PWC Board of Directors

April Murdaugh

April Murdaugh

President
Woman to Woman Financial

Meet April

April D. Murdaugh is a Financial Adviser Woman to Woman Financial in Jacksonville, Florida. Her practice helps women and their families create and grow generational wealth.

She is passionate about financial literacy and has taught financial education programs in churches, libraries, and private organizations in both South Carolina and Florida. In 2015, she founded a non-profit organization, The Economic Empowerment Center, Inc., dedicated to providing financial education programs for high school and college students.

Her signature workshop, The Five Biggest Mistakes Women Make with Money outlines the many financial struggles she’s had managing her finances to help eliminate the stigma and shame many women feel about their financial situation in hopes of getting them to act.

April has a background as a college administrator and full-time professor of Business, Finance, and Logistics. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University, a Master of Science degree from Southern Wesleyan University, and a Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University.

She is a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce; a board member of the Professional Women’s Council of the Jax Chamber (PWC); a board member of Women Business Owners of North Florida (WBONFL); Advisory Board Member of the Barco Newton YMCA; and President of The American Business Women’s Association-Orange Park Chapter.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, music, running, kayaking, and hiking.

April Murdaugh is a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of Equity Services, Inc.  Securities and investment advisory services are offered solely by Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, 1050 Crown Pointe Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta GA 30338, 770-512-5100.  Apogee Financial Partners is independent of Equity Services, Inc.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilmurdaugh/

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Tangee Huger

Tangee Huger

Vice President/Hospitality Co-Chair
Celero Commerce

Meet Tangee

Tangee Huger is the Jacksonville Regional Manager with more than 20 years of experience in the merchant services industry. As Market Manager of the Jacksonville, FL area, she identifies small to medium sized merchants seeking a variety of non-cash payment options seeking merchant services to process credit cards in retail, mobile and eCommerce environment. She also consults existing Celero Commerce customers to identify new products that may be beneficial to their unique business needs.

During Tangee’s extensive career, she has worked her way up the ranks from a Customer Service Representative for a check acceptance company to Jacksonville Regional Manager working with retail, B2B, eCommerce, and wholesale merchants. She brings experience to process their credit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards and even online ordering for restaurants through Clover products.

A graduate of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL, Tangee has a degree in psychology. Her real passion, however, is sales. From resolving customer inquiries as a customer service rep to training other sales reps, Tangee is highly skilled at what she does.
Outside of work, Tangee loves gardening and sports. She is also an avid Jacksonville Jaguar fan and has been a season ticket holder since the inception of the team. Serving her community is important to Tangee. She is the President of the Ft. Caroline Hills II HOA and the President of the Beaches Business Association, which raises funds for high school scholarships and supports the betterment of Jacksonville Beaches community.

Tangee Huger, tangeeh@celerocommerce.com

Gretchen Kornutik

Gretchen Kornutik

Programs Chair/Women Connecting Women Co-Chair 

Meet Gretchen
Gretchen Kornutik attended Quinnipiac College and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She met her husband and together they moved to Atlanta to work for Ted Turner and developed an interest in the investment property industry.

Shortly after the birth of their twins in 2003, they moved to their current hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Working as a top producer for Fred Miller Group Realty specializing in single-family homes and Historic areas, Gretchen met the partners who would soon become SunCoast Property Management founders. With them she held the positions of Sales Team Manager and Acquisitions Director and the Director of New Construction in the newly formed Southern Impression Homes.

Starting in 2015 Gretchen took on yet another exciting venture as the Founder of SunCoast Beach Vacations. SBV sold in 2022 leaving Gretchen open to a list of new adventures and opportunities. She spends time designing homes, consulting with new owners for their own short term rentals and working with municipalities on proper short term rental regulations and processes. Her newest pet project is the development of a tiny home village model and lifestyle while traveling and seeing the twins in college.

Email: saltairkisses@gmail.com

Dawn Stewart

Dawn Stewart

Community Involvement Chair/Secretary
Precision Medicine and Wellness by Elizabeth Bagan

Meet Dawn

Dawn is an Army brat who grew up all over this country and spent four years in Germany, where her father was stationed. Her parents both attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, as did many others in her family. She attended the University of Iowa, Palmer College of Chiropractic, as well as Rhode Island College.

As a massage therapist of over 22 years, Dawn helped many people with their health. She is an herbalist, health coach, and single mom to two teenagers. She backpacked through Europe for a year with her two daughters, then decided to move to Florida to help her sister open Slainte Chiropractic in Jacksonville Beach. She helped run Slainte for four years, then moved to Precision Medicine and Wellness by Elizabeth Bagan where she has her herbal shop and manages the practice.

