Dave Payne, President
Dave is a media relations specialist who throughout his career has represented major B-to-B and B-to-C brands such as Randstad USA, Best Buy, Home Depot and Coca-Cola. His experience includes PR planning, crisis communications and management, media relations strategy, executive media trainings, desk side media tours, and event planning and management. His work has landed his clients in top-tier publications such as Reuters, Associated Press, The New York Times, The Huffington Post and USA Today. Dave also has reporting experience, writing at outlets such as The Gainesville Sun and The Tampa Tribune.
Jeanette Payne, Chief Financial Officer
Jeanette is a CPA who spent 12 years with the Office of the State Attorney for the 10th Judicial Circuit. Jeanette received her bachelor’s degree and MBA from Florida Southern College in Lakeland. She sat for the May 2003 CPA Exam and earned the highest score in the State of Florida. Jeanette worked as an Investigator in the Economic Crimes Unit of the prosecutor’s office serving Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties. She served as Chief Investigator of the Investigations Division of the office for 5 years. Jeanette received her Certified Public Manager designation in 2007. Jeanette has lectured at continuing education seminars for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the local chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland in the area of forensic accounting.