BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Osceola REDI is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of representatives from local government, the business community, non-profit agencies, and the faith community. The board meets regularly to set policies, procedures and protocols to ensure the long-term recovery needs are met.

DENNIS TENNISWOOD

Chairperson

Dennis is an experienced logistics professional who has coordinated long-term recovery efforts.

CHARLIE ROGERS

Treasurer

Recently retired from banking after 34 years, Charlie serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County. Charlie also serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Cares Health System, Community Vision, the Education Foundation of Osceola County, Junior Achievement, the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Celebration, and the Valencia College Foundation, as well as serving as the Chairman for the Business Advisory Board of the Osceola County School District.

GENE TERRICO

Past Chairperson

Graduate of Southwestern State University in Oklahoma, he enjoyed a nearly 25-year career with the Walt Disney World Company. Gene has resided with his family in Osceola County, Florida since 1971 and is presently the managing partner of Street Outdoor, an outdoor advertising/distribution company in the Disney area. Street Outdoor was selected as the 2011 Home-Based Small Business of the Year by the Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce. Gene has served on a variety of civic, business and governmental capacities in Central Florida including the Osceola County Planning Commission, MetroPlan Orlando, school advisory committees, civic boards, the Osceola County Code Enforcement Board and the local Chamber of Commerce. Gene is also a Board Member of the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber’s Osceola Resort Area Council and Four Corners Area Council. He was named as Outstanding Community Leader in 2012. Gene has worked closely with Osceola Emergency Management and presently serves as the Chairman of REDI.

SUE RING

Secretary

Sue Ring has worked in the non-profit industry for more than 25 years for indirect and direct service providers. She has extensive experience in program development, volunteer management, special events coordination, and community outreach. However, philanthropy was not her chosen career. Sue graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/TV Communications. After a brief stint in retail, she joined the Meals on Wheels program in Indianapolis, IN as the volunteer coordinator and hasn’t looked back since. After 13 years at MOW, she relocated with her family to Central Florida. She served as the Downtown Kissimmee/Small Business Area Council Coordinator of the Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce, where she was introduced to Community Vision. She joined the Community Vision team in January 2002. She wears many hats, which can include a strategic planner, program manager, event coordinator, communications specialist, grants administrator, meeting planner and bookkeeper.

PAT FILIPPONE

Director

Pat has resided in Osceola County since 1980. She and her husband have been married since 1979 and have successfully raised 4 children. Pat studied Business Administration at Brandywine College in Wilmington, DE, Non-Profit Management and Volunteer Management at Rollins College, Fundraising at Indiana State University and Leadership in North Carolina State. She has 40 years of experience in real estate acquisition, appraisal, sales, product design and construction. Pat was involved with many organizations and areas, including US Army Corps of Engineers, National Home Builders and local Custom Building in Osceola County. She is a Florida State Certified Building Contractor and a Florida Lic. Real Estate Broker. She volunteered for Habitat for Humanity since 2004. Pat is a graduate of Leadership Osceola and is involved with the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and the Osceola County Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group.

DEBBY GUERTIN

Director

Debby Guertin started in the hospitality industry in 1987 as a central reservation manager for a local hotel company. In 1993, she began her career at Experience Kissimmee (formerly the Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau) as a convention sales representative.

As the meetings market grew in Kissimmee, there was a greater need to provide services to meeting planners. Debby took on the challenge to develop a convention services department and became the Destination Services Manager and had a staff of two service representatives.

But as the need for services grew, not only in the meetings market, but also in the sports market, she took on the challenge of once again, as Director of Destination & Event Services, growing the services department to what it is today with a staff of seven service professionals. Her team is also responsible for working with all Experience Kissimmee teams to plan and coordinate Experience Kissimmee’s special events, internal meetings and events, familiarization tours and other sales and marketing related events.

Additionally, she is a graduate of Leadership Osceola and is an ordained Pastor who serves as the Director of Global Missions and Local Outreach ministry at her church.

BILL PETERSON

Director

Bill brings his wealth of disaster management experience to the Osceola REDI team. He has worked on recovery projects including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

BLAKE SEAHOLM

Director

Blake Seaholm is the Executive Director of A Place for Grace Ministries in St. Cloud. His experience with project management, partnership development and volunteer coordination are a tremendous asset to the REDI team.

CHUCK SHEPHARD

Director

Chuck Shephard is a Christian, husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, former military, retired law enforcement, 4th generation Floridian, lifetime Osceola County resident, and a local disaster relief coordinator with the Southern Baptist Convention. He has been involved with 19 disaster relief operations from Hurricane Andrew in September 1992 through Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

WILLIAM LITTON

Director

Bill Litton, MA, FPEM, MEP, CEM, is the Emergency Management Director for the Osceola County Office of Emergency Management. Bill graduated from FSU, with a B.S. degree in Criminology and a Master's degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University.

Bill is responsible for the oversight of the county's Emergency Management program and Intergovernmental Communication department. Prior to joining Osceola County, he served in emergency management leadership positions with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Orlando Health, and the Seminole County Office of Emergency Management.

Bill is a member of the Regional Domestic Security Task Force-Incident Management Team; Region 5 Training & Exercise Co-Chair; FL Domestic Security Coordinating Group-Prevention & Awareness Committee, Certification Commissioner with FL Emergency Preparedness Association and Intelligence Liaison Officer Coordinator of Central FL Intelligence Exchange.

Bill is a board member of the Central FL Council, Boy Scouts of America; member of the Governor's Diabetic Advisory Council; Past board member of the Orlando-Sanford International Airport; and Past President of the Rotary Club of Sanford (FL).