Board of Directors (2024)

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.

Vice President / President Elect
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.

Linda Forde

Linda R. Forde is a proud Air Force Veteran with extensive accounting experience serving clients from various industries including construction, manufacturing, hospitality, retail and more. Linda has particular expertise working with non-profit organizations and home owners associations.

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. He is a litigator who advocates for clients in Estate, Probate, Trust, and Will disputes. He also practices Government Law and helps clients solve challenges and realize opportunities with city and county public agencies.

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.

Membership 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.

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.

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.

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.

Governance Chair

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.

Sponsorship Chair

Jessica Evans

Jessica is a commercial banker with over 20 years in banking and 17 in the business sector. She has developed a strong process and a skilled team that tailors business solutions for her clients.


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.

At-Large Sponsorship/Partnership
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.


Guild Leaders/Education
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.

Legal Counsel

John McE. Miller

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

Past President

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.

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.


To be the powerhouse of business professionals in Northeast Florida, providing a robust forum for relationship-building, collaboration and education.


To serve and support each other, our clients & community by creating opportunities to collaborate and educate.

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