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2020 Jacksonville Board

Joanne Kazmierski

Joanne KazmierskiJoanne is the CEO and founder of Global Business Logistix, LLC, a company formed to provide exceptional project leadership in the international trade and logistics industry with a focus on workforce & economic development. Check out her company on Facebook!

Joanne has over 16 years of experience in the port, logistics, supply chain and transportation industry in areas of workforce and economic development experience with the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). Her clients include the University of South Florida, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, FSCJ, Jax Chamber and other educational institutions throughout the state and country.

Volunteering is important to Joanne. She currently is the Vice Chair of GlobalJax. a regional arm of the U.S. State Department, responsible for hosting hundreds of emerging leaders from all around the world. She serves at the VP of Communications for the Women in Transportation Seminar of Northeast Florida. She has been an avid mentor via Girl Scouting, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NE Florida and with local entrepreneurs.

Joanne has received her BS Degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Joanne is carefree, passionate, family-oriented, and a work-a-holic who loves the mountains and nature! For relaxation, she enjoys a good walk on the beach or a bike ride. She and her husband, Dave, have two children, Jessica, and Justin, who both attend Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Philip A. Alia
Vice President/Treasurer (Interim)

Philip A. AliaPhilip brings over 15 years of marketing communications and business management expertise specializing in brand management, marketing strategy, executive and crisis communications, customer service, strategic messaging, public relations, special events, advertising, creative development and corporate sponsorships.

Alia’s management experience includes successfully managing up to 58 full-time staff, over 1,000 volunteers and operating budgets in excess of $22M. He is currently number three for internal, external, investor, and executive communications for a $1.6B, publicly-traded company.

Philip’s professional experience includes management positions with various service-oriented companies including Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. (NYSE: ADSW), the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Vivid Media Concepts (an award-winning, multi-million dollar advertising agency), Forbes Magazine, Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), and the Walt Disney World Co. (NYSE: DIS). Philip received his Bachelors of Science from Rider University, a Graduate Certificate in Marketing Strategy from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, and his Master of Business Administration from Southeastern University.

Alia is currently the President of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in Jacksonville and has previously served on various boards including; the Marine Industries Association of NE Florida, the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross and is a volunteer with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He has been married for over 20 years, has two sons and resides in St. Johns County, Fla.

Denise Reagan
Vice President of Programming

Denise ReaganDenise M. Reagan shares the stories of her creative colleagues and clients at Brunet-García Advertising as senior public relations manager. She spent 25 years in journalism as a writer, editor, designer, and manager of newspapers and websites across the country—Fort Wayne, Indiana; Detroit, Michigan; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Savannah, Georgia; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She returned to her hometown of Jacksonville to work at The Florida Times-Union, where she led the news, design, copy editing, graphics, photo, and video departments. As editor of Folio Weekly, she wrote regularly about politics, culture, and Downtown Jacksonville. As director of communications for the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, she oversaw all public relations, media relations, and social media and was one half of the creative team that produced all the museum’s marketing, collateral, and catalogs. For five years, Denise served as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications where she taught a news design class. She is an experienced public speaker who has led seminars all over the United States and in Mexico, Canada, and China.

As a board member of PB&J Jacksonville, Denise organizes a series of talks about critical issues in Jacksonville and beyond called the Jam Sessions. She serves on the board of PB&J Jacksonville and The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company, and volunteers for litter control projects, Changing Homelessness, the Society for News Design, and Online News Association. She also writes about Downtown for The Florida Times-Union and J Magazine.

Sherry Sanderford
Vice President of Membership

Sherry SanderfordSherry Sanderford is a strategic communications leader with extensive experience in corporate, health care and health technology communications. She is the principal of S2 Communications & Consulting where she provides communications strategy and consulting, public relations, executive communications, and writing and editing to businesses and non-profit organizations.

Sherry spent 20 years at Aetna/CVS Health leading executive communications, internal communications and media relations to drive brand reputation, employee engagement, media coverage and thought leadership for numerous business areas, including the company’s Commercial, Service Operations, Network, National Accounts businesses and more.  Sherry is an experienced leader of people and adept at counseling senior executives and influencing the direction, vision, and prioritization of communications strategies to ensure optimal organizational and business results. Prior to Aetna, Sherry managed internal communications for a large regional financial services company and led communications at the American Cancer Society early in her career.

Sherry received her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Florida State University. She is a Florida native and lives in Jacksonville with her husband, younger son, German Shepherd Dog, and three cats. Sherry is involved with JTC Running as a volunteer pace leader for the Gate River Run training class and Fall Half Marathon training class. She completed her first marathon in 2019 at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC.

Marci Larson
Vice President At Large

2018-2019 Board Members

Philip A. Alia, President
Candy Bowen, Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
David DeCamp, Vice President of Administration/Communications
Marci Larson, Board Advisor
Joanne Kazmierski, Board Advisor

2017-2018 Board Members

Joanne Kazmierski, Immediate Past President
Philip A. Alia, President
Trish Zimmerman, VP of Administration & Communications
Candy Bowen, VP of Finance/Treasurer
David Fann, VP of Membership
Marci Larson, Board Advisor