Florida Association of Veteran-Owned Businesses

 Contact Stu: CEO@FAVOB.ORG

Stuart Smith (Stu)


Stu is a distinguished US Army Veteran and was recognized in 1987 as the 9th Infantry Division, I Corps and FORSCOM Soldier of the Year. He entered service from Brevard County, Florida and now resides in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

He is a tireless advocate for his fellow veterans focusing on entrepreneurship and employment.  He has led the Military Affairs Council of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a founding board member of the Florida Association of Veteran Owned Businesses (FAVOB) Space Coast.  He is a member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, and life member of the Brevard County Veterans Center.  

Stu is a 2018 Inductee into the Space Coast Public Service Hall of Fame, Outstanding Military Service Award, Brevard County, FL.


STATE Board Members

Michael Waldrop - Chairman

President/CEO, Blue Cord Construction

(ARMY Veteran)

John Miles - Vice Chairman

President/CEO, Passion Struck

Kishima Garcia - Secretary

Executive Director

(Air Force Veteran)

Ruth Osborne - Treasurer

President/CEO, Abacus Accounting

(Marine Veteran)

Trish Murphy - Marketing Chair

CEO, Marketing Smarty Pants

(Air Force Veteran)

Steve Fulmer -

Governmental Affairs Committee Chair

(Army Veteran)

Clarence Zarnes - Membership Chair

Land Professional | Instructor - Author

Real Estate Pros FL

(Army Veteran)

Jim Lane - Board Member

CEO, Lane Technologies

(Air Force Veteran)

Leon Jablow- Board Member

(Navy Veteran) 

Mack Sasser - Board

(Army Veteran)

Taylor Pancake - Legal Committee


Blue Cord Professional Services

(Marine Veteran) 

Teresa Moon - Programs & Events Chair


Jason Alderman - Orlando Chapter Chair


Prestige National Security

(Marine Veteran) 

Alec Hall - Events Chair

David Africano - Space Coast Chairman

President/CEO, Blue Cord Construction

(ARMY Veteran)

Pete Blum - Tampa Chairman

President/CEO, Blue Cord Construction

(ARMY Veteran)

Ben Sever - Board Member

President/CEO, Blue Cord Construction


Mike Ellicot - Chairman

President/CEO, Blue Cord Construction

(ARMY Veteran)

Keith Nadig - Research

(ARMY Veteran)

Upcoming Events


Here at FAVOB, we believe that if you have served our country and done so honorably than there should be a real opportunity to start and grow your own business in the State of Florida.


Email: ceo@favob.org
Physical Address: 835 Bennett Rd. 
Orlando, FL 32803

Mailing Address: PO Box 540447 
Orlando, FL 32854-0447


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