The Exchange could not operate without the help of the committees that help carry out its important functions. Participating on one of these committees is a great way to meet people and make you and your company known. Following is a list of the current active committees. Please contact Albani Gustason, Director of Membership & Events if interested in joining a committee. It’s never too late to contribute and you are always welcome!
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE / COMPENSATION / POLITICAL COMMITTEE BOARD OF TRUSTEES - Serves as Trustees of GCBX Political Committee and makes recommendations to the GCBX Political Committee on candidate interviews and endorsements. Evaluates Executive Director, negotiates Executive Director’s employment agreement, and makes recommendations to the Board on salary, employee benefits and other compensation.
Brian Lever ~ Chairman
Tandem Construction ~ 941-954-1599
Kevin Hicks ~ Immediate Past Chairman
Gator Grading & Paving ~ 751-3900
David Karins ~ Chairman-Elect
Karins Engineering Group, Inc. ~ 941-927-8525
Michael Bennett ~ Vice-Chairman
Bright Future Electric
Bill North, Jr. ~ Treasurer
HBK CPAs & Consultants ~ 941-957-4242
John Brown ~ Ex Officio Board Member
Attorney's Title Fund Services, LLC- 800-432-9594 ext. 7706
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND RETENTION COMMITTEE - Encourages membership development, recruitment and retention. Reviews membership benefits package and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on improvements to member benefits. Research and select community service projects for the GCBX to support.
Meets every second Wednesday of the month from 11:45-1:00 pm.
Chair: Bob Blaikie ~ Mass Mutual ~ 941-961-6159
EVENTS COMMITTEE - Plans membership dinner meetings, social events and other special events.
Meets every first Tuesday of the month from 3:00 - 4:00 PM.
Chair: Kent Hayes ~ Tandem Construction ~ 941-954-1599
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the Month from 8:30-9:30 am.
Chairs: Josh Helmuth ~ Lykes Insurance ~ 941-312-5803 Nate Yoder ~ Mullet's Aluminum Products, Inc. ~ 941-232-4138
SUBCONTRACTORS COUNCIL Advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on issues of general concern to its membership or the subcontractor trades in particular.
Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the Month from 8:30-9:30 am.
Chair: Chuck Jacobson, Aqua Plumbing & Air ~ 941-366-7676
EDUCATION COMMITTEE - Develops ways for GCBX to offer educational opportunities to members including classes and seminars that will help them to better their companies and the industry as a whole. Particular focus on 14 hours of continuing education required for license renewal.
Meets first Tuesday of the month from 12:00-1:00 pm.
Chair: Jared Hawkins, Atlas Insurance~ (941) 552-5425
FINANCE COMMITTEE - Responsible for all financial activities including budget preparation, investments, investment policy, audit and financial reporting.
Meets as needed throughout the year.
Chair: Bill North ~ HBK CPAs & Consultants ~ 941-957-4242
GOLF COMMITTEE - Plans all aspects of Spring, Summer and Fall GCBX Golf Tournaments.
Meets as needed throughout the year.
Chair: Richard Stehle ~ Climatic Conditioning Company ~ 941-758-3080
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ~ Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte Counties - Scrutinizes local and state government electoral candidates, programs, regulations and processes for their impact on the building and construction industry. Leads round table discussions with government officials.
Meets every second Tuesday of the month from 11:30 am-1:00 pm Includes Lunch.
Chair: Paul Stehle~ Climatic Conditioning Inc. ~ 941-758-3080
NOMINATING COMMITTEE - Nominates candidates from the membership for election to the Board of Directors.
Chair: Paul Stehle ~ Climatic Conditioning Inc. ~ 941-758-3080
Co-Chair: John Brown ~ Attorney's Title Fund Services, LLC- 941-782-1239
Co-Chair: Russ Bobbitt ~ Purmort and Martin Ins. Agency, LLC ~ 941-366-7070