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, they provide 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 
 I have been in banking for over 20 years and with Ameris for 13 years. I joined the Jacksonville Town Center team in January of 2017. I have knowledge of all aspects of banking from teller, personal banker, assistant manager, branch management and area sales leadership. I enjoy working directly with our customers one on one and creating a trustworthy relationship so you feel comfortable calling on me to help with all of your 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 III over the Baymeadows Branch and UNF Branch with Community First Credit Union of Florida.

Joe has over 13 years of experience in multiple positions such as Teller Supervisor, Member Services Solutions Representative, Assistant Branch Manager, and Branch Manager. One of Joe’s many professional accomplishments is successfully acquiring the 2014 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award during his time served at Elevations Credit Union based in Boulder, Colorado.

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.

Cal Heseman
Cal Heseman
Member At Large Cal is a business broker with Gateway Business Advisors, who has 12 years of experience here in Jacksonville selling businesses.  He works with individuals and companies who want to sell their business or acquire a business, using a proven, confidential process.  He is a member of the Business Brokers of Florida and received the Top Producer Award for the North Florida/Panhandle region in 2012 & 2013.  Cal has also been designated as an Industry Expert by Business Brokerage Press. 

Gateway Business Advisors 


John Bryan John Bryan
Chamber Representative