Florida Association of Veteran-Owned Businesses


 Contact Stu: CEO@FAVOB.ORG

Stuart Smith (Stu)

CEO


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.


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STATE Board Members


Michael Waldrop - Chairman

President/CEO, Blue Cord Construction

(ARMY Veteran)


John Miles - Vice Chairman

President/CEO, Passion Struck

(Navy Veteran)


Kishima Garcia - Secretary

Executive Director, Action Zone

(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

Broker Associate | Real Estate Instructor - Author

Florida Realty Investments

(Army Veteran)


Jim Lane - Board Member

CEO, Lane Technologies

(Air Force Veteran)


Leon Jablow- Board Member

(Navy Veteran) 


Mack Sasser - Board Member

(Army Veteran)



Taylor Pancake - Legal Committee

President

Blue Cord Professional Services

(Marine Veteran) 



Teresa Moon - Programs & Events Chair

(Patriot)



Jason Alderman - Orlando Chapter Chair

Realtor, Keller Williams

(Marine Veteran) 


Alec Hall - Board Member

(Air Force Veteran)



David Africano - Space Coast Chairman

President/CEO, Blue Cord Construction

(ARMY Veteran)



Pete Blum - Tampa Chairman

(Marine/Navy Veteran)



Ben Sever - Board Member

(Patriot)



Mike Ellicot - Chapter Chairman

(ARMY Veteran)



Keith Nadig - Research

(ARMY Veteran)


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FAVOB

Creating opportunities for Veteran Business Owners to THRIVE.

CONTACTS

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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