In Memory of Matthew Stephens

Jan Stephens, of the Charlotte Community Foundation, donated a $684.41 check in memory of her son, Matthew Stephens, to the band program at Punta Gorda Middle School on Tuesday morning — the first day back for teachers. Her son was killed in a car crash at age 19 on...

Mary Byrski, Chair

Mary Byrski has her own law firm, Byrski Estate and Elder Law and is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney.  Mary was born in Flint, Mich., and graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Communication/Political Science. At Michigan State University, she...

Jill McCrory, Vice Chair

Jill McCrory has her own law firm, McCrory Law in Punta Gorda, FL.  Jill is a transactional tax attorney, who focuses on asset transfers in the context of wills, trusts, estates, probate, asset preservation, real estate, business and succession planning. Jill has been...

Jane Washburn, Secretary

Jane Washburn is a retired financial services executive who currently manages private investments and serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Most recently, she served as Membership and Marketing Administrator for the Isles Yacht Club. Previously,...

Robin Vazquez, Treasurer

Robin Vazquez is the president and founder of Estate and Guardianship Management Services Inc. and has more than twenty years’ experience in working with and advocating for seniors.  Ms. Vazquez received her degree in Human Services from Southern Connecticut...

Ron Olsen, Immediate Past Chair

Ron Olsen has been a partner of Strang, Olsen & Lynch CPAs since 2000. Having served our country in the U.S. Navy, Ron retired as a Commander and came to Punta Gorda with his wife Michele. Ron is very active in the Punta Gorda community, serving on numerous...

Jimmy Dean

Jimmy Dean is the publisher of Harbor Style Magazine, a member of The Charlotte Sun and Suncoast Media Group family. He has been publishing magazines throughout Southwest Florida for more than 30 years, starting with Sarasota Magazine and eventually led more than 20...

Douglas L. Young

Douglas Young, CRPC, has been offering financial advice and wealth management services in Charlotte County since 1996. He is a partner and senior financial advisor for Clear View Financial Services, LLC located in Punta Gorda, Fla. Douglas focuses primarily on...

Lew Bennett

Before starting Landsberg Bennett Private Wealth Management, Lew was a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch for 13 years after serving for five years as a consultant in the health care industry. He is dedicated to helping clients who are in the distribution phase of...