Erin K. Barnett - President
Erin is a founding member of Barnett Wolfe Rice, P.A. and practices in the areas of Criminal Defense and Family Law. Erin received her B.S. degree from Florida Southern College and her J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law. After graduating from law school, Erin worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the State Attorney's Office Sixth Judicial Circuit and then as a sole practitioner before forming her current firm. Erin is a Former Adjunct Professor for the Police and Corrections Academy at St. Petersburg College. Erin currently serves on the Heroes Among Us Committee.
Nancy E. Biesinger -
Nancy E. Biesinger, M.B.A., is President and CEO of Franklin Affiliates Inc., a governmental affairs and public relations firm assisting bay area companies and corporations with business development, government issues, regional relations and strategic communications. She is a graduate of Eckerd College (B.A., Political Science), Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne (M.B.A./honors), and was nominated Business Woman of the Year in 2007 by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. From 2003 - 2005, Nancy served on Pinellas by Design, an economic and redevelopment plan for Pinellas County, and she has been appointed by Florida Bar President Jay White to the advisory council of the Board of Governors known as the Citizens Forum. She has been a trustee on the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation since 2005 and is past chair/co-chair of the Foundation’s annual dinner, Heroes Among Us.
Jason Moyer - Secretary
Jason is an Attorney that practices is the areas of Construction Law and Commercial Litigation at Banker Lopez Gassler. As an active member of the St. Petersburg community, Jason Co-Chaired the St. Pete Bar Association's 2008 and 2009 Holidays in July event, served on the 2009 and 2010 St. Petersburg Bar Foundation’s Heroes Among Us Committee, and was a member of the St. Petersburg Chamber’s Leadership St. Pete Class of 2010. Jason received his B.A. degree from the University of Central Florida and his J.D. degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is admitted to the Bar in Illinois and Florida, and is a Board Certified Construction Lawyer. Jason grew up in Sarasota, Florida and lives with his amazing wife and two children in the Crescent Lake neighborhood of St. Petersburg.
Jeannine S. Williams - Treasurer
Jeannine is a past president of the St. Pete Bar, Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association and the Community Law Program, Inc. In addition to her past service as President (2008-2009) and Treasurer (2005-2007), Jeannine has been very active in the St. Pete Bar, previously serving as Secretary, co-chair of the Diversity Committee and Scholarship Chair for the Young Lawyers Section. She has also served on the The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 6E and the Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee. Jeannine graduated from Florida A & M University with a B.S. in Economics in 1996 and from the University of Florida College of Law in 1999. In law school, she was a member of both the trial team and moot court board. Employed as an attorney for the City of St. Petersburg, she is board certified in City, County and Local Government Law.
Gentry B. Byrnes
Gentry Byrnes is a Senior Regional Trust Manager for Wells Fargo Private Bank covering Tampa Bay to Naples. Prior to joining the corporate world, Gentry practiced law with the firm Fisher and Sauls, PA in St. Petersburg, specializing in estate planning, estate and trust administration and guardianship and was board certified in Elder Law at that time. Gentry earned her Law degree from Stetson University College of Law. She has been involved in the St. Petersburg Bar Association since 1994. Gentry has served as Membership Chair, Member Benefits Chair, Executive Committee and Secretary. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Stetson, Secretary of Suncoast Estate Planning Council and serves on the Stetson Elder Law Center Advisory Board.
Ronald W. Gregory, II
Ronald W. Gregory, II, is a partner with Englander Fischer, who focuses his law practice on litigation and transactions in the areas of business, construction, corporations, and real estate. He has been with the firm since 2001. Ron has been very active since 2004 with serving St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church as an Executive Board member, President, and currently Stewardship Chair. He has been a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association since 2001 and has served as a Law Day speaker. More recently, he has served on the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation’s Debt Reduction Committee. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992, and has an AV®Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating. Ron and his wife, Maria Maragos Gregory, a local gynecologist, moved back to Maria’s home town of St. Petersburg in 2001, with their son and daughter, where the live in the Jungle Prada area.
Gregory J. Hoag
Greg Hoag is an attorney with Masterson Law Group, P.A., specializing in medical malpractice, legal malpractice and personal injury matters. He has been with the firm since graduating Stetson Law School in 2002. Greg has been very active with the bar association and foundation, serving as former Law Day Chair, Meet the Judges Luncheon Chair, and Executive Committee
member. His present duties include serving as the Evening with Rays Chair and the Heroes Among Us Selection Committee, in addition to being actively
involved with the Young Lawyers Section.
Dion R. Hancock, YLS Representative
Dion is president of Dion R. Hancock, P.A., and practices in the areas of bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and creditor harassment. Dion earned hisB.A. degree from The Ohio State University, his M.A. from Heidelberg College, and his J.D. from Ohio Northern University. He chaired the 2011, and is the current chair of the St. Pete Bar's Law Week Committee. Dion has been involved for three years with the Florida Bar's Law Related Education Committee,serving as chair of the Legal Guide For New Adults; the So You Want To Be A Lawyer Pamphlet; and the YouTube Contest Subcommittee. Dion also serves on Directions forMental Health Inc.'s Board of Directors and Chairman's Council, is a volunteer hearing officer with the Pinellas County Housing Authority, as well as a volunteer attorney with Gulfcoast Legal Services and Community Law Program, Inc.
Camille J. Iurillo
Camille J. Iurillo graduated with honors from Stetson University College of Law. She is the president of Iurillo & Associates, P.A. She is active in the local community in both charitable and professional organizations. Ms. Iurillo is also a Past President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and a current member of the Executive Committee of the Florida Bar’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section. For over 20 years Ms. Iurillo has represented businesses and individuals throughout Florida. Her practice includes representing private and commercial lending institutions as creditors in commercial litigation, foreclosure, bankruptcy and business law matters, as well as borrowers, in workouts, foreclosures and bankruptcy reorganizations. She has also represented creditors nationally in business, retail and nursing home Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
Robert Kapusta, Jr.
Robert Kapusta, Jr. is the President of Fisher & Sauls, P.A., one of St. Petersburg's oldest law firms. He has been practicing law for over twenty-
five years and specializes in real estate, corporate and business law and estate planning. He is also a C.P.A. and received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, law degree from Stetson College of Law and a masters degree from the University of Florida College of Law. Mr. Kapusta has been active in both the bar association, having previously served as its Treasurer, and the foundation, serving on and chairing the Heroes Among Us Committee, previously serving as its Treasurer and chairing its grant committee. He is also the chair of the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership.
Richard J. Shonter, Jr.
Richard Shonter is a Director for The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration, Inc.