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Estero Council of Community Leaders

P.O. Box 424

Estero, Florida 33929

Board of Directors



Don Eslick, Interim Chairman and Director Emeritus

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From 2002 to  2011, Mr. Eslick  served as the founding Chairman of the Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL). He is now serving as Interim Chairman until December 2015.  During the last 14 years he has served Lee County government and many other civic groups on  important Boards and advisory committees including:

  • Lee County Smart Growth Committee
  • Lee County Charter Review Committee, Chairman, 2008
  • Lee County Density Reduction/Groundwater Resource Advisory (DR/GR) Committee
  • Citizen Member of the Ft. Myers News Press Editorial Board
  • Co-Chair of the South Lee County Hospital Committee
  • Co-Chair of the Joint City of Bonita Springs/Estero Biannual Workshops
  • Member of the Southwest Florida Watershed Council Board
  • Member of the Bonita Community Foundation Board
  • Member of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Lee County

Awarded Lee County Citizen of the Year in 2005. 

After a decade in public finance in 1993 he founded Public Finance Associates (PFA)  and assumed the role of Executive Director of the Illinois Tax Increment Association (ITIA).

Over a decade he served as Assistant State Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Illinois State Comptroller and staff director for the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. While with the Speaker, Mr. Eslick had the principal staff responsibility for developing many major pieces of legislation  including the Illinois Development Finance Authority to finance business and industrial development in Illinois.

BA in Economics from Purdue University,  an MBA from the University of Chicago and PhD studies in Economics at the University of Illinois.  Taught  Economics at Marquette and Loyola of Chicago Universities. Member of the American Economic Association, the Council on Urban Economic Development, the Illinois Development Council and the American Educational Finance Association.

Bob Lienesch, Finance Director

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Bob Lienesch is a retired CPA, and CFO and Sr. VP of a Cincinnati – based NYSE company. Has served as the ECCL’S Finance Director for over four years. Currently serves as the ECCL’s liaison to the Estero Historic Preservation Citizens’ Committee, Trustee of the Estero Fire Rescue Pension Plan, Director of the Brooks Concerned Citizens, and President of the SW FL Germanic Genealogy Society. Formerly served as the Treasurer of the Estero Community Improvement Foundation and a Director of the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council.

Pete Cangialosi, Environmental Director

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Retired Environmental Engineer; Professional Engineer licensed in Minnesota and New York (both presently inactive), 2 years’ volunteer experience with US Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Permitting Program (Enforcement) in Ft Myers, FL in 2013 and 2014. Currently trained as Volunteer Naturalist with Lee County Parks and Recreation at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.

Jim Tatooles, Community Planning Director

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Construction Management and Real Estate Development experience.  Graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Served as a Combat Engineering Lieutenant in Germany.  MBA in Production Management from the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University.  President of Intercontinental Engineering & Development Corp, a company working on both private and FHA projects with responsibilities directly overseeing development concepts, zoning, finance, construction, lease management and sales marketing.  Owner of Euclid Construction/Management.  Past institutional representative to the Boy Scouts of America, Past President of his school’s Alumni Associations and as a private pilot, most recently past commander of the Medinah Aviation Unit, transporting needy children to Shriner Hospitals

Bob King, Transportation

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Bob King retired to Florida in 2008. A mechanical engineer, he worked for Boeing for 21 years and then in senior management with several start-up companies in the robotics and artificial intelligence fields before becoming a small business owner and operator. Since moving to Estero he has been active as chairman of Bella Terra Neighborhood Watch, chairman of the neighborhood compliance committee and served three terms as president of the master homeowners association. He is a member of the East Corkscrew Road Alliance and was appointed by the village of Estero to serve on the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Citizen Advisory Committee.