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AMBASSADORS

Ambassadors act as liaisons among new partners, the chamber and the business community. They welcome our partners and help them navigate the ins and outs of the chamber programs and events so they can take advantage of all the benefits chamber partnership has to offer. If you are a current chamber partner and are interested in becoming an ambassador, please contact Nisha Westerman.

A Message From Our Ambassador Chair

The Melbourne Regional Chamber ambassadors are a highly visible, prestigious group of professional volunteers from various backgrounds who serve as liaisons among the Chamber Board of Directors, staff and members. This energetic group helps maintain contact with other Chamber members while championing the Chamber’s brand. The goal of the Ambassador Program is to encourage meaningful engagement with the Chamber’s mission, initiatives, and programs for new and existing members, and to build member value and increase member retention. Its core focus is to develop and enhance member and prospective member connections.

​Ambassadors are essential front-line representatives of the Melbourne Regional Chamber at events, and they help to ensure all members receive the maximum benefit from their investment. Ambassadors act as public liaisons for the Melbourne Regional Chamber, help new Chamber members and investors feel at home, and provide Chamber staff with much-needed volunteer support.

“I am honored to lead the Ambassador team.  Our Chamber Ambassadors bring energy and passion to everything they do.  We especially love to help new and existing Partners maximize their Chamber membership and grow their businesses.  If you have questions about the Chamber or would love a friendly face to greet you at an upcoming event, reach out to us.  I encourage all business owners to join the Chamber and get involved.  I have been a Chamber Member since 2022, and have found it to be incredibly worthwhile.”

Sincerely,
Catherine Wright, Ambassador Chair, 2024

Contact Catherine:
Phone: (321) 271-6758
Email: Catherine@indigo-sc.com

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Fully Promoted Melbourne

Oscar Acero

Co-Founder/CEO of Streamline

Luther Andal

David Cable, Treasurer of the Melbourne Regional Chamber
​ Vice Chair, Membership Engagement - RE/MAX Elite

David Cable

OneGroup

Sharon DuBois

Lightle, Beckner, Robison

Charles Duvall

​Cheryl Hieatt headshot
Absolute Accounting Services

Cheryl Hieatt

Events Coordinator - Brevard Zoo

Tara Johnson

Beachside Health & Life Coaching

Johnny Lascha

Beachside Connections LLC

Christie Lynes

Sky Peak Financial

Jeremy Lindquist

Servpro of Brevard, W. Brevard

Andrea McCarthy

Bryan McDonough headshot
Spotlight Magazine

Bryan McDonough

VP Branch Manager - TD Bank South Babcock Street

Linda Radencic

Fully Promoted Melbourne

Patricia Rico

Vice Chair, Resource Development - Tuckaway Shores Resort

Pam Rothenberg

Keller Williams Space Coast

Michelle Tracy

CEO, Indigo Strategic Consulting

Catherine Wright

Pop & Pour

Sabra Zickuhr

Unloc Visionary Leadership

Helene Scott

LSQ

Melissa McGuire

The LEAPS Coaching Group

Steve Owens

Fully Promoted Melbourne

Oscar Acero

Fully Promoted Melbourne

Co-Founder/CEO of Streamline

Luther Andal

Luther Andal is the co-founder and CEO of Streamline, a cutting-edge web, mobile, software, and AI development company established in 1999.

Before relocating to Melbourne, Luther spent 27 years in Lexington, KY, where he was an active member of the local business community. He served on the Full-Stride Board for Commerce Lexington and held the position of Chairman for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County’s Courthouse Area Design Review Board, which was responsible for reviewing and approving design projects in downtown Lexington.

When asked about his motivation for becoming an Ambassador, Luther explained, “Networking is an integral part of my DNA, and I’m eager to connect new members with the existing membership and the resources that the chamber offers. I’m also excited about continuing to invest in the community where I live and promoting economic development alongside the fantastic team at the chamber.”

