About

Choose Tallahassee

How We Began

Choose Tallahassee was organized by a group of volunteers who felt that our wonderful community had much to offer – a mild climate, high quality of health care, affordable cost of living, countless learning opportunities, and abundant recreational offerings.

Our initiative quickly gained support from a large number of our community organizations and individual community leaders. 

The Choose Tallahassee Action Team (CTAT) is made up of a group of more than 60 local volunteers representing a large variety of local businesses, government entities and agencies with the same goal of promoting Tallahassee as one of the best places to live in Florida.

Mission

To enhance our region’s innovation and vitality by attracting and retaining a diverse population of young professionals, entrepreneurs, creative talent, retirees, and students.

Vision

To be a positive window to the world for Tallahassee and Leon County. 

Meet the Team

Gregg Patterson

Executive Director

Lara Keresztes

Executive Assistant

Board of Directors

Choose Tallahassee Board Chair, Virginia Glass

Virginia Glass

Board Chair
Coldwell Banker/ Community Volunteer

Choose Tallahassee Board member Antonio Montoya

Antonio Montoya

Domi Station

Choose Tallahassee board member, Dave Bruns

Dave Bruns

AARP

Choose Tallahassee Board Member, Hella Spellman

Hella Spellman

Tallahassee Senior Center

Choose Tallahassee board member, Marjorie Turnbull

Marjorie Turnbull

Former Florida House of Representatives

Choose Tallahassee board member, Steven Haynes

Steven Haynes

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital

Choose Tallahassee board Treasurer, Scott Balog

Scott Balog

Treasurer
TCC Center for Innovation

Choose Tallahassee board member Brooke Hallock

Brooke Hallock

Capital City Bank

Choose Tallahassee Board member, Debra Herman

Debra Herman

Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI)

Choose Tallahassee board member, Jimmy Cole

Jimmy Cole

Florida State University

choose tallahassee board member, Mary Stafford

Mary Stafford

Prime Meridian Bank

Choose Tallahassee Board member, Tom Asbury

Tom Asbury

Premier Fine Homes

Choose Tallahassee secretary, Anita Favors

Anita Favors

Secretary
IntegriVision Global

Choose Tallahassee board member, Chip Hartung

Chip Hartung

Coldwell Banker

Choose Tallahassee board member, Doreen Kobelo

Doreen Kobello

Florida A&M University

Choose Tallahassee Board member, Lew Wilson

Lew Wilson

Florida Veterans Foundation

Choose Tallahassee board member, bono

Michelle Bono

Bono Communications & Marketing

Ex Officio

Choose Tallahassee Ex Officio Katrina Tuggerson

Katrina Tuggerson

Capital City Chamber

Choose Tallahassee ex officio member, Jay Revell

Jay Revell

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

Choose Tallahassee ex officio member, Cristina Paredes

Cristina L Paredes

Office of Economic Vitality

Choose Tallahasse Ex Officio Kerri Post

Kerri Post

Visit Tallahassee

Diversity Committee

Anita Favors

Chairman of the Diversity Committee

IntegriVision Global

Katrina Tuggerson

Capital City Chamber

Gregg Patterson

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Lara Keresztes

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Diversity Committee

Anita Favors CHAIRWOMAN IntegriVision Global

Katrina Tuggerson Capital City Chamber

Gregg Patterson Choose Tallahassee

Lara Keresztes Choose Tallahassee

Marketing Committee

Thomas Asbury Jr.

Chairman of the Marketing Committee

Premier Fine Homes 

Katheryn Veldhouse

On the Rocks Bartending

Lisa Blaser

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

Chip Hartung

Coldwell Banker

Keri Post

Visit Tallahassee

Tom Glennon

Capital Health Plan

Dan Parisi

Rowland Publishing

Kati Kole

Visit Tallahassee

Brooke Hallock

Capital City Bank

Jimmy Cole

Florida State University

Lori Elliott

FSU Opening Nights

Jason Naumann

The Naumann Group

John Baker

Prime Meridian Bank

Scott Balog

Tallahassee Community College Center for Innovation

Roshan Rajan

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

Marketing Committee

Thomas Asbury Jr. CHAIRMAN Premier Fine Homes

John Baker Prime Meridian Bank

Scott Balog TCC Center for Innovation

Lisa Blaser Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

Roshan Rajan Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

Jimmy Cole Florida State University

Lori Elliiott FSU Opening Nights

Tom Glennon Capital Health Plan

Brooke Hallock Capital City Bank

Chip Hartung Coldwell Banker

Kati Kole Visit Tallahassee

Dan Parisi Rowland Publishing

Keri Post Visit Tallahassee

Jason Naumann The Naumann Group

Katheryn Veldhouse On The Rocks Bartending