SMARTstart Microloan Committee

A nine-member Loan Committee is appointed by the Pasco EDC Board of Directors and has authority to make binding loan decisions and carry out other functions required to make loans to small businesses under the program.  The Pasco EDC Board of Directors has authority to establish and modify maximum loan terms and allowable interest rates and relies on the recommendations of the Loan Committee for such decisions.  Our Microloan Committee includes:

Frances Belisle

BB&T Bank

Frances Belisle is a Vice President and Market Leader with the Trinity Branch of BB&T Bank. She graduated from North Carolina State University with degrees in Public Relations and Finance. Frances has been in Florida for 14 years and brings over 20 years of consumer and small business lending experience to the Microloan Committee. As a Market Leader, Frances works closely with small business clients to help them achieve BB&T’s mission of financial success and economic security.


Kurt ConoverKurt Conover

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point

Kurt J. Conover joined Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in 1997. His current responsibilities as Marketing Director for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point include community relations and governmental affairs.

Kurt has served in many organizations, including leadership roles in most; Past President of the Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce; Past Chairman of the Board of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce; Past Chairman of Leadership Pasco; Junior Achievement of the Suncoast, Pasco Division; Board of Directors United Way of Pasco;  Pasco-Hernando Community College TechPrep Scholarship Committee. Past President New Port Richey Rotary Club. He also has served as a Past Chairman and director for the Pasco Economic Development Council. He currently serves on the Concourse Council; Safety Town and Heritage Park Foundation, Board of Directors.

Gilene Janvier, Suncoast Credit UnionGilene Janvier

Suncoast Credit Union

Professional with over 12 years of combined experience in the Education, Human Service and Financial industries. Power to engage, motivate and empower people or teams to execute thoughtful strategic action plans with passion, persuasion and persistence. Critical thinker, analytical, sound judgment and good decision-making skills are qualities I embody as well as kindness and diplomatic tact.



Skip Miller, SunTrust BankTroy Jackson

Pasco County Office of Economic Growth

Troy performs a full range of professional and technical duties in support of Pasco’s Office of Economic Growth. He leads  Pasco’s Redevelopment Loan Program through established targeted redevelopment priority areas. He brings over 20 years of Business Management experience, leading strong teams and executing strategic initiatives for both private and public firms. Troy has experience with all aspects of supporting successful business activities, including marketing, sales, business development and strategic planning. Troy holds his BA from Murray State University.

Skip Miller, SunTrust BankSkip Miller

SunTrust Bank, Inc.

Skip Miller is a Senior Vice President with SunTrust Bank and has been with the organization for over 10 years.  He assists commercial businesses and their owners, CFO's and management teams with a variety of needs including commercial financing, mergers and acquisitions, cash management solutions, retirement services, succession planning, estate planning, financial accounting, foreign exchange services and employee benefit solutions.  His clients are located throughout the Tampa Region and consist of companies with 20 million in annual revenues up to 500 million in annual revenues. 

Skip is honored to represent SunTrust as a community leader.  He volunteers over 300 hours of service each year and has been awarded the silver and bronze Presidential Volunteer Service Award for the last four years.  He is a proud member of the USF athletic family and enjoys time he spends outdoors in the beautiful Florida sunshine.

Skip Skairus

CenterState Bank

Timothy N. Tangredi

Dais Analytic Corporation

Tim Tangredi has, working with a strong team, created and executed strategic product development programs, lead the purchase and integration of public and private companies, initiated many foreign joint ventures focusing on strategic marketing, development, manufacturing and distribution alliances with companies in Europe and Asia, and raised seed and several rounds of growth capital for both private and public companies.  He worked for AT&T and owned/sold two private firms prior to joining Dais.  Tim holds a BS from Sienna College, a MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and three US Patents.

Interested in joining the Microloan Committee? 

Contact Daniel Mitchell, SMARTstart Program Manager, Pasco EDC

SMARTstart Microloan Committee
Daniel Mitchell
SMARTstart Incubator Program Manager

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Toll free: (888) 60-PASCO | (888-607-2726)
Telephone: (352) 437-4861
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July 17, 2019
Entrepreneur Education Series - Taking the Guesswork Out of Leasing
Date & Time:  Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)Location: SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur CenterRegistration: FREELearn best practices on leasing…
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July 18, 2019
SBDC - Building Your Business Plan With LivePlan
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July 22, 2019
SCORE - How to Use the Internet in Your Business
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