The Business Chamber

Our Staff

Executive

Justin Anderson
Interim President/Chief Operations Officer

​What a wild ride!  It all started on a little island in the middle of the ocean way back in the 1900’s. Key West was the place to be for sun and fun.  Then, September 11, 2001 came forever changing my thoughts on Service.  Whether that be serving in the United States Navy in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom to helping an Entrepreneur realize a dream.  Service is what took me from paradise and then brought me back to this intriguing beach area of Brevard County.  I’m here to serve my community and those who help it grow.  

Next to Service has to be family. My 2 little children and wife are the center of my world.   Favorite Place on Earth​Seychelles
Membership Services

Allison Felice
Director of Membership

​A funny thing happened to me on my way to becoming a marine biologist; I discovered I’m much better with people than with fish – Gertrude the Guppy would agree. So, as it turns out, I found my passion for people quite by accident, and quite naturally, as I grew both personally and professionally. Today, instead of sailing Calypso with Jacques Cousteau I find myself helping others hoist their own sails and navigating the waters toward professional success.

As a Pisces, my dual nature will always have me swimming happily between the business and social worlds. I think Jacques would approve.

Carolyn LaRock
Membership Services Representative

​Hailing from Erie, Pennsylvania, our resident bowler has left a career of knocking down pins to join the Melbourne Chamber as they build a trophy winning Membership base. Carolyn strives to help local businesses get involved with our 5-Star Chamber community of East Central Florida. Our Chamber Members are on track to roll a perfect 300 game for their Marketing and Advertising strategies.

If you are looking for tips on upping your sales or your bowling score, stop in and visit Carolyn at the Chamber.

Favorite Music (to mellow out the craziness of Florida drivers during work travel): Country

Sherry Godman
Membership Services Representative

Recently, I caught a ride on a tornado headed to Florida and landed on the doorstep of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce. I then clicked my heels three times to get back home and realized, I don’t live in Kansas anymore. Hello Florida!

Favorite Place to Travel: back to Kansas, so I can see my children.

Position Currently Vacant
(This could be YOU!)
Membership Services Assistant

​Our team is incomplete. There is a hole in our game. We need the absolutely perfect person to work part time to fill the role of Membership Services Assistant to complete us. ​​We are currently hiring Awesome. Click here for more information.
Visitors Information Center
and Office Management

Lisa Rouede
Office Manager
& Visitors Information Center 

​A true native! Born and raised on the shores of Melbourne, Florida.  My career inspiration come as a teenager racing through the San Francisco airport; frantic that I might miss my flight back to Florida.  I received the best customer service from an airline agent who got me to the right terminal and assured me all would be fine.  I saw the importance one person can make in helping someone upset or in need. That is why I do what I do. Staff to the Melbourne Regional Chamber since 2000, currently the Office Manager serving the needs of all who call upon the Chamber.   I love my job!
Accounting and Human Resources

Elaine Hinkley
Accountant
& Human Resources

Spur of the moment travel has become one of my favorite things to do!  Growing up I learned to enjoy adventure!  My life began at the Naval Base in Portsmouth, VA. and then we moved three times in Massachusetts and then  twice to New York. New places, new neighbors, that’s always fun. The move I made coming to Florida was even better. Summer never ends in Florida and there are lots of places you can go to on just a tank full of gas. What more could you ask for!
Events

Sarah Sulski
Events Coordinator

I never expected to live at the beach – what a dream – but after 5 years working in college radio in the bottom of the oldest (and probably most haunted) building on campus, it was time to take my degree in Marketing, and Mass Communications and escape the University of West Georgia.

Now, I spend my time planning dream trips to the Maldives, searching for the strongest coffee in town, and connecting some of the most interesting people in Brevard County.  
Communications, Design,
and Public Relations

Liz Von Achen
Graphics & Communications

Living the Dream (In 100 words or less)
 
As a 60’s child, I made regular treks to the neighborhood travel agency (under the guise of school research) and amassed an impressive collection of travel brochures from around the world. The slick brochures sparked my dreams of someday becoming a designer and writer, who could travel for work. I feel blessed that those dreams came to fruition in my 30+ years career as a graphic designer, copywriter, and creative director.
 
It’s an honor to share my experience with the Chamber. My favorite place to travel is…   Darn, I’m out of words!!!
Operations

Gary Sulski
Operations Coordinator

I enjoy sitting in a creative environment pondering the “what if's”. This attracts me to people with an entrepreneurial spirit, one reason why I work with the Space Coast Tech Council. Because engineers generally don’t enjoy business development I have found that my 17+ years of sales experience helps me develop our technology businesses from start-up to maturity.

I came from the upper Midwest and settled my family here in Florida. Seeing that processes work right is my curiosity and passion. Spending my weekends traveling the Southeast USA, keeps me close to my hobbies: sailing, bike riding, snow skiing, and a little woodworking.

Favorite Music: Classic Rock and Classical Favorite Places to Travel: Driving mountain roads