Member Affairs Division
Division Vice Chair- Sara Hernandez, Bank of the Ozarks
This division identifies, develops and implements the necessary activities, resources and communication requirements to actively encourage the enrollment of new members, promote upgrade of memberships of existing members and retention of all members.
A) Trustee Council
Brian Barakat, Barakat Law, P.A.
Welcome new trustees and inform them of the exclusive benefits they can partake in as Trustees. Up to five representatives from each Trustee company may attend Chamber functions. Monthly receptions at Trustee members’ business locations provide a gracious and informative opportunity for additional networking. Currently there are more than 170 Trustee members of the Chamber.
Build our membership through direct cultivation of new members and the support of membership promotions that encourages current members to invite and sponsor potential members to join the Chamber.
C) Chairman’s Ambassadors
Alejandro Fonseca, International Finance Bank
Ambassadors assist the Chamber in retaining its current membership through on-going personal contact, participation and education of Chamber membership benefits. Ambassadors also act as table hosts and greeters at the monthly membership breakfast and events, and develop and maintain activities to convert prospects into members.
Eric P. Gros-Dubois, EPGD Attorneys At Law, P.A.
The mission is to support members’ business-building activities by being a support group, mentoring and providing leads and focusing on best practices.