​ Vice Chair, Membership Engagement - RE/MAX Elite

David Cable

David Cable is a realtor for RE/MAX Elite and helps clients through the process of buying and selling properties. David has 35 years of sales and management and has invested 8 years with MRC.

David earned his bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Central Florida. Previous to working in real estate, he practiced in areas of tax and accounting software sales. David enjoys serving his community hence it allows him to connect with businesses and people so they can help each other grow within the community.  With being a big advocate for community development, David serves as an Executive Officer for MRC, BOD for Melbourne Main Street, BOD for SPCA Brevard, and is the HOA President.

OneGroup

Sharon DuBois

Sharon DuBois is the Marketing Manager for OneGroup. Sharon has been involved with MRC for over 5 years and has over 30 years of experience with customer service and marketing. Prior to working in the marketing industry, she has worked in a variety of positions such as shipping, engineering, human resources, and the police department.

Sharon chose to become a chamber ambassador because she states, “it is a way I can express what I do and connect others with other chamber members and their business. I love people and I love doing good.”

One piece of advice Sharon would like to share with our new partners is, “don’t just join, connect with the events the chamber offers and find out what fits for you.”

Lightle, Beckner, Robison

Charles Duvall

Charles Duvall is a retail associate for Lightle Beckner Robinson, where he holds the duties to oversee all asset classes of commercial real estate including office, industrial, and retail properties. Charles also plays a key role with the capital marketing and investment sales team at LBR advising clients in the acquisition of large scale investment products. 

Charles holds a bachelor’s degree in arts economics, and finance from the University of Central Florida and has 2 years of experience in contract analysis, capital markets, and investment sales. 

Charles chose to be an ambassador at the chamber, “to give back to the community that has afforded me the opportunity to conduct business with such incredible individuals. My goal is to teach, and advise clients to make a lifelong impact in the Brevard County market. 

Absolute Accounting Services

Cheryl Hieatt

Cheryl is the owner of Absolute Accounting Services, where she helps small businesses with accounting, budgeting and growth. Prior to starting her own business, she served as a staff accountant as well as working in hospitality and sports merchandising. She earned an associate degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Cheryl joined the Melbourne Regional Chamber’s ambassador program to “help small business owners network and get involved in the community.” She tells them joining the chamber was “the best decision I made” and advises them to get to know their neighbors in the community.

Events Coordinator - Brevard Zoo

Tara Johnson

Tara Johnson is a dedicated events coordinator at the Brevard Zoo, where she brings her passion for wildlife conservation to life through engaging and memorable events. With her strong organizational skills and creative vision, Tara has successfully orchestrated numerous successful events that not only entertain guests but also raise awareness about the importance of protecting our environment and wildlife.

In addition to her role at the Brevard Zoo, Tara has also served as the past chair for the Melbourne Regional Chamber Ambassador Team, where she demonstrated exceptional leadership and networking abilities. Her commitment to fostering relationships within the community and supporting local businesses has made her a valuable asset to the Chamber and the broader Melbourne area. Tara’s enthusiasm for community engagement and her dedication to making a positive impact truly set her apart in her roles as an events coordinator and community leader.

Beachside Health & Life Coaching

Johnny Lascha

Beachside Connections LLC

Christie Lynes

Christie Lynes is the owner and publisher of Beachside Connections where she oversees all working and moving parts of the magazines she self publishes. She also holds the duties to maintain a flourishing magazine by presenting sponsorship opportunities to local businesses around Brevard County. 

Christie earned her associates degree in liberal arts from Brevard Community College where she then furthered her education at SUNY Cortland and received her bachelor’s degree in social studies. With over 5 years of experience in the workfield, Christie received her masters in public administration from Florida Institute of Technology. 

Of her ambassador role, Christie said, “I have been building relationships and positive connections in the community and have helped both local businesses and communities grow over the past 5 years. It’s not just about joining but about being part of a community.” 

