Derrick L. Henry, a Daytona Beach native, is serving his second term as mayor of the City of Daytona Beach. In addition to his role as Daytona Beach’s mayor, he serves as a school-based administrator for the Volusia County School District. Prior to serving as the city’s top elected official, Mayor Henry was a teacher, assistant principal, high school basketball coach at Mainland High school, where he was recognized as Volusia County’s Social Studies “Teacher of the Year” in 1998-1999. He also served as the city’s Zone 5 commissioner from 2009 to 2011. As chairman of the First Step Shelter’s board of directors, Mayor Henry has been committed to working collaboratively with community stakeholders to build and operate Volusia County’s only come-as-you-are shelter
Dwight Selby is CEO of Selby Realty Inc., a full-service commercial real estate firm serving Volusia & Flagler counties. He is also an Owner / Investor in various types of commercial real estate: retail, office, multi-tenant industrial, manufactured home park and vacant land. Selby was elected to the Ormond Beach City Commission as Zone 1 Commissioner in November 2016. He has a heart for the homeless and has donated hundreds of hours in service to the homeless. Previously he served as the Convention & Tourism Director for the Daytona Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. He is active in the community:
- President of the Ormond Beach Community Foundation.
- Past President of the Daytona Beach Area Assn of Realtors.
- Past President Cardinal Estates, a 50+ home mixed income-affordable housing development in Daytona Beach.
- Board Member of Men of Faith.
- He and his wife attend Oasis Church in Ormond Beach.
- He has participated or lead mission teams to places like Cuba, Egypt, Paraguay, Peru, Bahamas, and Haiti.
- Treasurer of Florida Manufactured Housing Assn.
- Active Member of Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce, Citizens for Ormond Beach, Ormond MainStreet, Ormond Beach Historical Society, Halifax Historical Society, Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens, Daytona Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Team Volusia Economic Development Council and the NRA.
- Member of Florida Commercial Brokers Network, National Assn. of Realtors, Florida Realtors and Daytona Beach Area Assn. of Realtors.
- Eagle Scout.
He and his wife, Sheryl, have lived in Ormond Beach for 34 years. They have 2 sons – Brett, 31, and Kyle, 30. Both are married and they have two grandchildren.
Mike Panaggio is a national trendsetter in direct marketing. Panaggio’s exceptional vision and creativity have propelled his company, DME toward continual growth and profitability in the one-to-one marketing field. DME has been helping its customers achieve sustainable, profitable revenue growth for over 30 years.
Today his focus is on creating a new kind of groundbreaking sports and marketing operation at DME Sports and all of its affiliates—DME Academy, HSSPORTS.COM and HSSPORTS INSIDER—are part of Mike’s visionary drive
Panaggio prepped at prestigious Deerfield Academy and then played four years of basketball for his father at SUNY Brockport, where he graduated with a degree in Economics and the all-time record for points scored in a career.
Mike continued to score points in business as he ascended to the top ranks as a commodities and securities broker with Merrill Lynch and Prudential Bache in Rochester, New York.
Mike founded Direct Mail Express (DME) in 1984. In the decades since, DME has grown from three employees and a carload of ideas into an 11-acre, 140,000 square foot campus employing over 500 people, which has become one of the top direct marketing companies operating in the US today.
Chase Tramont was born and raised in the Daytona area and currently resides in Port Orange. He attended elementary and middle school at St. Paul’s Catholic School and is a graduate of Mainland High School where he led the basketball team to a State Championship in 1998 for which he was named the Final Four MVP. Upon graduation, he attended Flagler College in neighboring St. Augustine on a full basketball scholarship. He graduated in 2002 and immediately began his ministerial service in Volusia County at First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach.
Wanting to get out of his comfort zone, Chase responded to an invitation to relocate to Georgia in 2004 and continue his service to communities and families. He spent his twenties as a pastor and motivational speaker, mentoring and ministering to students and parents across the Southeast in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Texas. In 2010 he returned home and accepted an opportunity to follow in his parents’ footsteps (Bruce and Sharon Tramont) into public education to teach and coach at Spruce Creek High School. “Coach Tramont” is the head boys basketball coach and currently teaches US History.
In 2016, Chase ran successfully to fill the vacated seat for the Port Orange City Council District 2. He won his bid for re-election in 2018 and is now serving his own four-year term.
Chase is married to Staci Tramont and they have four children: Shea, Chloe, Jacob, and Kennedy Reagan.
Bill Milano has served on the Ponce Inlet Town Council since 2012. He moved from Broward County, Florida in 2002 with his wife Patty of 52 years; retiring after 38 years as an Educator, 16 of which as a high school principal. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Math Education, a Masters in Guidance and Counseling, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Administration Leadership and Guidance and Counseling. He was honored as the Florida Principal of the Year by the Florida Thespian Association, and, also, as the United States Principal of the Year by the North American Thespian Association, the International Exchange Club Secretary/Treasurer of the year and he was honored as the Alumnus of the Year by Broward State College for his community service. Bill’s service record includes: 2 years as a Ponce Inlet Planning Board member, 16 years and counting as a homeowner association member and president; earned designation as a United States Swim Official and was selected as the meet referee in the Florida High School Swimming Championship. Bill is a member and current Treasurer of the First Step Shelter for the Homeless board. Patty and Bill enjoy frequent visits with their 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
Rose Ann Tornatore is the sole owner of Wholesale Lighting, Inc. in Daytona, Florida. She joined the Board of Directors of First Step Shelter in September 2019. Rose Ann is originally from Canastota, New York. She has a background in administrative support and property management, managing apartment complexes. Rose Ann brings her compassion, energy, desire to involve the community, and to see First Step Shelter be supported by all and to be a success for those who walk through its doors.