Naples: The Importance of Work Culture in Recruiting and Retaining Employees in 2022

Naples: The Importance of Work Culture in Recruiting and Retaining Employees in 2022


11:30 am - 1:00 pm


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Hilton Naples
5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, Florida, 34103

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A well-defined and shared company culture gives employees direction and a sense of purpose. This combined with recruitment and retention of top talent, stronger collaboration, and teamwork, greater productivity leads to greater profitability overall.

Cultural fit is as important as skills, experience, education and compensation requirements when recruiting. A good cultural fit means that the candidate’s beliefs and behaviors are in alignment with the company’s core values and culture. A compatible candidate will be more likely to become an engaged and productive employee.

Our February panelists and emcee will share with you what they learned and how they not only are able to recruit the top people but keep them!

Thank you to our meeting sponsors:

  • Bill Daubmann, President of My Shower Door moved to SW Florida ( Bio listed below)
  • Anthony J. Leopizzi, CFP® CLU®, ChFC®, CIMA® has been a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial, serving the Florida and NY area for over 30 years. Winning multiple awards, Anthony is a Five Star Wealth Manager, 28 year Circle of Success qualifier, and in 2014, Anthony was inducted into the Ameriprise Hall of Fame. Anthony served as past President and Chair of the FPA/GHV chapter in NY for 6 years. Anthony is a member of the Above Board Chamber of FL,
  • John R Huttner, President & CEO and David J. Hollinger Associates (Bio listed below)

Thank you to our Angel lunch sponsor:

  • Sue Huff is the owner of E. Sue Huff & Associates, Inc. – Marketing & Management Consulting. She provides strategic marketing and management consulting services to owners and managers of small and mid-size businesses, as well as non-profit organizations. Founded in 1994, the firm works to help clients reach their marketing and PR goals. Huff’s career began in the newspaper industry and has included TV, radio, and ownership of a chain of print shops.

Meet our Emcee:

Michael Wynn Theo Etzel, Director and Partner at Conditioned Air. Theo Etzel grew up in Coral Gables, Florida and attended Stetson University. Theo is the former CEO and now Partner and Director of Conditioned Air Company, a $60 million, regional organization in the residential and light commercial HVAC markets. Conditioned Air had a successful recapitalization with a private equity firm in 2015. Theo was inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame in Collier County. Theo is the author of the leadership book, Invest Your Heartbeats Wisely, released in April of 2016. The book focuses on practical, philosophical, and principled leadership concepts for business and life. Theo is a member of the Above Board Chamber of FL and sits on the Executive Council of our chamber. Conditioned Air is also an Annual Sponsor for of the Chamber.

Our Panelists:

Russell BuddRussell Budd, a graduate of Naples High School, received his Bachelor’s degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida in 1981. He became a State Certified General Contractor and founded PBS Contractors in 1986. Russell is an active member of the Naples community and has always understood the importance of providing a stable company for his team and excellent services for his clients. In every project, Russell aims to impact all those involved.



Bill DaubmannBill Daubmann, CEO/Founder of My Shower Door moved to SW Florida in 2002 after selling his businesses in Western Massachusetts. Since opening their first frameless shower door showroom in Naples in 2003, the Daubmann family has grown the business from the three original members to a current staff of 110. MY Shower Door has eight Florida showrooms along with a manufacturing facility (D3 Glass) in Ft Myers. They are the current “Manufacturer of the Year” in Lee County and have six “Affiliate” locations across the country. Bill is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.



Gary TasmanGary Tasman is the Founder of Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida and serves as its CEO & Principal Broker. The firm provides commercial real estate solutions, locally and globally, in every stage of the real estate ownership and development process, representing clients in buying, selling, leasing, financing, asset valuation, property management and facilities services. His expertise includes: market analytics, financial feasibility studies (office, retail, industrial), site analyses, land development, and disposition/acquisition strategies.



Todd LyonTodd Lyon is currently the Administrative Director, HR at the NCH Healthcare System. Todd’s career at NCH started with positions with the NCH Physician Group Operations team prior to HR. Todd currently oversees recruitment, HRIS/Reporting, Benefits/Compensation, the HR Business Managers, the Bear’s Den Childcare Center, and the Employee Medical Center/Occupational Health. He serves on the Boards of the United Way of Collier County and the Keys, Baby Basics of Collier County, and SAGE House, as well as advisory boards with LWTC and Rasmussen for their medical training programs. He is a graduate of Leadership Collier Class of 2020 and is currently the Vice Chair for Leadership Collier Class of 2022.

John HunterJohn R. Huttner, President & CEO of and David J. Hollinger Associates. Specialists in Insurance & Financial Recruiting, John R. Huttner founded David J. Hollinger Associates, an executive search firm in 1970, and Hollinger Jobs, a professional recruitment firm in 1994. The Hollinger group began its 50th year in January 2020 recruiting and providing exceptional talent to the Insurance and related Industries. Hollinger, with offices in NY/NJ, FL and three additional locations throughout the U.S., serves the needs of our clients in all 50 states. John is President and CEO of Hollinger, is a former Membership Chair and an active member of the National Insurance Recruiters Association (NIRA),(aka) a many other professional organizations. John is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida and sits on our Naples Advisory Board.

Our Featured Non-Profit: Big Brothers Big SIsters of the Sun Coast Collier County.

Brittni Brown-CooperBrittni Brown-Cooper Community Resource Director at Big Brother Big SIsters of the Sun Coast Collier County. Brittii is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Fl and sits on our Naples Advisory Board and is an Ambassador for our chamber.



For information on becoming an Annual Sponsor, a Meeting Sponsor, an Angel Lunch Sponsor a Member, an Ambassor or for more information please call 239-910-7426 and ask for Jeanne Sweeney, CEO/ Founder of the Above Board Chamber of FL. Together we can sail into 2022 and make it our best year yet!

Thank you to conric pr + marketing for helping with us with our press releases and website to get this important meeting out!


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