Scott earns analyst designation

Michael Scott earned the chartered financial analyst designation in August. The designation is a global community of 165,000 investment management professionals dedicated to upholding the highest professional standards, cultivating strong and fair investment markets, and putting investors first. The CFA charter is the culmination of the CFA Program, which is governed by the CFA Institute and regarded as the gold standard for the investment industry.

 

Leadership Lakeland welcomes new class

With more than 150 alumni and friends in attendance at the Aug. 29 opening reception at The Lakeland Country Club, Class XXXVII chairman Chuck McDanal (Class XXXI, StudioC Solutions), introduced the 30 members of Leadership Lakeland Class XXXVII. Nicole Travis (Class XXXIV, City of Lakeland) will serve as chair-elect. Leadership Lakeland is an annual program designed to identify leadership and enhance existing leadership in our community. The class 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. The newest members are pictured left to right, front row: Rebecca Klein, A Woman’s Choice; Johnna Martinez, GiveWell Community Foundation; Mary Gray Stephenson, Citizens Bank & Trust; Ana Kalman, Lakeland Regional Health Systems; Amy Noelle Bratten, Southeastern University; Tracy Grey, Heartland for Children; Katherine Sultenfuss Schichtel, GrayRobinson; Tiffany Taylor, Replay Lakeland. Second row: Nicole Travis (Chair-Elect); Nicholas Patrick Merriweather, The Sanoba Law Firm; Jordan Courtney Weiland, Jordan Weiland Photography; Gwinnell Jarvis, Polk County Sheriff’s Office; Susan Hurlburt, Hurlburt Financial/Evans & Hurlburt CPAs; Parminder Sahota, Boring Business Systems; Kim Brunson, The Lakeland Rotary Club; Melissa Kulp, Florida Southern College; Andrew Carlos Ross, Florida Tropics Soccer Club; Steven J. Cole, Lanier Upshaw; Steve Ledford, Compass Mortgage; Chuck McDanal (chair). Third row: Christopher J. McGarvey, Wall Titus; Hans Lehman, Lakeland Police Department; Margaret Kovacs Connelly, Pace Center for Girls; Thomas James Culligan, Publix Super Markets; Karen Moore, Polk State College Foundation; Kyle Jensen, Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson; Dr. Jarett Gregory, Watson Clinic; Adam Hartley, Unlimited DPI; Brandon Tyler Clark, The Ruthvens; Craig Morby, The Yard on Mass; Ty Pinner, CenterState Bank; Shawn Sherrouse, City of Lakeland.

 

Polk Vision announces Leadership Polk Class

Polk Vision welcomed 29 members of Leadership Polk Class XIII at the Polk Vision annual meeting on Aug. 28 at the Lake Mirror Center in Lakeland. Started in 2007, the program brings together leaders from across the county. The 10-month program immerses participants in a curriculum that examines critical issues that impact our region. Leadership Polk Class XIII members pictured are, front row left to right: Anthony Camarillo, city of Lakeland/RP Funding Center; Lindsay Zimmerman, Central Florida Development Council; Greg Edwards, Lake Wales Medical Center and Katrina Hill, CNP. Second row left to right: Allen Reed, MADE: Travis Keyes, CenterState Bank; Amanda Jo Nicholson, Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce; Breanna Smith, city of Fort Meade; and Cyndi Durham, Winter Haven Hospital-Baycare. Third row left to right: John Hill, Polk County Public Schools; Diana Simmons, Greater Mulberry Chamber of Commerce; Amee Bailey, city of Lake Alfred; Derek Oxford, CPS Investment Advisors; and Terrell Griffin, city of Haines City. Fourth row: Mianne Nelson, Polk County Board of County Commissioners; Andria McDonald, Polk County Sheriff’s Office; Carrie Griner, Central Florida Health Care; Cyndi Jantomaso, Chair for Class XIII; Andy Oguntola, Polk State College; and Sherry Kelley, Citizens Bank & Trust. Fifth row: Andy Ray, Auburndale Police Department; Beneshea Frazier, Polk County Board of County Commissioners; Matt Green, Lakeland Christian School; Steven Elias, Pennoni; and David Black, Lake Wales Police Department. Last row: Justin Bolding, Rodda Construction; Ben Stevenson, Lakeland Housing Authority; Nick Plott, Tampa Electric; Ashley Link, Southern Homes; and Stacy Walsh, YMCA of West Central Florida. Cyndi Jantomaso, Leadership Polk Class VIII graduate and Haines City Economic Development Council executive director, will serve as chairwoman for Class XIII. For more information, visit http://portal.polkvision.com/.

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