Thomas Conwell

Executive Director of Florida Professionals Association

Meet Our Team


Thomas Conwell started his career on the floors of the Chicago Board of Trade in the early 80's. He founded and started numerous businesses in the real estate and financial fields through the 90's. In the early 2000's Thomas sold his business's in the mid-west and relocated in Florida where he and his family have owned and operated numerous multi-million dollar corporations.


Thomas has worked with many state, local and federal agencies On private and public projects. Today as Executive Director of FPA his goal is to educate and elevate the standards for small business entrepreneurs in SWF.

Bruce H. Vanderlaan

Attorney at Law, P.A.

Bruce H. Vanderlaan, Attorney at Law, P.A. is a law firm dedicated to serving small to medium sized businesses and health care professional practices, as well as individuals needing estate planning services.


Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, is an honors graduate of The University of Detroit School of Law, and did additional coursework at The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.


In addition to writing numerous articles for legal and public periodicals, Bruce has delivered numerous seminars and presentations to small business owners on creating small business strategies and succession planning. Estate planning for individuals is also a vital part of the law firm ...


Whether you are a small business owner interested in making your business stronger, or an individual who wants to protect your family and your assets, you need an attorney who knows from experience what you want, what you need, and what you are going through. Bruce made a choice to live here, to raise his family here, to be an employer here. Bruce is a resource here, for you to utilize to make your business, and your life, better.