Chamber Board Members 2018

2018 Board of Directors
Paul Haskins
Chairman
Colosseum Coaching and Consulting
I am a graduate of Hillsborough Community College and attended the University of Florida with a major in public relations. I've been in the private and public sectors of the water treatment industry since 2005 with a proven track record built on his training, process improvement, and development background. I've served on multiple State and Regional Environmental Boards and Public Affairs Councils. Also,  Lean Six Sigma certified. Various organizations have recognized me for my improvements to facility operations. 
Melissa Gallway
Vice President
Excellence First Insurance Specialist

Melissa Gallway is a Florida native, she graduated from Bloomingdale High School and continued her education locally at Saint Petersburg College graduating with a BAS in Information Technology Management. Melissa and her husband Michael share 2 beautiful daughters together. She is the owner of Excellence First Insurance Specialist, a local independent insurance agency located at the Cowork Landing off Oakfield Rd. near Brandon Hospital. Melissa has been an active advocate for the community volunteering countless hours for youth sports programs, Hillsborough County Schools, and other local chambers. She is a current member of the Greater Tampa Realtor Association, Center of Influence for Entrepreneurs, Trusted Choice Insurance Carriers, SIAA, Hispanic Networking Groups and partakes in other local charities. 

Zachary Kamish
Treasurer
Wrobel Accounting

Zach is a licensed CPA in the State of Florida since July of 2012.  Zach’s background has been mostly helping to provide accounting and tax services to small business owners and individuals.  His specialty is helping small business owners tax plan throughout the current year and beyond.  He is just not a tax preparer, he is a tax planner.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 Areas of experience include the health care industry, construction contractors, consultants, real estate including agents/brokers and properties, recruiters, production companies plus other industries. 

Other areas of practice include non-profit tax preparation, tax-exempt IRS filings and international tax issues including FIRTPA.

Jeanne Baldi
Ribbon Cuttings
Birthdays to Banquets
Melissa Canfield
Events B - Casino Night & Holiday Party
HiTech Automotive
Owner
HiTech Automotive is a family owned and operated family mechanic shop.  Joe and Melissa Canfield have been the owners for the past 13 years.  There is a large 8 bay shop with an RV lift outside which easily lifts commercial work vehicles also.  The technicians specialize in brakes, air conditioning, and check engine light diagnostics.  Good referrals are drivers who want a second opinion on their repair bill, business owners with multiple vehicles who need to stay on the road to earn a living, and people who love cars.  We welcome the opportunity to earn your business. 
Michael Holmes
Speed Networking
Delta Credit Restoration
Marie Gilmore
Events A - Teacher Appreciation & Shop Local
The Osprey Observer Newspapers
Managing Editor

Gilmore started the newspaper as a one-page newsletter in FishHawk 16 years ago and it has grown to four editions with a circulation of more than 80,000 copies, along with a Website www.ospreyobserver.com. Quesada says, “I couldn’t be prouder of our staff that has always gone the extra mile to make this newspaper a success.” Colesanti has been with Gilmore since the beginning and says “Marie has an energy to make things happen; to put forth an idea and we have a great team to put it into action.” Colesanti also says “The Osprey Observer doesn’t just print community events, we as a team get involved in them, whether it is cleaning the highways or participating in fundraisers.”

Becky McDaniels
Awards
Mathnasium of Brandon and Mathnasium @home
Owner/Center Director of Mathnasium of Brandon

Becky McDaniels, Owner/ Center Director

Becky earned her Bachelor's Degree with honors from Kappa Delta Pi in Elementary Education at the University of Tampa, in 1997. Becky has had great success with her students, including having the top scores in the county on the math FCAT 2 years in a row. Becky was honored to accept the position of Math Coach/Curriculum Specialist for the Hillsborough and Pinellas County Charter Schools which allowed her to grow and learn even more. Becky has a love for education, and helping children feel successful and achieve their goals. Becky has lived in Brandon her entire life, and stays involved with her community. Building character and confidence in young people is very important to her. She wants students to understand that math is not about learning to be ready for the next math class - it's about learning to think.

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