Movers & Shakers: May 2023

Posted By: Jennie Kroeger Movers & Shakers,


The Jacksonville Business Journal named three Leadership Florida Northeast Region Members to its 40 Under 40 list (pictured L-R above):

  • Ashlea Edwards (Connect Class 9), attorney at Akerman
  • Heather Houston (Education Class 4), partner and senior vice president of PR and communications at Dalton Agency
  • Nemiah Rutledge (Connect Class 11, Lifetime Member), owner of Body Paradox

Jarvis Wheeler
Education Class 7
East Central Region

Seth Daub
Education Class 5
East Central Region

Jarvis Wheeler and Seth Daub were featured in a Florida Trend article about Evans High School in Orlando and how it has become a model for how to turn around poor-performing schools across the state. Jarvis is the statewide director of Community Partnership Schools at the Children's Home Society. Seth is the principal of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) in Orlando.

Elisha González
Cornerstone Class 30
East Central Region

Georgia Lorenz
Cornerstone Class 40, Executive Class 12
East Central Region

The Orlando Business Journal named two East Central Region Members, Elisha González and Georgia Lorenz, to its Women Who Mean Business list. The awards celebrate female leaders in Central Florida. Elisha is the vice president of government affairs and community relations for FAIRWINDS Credit Union and executive director of the FAIRWINDS Foundation.  Georiga is the president of Seminole State College of Florida.

Mario Diaz
Connect Class 11
Southeast Region

Mario Diaz was appointed as the new city manager for North Miami Beach. He previously served as village manager of Biscayne Park.

Kim Lea
Education Class 7
Gulfstream Region

The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches recently featured Kim Lea as a Newsmaker & Shaker. Kim currently serves as the CEO of Kim Lea Consulting and as the d