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Board of Directors

The volunteer leadership of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce encourages enthusiastic participation and provides direction for the programs and services provided for the Chamber’s investors. The Chamber’s 42-member Board of Directors serves a vital role in establishing policy and shaping the direction of the Chamber and are reflective of the diversity that defines our region’s business community.

The Board meets typically on the 4th Wednesday of the month (excluding summer months) in order to review and approve internal documents and procedures, establish policies and protocol, and perform any other duties deemed to be in the best interest of the Chamber and its investors.

2020 Executive Committee


Chair of the Board
Matt Clark
Broadway Real Estate Services

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Chair Elect
Will Link
Reed Mawhinney & Link, PLLC

Michelle Ledford - 2019 Board Chair - official Portrait

Immediate Past Chair
Michelle Ledford
Principal / President


Joe G. Tedder
JBT Properties, LLC


Vice Chair, Advocacy
Gow Fields
Fields Insurance & Financial Group


Vice Chair, Business Resource Center
Stacey Heacock Weeks
Executive Vice President
Heacock Insurance Group


Vice Chair, Communications
Derek Oxford
Financial Planner
CPS Investment Advisors

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Vice Chair, Investor Experience
Amanda Walls
Peterson & Myers, P.A.


Vice Chair, Organizational Integrity
Jason Rodda
CEO and President
Rodda Construction

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General Counsel
J. Scott Reed
Pilka & Associates, P.A.

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President & CEO
Cory Skeates
Lakeland Chamber of Commerce

2020 Directors

Dr. Steven Achinger
Watson Clinic, LLP

Sylvia Blackmon-Roberts
Southeastern University

Jacqueline Byrd
Polk County Public Schools

Bretta Christakos
CenterState Bank, N.A.

Stephanie Colon
Prime Meridian Bank

Tony Delgado
City of Lakeland

Danielle Drummond
Lakeland Regional Health

Dr. Angela Garcia Falconetti
Polk State College

Scott Folsom
Bank of Central Florida

Patrick Gogliardo
Real Time Janitorial, Inc.

Bill Mutz
City of Lakeland

Cory Neupauer
Lakeland Automall - Ford & Hyundai

Angela Rinella

William Roll
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

James Sidou
Saddle Creek Logistics Services

Brandon Silk
Two Men and a Truck

Mary Stephenson
Citizens Bank & Trust

Brian West
Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Stacy Williams-Myers
Achievement Academy


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