Executive Director

Brian Spatola

Brian Spatola

Vice President, 2016-present
Director, 2012-2016

Brian is an Investment Adviser with Heron Financial Partners offering Comprehensive Wealth Management to Businesses and Individuals. Brian and his family moved to Brevard County in 2003 after living in New England and working for many years at AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Brian and his wife, Marlene, have been married for 18 years and have two grown children.

Gregory J. Donoghue

Secretary, 2019 to present
Director, 2017 to present

President and Managing Partner of Melbourne’s Law Offices of Donoghue & Associates, Gregory J. Donoghue is both a resident and practicing lawyer in Melbourne for over 30 years. A Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Mr. Donoghue and his firm specialize in personal injury claims and insurance disputes. In his free time, Greg and his wife Jennifer, enjoy the many outdoor amenities of Melbourne and its beautiful coastline.

Andrew Pickett

Director, 2018-present

Andrew Pickett is a trial attorney and is the owner of Andrew Pickett Law, PLLC, which is located in the Flatiron Building in Downtown Melbourne.  Andrew practices civil litigation, focusing primarily in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death.  Andrew is the President of the Brevard County Bar Association and serves on the 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for Circles of Care.

Alexis McGuire

Director, 2018-present

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.

James Farrish

President, 2018-present
Director, 2016-2018

Jim is the Proprietor of The Mansion, a popular Downtown eatery located on the Indian River Lagoon.  He is also the Founder and CIO of Money Strategies, Inc., an advisory firm, as well as the Publisher and Research Analyst of Jimsnotes.com.  Jim enjoys running his businesses, and is passionate about sharing his knowledge with all who want to learn.

Kyle Graham

Kyle Graham

Treasurer, 2018-present
Director, 2015-2018

Kyle Graham is President/Owner of Millefiori Medical Skin Rejuvenation in Downtown Melbourne, the #1 tattoo removal practice in Central Florida. He earned his Masters of Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology.

Marty Skurla

Director, 2016-present

Marty is the IT Program Director for Military Aircraft Systems & the Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence at Northrop Grumman, Melbourne, FL.  Since moving here from New York in the 60’s, Marty has been a resident of Brevard County for 46 years and has enjoyed living in both Melbourne and Satellite Beach.  Marty and his wife, Karen, love living on the Space Coast and enjoy visiting the many shops and restaurants that Downtown Melbourne has to offer.  Marty has seen first-hand the benefits that revitalization and development have yielded to the greater Downtown Main Street area, and is excited for what the future will bring.

Federico Arocena

Director, 2018 to present

Federico is originally from Argentina, and came to the Space Coast to attend the Florida Institute of Technology, where he graduated in Civil Engineering.  Along with his wife, Valerie, he owns and manages the Excel Development Group Inc., a boutique company focused on the revitalization of Downtown Melbourne.

Corey Runte


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.