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Current Board Members (2019)

Philip A. Alia, MBA, APR, President

philipPhilip 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.

David DeCamp, VP, Communications and Admin

David DeCampDavid DeCamp is manager of corporate communications for Crowley Maritime Corp., a global logistics, energy and marine solutions company. In his role, DeCamp helps develop, enhance and protect the Crowley brand and grow the company’s market share and revenue by leading the company’s external and internal communications activities in its 34 countries and island territories. He oversees news media relations, and corporate marketing and communications content in print, web and social media channels. He also serves on corporate crisis management team.

He is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2019, and he serves on the board of directors for the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus as well as being a committee chairman for Meninak, a leading civic and public service organization in the city. He has volunteered for Junior Achievement and other community service organizations, and previously served as president of the Indiana University Alumni Chapter of Northeast Florida.

Prior to joining Crowley, DeCamp was communications director for the City of Jacksonville. He previously was a staff writer at the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the Florida Times-Union, where he covered elections for mayor to president. He is the recipient of awards from the Associated Press Managing Editors and the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association.

A native of Indianapolis, he is a graduate of Indiana University in journalism and public policy. He and his spouse Jennifer reside in Jacksonville.

Candy Bowen, VP of Finance/Treasurer


Jessica Olberding - VP of Membership

Denise Reagan - VP of Programming

Joanne Kazmierski, Immediate Past President

JoanneJoanne 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

Marci Larson, 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