Board of Directors (2023)

Blake Massey

Blake works with Small Businesses and Individuals helping them achieve their retirement planning goals. A good size company for him is a closely-held business with 1-50 employees.

VP / President-Elect
Mark Addington

Mark A. Addington focuses his practice primarily on business and employment litigation to include contractual disputes, restrictive covenants, defense of wage and hour, harassment, retaliatory discharge, disability, age, religion, race, and sex discrimination.

Adam Robinson

Performing Audit | Review | Compilations of Profit and Not-for-Profit organizations. Additional services include corporate & personal taxes , QuickBooks support, and outsourced CFO services. Major industries served: construction, not-for-profits, and franchise operations.

Jenevieve Kart

Jenevieve helps individuals & business clients to succeed financially by understanding and developing a financial plan to meet their needs, goals & risk tolerance. She strives to provide the highest level of service and bring 30 years professional experience in Business & Commercial, Private Bank, Investments & Trust divisions.

Marketing Chair
Doug Wilder

Since 1993, Doug has been working with executives, employees, and partners, and preparing them for long-term success in marketing, leadership, relationships, self-improvement. For high-maintenance and drifting employees, he has returned them to high-performers 78% of the time.

Communications Chair
Shane Cormier

Shane is a seasoned financial executive with proven expertise in preparing companies for pre and post sale readiness. Due diligence and transitional support.

Education Chair
Corey Jones

Corey has 17+ years of experience in the banking industry. His focus is on helping business owners in North Florida achieve economic success and financial security.

Programs Chair

Chris Hand

Chris Hand has a long record of public, civic, and legal service in Florida. His practice encompasses Economic Development, Public-Private Partnerships, Government Contracting & Litigation, Governmental Law and Land Use.

Membership Co-Chair
Co-Chair, Brent Ross

Traditional Services -
Financial Statements, Compilations & Reviews, Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation & Planning for Corporations, Partnerships, Individuals, Trusts & Estates.

Non-Traditional Services -
Cost Segregation Studies, Financial Coaching, Leadership Coaching & Development, Strategic Planning.

Membership Co-Chair
Cal Heseman

Cal specializes in Business Brokerage, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Valuations and Exit Strategy Planning. He has over 30 years experience in a wide variety of industries.

Membership Co-Chair
Ken Smith

With over 40 years of business experience, Ken offers Florida residents, their families and the state’s small business owners, information, advice and insurance planning ideas.

Membership Co-Chair
Jamie Docster

Jamie works with owners of closely-held businesses and executives. My specialties are wealth management, estate planning, business owner succession planning, tax reduction strategies, and risk management.

Partnership Chair

Marius Dobren

Marius is committed to providing small and medium-sized businesses with
access to working capital that will help them overcome cash flow challenges,
even if they are not yet eligible for conventional funding.

Past President

Lauren Langham

Lauren has a comprehensive commercial real estate practice covering the Florida markets. Key practice areas include lease review, drafting and negotiation, loan work-outs and restructures, foreclosures, purchase, sale contracts, closings and commercial real estate loan documentation.

Legal Counsel

John McE. Miller, Esq.

John has practiced law in Northeast Florida since 1984. His firm takes a proactive approach and focuses on Estate Planning for multigenerational legacy strategies, entrepreneurial business owner representation, and Real Property.

Executive Administrator
Steve Kaufman

Steve coordinates a carefully selected team of writers, graphic designers, webmasters and producers to serve his clients’ diverse needs. He combines creativity, results-oriented writing, and a Shipmate’s commitment to his clients and their businesses.


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