2018 Board and Chair-Elect Nominees

2018-2019 Chamber Board Nominees

Lisa Greer

Lisa Greer has lived in South Dade for most of her life. She has been a banker in the South Miami Dade community for over 3 5 years. For the past 15 years, she has worked with Community Bank of Florida, now !mown as CenterState Bank as First Vice President, specializing in commercial lending. An active member of the community, she has volunteered in various community projects and organizations, such as: Economic Development Council of South Miami Dade, Inc. Lisa has served on the Board of the Economic Development Council of South Miami Dade since 2002 and served as chairman in 2004. Some of her greatest contributions to the Council included a rebranding and revitalization of the Council in 2004, as well as participating in business training efforts as an instructor for small businesses. Currently, she serves as Director/Treasurer and is most excited about the Council’s cmrnnt “More to Explore” initiative because it is designed to bring deserved attention to gem destinations in South Dade. Miami Dade County Chapter FNGLA: Lisa served on the Board of the Miami-Dade County Chapter Florida Nursery Growers and Landscapers Association (FNGLA) from 2004 to 2017 as Treasurer. ChamberSouth Militmy Affairs Committee: Lisa served as Chairman of ChamberSouth’s Military Affairs Committee in 2007-2008 and was an active member between 2002-2016. Lisa has participated in several community organizations as a key note speaker, sharing tips and advice relative to financing for small business startups, business expansion and financing working capital. Lisa Greer is man-ied to Karl Greer. They live in Princeton and they have enjoyed life together for 32 years. Karl is an instructor with Florida Power and Light. They have three grown children, Joshua, Amanda and Justin. Lisa enjoys movies, music, spending time with her children and family, reading and playing with her three dogs.

Joseph Jarrin

o I was born in Saint Louis MO in 1983 {Second child) Have an older brother.
o Raised in Ecuador, Ecuadorian Family.
o Came to study in Barry University Pre-Med in 2002
o Went to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities for Pre-Vet {animal lover) 2007
o Went back to Ecuador in 2007
o Helped family with farming Industry {cattle) {equine)
• Invested in flower business, studied Marketing and several courses of
Perishable exports
• Worked as consultant for many farms in the Flower export industry
o Met my wife Anastasia in 2012 {Russian 29 year old)
• She is an Artistic photographer
o No Children, maybe in a couple years from now. Would like to have a boy and a girl
o Married in September 17th 2016
o Sold entire Property in Ecuador which was our Rose and cattle farm and came to US in early 2017
o Looked for an alternative to the flower business while still working on the same industry.
o Got Licensed in life and health insurance.
o Constantly a Growing passion for health Insurance working with USHEALTH
• HOPE—-Helping other people every day {my believe and company’s
• Helping people find options when they think there aren’t any in health insurance.
• I help people Nationally, not only in Florida as I am licensed in multiple states.
• Interested in learning every day possible by working with my network and my community.

Craig Pearce

Graduated South Dade High School 1977. Started my career at our local Chevrolet Dealership in Homestead in 1977 as a parts driver, after a couple of years knowing this was a career I wanted my goal and Ambition was becoming a Manager. 1988 at the age of 28 years old I became one of the youngest General Motors Parts Department managers and ran a highly productive multimillion dollar business for 5 years, after Hurricane Andrew 1993 I was promoted to Fixed Operations Director overseeing 90 plus employees and running very successful and profitable operations for 23 years. Now working at Bomnin Chevrolet as Operations manager and Community Ambassador working by the side of the owners at two Chevrolet Dealerships and growing. I am very involved in our Community and currently serving in several organizations, Rotary club of Homestead, Military Affairs Committee and South Dade Chamber. I am Very Happily married to Lynn Pearce and have two Sons, two Daughters and 3 Grand Children the youngest only weeks old. I Have coached Baseball, Football, Basketball plus several other sports as the my children grew up. My passion is my Family and my Community which I look forward to serve.
Passed Community Relations Vice President in the Homestead JC’s, Homestead Kiwanis for 7 years, Homestead Rotary club, Military Affairs Committee South Dade Chamber of Commerce.

Stephanie Go

Stephanie Go has been providing quality financial solutions with Power Financial Credit Union for over seven years. Her background spans an eleven year history in the Banking and Financial services industry that includes lending, branch and business banking. Stephanie embodies the true aspect of people-helping-people. Her niche resides in her ability to offer a personalized financial solution despite what others in her same industry may consider an obstacle. She is a true professional who treats every sensitive member inquiry with the utmost tact and confidentiality it deserves. Stephanie is an active participant in local charity events, food pantry donations and sponsorship walks. She organizes local outreach within Community Schools by providing financial literacy seminars and budgeting simulations. Stephanie is a Trustee for the South Dade Chamber of Commerce, an active Committee Member of South Dade Chamber of
Commerce Young Professionals and a member for Business Networking International where she is on the Leadership Committee and held a three-year term as Vice President. Stephanie, like her company, strives to enrich lives by delivering valued financial solutions today and for generations to come.

