Celebrating the 40th Class of LG

Congrats to Front Street Sales Associate Caleb McDow for being a member of the 40th class of Leadership Gainesville! Leadership Gainesville is a year-long community leadership program that fosters leadership skills in Gainesville's most promising leaders. Caleb is one of a select group of individuals chosen to participate in the program.


The Gainesville Area Chamber is pleased to announce the milestone 40th class of Leadership Gainesville (LG). As one of the oldest leadership programs in the nation and the state of Florida, the Chamber and LG have been developing and inspiring leaders in Alachua County and the surrounding region for four decades, and LG alumni have been making a significant impact on the growth and success of our surrounding community.

LG is a year-long community leadership program designed to showcase the amenities of the region and cultivate leadership skills among emerging leaders in Gainesville. Each year, approximately 40 individuals are selected to participate in the program following completion of a competitive application process. LG’s principal goal is to build a resource of community leadership on a planned, continuing basis. Each session examines key themes and issues affecting our community.

LG provides future leaders the opportunity to develop leadership skills by networking with individuals in the community that represent business, law, religion, civic groups, the arts, not-for-profit, education, health care, government, human services and volunteer organizations.

Join us in welcoming the 40th class of Leadership Gainesville!

Tarin Acaron – Campus USA Credit Union

Cynthia Allen – Info Tech

Katherine Allen – Allen & Wilson CPAs

Lisa Armour – Santa Fe College

Staci-Ann Bertrand – Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Jared Bowens – G-nys Entertainment

Naima Brown – Santa Fe College

Joe Burns – BBI Construction Management

Dwaine Bush – BBVA Compass

Charles Cooper – Emergency Physicians Medical Center

Nicholas DeConna – Advantage Publishing

Daniel Drotos – Bosshardt Realty

Gayle Dykeman – Florida Innovation Hub at UF

Kimberly Faenza – United Way of North Central Florida

Jason Gonos – Power Production Management

Jason Haeseler – Chen Moore & Associates

Gina Hall – Watson Realty

Allen Haynes – Giggle Magazine

Victor Hazy – Insurance World of Gainesville

Jocelyn Holt – Comfort Keepers

Stacy Joyner – James Moore & Co.

Tammy Lindsey – Campus USA Credit Union

Chris Marhefka – Body by Boris

Todd Martin – Clay Electric

Caleb McDow – Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group

Nicole Mullally – Studio32 Orthodontics

Megan Murphy-Menezes – Amgen

Elaina Nichols – Student Maid

Kathryn Osterhout – StorterChilds Printing

Corie Patton – Charles Perry Partners, Inc.

Valerie Riley – InfoTech

Arelis Rosario-Roldan – Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce – FloridaWorks

Daniel Sarkis – EHS Medical Practice

Juan Segarra – Foresight Construction

Pavle Stojkovic – Grooveshark (Escape Media Group)

Adrian Taylor – Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Gary Thomas – Remax Profesionals

Carolyn Webber – Haven Hospice

Heather White – UF Career Resource Center

Tiffany D. Williams – Gainesville Fashion Week

LG40 Deans:

Amber Miller – LG39 Alum

Mike Powell – LG39 Alum

Michael Remer – LG39 Alum


Source: Gainesville Chamber of Commerce  


Virginia MacKoul

Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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