Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Mike is the owner of Egmont Key Adventures. Mike is a Florida native, grew up in St Pete Beach, and received his B.S. Degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida. He spent the first part of his career in public accounting, worked with the St Pete Beach Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Board of Directors for the Louise Graham Regeneration Center until 1995. Mike became the Controller for Palmer Johnson Yachts in Savannah, Georgia in 1995, served as the Controller and CFO until 2002, then moved to Anna Maria Island to do consulting and software work for Galati Yachts. He met Susan at the Sandbar Restaurant in 2004, and the couple purchased Anna Maria Island Accommodations in June of 2005. The couple married in 2006 at the Beach House Restaurant, and continue to live in the city of Anna Maria. As a long term member of the Chamber seeing the business benefits, and a new member of the AMI Chamber Board of Directors in 2014, he looks forward to assisting in business growth and working to find a balance in business and community.
David is the owner of CG&B Publishing, LLC of Bradenton. David moved to Bradenton with his wife, Cindy & son, Matthew in 1990 from Westbrook, Maine, where he worked in the printing, paper and publishing industries. In Florida, he continued in the printing industry, in sales, for Coastal Printing of Sarasota. He also owned his own company, Book Binders of Florida, Inc., a hard cover book binding firm. In 1996, he opened Book Binders Printing & Publishing, Inc. and in 2008 he opened CG&B Publishing, LLC of Bradenton. CG&P is the official Publisher of the Visitor’s Guidebook for the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, the 2011 Bayfest Booklet and the Manatee County Chamber’s monthly “Current” Magazine. David is very active in AMI Chamber events and volunteers at the AMI Chamber office.
Erin Joy Heckler has a background in international marketing and a degree from Wake Forest University in Communications and Spanish. Before moving to Florida she lived all over the country. Her experience includes work at an international chamber of commerce in Washington DC, helping Fortune 500 companies collaborate with international partners. As an Anna Maria Island resident, she loves life on the island and is thrilled to be able to work and play everyday in paradise! With twenty years of marketing experience and nearly ten years on the island, she brings a breadth of knowledge to her work at Island Real Estate. After years of leading the Real Estate Marketing and Sales Team Administration, she transitioned to become a full time Real Estate agent. With her technical and marketing background, and her involvement at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, and the Anna Maria Elementary School, she enjoys developing her personal and professional passion for the community.
Karen Riley-Love is the founder of Riley-Love Media and managing member of AMI Beach Weddings. Dedicated to supporting and building community-based programs, Karen is a founding member of Friends of the DeSoto National Memorial, where she also served as an officer. While on the board, Karen traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with Jonathan B. Jarvis, National Park Service Director, and worked on his initiative encouraging youth support for our national parks. Riley-Love served as Director of the Florida Maritime Museum, founded on the importance of Southwest Florida’s commercial fishing industry. As director, she curated historically significant materials relevant to the area’s maritime culture. Riley-Love is passionate about local schools, volunteering extensively over the years. She has received the Volunteer Award from the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club and committee chairperson for Anna Maria Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization. She currently chairs both the literacy and career committees for Rowlett Middle Academy. Karen holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Adult Education. Her written word appears in local blogs, newsletters and she is a contributor to The Islander newspaper on Anna Maria, where her photography is frequently featured. National parenting and home magazines and other local newspapers have also showcased her photographs. Riley-Love and her husband, Chris, lived on a sailboat and ventured on a multi-year sailing sabbatical along the U.S. East Coast and throughout the Bahamas. Finding no island community they loved as much as Anna Maria, the pair returned to raise a family and enjoy the island home that truly is their paradise.