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:

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.

Stacy Ferreira - BB&T BankStacy Ferreira


Stacy Ferreira is a Commercial Relationship Manager with BB&T, specializing in supporting the comprehensive banking needs of local business owners. Stacy believes by providing consultative financial support to her clients, she has the opportunity to positively impact the financial success and economic security of not only those business owners and their families, but also their employees and the community as a whole.

Stacy is a native Floridian, and a proud graduate of the University of Central Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Burnett Honors College in 2005. When not supporting her clients, Stacy can be found spending time with her family enjoying all that the Florida Gulf Coast has to offer.

Kyle Flischel - Murtha & Murtha CPAsKyle Flischel

Murtha & Murtha CPAs  

Kyle Flischel is a Certified Public Accountant currently employed at Murtha & Murtha, CPAs in Wesley Chapel, FL. Kyle oversees the firm’s monthly and quarterly accounting clients and the employees tasked with accomplishing monthly and quarterly financial reporting for the Firm’s clientele. Kyle’s keys to success are his commitment to integrity and doing what is best for his clients. A firm belief in doing what is right and committing to excellence drives the decisions that influence both business and personal choice Kyle makes every day.

Outside of his professional life, Kyle is an avid golf and tennis player. He participates in golf leagues and outings as a member of Tampa Palms County Club as well as tennis tournaments hosted by Ultimate Tennis and the USTA. Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife Stephanie as amateur beer brewers and travelling.

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.



Tim McClain, The Greater Pasco Chamber of CommerceTim McClain - West Pasco Entrepreneur Center

The Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce The Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce

Mr. McClain worked in the corporate world for over 20 years in IT and Business Development related roles for a local, national and global company.  After that career he opened Express Employment Professionals in Pasco county in 2006 providing the area a locally owned professional staffing company.

In February of 2019, he turned the company over to an employee to run and was selected as the new President of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce and then became the President/CEO of The Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce.

He also serves as the President of the Nature Coast HR Society, President of the Cheval West Homeowners Association and is also an elected official as the Chairman of the Cheval West Community Development District.

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.

Janet Plummer - First Citrus BankJanet Plummer

First Citrus Bank 

Janet Plummer moved to Boca Raton FL in 1986 from Pennsylvania. She began her Florida banking career with Sun Bank (now SunTrust) as a Commercial Loan Officer.  She “retired” from SunTrust in 1996 to stay home with her children. She returned to SunTrust in 2008 right before the financial crash! This gave her the opportunity to work with small business owners who were facing very difficult times, and helping find solutions for them. She has worked for several banks since departing from SunTrust specializing in lending under the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs. She is passionate about working with small business owners to find solutions to their financing needs through the SBA programs.  Janet and her husband Andrew  have 5 beautiful children, and reside in Wesley Chapel.

Steven Smith

Pasco County Office of Economic Growth 

Worked for 31 years as a Retail Store Manager where he supervised 300-500 employees and managed several layers of salaried and hourly managers.  For the last two years, he has been working as the Business Analyst for the Pasco County Office of Economic Growth where he reviews and manages multiple projects and budgets related to a portfolio of over $100 million dollars in active projects.

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 Program Director

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