North Tampa Chamber of Commerce
2012 - 2013 Officers
Spice Girl of Tampa Bay
Ginger Rockey-Johnson -- Californian by birth, Cherokee, English, Irish by
heritage -- Ginger currently lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband, John
(aka "Honey") and her three adult children. Dubbed "Spice Girl of Tampa
Bay" by friends and colleagues, Ginger Rockey-Johnson is a Networking &
Referral Marketing Specialist, Radio Personality and owns a Social Media
Concierge Business. Her true passion is to empower businesses and
everything she does helps her achieve that life long endeavor.
After two decades
with a world-leading technology corporation, Van T. Holmes brings his
strong leadership and management skills to the Tampa business community
through Minuteman Press Busch Blvd. Now Van's leadership experience in
multiple and diverse initiatives also benefits the North Tampa Chamber.
Van is passionate
about his work and his family. Van is married to the beautiful Lisa
Pointer-Holmes; they have two wonderful children, John and Lauren.
Originally from New Orleans, Van makes a spicy "Red Beans & Rice" after
hitting the golf course.
As the new Vice
President of the North Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Van states: "Creativity
knows no bounds, especially when strong people come together for a common
purpose. When we nurture our relationships, we build a better future for
ourselves, our businesses and our community."
Administrator, his entire career Pete is the Associate Director of
Corporate Relations for the University of South Florida Foundation. In
this role his responsibilities are to identify and cultivate corporate
relationships that assist in the support of the University of South
Florida. This task is accomplished through networking within the local
business community in an effort to introduce the community to the
university system. He then identifies those corporate interests and
determines how those interests align with the university's programs.
Pete and his wife
Donna are the proud parents of two girls. They spend their time
vacationing at Disney World. In his remaining free time, Pete likes
working in his yard and playing tennis.
Davies & Kerr
Jerry, with 25 years of experience in the
accounting field, is one of the founding partners of Davies & Kerr, CPA
firm. With strong ties to the community through involvement with non-profits
and business associations, he has delivered speeches and written articles
for business groups and organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Jerry is a consultant to individuals and
small businesses advocating better alternatives in setting up accounting
procedures and systems for their business needs utilizing the most
automated technology. As tax planning is a big part of the business
equation, and the second largest expense for most businesses, Jerry has
developed a special interest in helping his clients carefully and
professionally analyze their position.
Education: B.S. Accounting & Real Estate.
Experience: public and private experience with a national CPA firm,
current local CPA firm and fortune 500 companies.
Memberships include: *AICPA - FL CPA Lic
#0016609 * Toastmasters International * North Tampa Chamber of Commerce
* Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association * Quickbooks Professional
Hobbies: Motorcycle riding, tennis,
golfing and donating time to charities.
Carrollwood Copy Center & Printing, Inc.
Jeff Ryder is the owner of Carrollwood Copy
Center & Printing, Inc. He was born and raised in the great state of
Maine. Jeff and his wife Brenda have lived in Lutz for the past 6 years
and have been married for 21 years. They have one pet named Angel, a
rescue mini dachshund from the Florida rescue group. Jeff is an avid New
England sports fan. His hobbies include golf, hanging out by the pool, and
Jeff has served or is currently serving on
the following committees for the Carrollwood Area Business Association
(CABA): Golf, Scholarship, and Membership. Jeff served as Treasurer for
Network Professionals Inc.
C & J Surveying, Inc.
Carol Rehfelt is President and co-owner
with her husband, John, of C & J Surveying Inc which is a full service
land surveying company licensed to work throughout the state of Florida.
She retired after 20 years from Morrison's Inc where she served in various
management positions, traveled extensively, wrote procedures & job
descriptions, trained personnel.
Carol is very involved in the community
with her primary focus on children and women's issues and is listed as a
resource in many directories for those services. She provides a local
information service for events concerning women's issues.
An active volunteer with STAND (Statewide
Advocacy Network on Disabilities), she assists families to assure children
receive appropriate services in school. With Families as Faculty, she does
presentations at the University of South Florida College of Education to
better prepare the students for the family side of parent involvement. She
is also a member of Families and Educators in Action Together and
Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. She is a Past
President of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactive
Disorder), past facilitator for LDAF (Learning Disabilities Association of
Florida), a member of NFB (National Federation of the Blind) and past
state coordinator of Parents of Blind Children.
Carol was born in West Virginia, moved to
Florida as a youngster. She has two daughters and two sons, all grown,
plus two granddaughters. She is an avid supporter of Rays Baseball,
University of South Florida Football and Buccaneers Football and is
beginning to follow the Tampa Bay Lightning. Hobbies include collecting
Elvis Presley memorabilia, cat statuettes and coins. She enjoys her
thirteen cats and three dogs, swimming, reading, and working jigsaw
puzzles for relaxation.