The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors, effective as of June 1, 2019.
Michelle Borders is the co-owner of Naples Networks Services, an IT consulting and maintenance firm for small and medium companies in and around Collier County. She is a current Naples Chamber Ambassador, a 2012 Growing Associates in Naples (GAIN) graduate and a 2014 Leadership Collier graduate. She has coordinated the Youth Leadership Collier Application Evaluators for the past 3 years and is the chair the Chamber’s Small Business Council. Borders has been a proud member of Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services since 2010 and has held various positions on the board including President in 2015. Borders also volunteers as a mentor for Grace Place, Champions for Learning and the Small Business Development Center at FGCU.
Lisa Van Dien
Lisa Barnett Van Dien is general counsel and a vice president of London Bay Homes. Prior to joining London Bay Homes, Van Dien practiced with the law firm of Cheffy Passidomo, P.A., for over 15 years, where she was a partner in the firm’s real estate department. Lisa currently serves on the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, and has previously served in leadership roles on the Board of Directors for the Collier County Bar Association, the Board of Directors for the Collier County Women's Bar Association, the Real Estate Section of the Collier County Bar Association, and the Naples Area Board of Realtors Legal Resources Committee. She is a founding member of the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples and a past chair of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. She formerly served on the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission as an appointee of then Gov. Jeb Bush, and the Real Estate Board Certification Committee of The Florida Bar. Van Dien is a graduate of the Leadership Collier Class of 2008 and a graduate of the Leadership Florida Class of 2013 (Class XXXI).
Thomas S. Monaghan
Although best known as the founder of Domino’s Pizza and former owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball franchise, Thomas S. Monaghan is currently devoted to non-profit endeavors, specifically focused on Ave Maria University and Ave Maria School of Law. Monaghan sold Domino’s to Bain Capital, Inc. in 1998, leaving behind its day-to-day operations, which he had overseen for 38 years. In 1998, he founded Ave Maria Institute in Ypsilanti, Mich. (which later became Ave Maria College), a Catholic liberal arts institution designed to prepare students for leadership in academics, professional careers, and service to the Catholic Church and society as a whole. The college was the forerunner of Ave Maria University which was a continuation of its educational mission when it was founded in Florida in 2003. The university’s current campus is located in Ave Maria, Fla., which is northeast of Naples. Monaghan currently serves as Chancellor and a member of the university’s board of trustees.
Aysegul Timur, Ph.D., is assistant vice president of strategic initiatives, strategy and program innovation at Florida Gulf Coast University. She received her Doctoral degree in business administration from the University of South Florida, and both her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in business administration from the University of Istanbul. Her areas of specialization include business policy and organizational development, quality control, statistics for strategic planning, health and international economics. She is a go-to expert for workforce development and was recently honored by the Florida College Access Network as one of its first Workforce Education Innovators. Before joining FGCU, she was the dean of the Johnson School of Business and senior vice president of academic affairs at Hodges University. Timur is also a 2012 graduate of Leadership Collier and serves on the Leadership Collier Advisory Board and the Partnership for Collier's Future Economy Board.
2019 -2020 Naples Chamber Board of Directors are:
Chair, Bill Barker, Naples Daily News
Chair Elect, Garrett Richter, First Florida Integrity Bank
Immediate Past Chair, Dan Lavender, Moorings Park Retirement Community
Libby Anderson, TalentForce Solutions
Derrick Ayers, Innovative Food Holdings
Michelle Borders, Naples Network Services
Russell Budd, PBS Contractors
Scott Burgess, David Lawrence Center
Dave Cato, Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
Charles Chapman, City of Naples
Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation of Collier County
Tom Donahue, Shula’s – Hilton Naples
Phil Dutcher, NCH Healthcare System
Anne Fleming, Waterside Shops
Jeff Fridkin, Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A.
Bill Gaston, BUILD, LLC
Mary Beth Geier, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
Kerry Geroy, Naples Global Advisors
Dudley Goodlette, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.
David Gordley, IBERIABANK
Buddy Hornbeck III, Gallagher Lutgert
Errol Howard, Wells Fargo Bank
CJ Hueston, Corporate Dimensions, Inc.
Jason Korn, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.
Cee Cee Marinelli, Barron Collier Companies
Eddie Metzger, TECO Peoples Gas
Thomas Monaghan, Ave Maria University
Edward Morton, Wasmer, Schroeder & Company, Inc.
Stefan Muehlbauer, Sustainable Projects Group Inc.
Leo Ochs, Collier County Government
Danny Pate, CenturyLink
Kamela Patton, Collier County Public Schools
Dr. Emily Ptaszek, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida /CHS Healthcare Foundation
Kevin Rambosk, Collier County Sheriff’s Office
Timothy Reiter, Fifth Third Bank
Craig Saks, ACI Worldwide
Julie Schmelzle, Bank of America
John Schmieding, Arthrex, Inc.
Kingman Schuldt, Greater Naples Fire Rescue District
Jeanne Seewald, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Randy Smith, Naples Transportation & Tours
Stephanie Spell, Collier County Sheriff’s Office
Katie Sproul, Halstatt, LLC
Ed Staros, Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples
Brian Stock, Stock Development
Aysegul Timur, Florida Gulf Coast University
Vicki Tracy, Gulf Coast International Properties
Jeev Trika, DMA – Digital Marketing Agency
Patrick Utter, Collier Enterprises
Lisa Van Dien, London Bay Homes
Pablo Veintimilla, Centennial Bank
David Weston, Naples Lumber & Supply
Ryan Williams, Kevin Williams Construction, Inc.
Michael Wynn, Sunshine Ace Hardware, Inc.