Deneen Bullard

Deneen Bullard is the founder and Director of Promises of Hope Foundation, Inc., which is a non-profit organization that assists people with disabilities to retain and attain employment. Deneen was born and raised in Southern Miami-Dade County, but has also lived in Germany and Arizona. She returned to Miami-Dade in 2005 and has lived here with her three children since then. Deneen received her bachelor’s from University of Maryland University College and her master’s degrees from American Military University and Fort Valley State University. She has been working in social services for 18 years, with specializations in assisting people with disabilities, military families, and students. Promises of Hope Foundation currently provides services to people in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties but, Deneen would like to expand her ability to assist people in need through expanded service delivery.

Daimeone L. Smalls

Columbus Capital Lending, L.L.C., Miami, FL. April 2018-Present
Production Manager
A residential mortgage lender headquartered in Miami, Florida; with licenses in Florida, Texas, Illinois, North
Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, and Colorado. The mission is to strengthen Ametica’s social fabtic through
sustainable home ownership.
• Respousible for managing the conventional lending production for Dadeland branch
• Identify and recruit retail mortgage loan originators
• Provide sales and origination training for loan originators
• Develop Realtor relationships through networking, presentations, and refetrnls
• Fully knowledgeable in FHA, VA, Conventional, and USDA loans
Bayview Loan Servicing, L.L. C., Miami, FL. February 2006-March 2018
Lakeview Loan Servicing, L.L.C. (subsidimy) Loan Originator – February 2013-March 2018
A national mortgage servicer that performs residential refinances for loans in its own servicing pottfolio which
includes FHA and Freddie Mac loan originations. A wholly-owned subsidiaty of Bayview Financial, L.P.
• Responsible for conversion of both outbound and inbound leads
• Manage a pipeline of between 80 to 120 loans on a monthly basis
• Effectively delegate processing, underwriting, and closing activities
• Closed over 764 units for $ I 52,500,00 2015 tln·ough 2017
• Licensed Originator in 25 States: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NJ,
Asset Preservation Specialist, Receivership Group – May 2011-Februmy 2013
A national mortgage servicer that performs the special servicing and asset management functions for the loans in
the Bayview Financial residential and commercial mortgage pottfolio.
• Responsible for the identification and placement of Rent Receivers for a national portfolio of
commercial assets to preserve asset value and to minimize loss
• Managed an average of 200 active Receivership files and serve as a liaison between internal asset
management and 3″d party legal counsel
• Reviewed legal documentation and assure completeness of loan files
• Responsible for the management of Receiver expenses and accounting
• Reviewed property preservation bids and ensure issues are efficiently remediated
• Coordinated any workout derived from court appointed Receivers and intemal asset management
Connnercial R.E.O. Asset Manager – April 2008-April 2011
A national mortgage servicer that performs the special servicing and asset management functions for the loans in
tl1e Bayview Financial residential and commercial mo1tgage portfolio.
• Responsible for loss mitigation tln·ongh the disposition of Commercial R.E.O. assets.
• Monitored an average of 75 commercial R.E.O. assets located in MN, TN, and KY
• Prepared marketing plans for the disposition of various commercial real estate assets
• Responsible for hiring 3,<l patty R.E.O. real estate agent and property management companies
• Managed up to 29 R.E.O. brokers and oversight of their marketing and prope1ty preservation activities
• Negotiated with buyers to seek the highest and best terms for the sale of commercial assets

Amanda Greer

Amanda is a third generation Greer raised in Homestead. She loves all things outdoors; learning to fish and ride horses from an early age. Amanda was involved with the Homestead Everglades Posse Drill Team performing in the Homestead Championship Rodeo for 13 years. During this time Amanda served in leadership positions and in 2006 won Homestead Rodeo Queen. Amanda graduated from Florida International University in the fall of 2017 with her
Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration. She is the Senior Development Coordinator for Baptist Health Foundation at Homestead Hospital. In her role with Baptist she involves community members in various fundraising efforts and campaigns for the hospital. She is also involved in the Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health-a group of young professionals with a passion for philanthropy. Amanda manages the South Dade Chamber’s Young Professional group and enjoys bringing people together and building connections for greater causes. Amanda is also heavily involved with her church at Christ Fellowship where she serves and leads young women and members of her community.

