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Executive Committee

Kathryn Bevilacqua-Ely

Executive Director – Bartow Chamber of Commerce (Ex Officio: Board of County Commissioners Appointee) (Board Vice-Chair, Interim Chair)

Terry Brigman

Community At Large (Enhancements Committee Chair)

Jay Burns, Jr.

CEO – Crown Information Management (Board Secretary)

Nancy Ebrahimi

Child Care Supervisor, Circuit 10 (Ex Officio: Department of Children & Families) (Board Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair)


John Hill

Deputy Superintendent, Polk County Schools (Ex Officio: District Superintendent of Schools Designee)

Stacy Campbell-Domineck

CEO – Career Source Polk (Ex Officio: Workforce Development Director)

Nicholas Emanuel

President – Cirtosuco North America, Inc

Dr. Lee Thomas

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Polk State College (Ex Officio: President of Community College Designee)

Dr. Joy Jackson

Director – Florida Department of Health in Polk County (Ex Officio: County Health Department Director)

Karie Barquin

Senior Coordinator/Interim Director – Head Start Polk (Ex Officio: Head Start Director)

Benjamin LeFrancois

Shareholder – GrayRobinson, P.A.

Cherry McClellan

Director – First United Methodist Preschool (Representative of Faith-Based Child Care Provider)

Cindi Parker-Pearson

Principal – Achievement Academy (Representative of Children with Disabilities)

Jobe Ream

Director – FutureCare Learning Center (Representative of Private Child Care Provider)

Randy Saunders

VP of Wealth Management – Synovus Bank

Charles Thompson

VP of Operations – Commercial Warehousing, Inc.

Rickey Maxey

Assistant VP of Board Operations & Economic Development – Florida Polytechnic University

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