Jimmy Peluso

Peluso graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History. Upon completing two sea tours, he was selected to teach Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) students at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). While teaching, he graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Administration from UPenn. After resigning from […]

Suzanne Pickett

A native of Jacksonville, Suzanne is a visual artist with a Bachelors of Fine Art and Communications from the University of North Florida. She is certified in housing counseling, management, financial capabilities and community real estate development from the University of South Florida.   Suzanne is co-founder and Executive Director of Historic Eastside Community Development […]

Chris Lazzara

Christopher M. Lazzara is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MountainStar Capital, headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Mr. Lazzara is skilled in finance, operations, and management. He leads the firm’s investment committee, directs investment strategy, and oversees all major initiatives for MountainStar Capital and its affiliated companies. Although its holdings include diversified positions […]

Monica Hernandez

Monica Hernández was born in Cali, Colombia and moved to the United States at the age of 11. She grew up in Ocala, Florida and moved to Jacksonville in 2005. Monica is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s Degree in Finance and Marketing and a graduate of the University of North Florida […]

Katherine Hardwick

Katherine Hardwick is the vice president of marketing and research for Downtown Vision (DVI), Downtown Jacksonville’s Business Improvement District. With 17 years of experience, she oversees marketing and research efforts to promote Downtown as Jacksonville’s unique and authentic epicenter for business, history, culture, education and entertainment. Prior to joining Downtown Vision, she worked for Burdette […]

Michael Freed

Mike is a trial lawyer with a wealth of experience in the courtroom and arbitrations, administrative proceedings and other forms of dispute resolution. As an attorney, board certified in business litigation, his practice spans a wide range of substantive legal disciplines and specialized industries including corporate governance, education, health care, hospitality, labor and employment, construction, […]

Ashley Folladori

Proud to call Jacksonville her hometown, Ashley Folladori has always had a passion for the region. With her experience at the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, she has become a strong advocate for the region’s exceptional quality of life. As Vice President of Public Affairs, she works daily to promote JAX Chamber members and the […]

Karen Feagins

Karen Feagins is Vice President, Client and Community Relations Director for PNC Bank’s North Florida market. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing PNC’s strategic brand alignment and philanthropic initiatives. Before joining PNC in March of 2018, Karen served as the chief operating officer of WJCT Public Media. She began her career as a […]

David Faliszek

David Faliszek oversees National Contracts and Lender Strategy Counsel at Fidelity National Financial. ​David enjoys visiting arts organizations throughout Jacksonville and seeing the new and exciting things that artists are doing. He even took a beginner’s glassblowing class at Jacksonville University in the spring of 2020. David attended the University of Notre Dame for his […]

Darrin Eakins

Darrin Eakins is the Founder and CEO of Golden Age Innovations. He is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University and holds a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering. A leader with over a decade of history in engineering, sports entertainment and spirits. Darrin drives a robust business model that is the catalyst for the success […]