Leadership Lakeland Introduces New Class

The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the 30 members of the newest class of Leadership Lakeland, a program designed to identify and train leaders for volunteer organizations. Class XXXVI is led by chair Michelle B. Ledford of MADE, a branding agency, and chair-elect Chuck McDanal of Kindelan McDanal & Associates. Class members include:

Steven G. Achinger, MD, FASN, Managing Partner/Chairman of the Board, Watson Clinic LLP

Randolph Barber, V.P. Industrial Maintenance and Purchasing, Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Leon Battle, Executive Director of Child Hunger and Family Support Services, One More Child / Florida Baptist Children’s Home

Sarah Bhagat, COO LRHMC and VP Organizational Effectiveness LRH, Lakeland Regional Health

William B. Bracken, Jr., Attorney, Bracken & Bergwall, P.A.

Amanda Frankel Brice, Clinical Manager/Marketing Director, Agnini Family Dental

Michael Paul Carey, Manager, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Tom Collins, Sr. Director, Marketing, Saddle Creek Logistics Services

Erin Ferguson, Marketing Specialist II, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union

Ana Vargas Gillespie, Owner, Lakeland Escape Room

Taher Hisham Hamid, Marketing Manager, Alltek Services

Kaitlin Irmscher, Administration Manager, Chastain-Skillman

Ellen J. Katzman, Executive Director, PACE Center for Girls

Rebecca Knowles, Director of Communications and Community Partnerships, All Saints Academy

Thomas C. Lloyd, VP/Private Banking Officer, Bank of Central Florida

John S. Lowman, IV, Credit Manager, Avon Leasing, Inc.

Sara Roberts McCarley, Founder/Chairman, Randy Roberts Foundation

Douglas W. McPherson, VP, Private Banker, Citizens Bank & Trust

Ashley Metts Miller, Community Engagement Director, VISTE

Holly Parrish, Owner, PH Solutions, LLC

Teddra Joy Porteous, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, Polk County Public Schools

Eric Powell, Financial Advisor, RightPlan Financial

Brenda Patricia Ramirez, Attorney, Kaylor Law Group

Brenda C. Reddout, Executive Director, Talbot House Ministries

Douglas Edward Riley, Fire Chief, Lakeland Fire Department

Parminder Sahota, VP of Sales, Boring Business Systems

Bethany Tricia Thomas, Vice President for Student Development, Southeastern University

Amanda Walls, Senior Attorney, Peterson & Myers, P.A.

Jason Williams, Loan Officer, Farm Credit of Central Florida

Lori A. Winstead, Director of County Court, Assistant State Attorney, State Attorney’s Office