Board Members


Sarah Marie Johnston

As the Owner and Marketing Director, Sarah Marie, along with her husband/business partner, Chef Tom Gray, bring the local flavor of Jacksonville to the popular St Johns Town Center shopping and dining center with their acclaimed restaurant, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails and the newly opened Town Hall restaurant in San Marco. 

Serving “American flavors from coast-to-coast”, Moxie is locally-owned, with carefully-sourced local ingredients, bold design, professional service and a “full circle” sustainable approach to business.   Find Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails at 4972 Big Island Drive next to the Nordstrom Rack and Verizon stores.  To learn more about our Small Business Champion’s restaurant, visit .

Vice President

Jason Johnson

As the Owner and Chief Marlin, Jason, along with his team, provides SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Managed Pay Per Click Services, Website Design, Marketing Automation and CRM Implementation services to small and medium enterprises all over Jacksonville and the state of Florida.

Founded in 2009, Marlin Consulting Solutions has experienced consistent growth while boasting excellent customer retention. Their mission is to help business owners achieve success through effective online marketing and by leveraging technology. To learn more about our Small Business Champion’s firm, visit


Cyndi Hulett-Hunt 

 Cyndi has been in banking for over 20 years and with Ameris for 13 years. She  joined the Jacksonville Town Center team in January of 2017 and shares her knowledge of all aspects of banking from teller, personal banker, assistant manager, branch management and area sales leadership with her branch. She  enjoys working directly with her customers one on one and creating a trustworthy relationship so they feel comfortable calling on her to help with all of their banking needs.


Benajmin Loeb

Benjamin Loeb

As an Edward Jones financial advisor, Benjamin believes it’s important to invest his time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money. Working closely with you and your CPA, attorney and other professionals, he can help determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family. He can also help with your retirement savings strategy so you have more options when you retire, regardless of what you decide to do.

Relationships are key, and in our view, meeting face to face builds strong relationships. We meet when it’s convenient for our clients because we recognize the challenging needs of their businesses and their lives.


Scott Mitchell
Scott Mitchell is an insurance professional with extensive experience in areas of group health, ancillary insurance and life insurance. Each client he meets starts with a relationship and builds into a lasting partnership. Scott’s deep knowledge and expertise in customer service makes him better understand the needs of his clients. He has a keen understanding and unique approach to educating his client about their insurance options by simplifying the language of insurance. Scott’s commitment to finding the best solution for his client or client’s organization is the cornerstone of his business. This allows him to extend his book of business and keeping his clients year after year.

South Council Small Business Leader of the Year 2019

Heather Borders
Heather Borders serves on the South Council Board and chair of the Spotlight Speaker opportunity where one member has 5 minutes to tell the group more about their organization.

Heather is a Registered Dietitian and Chief Empowerment Officer of Kailo Nutrition. The company mission is to “Taste Life” and this is fulfilled through three types of programming: counseling, community, and culinary. Kailo Nutrition combines traditional nutrition counseling with engaging culinary education. Heather believes a healthy lifestyle is not about restrictions, it’s about creating new habits. To learn more about Kailo Nutrition, visit:

Business Grants & Business College Scholarships Chairman

Joseph Cisneros

Joseph (AKA Joe) Serves as Chairman of Business Grants & Business College Scholarships with JAX Chamber South Council. Outside of the council, Joe serves as Branch Manager at 121 Financial. He has over 15 years of financial banking experience specializing in to rated customer service. At 121 Financial CU, we believe in providing our members with one on one service providing solutions for your personal and business financial goals. To learn more about 121 Financial CU visit:


Core values he possesses and practices professionally and personally consist of Commitment to Members, Creating Trust, Continuous Improvement, Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Community Focus. Joe also enjoys the outdoors by taking occasional bike rides and walks. One of Joe’s favorite quotes is “There is no such thing as the best, there is only trained and un-trained” – Denzel Washington, “Man on Fire” Movie Film.

Ron Rodriguez Member at Large

Robin Giddens Sheppard Member at Large
Brandon Earle Member at Large

John Bryan John Bryan
Chamber Representative