Tampa, Fla. – Tony Coleman, co-founder and president of AaSys Group, Inc., has taken over as board chairman at the University Area Community Development Corporation (University Area CDC), following the term completion of former board chair, Gene Marshall, who will continue to serve on the board as immediate past chairman.
“We could not have appointed a more deserving chairman,” said Sarah Combs, University Area CDC executive director and CEO. “Mr. Coleman brings with him a wealth of experience and great knowledge of this organization, and this appointment serves as a testament to his leadership. I know that he will continue to support University Area CDC’s mission and legacy in our community, as well as break new boundaries in this role.”
A native Floridian, Coleman has been committed to University Area CDC since 2013, most recently serving as treasurer. Coleman’s company, AaSys Group, was founded in 1992 and specializes in banking consulting and system integration. In 2011, Coleman started another company – Focus Audits, Inc. – working with financial institutions in compliance, GLBA, Information Security and banking regulations. Today, AaSys and Focus operate in more than 15 states with 500 plus financial industry customers.
Coleman also is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise of Florida Southern College, where he received a Bachelors degree in Business Management in 1975. He is a board member for the San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union and sits on the boards of WEDU-TV, the Diocese of St. Petersburg Catholic Charities and Sacred Heart Early Childhood Center.
Coleman is a past member of the Board of Governors and is a past executive committee member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. He also served as the 1999 and 2000 chair of the Emerging Business Council of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Coleman is a founding member and current treasurer of the International Paso Horse Federation and a former executive committee member and treasurer of the Paso Fino Horse Association.
University Area CDC offers support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. For more information about University Area DC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership and a designated Gold Bicycle Friendly Business, visit www.uacdc.org or call 813.558.5212.