Board of Directors

Gene Montenieri

Gene Montenieri

Chairman of the Board

Gene’s career has encompassed retail management and especially volunteer roles. However, He serves on the National Advisory Board of Grace for Vets, a U.S. Veteran service organization. Especially, Gene is passionate about veteran services and the Chamber. Moreover, Gene currently works at GMS Smart Solutions.

Judi Gietzen

Judi Gietzen

President

A longtime Estero resident, Judi has more than 25 years of real estate experience. Especially, She has received numerous Top Producer Awards from both Bonita Estero Association of Realtors (B.E.A.R) & Bonita Estero Chapter Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR). Moreover, She was President of B.E.A.R in 2015 as well as President of WCR  in 2012. However, Judi is the Owner/Broker of Elite Realty of SW Florida since 2012.

Kaci Carter

Kaci Carter

Vice President

Kaci is an experienced leader and banker with over 30 years of management/banking experience. Especially, Her passion is to leverage her extensive financial experience to make the financial lives better for the Businesses she serves. However, Kaci is currently the Senior Vice President at Valley National Bank.

Nella DeCesare

Nella DeCesare

Secretary, WBN Marketing LLC

After a successful fifteen-year career in corporate advertising and marketing, Nella launched WBN Marketing LLC in Southwest Florida in 2009.  Especially, Her clients receive the benefit of her well-rounded experience in the areas of website development and digital marketing.  As a board member, she especially maintains the Chamber’s website and technical needs. Moreover, Nella serves on several area boards and volunteers for animal rescue and veteran causes.

Directors

Al O’Donnell

Al O’Donnell

Interim Treasurer

Al moved to Florida in 1976 and has served on the Chamber’s Board since its inception. Moreover, He is also a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Lee County MPO.

Commander Morgan Bowden

Commander Morgan Bowden

Lee County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan has been with the Lee County Office of the Sheriff for 38 years. Moreover, He now commands the Public Services Division, comprising more than 10 departments including Crime Prevention, Sheriff’s Youth Activities League, Citizens Against Senior Exploitation and the VOICE program (Volunteer Observers Impacting Community Efforts).

Bill Oberman

Bill Oberman

Marketing Executive

Bill has more than 20 years of experience developing and implementing successful marketing strategies and tactics for large national corporations as well as regional businesses. However, He has lived in Naples since 1985 and is also a board member at the Bonita Springs YMCA. 

Cheryl Willett

Cheryl Willett

Accounting For Profitability

Cheryl has more than 25 years of accounting experience and 10 years QuickBooks experience; especially, she and her organization provides financial training, support and assistance to business owners in the Southwest Florida market.

Trish Leonard

Trish Leonard

TLC Marketing and Creative Services

As Lee County resident since 1972, Trish Leonard, IOM is President of TLC Marketing & Creative Services, a boutique, marketing, event planning and public relations firm. However, She brings over 30 years of experience to her industry. Moreover, Trish serves on numerous boards and committees including the Everglades Wonder Gardens, Lions Eye Clinic and Zonta Club of Bonita Springs, to name a few.

Dallas Revord

Dallas Revord

FineMark National Bank & Trust

Dallas Revord is the Vice President of Banking Officer for FineMark National Bank and especially, Trust’s Coconut Point office. Specifically, Dallas, who has more than two decades of banking experience, has been with FineMark since 2013. Prior to FineMark he was Vice President and Branch Manager for a community bank in Bonita Springs. Dallas also serves as Chairman of the board for the City of Bonita Springs Historic Preservation Advisory Board and a he is a member of the Bonita Springs Historical Society. Moreover, He is a graduate of Leadership Bonita, Class of 2009. In addition, Dallas is a member of the Estero Rotary and a committee member for the Bonita Springs Film Festival.

Brandy Minchew

Brandy Minchew

College of Life Foundation

A native of southeast Georgia, especially, with her heart in Estero. However, Brandy is a Florida Master Naturalist and an ACA Certified Kayak Instructor employed by the College of Life Foundation. Especially, She guides historic paddling tours in southwest Florida with an emphasis on the pioneer families and Koreshan settlers in Estero. Moreover, Brandy serves on a variety of boards and volunteers for many organizations including the Estero Chamber Young Professionals Network, the American Canoe Association for the state of Florida and Beautiful Feet – a nonprofit that focuses on mission work in Cristo Rey, Nicaragua.