Sky Peak Financial

Jeremy Lindquist

Jeremy Lindquist is the owner and CEO of Sky Peak Financial.  Several years ago Jeremy identified an underserved segment of the community…Business Owners!  Sky Peak Financial is a holistic, team based, fee based financial planning firm where Jeremy and his team work closely with each client to identify opportunities to enhance the economic efficiency of their business and personal finances in pursuit of greater wealth. Sky Peak Financial offers the intellectual capital needed to empower people to make optimal financial decisions on their own behalf.  Sky Peak Financial offers comprehensive business and personal financial planning, business contingency planning, business exit strategy, employee benefits and retention strategies, group and individual retirement planning, private wealth management solutions, private banking opportunities, trust services, protection products and more!

Jeremy is an ambassador and the Champion Sponsor for the Small Business Council for the MRC, a fixture at the Good Morning Space Coast Breakfasts an advocate and partner with Family Promise of Brevard. He is a true believer that as Entrepreneurs living and thriving in this amazing community, we all have a responsibility to bring our very best to those we serve and to others looking to do the same!

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Servpro of Brevard, W. Brevard

Andrea McCarthy

Andrea McCarthy serves as the Marketing Manager for SERVPRO of South, West & Central Brevard, and Sebastian, marketing the SERVPRO brand and its franchises to both residential and commercial customers.

Andrea earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Providence College then went on to work in the pharmaceuticals industry as a representative, trainer and manager for companies including Noven, Pfizer and Parke-Davis.

In addition to serving as a Chamber Ambassador, Andrea is the President of CAAMP (Community Association Advisors for Management Professionals) and serves as past second Vice President of the Space Coast Home Builders and Contractors Association (HBCA).

Andrea has been an Ambassador for over 6 years. Of her ambassador role, Andrea said,” I am always looking to connect people based on their industry and business needs. There is no better feeling than seeing relationships prosper from my efforts.”

She advises new partners to “Learn as much as you can about others and how you can complement their business or refer them. You will gain business from these efforts.”

Spotlight Magazine

Bryan McDonough

VP Branch Manager - TD Bank South Babcock Street

Linda Radencic

Fully Promoted Melbourne

Patricia Rico

Fully Promoted Melbourne

Patricia Rico is a business administrator turned small business owner with over 20 years of experience working with Human Resources and Team Management. Patricia started her own business alongside her husband, Oscar Acero, in September 2022, doing promotional products and apparel for companies around the Space Coast. As part of the Fully Promoted family, Patricia and Oscar have been able to grow their business from scratch, achieving their goal of walking through the American Dream, and building strong relationships with members of the Chamber and the community, as well as finding clients everywhere from Credit Unions to Schools and all type of Small Businesses. Patricia is inspired by her husband, her son and daughter, and a strong relationship with God. In her free time, Patricia enjoys solving jigsaw puzzles, reading, dancing, or strolling around the park with Oscar.

Vice Chair, Resource Development - Tuckaway Shores Resort

Pam Rothenberg

Pam Rothenberg is the managing partner of Tuckaway Shores Resort, an ocean front destination located in Indialantic, Florida. She has worked in the hospitality industry her entire career and is passionate about providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere for her staff and guests alike.

Pam’s career in the hospitality industry began out of college in Syracuse, NY where she held positions in a variety of departments of full-service hotels. She is most proud of her tenue with Forbes Hamilton Management Company where she was VP of Sales & Marketing for a portfolio of hotels across the US. Prior to moving to Indialantic, FL, Pam worked for a marketing firm that specializes in hotels & resorts where she developed a broad knowledge of digital marketing for hotels.

Pam is active in the local community where she is the Vice-Chair Resource Development for the Melbourne Regional Chamber, Vice President of Communications for the SCWEN Chapter of American Businesswoman’s Association, Board Member for the SPCA of Brevard and a member for the Marketing and Capital Facilities Committees for the Brevard County Tourism Development Council.

