Penny has lived in the SouthShore area since 2006, has served on the board previously. She is a mother and grandmother and was the owner of three local H&R Block franchises with her husband John until 2018. For the last two years she has served as President of the nonprofit shelter, the Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort and continues to volunteer there, and writes grants for them.
Vice-PresidentSchwarz & Baskin Real Estate
Peter Schwarz has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1985 and now resides in Ruskin, FL.
Mr. Schwarz has been practicing Real Estate in the Tampa Bay area for 20 years and is the Broker/Owner of This Sold House Realty, Inc. (residential realtors) and Schwarz & Baskin Business and Commercial Brokers, Inc. Mr. Schwarz also owns 909-Soldman, Inc. a marketing and advertising company specializing in small locally owned businesses. Mr. Schwarz is a County Certified Mediator and is on the Professional Standards Committee of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors. He is also on the Land Zoning Appeals Board of Hillsborough County. Other affiliations include; Business Brokers of Florida, International Business Brokers and Board of Director for South Shore Chamber of Commerce.
Board SecretaryEdward Jones Financial
Board TreasurerSuncoast Credit Union
Joey HendersonGTR- Greater Tampa REALTORS
Joey Henderson has lived in the SouthShore area for over 20 years. Working in the fields of public relations and marketing, he has worked as the director of community affairs for Greater Tampa REALTORS® (GTR), director of marketing for Florida Home Partnership and was the former executive director for Credit Union Housing Partners.
Mr. Henderson serves as the 2021-2022 chairman of the Hillsborough County Community Action Board which collaborates with the Hillsborough County Social Services in the administration of over $2M in Community Services Block Grant funding. He has also served as a board member and in leadership roles for the Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations, the SouthShore Advisory Council, WEDU (the local Public Broadcasting Station - PBS), East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area, and was past president of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce.
Joey earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University (St. Louis - 1985) and of Master of Science of Business Management from National Louis University (Tampa - 2000).
Shannon HillKids R Kids SouthShore & Waterset
Kevin ElwellLiborio's Latin Cafe & Catering and Cigars on the Boulevard
A 13 year resident of Southshore, Kevin is the father of two and local business owner. He enjoys CrossFit, a good cigar, a great story and helping his community wherever he can.
Carrie Elwell is a 13 year resident of SouthShore, mother of two, business advisor, guardian ad litem, and Crossfit coach. Carrie has been an active chamber member since joining in 2007, serving as both President & Vice President as well as chairing the Chamber’s Educational Partnership Committee for the past 7 years.
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