Business & Economic Development

We are dedicated to the success of our member companies and the region in which we live, which is why business leadership and economic development are at the core of CenterState CEO’s mission.                                                           

Members gain valuable access through our Business and Economic Development team to make them, and the region, more competitive.  This includes access to economic development support, advocacy, visibility, business resources, cost savings, employee development, and connections to nearly 2,000 members across the region.  We can also help your business become more competitive in international markets through our export assistance programs.
Our economic development initiatives deploy a range of resources to nurture business retention and expansion.  We also administer strategically focused business attraction initiatives to bring more jobs to our community.
This combined focus on economic development, member services, business attraction and retention, and global competitiveness is designed to help our member businesses grow and create a platform for sustained regional success. Our Business and Economic Development team can also connect members to some of the one-of-a-kind assets offered through our specialized affiliates and expertise in Research and Policy Planning, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and key regional initiatives. 


Contact any team members listed below or email us at to join.

Business & Economic Development Team

Andrew Fish
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Kevin Schwab
VP, Air Service Development
Sharon Abert
Director of Member Services
Shannon Fults
Strategic Programs & Events Coordinator
Lisa Metot
Director of Events & Programs
Beth Savicki
Advertising & Sponsorship Manager
Honora Spillane
Senior Director of Business and Economic Development
Brian Bonura
Director of Member Engagement
Steven King
Export Specialist
Kelly McClain
Membership Manager
Jessica Underwood
Sales Manager
Robin Kennedy, Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Business DevelopmentRobin Kennedy
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Business Development