Meet the Creative Pinellas Board

Executive Board Members

David Warner, Board President

I have been a journalist for more than three decades in Tampa Bay, Philly, and Vermont, with a year off for good behavior on an arts journalism fellowship at Columbia… Read More

John Brielmaier III, Treasurer

John Brielmaier is a Pinellas County native, CPA, and appreciator of the arts. John enjoys being a part of the community through local nonprofit board participation as well as professionally… Read More

Kathi Grau, Secretary

I’m a native Chicago gal who was smart enough to come to Florida right after college! I am a retired educator of forty years, teaching middle and high school visual… Read More

Board Members

Mark Weinkrantz, Board Member

Mark is a retired airline pilot and has lived in Pinellas County resident since 1988. He is a graduate University of Florida In addition to Creative Pinellas, board member of… Read More

Susan Benjamin, Board Member

Susan Benjamin is the director/owner of Syd Entel Galleries/Susan Benjamin Glass etc. for the last 36 years. She is very active in the community as a past President of the… Read More

Doreen Moore, Ex Officio

Doreen is a native of St. Petersburg, having resided in Pinellas County all her life. In 1986 she opened Total Realty Services, and subsequently Travel Resort Services, Inc. was formed… Read More

Flora Maria Garcia, Board Member

Ms. Garcia has almost 40 years of nonprofit arts leadership experience, focused on local and state arts agencies. Now retired, she served for nine years as CEO of United Arts… Read More

Commissioner Karen Seel, Ex Officio

Karen Williams Seel was appointed to the Pinellas County Commission by Governor Jeb Bush in January 1999. She was reelected in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020. She served… Read More

Joyce Cotton, Board Member

Joyce Cotton, Director of Marketing and Community Partnerships, has worked in the television industry for 45 years, beginning her broadcasting career with Scripps Howard Broadcasting WEWS in Cleveland, Ohio. She… Read More

Robin Miller, Board Member

Robin is currently the CEO of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce (TBBCoC). Prior to joining in January of 2008, Robin was the entrepreneur that designed and developed the… Read More

CJ Zygadlo, Board Member

CJ is a local CPA specializing in all things tax for businesses, individuals, trusts, and nonprofits. She has a passion for the arts and enjoys supporting Pinellas County and its… Read More

Celeste Davis, Board Member

I am a native of St. Petersburg. I hold an English Degree from Spelman College, MFA from The George Washington University and certificate in Fine Art and Furniture Appraisal from… Read More

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