2012 GCBX Committees
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 the committee chairmen to volunteer to serve. It’s never too late to contribute and you are always welcome!
Chair: Paul Stehle ~ Climatic Conditioning ~ 941-758-3080
Advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on issues of general concern to its membership or the subcontractor trades in particular.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE / COMPENSATION / POLITICAL COMMITTEE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Jason Swift ~ GCBX Chairman
Jon F. Swift, Inc. ~ 941-951-6100
Darrell Turner ~ GCBX Immediate Past Chairman
Turner Tree & Landscape ~ 941-745-2101
Russ Bobbitt ~ GCBX Chairman Elect
Purmort and Martin Insurance Agency, LLC ~ 941-366-7070
Mary Forristall ~ GCBX Vice Chairman
Forristall Enterprises, Inc.~ 941-792-8150
Paul Stehle ~ Secretary
Climatic Conditioning Inc.
Bill North Jr. ~ GCBX Treasurer
Hill, Barth & King
John Brown ~ Ex Officio Board Member
Suncoast Lawyers ~ 941-782-1239
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.
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, RETENTION BENEFITS, EVENTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS COMMITTEE
- George McGonagill ~ Questar Construction ~ 941-330-8930
- Jerry Schoenholtz ~ Tandem Construction ~ 941-954-1599
Encourages membership development, recruitment and retention. Reviews membership benefits package and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on improvements to member benefits. Plans membership dinner meetings, social events and other special events. Research and select community service projects for the GCBX to support.
- Chair: Phil Hammersley, Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. ~ 941-954-4691
- Chair: Jared Hawkins ~ Atlas Insurance
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.
- Chair: Joe Welch ~ Purvis Gray and Company ~ 941-907-0309
Responsible for all financial activities including budget preparation, investments, investment policy, audit and financial reporting.
- Chair: Richard Stehle ~ Climatic Conditioning ~ 941-758-3080
Plans all aspects of Spring, Summer and Fall GCBX Golf Tournaments.
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ~ Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte Counties
- Chair: Mary Forristall ~ Forristall Enterprises
Scrutinizes local and state government electoral candidates, programs, regulations and processes for their impact on the building and construction industry. Leads roundtable discussions with government officials.
- Chair: Greg Burkhart ~ Key Glass, LLC ~ 941-755-3414
- Co-Chair: John Brown ~ Suncoast Lawyers ~ 941-782-1239
- Co-Chair: Russ Bobbitt ~ Purmort and Martin Ins. Agency, LLC ~ 941-366-7070
Nominates candidates from the membership for election to the Board of Directors.