Movers & Shakers: March 2023

Posted By: Jennie Kroeger Movers & Shakers,

Whitney Fike
Connect Class 10
Northwest Region

Whitney Fike has been promoted to regional communications manager at International Paper. She will retain mill communications responsibilities at the Pensacola Mill while also providing strategic direction and people leadership at Containerboard mills in Orange, Texas, Springfield, Oregon, Maysville, Kentucky, and Newport, Indiana. Read more.

Cindy Littlejohn
Cornerstone Class 21
Northwest Region

Cindy recently published a narrative non-fiction book entitled “Palmetto Pioneers: The Emigrants.” The book is an account of the Walker family who settled in territorial Florida in Jefferson County in the late 1820s. The book begins in 1829 and ends in 1845 when Florida becomes a state. It was published on Amazon last summer and is the first of a series of three.

Sixteen Leadership Florida members were named among City & State's South Florida Power 100, the political players in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. These members (pictured above, L-R) include:

  • Alex Dominguez, Connect Class 6, Southeast Region
  • Brian Goldmeier, Connect Class 5, Lifetime Member, Southeast Region
  • Charles Caulkins, Executive Class 11, Gold Coast Region
  • Chip LaMarca, Cornerstone Class 32, Gold Coast Region
  • Gregory Adam Haile, Cornerstone Class 30, Lifetime Member, Gold Coast Region
  • Daniella Levine Cava, Cornerstone Class 24, Southeast Region
  • Jorge Gonzalez, Cornerstone Class 23, Lifetime Member, Southeast Region
  • Jose Dotres, Education Class 2, Southeast Region
  • Madeline Pumariega, Cornerstone Class 33, Southeast Region
  • Justin Sayfie, Cornerstone Class 32, Lifetime Member, Gold Coast Region
  • Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, Education Class 3, Lifetime Member, Southeast Region
  • Patrick Goddard, Executive Class 11, Southeast Region
  • Tony Coley, Cornerstone Class 36, Lifetime Member, Gold Coast Region
  • Steven Solomon, Cornerstone Class 39, Southeast Region
  • Yosbel Ibarra, Cornerstone Class 37, Lifetime Member, Southeast Region
  • Yolanda Cash Jackson, Cornerstone Class 19, Gold Coast Region

Chevalier Lovett
Connect Class 9
East Central Region
Lifetime Member

Chevalier Lovett, COO of Florida Risingreceived the Orlando Magic's "Magic Diversity Game Changer Award" presented by Florida Blue. He received this award in recognition of his outstanding work in the community.

Leadership Broward honored three Leadership Florida Members at their 2023 Fun Lunch, including:

  • David Coddington (Cornerstone Class 39, Gold Coast Region), senior vice president of business development for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
  • Maria Johnston (Cornerstone Class 34, Gold Coast Region, Lifetime Member), director of permitting and utilities for Crown Castle
  • Peter Moore (Cornerstone Class 32, Gold Coast Region, Lifetime Member), president of Chen Moore and Associates

Imran Siddiqui
Connect Class 8
Gulfstream Region
Lifetime Member

Imran Siddiqui began a new position as the founding executive director of Tech Equity Miami - a funding consortium aiming to remove entry barriers into the tech industry and create opportunities for underrepresented groups, including youth and small businesses in the Miami area.

Callie Neslund
Connect Class 3
West Central Region

Callie Neslund was promoted to president/CEO of the GiveWell Community Foundation. She previously served as the chief operating officer of the organization.

Darren Gray
Cornerstone Class 38
East Central Region
Lifetime Member

Darren Gray was selected as the new county manager for Seminole County. In this position, he oversees all programs and activities under the Board of County Commissioners, as well as the county's development services, human resources, resource management, information services, public works, environmental services, leisure services, fire department, and the office of emergency management.

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