LEADERSHIP IN DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE

Leadership and decision-making for Downtown Melbourne governs as Melbourne Main Street, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing and enhancing the economic growth of the district. Get to know the Melbourne Main Street Board of Directors and committed team.

MELBOURNE MAIN STREET BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

Corey Runte

Corey Runte
BOARD CHAIR, 2021-PRESENT;
DIRECTOR, 2019-PRESENT

Corey serves as Vice President – Preconstruction at Certified General Contractors, Inc., located in Historic Downtown Melbourne. Corey and his wife Krista reside in Melbourne Beach where he also serves as Town Commissioner. He is a member of the Space Coast Gator Club, ENGAGE Young Professionals and 321Millennials. Corey has a passion for the redevelopment of Downtown Melbourne and brings a unique and vibrant perspective to the board.

Bert Luer

Albert (Bert) Luer
BOARD CHAIR-ELECT; 2021-PRESENT

Albert (Bert) Luer is Vice President of Bulk Express Transport, Inc., a Miami based trucking company. He is a native Floridian, raised in Sarasota, a graduate of the University of Florida, and a resident for most of his adult life in South Florida. His interests include historic preservation, environmental stewardship, and lots of yard work. He is the father of four adult children. Mr. Luer moved to Melbourne in December, 2017, and resides just to the south of downtown in an historical home overlooking the Indian River.

Bert is intrigued by the potential of Historic Downtown Melbourne to become a thriving residential and commercial center for Florida’s Space Coast.

Bert Luer

Alexis McGuire
SECRETARY, 2021-PRESENT; DIRECTOR, 2018-2021

Alexis McGuire is the Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Nationwide Medical Licensing (NML). From their Downtown Melbourne office, NML assists healthcare providers with obtaining and maintaining their state licenses nationwide. Alexis and her husband, Dylan, enjoy all that Downtown offers — from boutique shops and restaurants — to somewhere fun to go on the weekends. Alexis also serves on the Board of Directors for the Melbourne Regional Chamber.

Terry Locke

Terry Locke
TREASURER, 2021-PRESENT; DIRECTOR, 2020-PRESENT

Terry Locke, Assistant Vice President with TD Bank in Melbourne, works with his team to help individuals and businesses achieve financial security. Being involved in the community is important to Terry and he currently serves as Vice Chair for Promise in Brevard, supporting individuals with special needs with housing, employment, life skills and live as independently as possible. His past service includes Treasurer for the HBCA and AAPR of Satellite Beach. Mr. Locke loves the relaxed atmosphere of Downtown Melbourne and enjoys working with business owners to help them thrive.

John Frazier

John Frazier, Jr.
LEGAL COUNSEL, 2021-PRESENT

John M. Frazier, Jr. is an attorney at Widerman Malek and he delivers a full range of litigation in both state and federal courts; including the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. His area of practice includes corporate litigation and transactions, complex commercial litigation, real estate litigation and transactions, and business representation. John advises business entities and individuals about nearly every legal aspect of operating a business or contractual matters.

John was born and raised in Melbourne and attended Melbourne High School including lettering in football and track. He sees all of the potential that exists in Melbourne and has a strong drive to become a part of the efforts to develop, improve, and revitalize Downtown Melbourne into a destination for families, tourist, businesses, and further economic development.

DIRECTORS

Kim Agee

Kim Agee
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, 2020-PRESENT

Kim serves as Executive Director of Melbourne Main Street, working directly with the Board of Directors to build strategic approaches and partnerships to advocate for and revitalize Historic Downtown Melbourne. Agee, born and raised in Melbourne with deep family ties, is an insightful executive professional with broad skill sets, strong leadership track record, and unique business aptitude. She brings to the organization expertise in strategic planning, business development, economic and community development, outreach and connectivity planning, government relations, and relationship management. Kim is a skillful strategist and relationship manager proficient in multiple facets of economic and community development. She drives projects and individuals to success through professional savvy, extraordinary organizational skills, and a genuine passion for business and community development. Agee’s passion is her community and she loves putting her energy, dedication and experience to work building Melbourne Main Street’s mission to strengthen Downtown Melbourne. Kim enjoys spending time with her daughter and Maltese, attending lacrosse games and boating on the Intracoastal.

David Cable

David Cable
DIRECTOR, 2020-PRESENT

David Cable is a multi-million dollar, full-service, realtor with RE/MAX Elite. Working with his team of trusted local business partners, he’s able to successfully fulfill his clients’ every need, from start to finish and beyond. In addition to supporting Brevard public schools,  he is involved in several charities that are largely focused on funding women, children and animals. He is also actively involved in the community as an Executive Board member of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce and an active member of the Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce. David and his wife, Wendy, live beachside in Indialantic.

Cassandra Hartford

Cassandra Hartford
DIRECTOR, 2021-PRESENT

Cassandra Hartford is a distinguished professional with years of experience in real estate and client relations. Currently, Cassandra occupies many roles that allow her to utilize her exceptional skill set to its fullest potential.

As a Real Estate Advisor, Cassandra aims to be a beacon of knowledge and guidance for all of her clients. Cassandra specializes in a variety of asset classes; anything from residential real estate, to commercial real estate, investment portfolios, and development. She is well-known for her dedication and unwavering commitment to each individual. Over the years, Cassandra has developed an ever-expanding network and continues to build lasting relationships with many loyal clients. As a passionate professional, Cassandra takes pride in staying up-to-date with current market trends. Her natural interest in real estate and innate desire to help others can be directly attributed to her stellar reputation and track record.

