Joe Frank

Joe FrankJoe Frank brings a diverse knowledge of the business world to his position as President of 1st Choice Payroll Solutions. He earned his degree with honors from Husson College in Maine, held various managerial positions with Scott Paper Company, and served 10 years as Chairman of the Board of a large Credit Union in Southern Maine. Prior to creating 1st Choice Payroll Solutions, he was President of Business Made Easy, Inc. an independent agent working with Employee Leasing Companies in Florida.

Joe is also a 220 General Lines Agent and as such can provide your company with competitive quotes on your business insurance needs.

Margarita Ramirez

Office Manager

Maggy has lived in SWFL for most of her life. She and her siblings grew up in Bonita Springs. She loves the weekend get together with her family and friends for cookouts. She is an avid Miami Dolphins Fan and founding member of our annual Dolphins vs Patriots Game Day – Tailgating celebration in Miami.

Maggy’s knowledge of Employee Leasing, Payroll Processing, Workers’ Compensation and General Liability Insurance as well as her familiarity with Immigration paperwork and processes make her a valuable member of our team.


Elida Vasquez Cortez

Elida Vasquez Cortez,  is an Assistant Manager with seven years of experience working alongside the staff and executive team at 1st Choice Payroll Solutions, Inc. 

Elida specializes in managing the workflow of clients and assisting them with their workers’ compensation and payroll needs as well as assisting in the development and management of the staff. She is a licensed 4-40 agent and a notary public.

Elida is an energetic and efficient manager and uses her positive attitude to encourage the team at 1st Choice Payroll Solutions, Inc to work hard and succeed.

Elida is inspired daily by the wisdom & words her mother instilled in her. She was born and in Fort Myers and raised in Bonita Springs. On her free time, Elida likes to listen to music, enjoying time with her family and making memories.


Adriana Ramirez

Adriana is our newest Agent at 1st Choice Payroll Solutions, Inc. She likes working with such a supportive group of people and enjoys having that one-on-one customer service with our clients.

Born and raised in sunny Southwest Florida, Adriana enjoys our wonderful beaches, walking along the shoreline watching the sunset. She has a passion for singing, watching soccer and spending quality time with family is her top priority.

Adriana is a responsible and adaptive team player, and she strives each day to learn something new and gives her absolute best every day!  As Albert Einstein once said, “When you stop learning you start dying.”


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