With more than 200 alumni and friends in attendance at Thursday’s Opening Reception, Class XXIX Chair Steve Bissonette (Class IX, City of Lakeland) introduced the members of Leadership Lakeland Class XXIX.
Congratulations to the following members:
David M. Brown, SunTrust Bank
Brian Charles Carroll, Southeastern University
Lesley Verplanck Chambers, Harrison School for the Arts
James R. Chastain, III, Chastain-Skillman, Inc.
Eugene Conrad III, C.M., Lakeland Linder Regional Airport
Timothy Benjamin Darby, Darby Law Group, P.A.
Celeste M. Deardorff, City of Lakeland
Dr. Edward Andrew Fazekas, Foot and Ankle Associates
Kathryn S. Haines, Lanier Upshaw, Inc.
Paula Higgins, Lakeland Regional Medical Center Foundation
Douglas B. Johnston, Saddle Creek Corporation
Jennifer Kincart Jonsson, A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.
Adil Kahn, Clark & Daughtrey Medical Group, P.A.
Calvin Knight, Ledger Media Group
Michelle B. Ledford, Madden
Bradley T. Lunz, Lunz Prebor Fowler Architects
Maggie McKeel Mariucci, University of South Florida Polytechnic
Daniel Medina, Medina Law Group, P.A.
Marijo Lynn O’Dell, Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida
Gabrielle O’Toole, Koala Outdoor
Samantha A. Parker Hopkins, Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc.
Michael A. Riskin, CPS Investment Advisors
Palemeschia Rivers Powell, Polk Museum of Art
Angelia Rossiter, Watson Clinic, LLP
Mandy Elizabeth Sanders, LarsonAllen, LLP
Jeffrey Dale Stephens, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Sozon Costa Vatikiotis, Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
John Kyle Vreeland, Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty
Stacy Williams, Achievement Academy
William Brian Yates, CenterState Bank
Together, these class members will complete a rigorous schedule of monthly day-sessions from October through May. Each session features hands-on experiences that engage class members in all aspects of Lakeland and Polk County’s community.
Leadership Lakeland is an annual program designed to identify leadership and enhance existing leadership in our community. The program unites leaders from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to improve their ability to lead effectively, offering its members a broad range of experiences and insights about the community, its people, its needs and its services.