In her free time, Cassandra loves spending time with her family, tending to her Koi Fish, or catching a local music or comedy show. She also enjoys Improv Acting and giving back to her community.

Sara Hawks-Houston

Sara Hawks-Houston
DIRECTOR, 2020-PRESENT; CHAIR: ORGANIZATION AND MARKETING

Sara is the Owner and Agent of Sara Hawks-Houston State Farm in Viera. She is a Brevard County native and graduated from the University of Central Florida. Prior to opening her insurance business, she worked in pharmaceutical sales and operated her own marketing and PR business. She has been awarded numerous accolades from State Farm and finished #3 in the Nation of all new agents during her first year in business. She is currently listed as one of the top 3% of all agents in the Nation. Sara is deeply committed to her community and gives back in a variety of ways. She has an affinity for Downtown Melbourne and loves the eclectic offerings of the small businesses and restaurants.

Marty Skurla

Marty Skurla
DIRECTOR, 2017-PRESENT

Marty recently retired from Northrop Grumman as Director, Information Technology after 35 years of service.  Marty and his family moved to Brevard county in 1966 during the Apollo moon program and have been residents ever since.  Marty and his wife, Karen, love living on the Space Coast and reside in central Brevard.  They frequently enjoy the uniqueness and variety of dining & shopping in downtown Melbourne, which was the catalyst for him becoming a Board member.

Since living in the Melbourne area most of his life, Marty has seen first-hand the progressions and evolutions that the Downtown Melbourne area has gone through.  He will leverage his business career experiences and personal relationships within the community to further the development and improvement of the Downtown Melbourne business community.

Erin Trauger

Erin Trauger
DIRECTOR, 2022-PRESENT

Erin is President of Trauger Consulting Engineers, Inc a Melbourne-based Civil Engineering design firm.  She has nearly 20 years of local experience in Civil Engineering including due diligence, conceptual efforts, design/permitting, and construction administration of development.

Erin and her husband, Jim Trauger, work together at their consulting firm located in Downtown Melbourne.  Their company project list includes commercial facilities, residential communities, industrial developments, and institutional improvements but additionally, Erin works on redevelopment projects for new updates and new life in Melbourne and other existing communities.  Erin views these redevelopment projects as wildly beneficial for developed areas and enjoys being part of the community improvements.  In the past, she served on the City of Melbourne Planning and Zoning board for six years and is excited to now be a small part of a great team that includes the Melbourne Main Street Board.  Her hopes are to serve and help further successes in an already thriving Downtown Melbourne.

Marti Watts

Marti Watts
DIRECTOR, 2020-PRESENT

Marti is a Vice President at BRPH, a Melbourne based architecture, engineering, and construction services firm.  Prior to moving here in 2017, Marti’s diverse background in landscape architecture and project management provided opportunities in land development, master planning, park design, streetscapes & urban design across the southeast. Marti currently leads one of the largest markets for BRPH working with eight regional offices to support clients and projects across the United States.

Jason Williams

Jason Williams
DIRECTOR, 2021-PRESENT

Jason Williams is the Chief Executive Officer and a Co-Founder of Cromulence LLC. Cromulence is a growing high technology business with primary offices located in Downtown Melbourne, Florida that specializes in cybersecurity capabilities and services for national defense.

Jason, a Melbourne native, is inspired by the potential to vitalize and enhance the Downtown Melbourne area and attract high tech industry and technology startups. He has seen firsthand the growth of Melbourne and the Space Coast as a hub for high tech industry, aerospace, and defense and wants to see the downtown area lead as a mixed-use area for employers, restaurants, and retail businesses.

TEAM

Kim Agee

Kim Agee
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, 2020-PRESENT

Kim serves as Executive Director of Melbourne Main Street, working directly with the Board of Directors to build strategic approaches and partnerships to advocate for and revitalize Historic Downtown Melbourne. She is an insightful executive professional with broad skill sets, strong leadership track record, and unique business aptitude. She brings to the organization expertise in advocacy, strategic planning, business development, economic and community development, outreach and connectivity planning and government relations.

Agee’s unique perspective as a native and member of the founding families of Melbourne brings forth her deep connection and passion for our community. She loves all things people and putting her energy, dedication, and experience to work building Melbourne Main Street’s mission to strengthen Downtown Melbourne.

While Kim isn’t working on new and innovative things for DTMB, you’ll find her boating on the Intracoastal, spending time with her family, Pilates, soaking in the outdoors or traveling.

NIKKI REED

Nikki Reed
OPERATIONS MANAGER, 2021-PRESENT

Nikki is an entrepreneurial businesswoman with a strong work ethic and brings a unique artistic acuity to our team! She is a Florida native, relocating to Brevard County in 2012. She has a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice, and she is also the owner of an FX/Prop company. When she is not busy working, she loves spending time with her family, going to theme parks, singing, traveling and watching classic monster movies.

Erin Schuck

Erin Schuck
MANAGER, EVENTS AND MARKETING, 2020-PRESENT

Erin thrives in the company of others, working on four things at one time, and immersing herself in community events.

Since her family moved to Brevard County in 2002, Erin has served on multiple committees and board of directors including the Junior League of South Brevard, Space Coast Crew, Brevard Children’s Business Fair, Running Zone Foundation, and the City of Indian Harbour Beach’s Local Planning Agency. Erin has her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida where she studied Communication Arts and Health Education. When she is not catching up on her Bravo shows she can be found running some early morning miles on the streets of Melbourne, playing with her two Labradors, and lounging by the pool with her family.

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