Dawn’s goal is to open an herbal apothecary where she will help people learn more natural ways to take care of their health.

Contact information:
Email address dawn@precisionmedicinejax.com
Phone #: 904.454-4937
Wendy Hughes

Wendy Hughes

Membership Co-Chair/ Women Connecting Women Chair
Hughes Group Jax

Meet Wendy

Wendy has been a resident of the Jacksonville area since 1984, and a Realtor in the area since 2004. She is the Team Lead for Hughes Group Jax with Keller Williams. Her team focuses on providing the best possible customer service for their clients, every step of the way. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice.

In December of 2018, Wendy became an Associate Broker and grew her team to 7 Real Estate Professionals. Throughout her real estate career and business, she has continued her education, obtaining designations as a GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), SFR (Short Sale Foreclosure), E-PRO, Stager, At Home With Diversity, and CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert).

She is also a member of the Jax Chamber, has served as the 2018 Professional Women’s Council President for the Jax Chamber, was named 2017 Woman of the Year for the LLS, and 2016 Small Business Leader of the Year for the South Council. She is a 7x BOLD graduate, a member of the ALC, and comes from a military family.

If you’re looking for a strong agent and team, with years of experience and extensive knowledge of the market, this is the team for you!

Call us so we can help you buy, sell, or invest in Real Estate!

Visit our website for more information about us: HughesGroupJax.com

Email: wendyhughes@kw.com

Karen Howell

Karen Howell

Membership Co-Chair/Grants
Hilton
 

Meet Karen

Karen Howell is the Corporate Sales Manager for The Embassy Suites Jacksonville Baymeadows. She has worked predominantly in Hospitality since she graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1996.

Karen joined PWC in 2018 and is co-chair of the Hospitality Committee. She gives back to her community by volunteering at various city events throughout the year.

Karen, originally a Louisiana native, has 3 beautiful children ranging from 18 to 9 yrs old and a wonderful husband of 21 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends & family, walking the beach, a good book and a glass of wine.

Email: Karen.howell@hilton.com

Elizabeth Bagan

Elizabeth Bagan

Spotlight Speaker Co-Chair
Precision Medicine and Wellness by Elizabeth Bagan

Meet Elizabeth

After years of working as a Family and Emergency Nurse Practitioner in several Jacksonville Emergency Departments, Elizabeth decided to develop her own functional and integrative practice that is structured to allow more time to resolve and prevent core issues.

Healthcare is Elizabeth’s primary passion but her second career. She was a marine mechanical engineer in her previous life. Having gone to US Merchant Academy at Kings Point for undergrad prepared her for life in healthcare – discipline, courage, resilience, and a sense of duty. Elizabeth is proud to serve in a primary care role in our community to promote health awareness and disease prevention.

Elizabeth and her amazing husband of 23 years have four children ranging from 10-20 years old. She loves being active in their schools, church, and the community. Jacksonville has been their home for 25 years, having moved from Texas where she grew up.

Websites: https://elizabethbagan.com/ & Precision Medicine and Wellness by Elizabeth Bagan

Hilary Williams

Hilary Williams

Community Involvement Co-Chair
Fogo de Chão 

Meet Hilary

Hilary was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and has been in event sales since 2012. After graduating from Florida State College of Jacksonville with a degree in Business Administration, she immediately entered the event industry. When not in the office Hilary enjoys spending times outdoors, looking for sharks teeth, playing patio games, or on the boat with family and friends. 

Dalton Tolliver D.C.

Dalton Tolliver D.C.

Spotlight Speaker Chair
Seven Bridges Chiropractic

Meet Dalton
Dr. Dalton Tolliver was born and raised in Michigan, but quickly knew she was meant for warmer weather. She attended Appalachian State University where she studied psychology with a health studies focus while playing volleyball for the University. During her time playing, she relied on the Chiropractors on staff, along with the athletic trainers to keep her body in playing shape. Her love of athletics and seeing first-hand how powerful Chiropractic can impact overall health and wellbeing is what solidified her love for Chiropractic care. She went on to attend Logan University where she graduated Cum Laude with her Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Dalton relocated to Jacksonville 2 years ago and not long after opened Seven Bridges Chiropractic. She has dedicated herself to not only treating her patients’ symptoms but to find the root cause of the conditions in order to correct and improve her patients’ overall function. She believes that every person is different and they deserve to receive individualized care in order to help them reach their highest level of functionality. When Dr. Dalton isn’t in the practice she enjoys traveling, playing volleyball, hydroplane boat racing, and spending time outdoors with her husband and dogs, Beau and Sayla.
Contact information:
Dalton Tolliver D.C.
Seven Bridges Chiropractic
Owner/Chiropractor
Jade Young

Jade Young

Social Media Chair
Aloft Jacksonville Airport

Meet Jade

Jade is currently the Director of Sales/Operations Manager of the Aloft Jacksonville Airport. She is originally from Bloomington, Indiana and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She went on to earn her Master of Science degree from the University of Florida focusing on Tourism, Recreation and Sports Management.

