Leadership

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.

 
Front row L to R: Fred Fanizzi, Ashley Tripp, Sandy Perry, Stephanie Mitrione, John Williams, Todd Clemons. Back Row L to R: Steve Dobbs, Jeff Sumner, Jennifer Tewksbury, Hoot Worley, Keith Walpole and Wes Williamson. Not pictured: Frank Irby, Dawn Hoover and Justin Domer.

Front row L to R: Fred Fanizzi, Ashley Tripp, Sandy Perry, Stephanie Mitrione, John Williams, Todd Clemons. Back Row L to R: Steve Dobbs, Jeff Sumner, Jennifer Tewksbury, Hoot Worley, Keith Walpole and Wes Williamson. Not pictured: Frank Irby, Dawn Hoover and Justin Domer.

ECO Board of Directors | 2019

 
 

Jeff Sumner | Chair

Sumner Engineering & Consulting, Inc.

Keith WalpolE | CHAIR-ELECT

Walpole Inc.

Fred Fanizzi | Secretary

Quail Creek Plantation

John Williams | Treasurer

CenterState Bank

Frank Irby | IMMEDIATE PAST-chair

Retired Chief Executive

Todd Clemons | Director

Okeechobee Livestock Market

Steve Dobbs | Director

Steven L Dobbs Engineering, LLC

Justin Domer | Director

Domer’s Inc.

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.

dawn hoover | alternate Director

gilbert family of companies

Ashley tripp | alternate Director

tripp electric motors, inc

 

ECO Board of Directors | 2018

 
Front row L to R: Wes Abney, Stephanie Mitrione, Jennifer Tewksbury, Sandy Perry, Todd Clemons and Wes Williamson. Back row L to R: Steve Dobbs, Fred Fanizzi, Keith Walpole, Hoot Worley, Jeff Sumner and John Williams. Not pictured: Justin Domer and Frank Irby.

Front row L to R: Wes Abney, Stephanie Mitrione, Jennifer Tewksbury, Sandy Perry, Todd Clemons and Wes Williamson. Back row L to R: Steve Dobbs, Fred Fanizzi, Keith Walpole, Hoot Worley, Jeff Sumner and John Williams. Not pictured: Justin Domer and Frank Irby.

 
 
 

Staff

 

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.