Kurt Kadel

Kurt Kadel is the Assistant Vice President of Hospital Administration of Homestead Hospital, a 142-bed community hospital that is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. With more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, he leads multiple departments in both professional and support services. Before becoming an AVP, Kurt was a director for many departments and has been involved in countless hospital and system-wide projects over his 25 years at Homestead. Mr. Kadel is also active in the community. He is a board member of the South Dade Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee. He has also held the office of Secretary and Vice-Chair and is a past Advisory Board Member for the Homestead Family YMCA. He was recently appointed as the Honorary Commander of the 482°d Fighter Squadron at Homestead Air Reserve Base. Mr. Kadel earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in health science from the University of Indianapolis. He is Fellow of the Advisory Board Company and is also a licensed physical therapist.

Alina Moleta

I am honored to be mentioned as a candidate for the South Dade Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. I am the business owner of an event planning company, that I started in 2015. My event planning career began in 2006, as I teamed up with my now mentor, Ana Cruz. In the past, I have had the opportunity to coordinate hundreds of weddings, corporate events, charity events and fund raising events. I pride myself on my work ethic, willingness to assist in any way that I can, and my willingness to learn. Prior to my event planning career, I was the Office Manager and Legal Secretary of a law firm in Miami, for 12 years. The years of experience there, really shaped the communicator and leader I am today. I am always grateful to any new opportunity or experience I encounter. I am completely humbled, honored and excited about the possibility of being on the Board of Directors. If I am not selected, please know that I would love to assist in any way possible.

Linda Fagan

1973 was the year I moved to Homestead. Culture shock after living in New England. For four years I tried to understand the community and finally decided to go back to New England. I longed for friendships and a sense of belonging, but stayed and really worked hard to understand this community and its folks. Took years to be accepted as not an outsider and truly made a commitment to try. Hurricane Andrew comes and I decided, I was going to go like so many others. I felt it was my responsibilities personally and professionally to help bring this community back together. 25 years later I still feel that commitment, I love this community and feel I would play a component part in helping the Chamber accomplish their goals. “It doesn’t matter where you come from, it matters where you’re going.”

Julio Guzman

As an active member of this community I’ve noticed tremendous progress this board has created over the recent years. I’d like to get involved and be part of creating new opportunities for the people who live in our community.

Managing Broker
Jun. 2003 – Present Essential Realty, Inc. Homestead, FL
Manage an office of licensed agents providing residential real estate services
Provide Residential and Commercial REO Disposition Services
Oversee training and educational workshops for 1st Time Home Buyers,
Financial Literacy and Housing Counseling
Assist clients with the preparation, negotiation, and analysis of commercial
and residential real estate
Provide Property Management services to investor portfolio of residential properties
Miami International Airport-Aviation Property Manager II
Jan. 2009 – Jun. 2011 Miami Dade Aviation Department
Negotiated, developed, and prepared airport leases, concession agreements,
and construction agreements including permits.
Established a successful program to control the disposal of waste cooking oi! of food and beverage
concessionaires to enhance MIA’s operational procedures and reduce risk on airfield
Reviewed and evaluated applications for airport property leases and agreements,
to provide greatest economic return and best uses of the properties
Initiated and maintained ongoing tenant relations to assure a favorable working
relationship between leases and airport administration
Inspected, evaluated, and monitored !eased airport property for compliance with terms and
conditions, policies and procedures, contained in airport leases and agreements.
Evaluated and reviewed RFPs, RFOs and ITBs specific to Food & Beverage
Conducted research studies, prepare related statistical reports, interpret findings,
and recommend solutions regarding utilization of airport property
Franchise Owner
Jun. 2004 -Jul. 2010 Quiznos Sub Store # 6360 & 9042
Consistently within the top 5 Quiznos Sub franchises in Miami-Dade County
Managed sixteen employees, including creating shift schedules, manage payroll,
and weekly inventory
Compiled weekly financial reports making necessary marketing adjustments
according to projected forecast
Held monthly employee meetings to ensure stores maintain high level of
customer service
Provided instore training to newly approved franchise owners
Real Estate Developer – Owner/ Builder
May 2006 -Apr. 2008 DuraBuilders of America, LLC- Miami, Florida
Rezoned 5 acres of agricultural property located at SW 288 Street and 164 Avenue.
Developed and built eight custom homes delivered to home owners on time per
development schedule
Phase II – Developed, built, and delivered eight custom homes located at SW 265 St. and 187 Ave.
Homes delivered on time and per development schedule.
Negotiated contracts and scope of work with multiple subcontractors
Managed the daily operations of the construction sites
August 2013 Florida International University- Miami, Florida
Masters Business Administration (MBA)

Mary Montanez

I’m the Local Store Marketer for Texas Roadhouse. I love the opportunity my job gives me to get involved with the community and help as much as I can. I have been married to my partner in crime for almost 18 years. We have 3 wonderful kids.