Jade started working in the hotel industry in 2011 in Gainesville, FL and quickly worked her way up to management positions. In December 2017 Jade helped open the brand-new AC Hotel by Marriott Chapel Hill Downtown in Chapel Hill, NC. She continued to help manage that hotel until moving to the Jacksonville area with her husband in March 2020. During a brief hiatus from hospitality she worked as a Legal Assistant for a local lawyer, and then returned to hospitality by joining the Comfort Inn & Suites in July 2021.

In her free time Jade likes to go to the beach or the pool and soak up as much sun as possible. She also really enjoys reading and has a fairly extensive library. Jade loves watching most sports, but her favorite is college basketball. During March and April you will find her glued to the TV to watch NCAA March Madness Tournament. She currently lives in Hilliard, FL with her husband Allen and cat Lennox. Lennox is named after the town Lennox Head, NSW Australia where Jade studied abroad in college.

 

Contact Information:

Jade Young
Director of Sales/Operations Manager of the Aloft Jacksonville Airport
jade.young@aimbridge.com

Nichole Mobley

Nichole Mobley

Hospitality Chair
T&N Xpress

Meet Nichole

Nichole Mobley was born and raised in Florida. She is a transplant to Jacksonville, FL by way of Tampa, FL after receiving bother her Bachelors and Masters in Education. She transitioned into trucking after the recession, obtained her CDL and never looked back.

As a child, she watched her father create a living for her family in the trucking industry where she monitored his every move. With her foundation as an Educator, she has had hands on experience in the ever evolving trucking industry for over 15 years. Many have given her the nickname of the “Trucking Professor”. Her expertise has landed her a 7-figure success and now teaching others how to create their own empire through trucking.

Contact Info:
nichole@tnxpressllc.com

LeeAnn Siegmann

LeeAnn Siegmann

Social Media Co-Chair
Format agency

Meet LeeAnn

I grew up in Roanoke, Virginia & graduated from Longwood University. After college I moved to DC, then Las Vegas & have now been in Jacksonville for 10 years!

My entire career has been in Marketing & I’ve had the opportunity to gain experience in TV, print & Radio. But I am thrilled to now be on the Agency side! My favorite aspect of the Marketing world is helping clients increase their exposure & grow their business! With Format Agency, we’re able to be a great resource for our clients among a broad variety of marketing & content needs and I am grateful to be part of a creative team that does amazing work.

I love being on the water & am proud to have finally learned to water ski! My husband & I spend many weekends at Lake Murray, SC- which a great middle ground between Jax & my family in Virginia.

If I’m not on the water, I’m likely supporting my Virginia Tech Hokies, Minnesota Vikings or Minnesota Wild by the firepit!

540-354-5252
LeeAnn@FormatAgency.com

Kaci Barnes

Kaci Barnes

Past President
PNC

Meet Kaci

Kaci is originally from South Carolina and a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina. Since moving to Jacksonville in 2014, she has worked in non-profit and for-profit sectors for various organizations. In her role as Client and Community Relations Specialist with PNC Bank, she plans and executes client and community relations activities and North Florida market initiatives, including events, sponsorship activation, grant-making, and employee engagement activities. In her free time, Kaci enjoys learning about & tasting interesting wines, cooking, trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their dog, Honey.

Contact information:
Kaci.barnes@pnc.com
904-202-5488

Christina Elmore

Christina Elmore

All Council Chair
Ameris Bank

Meet Christina

Christina is a graduate of Stetson University and has been a banking professional for 23 years. She quickly climbed the ranks to become a banking manager responsible for growing her company’s business and expanding their bottom line.

Among her accomplishments is the successful expansion of her former bank’s franchise in the Jacksonville market, including launching a new branch office that quickly achieved profitability and built a loyal client base. Christina currently manages the Deerwood Park office for Ameris Bank. Ameris started in 1971 and has always stood for strength and courage; pride and fierce determination. This represented with our lion symbol being a central part of our brand.  With over $16 Billion in assets we service customer across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Christina enjoys most the opportunity to meet with local business owners to learn about their operations and finds the time and money-saving solutions to meet their ongoing needs.

Christina has been part of the Chamber for the last 15 years and is on the board of the Professional Women’s Council and is active in her church being part of the Women’s Ministry Team as well as a Deacon. She has been happily married for 20 years and has 2 children ages 14 and 11. Her hobbies include gardening and spending time with her family.

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