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.

Nella DeCesare

Nella DeCesare

Vice President

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.

Al O'Donnell

Al O'Donnell

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.

Brandy Minchew

Brandy Minchew

Secretary

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.

Directors

Commander Morgan Bowden

Commander Morgan Bowden

Board Member

Bill Oberman

Bill Oberman

Board Member

Blake Chapman

Blake Chapman

Board Member

Barbara Saxton

Barbara Saxton

Board Member

Dr. Darlene Andert

Dr. Darlene Andert

Board Member

Pastor Nolen Rollins

Pastor Nolen Rollins

Board Member

Sharon Van Rite

Sharon Van Rite

Board Member

Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson

Board Member

Trish Leonard

Trish Leonard

Board Member