In her role as partnership relations manager, Staci Donovan works with both new and existing members to help them make the most of their membership benefits and optimize their investment. She also serves as the staff liaison for the Small Business Council, Ambassador Committee and Leads Groups.
Of her role, Donovan said, “My goal is to effectively communicate the chamber’s vision, purpose and mission to help grow lasting relationships with our members. For those members who don’t participate in person, my goal is to communicate all the things the chamber advocates for on their behalf that have made a difference in the community.”
Donovan brings to this role more than 30 years’ experience in sales, retention and customer relationship management. She has served as an active volunteer with Brevard Public Schools for more than 15 years, currently serving as Board President of West Shore Junior/Senior High School Theatre, where she was named 2021 Volunteer of the Year. Additionally, she has served as a facilitator and leader for various children’s and women’s ministries.
Donovan added, “I feel my greatest impact comes from using my strengths in relationship building and listening to establish lasting partnerships with our members.” She attended Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY).
As Event Manager, Jordyn Locrotondo oversees the strategy, administration, and execution of all chamber events and programs. Her responsibilities include managing all aspects of chamber events including revenue and expenses, outreach, preparation and planning, development, promotion, and production as well as providing event planning and execution for all chamber committees and councils.
Locrotondo brings to the role seven years of experience in event planning and execution, IT and software sales, and experiential marketing. Prior to joining the Melbourne Regional Chamber, she worked as the contract delegate engagement manager at Touch Associates, the lead inside account manger at SHI International Corp., and as the program producer at Referral Agency.
Locrotondo earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Services Management from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Of her role at the chamber, Locrotondo said, “I look forward to making a positive impact at the Chamber and hope my event experience will help grow the Event Department.”
As Office Coordinator, Judy Petramale is responsible for meeting and greeting visitors, managing the front desk, and performing administrative tasks that support the executive team in all clerical functions.
She brings to the role 25 years of experience in various administrative positions. Prior to working at the Melbourne Regional Chamber, she worked in the insurance industry, including 20 years as an account manager specializing in commercial lines of insurance.
Petramale earned a degree in Business Administration at Ulster County Community College, in Stoneridge, NY. “I chose to work at the Chamber because it allows me an opportunity to utilize my administrative skills and support the chamber’s mission to enrich local business development,” Judy said. “I enjoy making a positive impact by representing the Melbourne Chamber in a helpful welcoming manner. In my current role, I provide administrative support that allows the chamber to grow and maintain a thriving business environment.”
Riley Draper is a third-year college student interning for the Melbourne Regional Chamber in the marketing department. Her role includes conducting research, writing articles and social media posts, assisting with events, and updating the website and chamber calendar, among other duties.
She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Affairs from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and is expected to graduate in May 2023. Draper is a native of the Melbourne area and graduated from Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in 2019.
“I chose to intern at the Melbourne Regional Chamber in order to gain experience in working with local businesses and government while also making a difference in my hometown.”
Thomas Stallard is in his fourth year of college, and is interning for the Melbourne Regional Chamber. His role includes conducting research, writing articles and social media posts, assisting with events, and updating the website and chamber calendar, among other duties
Thomas is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Marketing at Florida State University located in Tallahassee Florida and is expected to graduate in May 2022. Thomas grew up in Melbourne and graduated from Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in 2018. Prior to joining the Melbourne Regional Chamber as an intern Thomas worked as a tennis camp instructor at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club for four years during the summer camp.
“I look forward to gaining experience while working as an intern at the Chamber,” said Stallard. “I’m also extremely excited to help to improve the community overall.”
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