge for the past 3 years as well as a
committee member for the Home Show.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Todd E. Perry was born and raised in New Smyrna Beach. Upon graduation from
New Smyrna Beach High School in 2001 he attended Georgia Southern University
where he studied Business Management and Marketing while earning his Bachelor’s
Degree. Todd is a local State Farm Agent in Edgewater and enjoys all the
wonderful attributes our area has to offer both professionally and personally.
Todd is an active member of the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce, the
Southeast Volusia Kiwanis Club and he is an affiliate of the New Smyrna Beach
Board of Realtors. Todd is also very active within many Insurance organizations
and our local community. He has served as co-chair of the SEV Chamber of Commerce
Golf tournament for three years and looks to continue growing his involvement.
He enjoys spending his free time with family and friends, being out on the water
and playing golf. Todd is engaged to his fiancé Jennifer Johnson, the youngest
of four brothers and the son of long time local physician Dr. Russell E. Perry
and mother Marsha Morrison. He feels very fortunate to be able to live and work
in his native town while building relationships with fellow business owners,
community leaders and individuals
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.
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.
Tiffany Evers is the editor and co-owner of East Coast Current magazine. She
graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2005 with a degree in Communication
in the Mass Media. In 2014 she was recognized by Editor & Publisher Magazine as
one of the "25 Under 35" innovators in the newspaper industry. In 2015 she and
five other local businesswomen founded Women In Leadership (W.I.L.S.) a group
dedicated to creating effective change in the business culture. She is currently
serving on the Recreational and Cultural Services Advisory Board for the City of
Edgewater and co-chair of the Membership Committee for the Southeast Volusia
Chamber of Commerce. Through her business, she is a member of the Southeast
Volusia Chamber of Commerce, the Port Orange-South Daytona Chamber of Commerce,
the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Ormond Beach Chamber of
Commerce. She is also a full time mother of three beautiful children, her
stepson JJ (14), daughter Bailey (6) and son Porter (3).