Gus Guadagnino

“Gus” Guadagnino was elected to the Hernando County School Board on November 6, 2012. Gus is a 35-year Hernando County resident. He is a Board member of the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, the former President of the Hernando County Education Foundation and current member of the Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation. He is a member of the Hernando County Sheriff’s ‘YES Program’ and a past Director, Board Member or Chairman of numerous other local civic and non-profit organizations.

Gus holds an Associate's Degree in Industrial Arts from New York Community College. Despite his many achievements, he is most proud of his family. He and his wife, Annmarie, have been married for 40 years. Gus says “Annmarie has a good chance for sainthood”. Together they have two grown children, Nicole and Joseph. His best buddies are his two dogs, Sonny & Fredo.

Gus Guadagnino
Board Chair
919 North Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
District #4


Professional Leadership Experience

  • Hernando County School Board - Chairman, Member – 2012-Current
  • Businessman, 1968 – Current
  • Gus Guadagnino (Volunteer Leadership Experience)
  • With over 25,000 hours of volunteer leadership on such organizations as:
  • Grand Lodge of Florida, State Vice President, Second Vice President, Trustee
  • Una Famiglia Lodge 2882, Founder, President, Member
  • Nature Coast Lodge 2502, State Trustee, Member
  • K9 Partners for Patriots – Chairman, Board Member
  • Veterans H.E.A.T Factory – Founder, CEO, Board President
  • St Jude Children’s Research Hosp, Nature coast Chapter - President
  • H.C. Education Foundation – Founder, President, Board Member
  • P/H Early Learning Coalition – Chairman, Board Member
  • GHC Chamber of Commerce – President, Board Member
  • Hernando County Blood Bank – President, Board Member
  • The Dawn Center – Chairman, Board Member
  • Sheriff’s Y.E.S. Program – Chairman, Board Member
  • Sheriff’s Charities Board – Vice Chairman, Board Member
  • The Arc of the Nature Coast – Chairman, Board Member
  • PHSC Foundation – Chairman, Board Member
  • Technology Engineering Committee – Advisory Committee Member
  • Big Brother/Big Sister – Board Member
  • Take Stock In Children – Board Member
  • Hernando County YMCA - Chairman, Board Member
  • Oak Hill Hospital - Community Advisory Board Member
  • Suncoast Technical Education Center – Design Team member
  • H.C. American Cancer Society – President, Board Member
  • Light House for the Blind- Chairman, Board Member
  • Hernando Adult Education – Creation Board Member
  • H.C. Tourism Council – Chairman – Board Member
  • Economic Development Council – Chairman, Board Member
  • H.C. Manufacturer’s Assoc. - Founder, President, Board Member
  • Pasco/Hernando American Heart Assoc.  - Chairman, Board Member

Awards & Recognition

  • Sam Walton Business of the Year -- Chamber Community Impact Businessman
  • Commissioners Businessman Recognition -- Florida Commissioner of Education (Twice Awarded)
  • Italian Renaissance Club Distinguished Businessman of the Year


Gus Guadagnino