Keller Williams Space Coast

Michelle Tracy

Michelle Tracy is a health insurance specialist. She works for The Florida Health Insurance Exchange. She represents Florida Blue and Florida Healthcare Plans. She is Medicare certified and an ACA agent. She assists individuals over 65 and under 65 with their healthcare needs such as Medicare, under 65 health insurance, ancillary products, small businesses insurance, life insurance, and dental insurance. She has been with the chamber for 12 years and has 12 years of experience in this field.

Michelle was born and raised in Melbourne Florida. She graduated from Eau Gallie High School. She received her AA degree at Brevard Community College. She moved to Orlando and attended The University of Central Florida where she received her Bachelor degree in Health Services Administration. Michelle decided to move back to Brevard County with her family to raise her children and chose Satellite Beach to reside. Michelle got her 2-15 Life, Health, and Variable Annuities License in 2011 and started her career as a health insurance agent.

Michelle is active in her community and is a member of The Indialantic Rotary Club. She is also a member of ABWA Express Network, HBCA, and Melbourne leads group. She became a MRC ambassador in 2023.

Michelle said “I love supporting our community. We should give back to our community through volunteering and advocating. We should assist with connecting businesses with other businesses in the community to understand what they have to offer. This is what keeps our community strong.”

Michelle said “ I am so honored to be an Ambassador for the Melbourne Chamber. I love connecting with others and learning about their business. I believe giving someone the right tools helps him or her to connect better with others and builds a genuine relationship which helps support our community and businesses.

CEO, Indigo Strategic Consulting

Catherine Wright

Catherine Wright is the Founder and CEO of Indigo Strategic Consulting. Indigo provides strategic marketing and communications expertise for clients experiencing significant business transformation.

Prior to founding Indigo, Wright served as senior director, communications, for corporate headquarters at L3Harris Technologies, a Fortune 200 company. Wright started her career at Harris as a mechanical engineer, designing deployable reflectors for space. From there, Wright moved into roles of increasing responsibility including project engineering and engineering management. Wright also expanded her business acumen through her roles as acquisition business analyst, business development manager, and senior marketing manager.

Wright earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business management from the University of Florida. She is also a graduate of the University of Virginia Darden Leadership Dimensions executive education program and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton executive development program. She currently serves an Ambassador for the Melbourne Regional Chamber and Secretary for Women In Defense Space Coast.

Pop & Pour

Sabra Zickuhr

Sabra Zickuhr is the owner of Pop & Pour, an event wall rental company specializing in wine, champagne, appetizer, charcuterie and dessert walls. Before relocating to Melbourne, Sabra spent over 18 years in St. Cloud, Florida. She’s always had a love for Brevard County, especially the beaches. She decided to make the move to be closer to her husband and family. Sabra has an associate degree in general studies from Valencia College and is completing her bachelor’s degree in organizational management at Eastern Florida State College. She is also a Member Success Manager for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, a 501c3 nonprofit honor society. She has a background in hospitality, sales, education and healthcare. She is also a member of the American Business Women’s Association, the Cocoa Beach Women’s Club and the Brevard Center of Influence.

Sabra joined the Melbourne Regional Chamber’s ambassador program “to help new partners easily transition into the organization”.

“When I was a new partner, the chamber was there to assist me with the resources that I needed. As an ambassador I’m honored to assist those who are brand new to the organization and provide the best experience.”

Unloc Visionary Leadership

Helene Scott

Helene S. Scott provides executive coaching to increase the performance of leaders and teams. As a Certified Coach and certified DiSC® Facilitator/Partner, she enables leaders to navigate change and transformation while delivering measurable business outcomes.

Having held leadership and executive roles spanning small and medium-sized companies through Fortune 25 companies, she understands the importance of achieving measurable business outcomes. In addition to having a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, she is also a:

  • Certified Coach through Coach Training Alliance
  • Certified Everything DiSC™ Trainer, Facilitator, and Partner.
  • Certified Transition Leadership Coach
LSQ

Melissa McGuire

The LEAPS Coaching Group

Steve Owens