Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Nominations Sought for 2020 Board of Directors

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In July, a nominating committee headed by Chair-elect Matt Clark (Broadway Real Estate Services) will begin work to nominate 12 new directors to serve a three-year term on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2020.

Chamber members are asked to submit their name or names of active members in good-standing who possess outstanding leadership qualities and who demographically represent the membership of the organization. Names of individuals will be submitted to the Nominating Committee, which is charged with selecting a representative slate of 12 directors to be presented to the membership for approval by September 1, 2019.

Names of proposed board candidates should be submitted no later than Friday, July 12, 2019 to: Cory Skeates, President, Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 3607, Lakeland, FL 33802-3607, by FAX:  683-7454 or by email: Questions regarding the nominations process may be directed to Cory at 688-8551, ext. 234 or at the above email address.

The membership of the Chamber is served by an elected 39-member board of directors and four ex officio members. These dedicated volunteer leaders direct the governance of the Chamber and represent the interests of the membership. As an active member, we encourage you to contact any of the following directors to provide input on how we as a business organization can better serve the diverse needs of our membership:

Executive Committee 

Board Chair: Michelle Ledford (MADE) 500-1477

Chair-elect:  Matt Clark (Broadway Real Estate Services) 683-3425

Immediate Past Chair:  Weymon Snuggs (Citizens Bank and Trust) 686-1430

Treasurer:  Joe G. Tedder (JBT Properties, LLC) 712-4930

Vice Chair, Advocacy:  Will Link (Reed Mawhinney and Link, PLLC) 687-1771

Vice Chair, Business Resource Center:  Gow Fields (Fields Insurance & Financial Group) 683-2816

Vice Chair, Communications/Marketing:  Stacey Heacock Weeks (Heacock Insurance Group) 683-2228

Vice Chair, Engagement:  Jonathan Crain (Two Men and a Truck) 646-6683

Vice Chair, Investor Development:  Derek Oxford (CPS Investment Advisors) 688-1725

 President:  Cory Skeates (Lakeland Chamber of Commerce) 688-8551 ext. 234

 General Counsel:  Craig B. Hill (Peterson & Myers, P.A.) 683-6511


Dr. Steven Achinger (Watson Clinic LLP) 680-7252

David Brown (Bank of Central Florida) 226-0836

Brian Burns (Ledger Media Group) 802-7000

Jacqueline Byrd (Polk County Public Schools) 534-0521

Tony Camarillo (RP Funding Center) 834-8133

Bretta Christakos (CenterState Bank, N.A.) 577-2975

Tony Delgado (City of Lakeland) 834-6006

Danielle Drummond (Lakeland Regional Health) 687-1195

Dr. Angela Falconetti (Polk State College) 297-1098

Dr. Kyle Fedler (Florida Southern College) 680-4124

Marcos Fernandez (Nineteen61 Latin Cuisine) 688-1961

Holland Henderson (Allen & Company of Florida, Inc.) 616-6041

Janice Tedder Jones (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) 687-7000

Rev. Eddie Lake (New Bethel A.M.E. Church) 687-1994

John Lancaster (Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, P.A.) 647-5337

Chrissanne Long (Maximize Digital Media) 606-5994

Erica Lupercio (CPS Investment Advisors) 688-1725

Cindy Maddox (Omnia, Inc.) 619-8100

Maggie Mariucci (Florida Polytechnic University) 874-8462

Chuck McDanal (StudioC Solutions) 877-1855

Tim Mitchell (Parker Street Ministries) 682-4544

Bill Mutz (City of Lakeland) 834-6005

Cory Neupauer (Lakeland Automall – Ford & Hyundai) 583-9248

Dr. Chris Owen (Southeastern University) 667-5146

David Robinson (DSM Technology Consultants) 802-8888

Jason Rodda (Rodda Construction, Inc.)  669-0990

David Sandow (Spherion) 667-0800

Jim Sidou (Saddle Creek Logistics Services) 669-2799

Amanda Walls (Peterson & Myers, P.A.) 683-6511

Brian West (Publix Super Markets, Inc.) 688-7407

Shelly Wilkes (Lakeland Magic) 825-3262