Leadership Polk Alumni 

Leadership Polk Alumni is committed to connecting and engaging alumni for the advancement of Polk County through learning opportunities, potential service projects and social events.

Alumni members are encouraged to uphold the purpose of Polk Vision and through their actions have a positive impact on the economic health, leadership and quality of life in the community.

We truly believe…

• that the Leadership Polk experience should be the beginning of a journey of intensified awareness, interest, concern, and pride of our communities;

• that membership in the Alumni Association will continue to assist you in advancing your goals and objectives as an investment for professional, civic, and personal  development; and

• that through relationships with colleagues who share similar involvement, commitment, and passion, Alumni will discover avenues  for Polk County to become an even greater place to live, learn, work, and play.


The Alumni Association is committed to remaining a strong and relevant resource for its members and to advancing the work of  Polk Vision. To this end, the Alumni Steering  Committee assembled a group of 20 key stakeholders for an afternoon of reflection and rich conversation. The practical advice, guidance,  and insight gained from this session will guide the Alumni Association as it moves forward in fostering deeper relationships and higher levels  of engagement within the Association and the broader community.

Mission Statement 

To foster Leadership and Service that advances the continuing success of Polk Vision for the betterment of the Polk County community.


Alumni planning meeting 



       Leadership Polk Alumni Class Directory 

Leadership Polk Class I                    Leadership Polk Class II

Leadership Polk Class III                  Leadership Polk Class IV

Leadership Polk Class V                  Leadership Polk Class VI

Leadership Polk Class VII                Leadership Polk Class VIII

Leadership Polk Class IX                 Leadership Polk  Class X

Leadership Polk Class XI                 Leadership Polk Class XII

Polk Leadership Alumni Team 


John Bohde - Co-Chair, Polk County BoCC, Class VI

Deena Ware - Co-Chair, Town of Dundee, Class IV

Lori Martini - Immediate Past Chair, GiveWell Community Foundation, Class VI

MJ Carnevale -  City of Winter Haven, Treasurer, Class IX

Shawn Sherrouse - City of Lakeland, Secretary, Class IV

Alan Rayl - Rayl Engineering and Surveying. Membership Chair, Class IV

Stephanie Colon- Citizens Bank and Trust, Program and Events Chair, Class VIII

Kathryn Bevilacqua-Ely- Bartow Chamber of Commerce, At-Large Member, Class XI

Penny Borgia- United Way of Central Florida, At-Large Member, Class II

Stacy Butterfield - Polk County Clerk of Courts and County Comptroller, At-Large Member, Class III

Sarah Case - Next Level Planning and Permitting, At-Large Member, Class V

Ed Lunz- The Lunz Group, At-Large Member, Class IV

Renee Pobjecky- Pobjecky & Pobjecky Law, At-Large Member, Class XI

Kim Long – Polk Vision, Executive Director, Class I




Get Social with Us!


   Like us on Facebook


   Follow us on Twitter