The Economic Council is governed by a board of directors elected by the membership. An Executive Director is responsible for the strategic management of the organization and reports directly to the Chair.
ECO Board of Directors | 2019
Jeff Sumner | Chair
Sumner Engineering & Consulting, Inc.
Keith WalpolE | CHAIR-ELECT
Fred Fanizzi | Secretary
Quail Creek Plantation
John Williams | Treasurer
Frank Irby | IMMEDIATE PAST-chair
Retired Chief Executive
Todd Clemons | Director
Okeechobee Livestock Market
Steve Dobbs | Director
Steven L Dobbs Engineering, LLC
Dawn Hoover | Director
Gilbert Family of Companies
Stephanie Mitrione | Director
Florida Power and Light Company
Sandy Perry | Director
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Wes Williamson | Director
Williamson Cattle Company
Mack Worley | Director
G.M. Worley, Inc.
Ashley tripp | alternate Director
tripp electric motors, inc
ECO Board of Directors | 2018
Jennifer Tewksbury | Executive Director
Jennifer Maddox Tewksbury has served as the Council’s Executive Director since 2016 and oversees all strategic management and administrative operations for the organization. Jennifer serves as an ambassador for the Council to local and state policy makers and their related agencies, working to ensure the successful execution and implementation of the ECO’s vision and mission in the community.
An Okeechobee native, Jennifer is an alumna of Okeechobee High School and the University of Florida where she studied Agricultural Communications and Business Administration with an undergraduate specialization in Leadership Development.