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Meet Our Team


Stephanie Ford

President / CEO

Stephanie brings with her over 10 years of professional experience in the Special Events field. Most recently she held the title as Special Events Manager at Easterseals Northeast Central Florida. Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts from the University of Florida. She has excelled in her role as President & CEO of the Chamber with a focus on Adocacy. Stephanie was the recipient of the 40 under 40 award and was nominated for Women In Business award from the Daytona News Journal. She loves being on the water and makes the most of living in New Smyrna Beach with her husband, stepson and fur baby.

Ashley Powers

Administrative Specialist

Born and raised in Volusia County, a graduate of New Smyrna Beach High School; Ashley holds an Associate of Arts degree from Daytona State College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of Central Florida. Ashley comes to the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce with over seven years of professional experience in various sales and marketing roles. Her experience ranges from in-field sales management to leading scrappy start-ups to success and profitability. She is passionate about empowering those around her and equipping people with the tools and actionable strategies that inspire success. She is known as the "MacGyver" of her family and a jack-of-all-trades to those around her. She brings these same qualities and experience to the SEV Chamber as the Administrative Specialist. When not at the Chamber Ashley stays busy as the small business owner of Powers Event Management LLC and spends quality time with her husband and 2 small children.

Emily Bonamo

Event Coordinator

Emily Bonamo was born and raised in our great town of New Smyrna Beach! She attended New Smyrna Beach High School and is a motivated individual pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality. After graduation, Emily plans to pursue a career in hospitality and event management. As a dedicated staff member as Events Coordinator at the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce, Emily has immersed herself in various aspects of the Hospitality industry, honing her skills in customer service, marketing, and leadership. Emily is also adept at building relationships and networking with professionals in their field. When Emily isn’t working or in school, she enjoys working out, going to the beach, and traveling!

Meredith Iannucci

Business Development & Marketing Director

Meredith comes to the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce with over 15 years of professional and diverse experience in business, real estate, operations management, digital marketing, project management, and non-profit organizations. His responsibilities have included management, operations, implementation, marketing and customer relationship managemen. As Business Development & Marketing Director for the Chamber, she brings this diverse knowledge and experience to the community. She is passionate about getting to know and understand the needs and challenges businesses encounter today and to provide valuable information and resources as an advocate for the business community through the Chamber.
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