FirstWave Financial’s Laura Chiesman to Chair 2019 United Way Campaign.

Satellite Beach, FL, April 25, 2019 – FirstWave Financial announces the appointment of First Wave Financial President, Laura Chiesman, CFP®, CDFA® as chairwoman of the upcoming 2019 United Way of Brevard Campaign.

As the United Way of Brevard Campaign chair, Ms. Chiesman will serve as an advocate for United Way of Brevard’s annual fundraising drive. She will be working with the United Way team on developing campaign strategies and recruiting a motivated, committed core of volunteers to drive donations and support more than 200 workplace campaigns.

“I am honored to help spearhead the fundraising campaign for United Way of Brevard this year,” said Laura Chiesman. “Our efforts will bring people and resources together to focus on the local issues that matter most while improving lives and conditions right here in our own community.”

The United Way of Brevard mission is to provide leadership that creates lasting benefits for the community and its residents by mobilizing caring people to give, advocate and volunteer. United Way of Brevard fights for the education and financial stability of every person in the community.

“We are thrilled that Laura Chiesman has agreed to serve as our 2019 Campaign Chair,” said Rob Rains, United Way of Brevard President. “Laura demonstrated leadership and commitment in serving on our campaign team last year. She is extremely well organized and connected with a great strategic mindset.”

“Most importantly, she really cares about our community.”

The 2019 United Way of Brevard fundraising campaign will kickoff in September. Leading up to that time, Ms. Chiesman will work with other board members and United Way of Brevard staff to identify areas of critical need in Brevard County, set campaign goals and determine the most effective means of achieving those goals.

“I am grateful to have worked along side last year’s campaign chairwoman, Debbie Goode,” said Chiesman. “That experience demonstrated how committed leadership through United Way can generate investment in our community, inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.”

Past United Way of Brevard Campaign Chairs:
2005 Howard Lance
2006 Dr. Tony Catanese
2007 Sheriff Jack Parker
2008 Dr. Rich DiPatri
2009 Mark Mikolajczyk
2010 Chas Hoyman
2011 Howard Tipton
2012 Adrian Laffitte
2013 Jeff Kiel
2014 Carol Craig
2015 Wayne Ivey
2016 Therrin Protze
2017 Desmond Blackburn
2018 Debbie Goode

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About FirstWave Financial:
FirstWave Financial is an independent wealth management firm, providing planning and advocacy for successful families and business. They are based in Satellite Beach, Florida. For more information, call 321-773-7773 or visit

About United Way of Brevard:
United Way of Brevard funds large scale collaborations, individual agencies and specific programs focused on the building blocks of a good life – education, financial stability and health along with a safety net of health and human services. United Way also oversees and effectively deploys resources through VITA Tax Preparation Assistance, Financial Education, Healthy Families, Gifts in Kind and the Benefits Connection programs. Through United Way, the contributions of thousands of individual donors become a force for change in the community. United Way of Brevard was established in 1957.