Why did you want to serve on the Board of Directors?
I wanted to serve on the Board of Directors to contribute to the Apopka business community and make ties within that group.
What is your business philosophy?
My business philosophy is to give people and businesses tools and encouragement, and get out of the way.
What is your proudest achievement?
My best friend tried to beat Cal Ripken Jr.’s consecutive game record by jogging for 2,632 days without missing. Cancer cut his effort short and I don’t jog, but I am reaching 2,000 days of walking at least two miles without missing a day.
What have you found most valuable about your involvement with the Chamber?
I believe we have moved an agenda of business success forward in Apopka and Northwest Orange County and we are going to see a better life in the future for all our neighbors and friends.
What do you think makes the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce different from other business organizations?
The goals at the Chamber are bigger than more business tomorrow. We are planting trees that will provide shade for others to enjoy.
What book (or author) has influenced you most in your business career?
Elmore Leonard taught me that most crooks are stupid and a better life is achieved by being an honest man.
President, Rochelle Holdings
1900 Summit Tower Blvd., Suite 820
Orlando, FL 32810