Posted by Frank Gagnier
Antoinette Richter
 
President Elect Antoinette Richter was born and raised in Miami Florida of Cuban parents.  They then moved to McDonough, GA her senior year in high school which became a huge culture shock to her.
 
After High School, Antoinette went on to college and graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, went on to get married and became a Branch Manager for then Wachovia now Wells Fargo.   Antoinette and her husband Shannon decided they would wait 10 years to have kids but that didn't work out completely.....after 5 years, Antoinette gave birth to her first son and within another year a second son......so.....it was then decided that Antoinette would leave her position with now Wells Fargo and be a stay at home mom to raise their two boys.
 
when it was getting close for the boys to begin school, Antoinette was thinking it was time to perhaps think about getting back to work and a career.  She then went back to school and received her Masters Degree in education.  Antoinette was STEM department chair (science, technology, engineering, math) for three years in the Griffin-Spalding County school system of Georgia before finally moving her family to Amelia Island where they use to visit on vacations and lover the area.
 
Antoinette is bilingual in English and Spanish and is presently the Retail Market Manager with Synovus Financial Corp. here on Amelia Island. . She has a strong desire to help others achieve their best. She is a graduate of Leadership Nassau, a member of the Leadership Nassau Steering Committee and Ambassador, Nassau County Chamber of Commerce.  Now add in President Elect for our Fernandina Beach Rotary Club……a very busy woman highly capable of multi-level tasking for sure.
We are so fortunate to have you as a member of our club and to be our future President.
 
 
 
Rick Campana
 

Rick is a retired VP of Marketing at United Parcel Service.  He's been retired for more than 8 years now.  His career at UPS lasted almost 38 years, beginning as an 18 year old part time sorter in his home town of Philadelphia, working at night while attending Temple University in the day time. 

When he graduated from Temple with a degree in Business Administration, he was promoted to a full time management position. Rick spent a couple of years in operations, but the majority of the first half of his career was spent in the industrial engineering function.  IE played a role in optimizing the utilization of facilities, vehicles and staffing.  Eventually, Rick became a director of industrial engineering, providing IE support for the metro Washington DC area.  His family enjoyed living in Ellicott City, Maryland, which was a great place to live and raise a young family. 

In 1993, Rick was transferred to UPS’s corporate headquarters in Atlanta to join a relatively new function called marketing.  Marketing was new at UPS because for much of their history they had been in a regulated industry.  Much of the marketing then was limited to advertising and customer communications. But, with trucking deregulation in the 80’s, there was a dramatic increase in growth opportunities as well as competition.  Rick spent most of his time working in a couple of areas:

One area he worked in was revenue management.  Through the 80’s all customers paid list rates.  That changed with deregulation.   It became necessary to use discounts to attract and retain profitable volume.  Their focus in revenue management was to build the infrastructure to manage the large number of customers receiving discounts.  Additionally, UPS built decision support tools to help in setting the right price on an individual customer basis.

Another area of focus was new product development.  UPS built and deployed new services, features, time of day options.  The company also expanded its portfolio of customer facing technology; software that enabled customers to integrate their business processes with UPS technology.

In his 38 years, Rick had the good fortune to participate in many milestones in UPS’s history.  One was the 100th anniversary of UPS’s founding.  UPS was founded in 1907 in Seattle, Washington by two teenagers.  One of them was Jim Casey who led the company through the early 1960’s.  It was his vision, his management style and his practice of promotion from within that established our corporate culture and provided people like Rick with so many opportunities.

Rick said that UPS was the second best thing to happen to him.  The first was meeting his wife Pat.  They have been married for 41 years. They have three children.  Two boys with one living in Atlanta, the other in Columbia, SC. and their daughter who lives in Boston with her husband and 15 month old daughter.  Rick said he really enjoys being a grandpa and loves to travel to Boston to visit.  I get that for sure!  

Rick said a fun fact was that he enjoys playing golf.  He said he was not very good at it, but he said the beginning of every round held unlimited potential for improvement.....At least for the first few holes….  His sense of dry humor was all throughout his talk with us.  He made me laugh hard.....thanks Rick....I needed that....you are a great speaker!

Rick said he was very happy to be a member of our Rotary club and is looking forward to making a his contribution. Well, already, Rick is jumping right in being on committee's and has taken on the role of being our Director of Administration.  We are excited to have you as a member Rick! Welcome!!

 
 
Tim Flanagan
 

Tim is co-founder of the law firm of Purcell, Flanagan, Hay and Greene. He has Offices in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra and Amelia Island, Florida.

 

Tim received a B.S. in Accounting from Florida Southern College in 1978. He then received his J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1981. Finally, an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida in 1983. Tim served as Trust Counsel for Florida National Bank, acting as in-house counsel for its statewide Trust and Investment Division.

 

Tim’s a Florida Bar Board Certified Tax Lawyer and has served on several committees of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Estate and Trust Counsel and is listed in The Best Lawyers in American and Florida Super Lawyers. Tim’s expertise lies in the area of estate planning and administration, including income, estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax, probate, fiduciary law, and other estate and trust matters, focusing upon estates of significant size and complexity. He also represents and advises clients with closely-held businesses on corporate matters, business successions, and related estate and tax planning issues.

 

Tim has two daughters Shelby and Delaney. Shelby has her Masters and is a Social Worker in Southern Maine near Portland.  Delaney has her undergraduate degree and is considering of going on to Veterinary School in the near future.

 

Tim is also a Board Member for the Boys & Girls Club of Nassau County and is very passionate about it!  I'm sure he will carry the same passion with him for Rotary.  Tim said that he is every excited about being a member of our club and the "positive" atmosphere that surrounds our meetings.  This is something Tim says is not always the case in his field of study. Let me see.....Positive Taxes...….nope.....I agree with him. smiley

 

We are honored to have you as a member of our club Tim.  Welcome.