James Ballard grew up just outside of Dallas, and moved to Tampa area in 1992. He is a tax partner in the Ernst & Young Global Compliance and Reporting practice with approximately 17 years of experience in serving both public and private sector clients. James specializes in income tax accounting under ASC 740, is a frequent speaker on related topics, and has served on audit teams for large public and private clients. He also has significant experience in U.S. corporate income tax compliance for large consolidated groups, and also delivers Federal and international income tax consulting, including cross-border tax consulting for U.S. multinationals and Foreign companies with investments in the U.S. James holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in accounting from the University of Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Florida. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He resides in the Tampa area with wife Kristi, and two young children.
PAMELA MERRILL BREKKA, PH.D.
Dr. Brekka was born at MacDill Air Force Base; as an adult she lived in Illinois, Wisconsin, New York and Connecticut before returning to Tampa in 1996. She received her BA from the University of Tampa in 1988; her MA from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, in 1999; and her PhD from the University of Florida in 2012. Dr. Brekka holds a certificate in Arts Administration, New York University, 2001; Newberry Library Fellowship, 2010; University Women's Club Scholar, University of Florida, 2010; University of Florida, School of Art + Art History Graduate Student of the Year, 2012. She is an Instructor of Art History, University of South Florida, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Florida. Dr. Brekka is a dedicated educator with multiple publications in her field (1999-present), and has presented her research at international symposia and conferences (1995-present). She has a special interest in the effectiveness of arts curricula in ESE education; as such, she has served on capstone committees for University of Florida MA in Art Education graduates researching related topics.
Doug Amoroso, President of Amoroso Cabinets, honed his craft in Pennsylvania, what many consider to be the heart of Amish country and of quality wood craftsmanship. Doug Amoroso has been in the business of designing cabinets for the discerning homeowner for 25 years. Noted for its visionary designs, Amoroso Cabinets focuses on custom room design featuring made-to-order cabinetry for kitchens, baths, home offices, and all other areas of the home. He lives in Tampa with his wife and two children.
BETH BONDI MCINTYRE
Beth Bondi McIntyre is a lifelong resident of Temple Terrace, where she resides with her three children and her husband Rich. She received her Master's in Education from the University of South Florida, and has completed all coursework for her Doctorate in Administration. Ms. McIntyre enjoys spending time with her family.
Karl Langefeld is the Director of Leisure Services Department for the City of Temple Terrace. In this role, Karl is responsible for the operation of the Parks and Recreation Department and the Library. Karl has worked for the City of Temple Terrace for over 20 years. He started his career with the City as a part time Lifeguard at the Family Recreation Complex while attending the University of South Florida, earning a BS degree in Exercise Physiology. Prior to attending USF, Karl was in the US Navy stationed aboard the Guided Missile Frigate USS Joel T. Boone and worked as a Damage Control Technician. Karl currently lives in Tampa with his wife Beth.