LAURA KRUEGER BROCK CHAIR
Is a CPA. Graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Accounting. She served as a partner with local, regional and national CPA firms. She also holds the designations of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Laura and Jim have been married for 37 years and have two married children, Brittney and Tyson, who are both CPA's and one grandchild.
LARRY A. GRANER
Larry was born in Canby, Minnesota, moved to Pinellas County, Florida in 1972. He is married to Dawn Graner and has one stepson. He earned a BA in Accounting from St. Cloud State College in St. Cloud Minnesota. Larry has worked for Bert Smith International for 28 years has held the positions of CFO and General Manger; he continues to work in a part time as General Manager. Prior to becoming a member of St. Jerome’s in 2011, Larry was an active member at St. Justin Martyr for 25 years serving on the Stewardship Committee, Finance Council, Parish Council Transportation Ministry also serving as a Eucharistic minister and usher. Larry recently became a member of St. Jerome’s Welcome Committee. Larry is a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.
Born in New Jersey and moved to Pinellas County 34 years ago. Member of St Jerome Parish for 32 years. Married to Joanne Kyne; has 3 children and seven grandchildren. Graduated from Villanova University and has a Masters Certificate from USF. Spent the last 20 years as Director of Administration/Finance Director for the City of Seminole.
Born in Irvington, NJ. Graduated from Seton Hall University with BS Degree in Business Administration CPA
Worked for A large CPA Firm in New York City until going on Active Duty in the Navy.
Moved to Florida after navy active duty. Worked for Sears in various positions. (Store Controller, accounting Group Controller, Internal Auditor, Financial Trainer. Worked for the City of Clearwater as Department Controller, Acting Department Director, contracted in a auditing and training position. Currently retired except for part time tax return preparation.
St Jerome parishioner since moving to Pinellas county in 2014.
St Jerome Building Advisory Committee member since 2018.
Since 2014, employed by RAJE Technology Group, a private equity firm with investments in several semiconductor capital equipment companies. Chief Operating Officer since 2021.
Director of Operations, Plasma-Therm 2014-2020.
35 years experience working in manufacturing, operations and construction management.
MBA - with concentrations in Finance and Marketing – University of Connecticut, 1988.
BS Mechanical Engineering – NYU University, Brooklyn, NY, 1985.
FRANK J. CHAMPI
Frank moved to Indian Rocks Beach in 2011, after having lived in New England for over 40 years. He is a CPA and 1969 graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Economics and Accounting. Frank joined a National CPA firm where he became a partner in 1979. In 1989, he co-founded, and later became Managing Partner of a local firm in Providence, RI which grew into a regional 70-person accounting and business advisory firm prior to his retirement. He was a long-time Trustee, chair of the Finance Committee, and member of both the Parish Council and the Stewardship Committee, as well as a lector and Eucharistic Minister at his parish in Rhode Island. He has served as President and Treasurer of several philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations, such as the Rhode Island College Foundation and Hospice Care of Rhode Island. At St. Jerome Church, Frank is a reader/lector. His wife of 49 years, Harriet, and he have two sons and four grandchildren.