Board of Directors
The Economic Council is guided by the leadership of a twelve-member board of directors elected by the membership
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
Justin Domer | Director
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
Jennifer Tewksbury | Executive Director
Jennifer Maddox Tewksbury has served as the Council’s Executive Director since 2016, overseeing all strategic management and administrative operations for the organization. Jennifer serves as an ambassador for the Council to policy makers and their related agencies at both the local and state level, working to ensure the successful execution 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 a degree specialization in Leadership Development.