Meet the President and Vice Presidents
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Bob Bartz, IOM
President of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce since 1982, Bob is responsible for the overall administration of the Chamber. He works closely with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors in ensuring that the Chamber continues to improve and provide needed services to the community. He can be reached at 941-748-4842, ext. 112.
Jacki Dezelski, IOM
Jacki is Vice President of East County and Community Development and has been with the Chamber since 1996. She spearheads the Chamber's involvement in education and future workforce development, Leadership Manatee, Manatee Young Professionals, healthcare, communications, beautification and the Manatee Chamber Foundation. Reach her at 941-748-4842 ext. 131.
As Vice President of Membership Development and Services, Kim is responsible for the attraction and retention of Chamber members. She also oversees the Chamber's numerous networking functions, golf tournaments, and trade fairs. In addition, Kim is the supervisor of the Chamber's Better Business Council (BBC). She can be contacted at 941-748-4842 ext. 121.
Neil Spirtas, IOM
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Neil is Vice President of Public Policy & Small Business and joined the Chamber in 1985. His department has three major focus areas: government, small business, and tourism. Water management, transportation improvement and community-wide visioning are his three current priority objectives. Contact him at 941-748-4842, ext. 124.