Thomas F. Anderson – Chairman

Tom brings an extensive and diverse real estate background to the Broadway Real Estate Services and StoreRight Self Storage teams, with a strong focus on the financial aspects associated with real estate investments.  He serves as the CFO for both Broadway and StoreRight.  Tom graduated from Florida State University where he graduated Cum Laude with an Accounting Degree.  He went on to receive...
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Bretta Christakos – Vice Chair

Bretta has 30 years of consumer and commercial banking experience. She manages a large portfolio of clients and assists them with their lending needs as well as merchant services and a variety of treasury management services. Bretta Christakos VP/Retail Market Manager at CenterState Bank Central Florida, N.A. 500 South Florida Avenue Lakeland, FL 33801 (863)577-2975 Term Expires December 2019 (3...
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Eric “Bro” Belvin – Treasurer

“Bro” is the managing partner for Linksters Paddywagon and Central Tavern in Polk County in conjunction with Bob Snow. He has been working with Linksters for 10 years. Eric has lived in Lakeland since 1978 and has one son named Conor. He is a graduate of Southeastern University. Eric “Bro” Belvin Linksters Taproom 209 E. Main Street Lakeland, FL 33801 (863)683-7195 Term...
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Scott Franklin – Commissioner

Scott is the President and CEO of Lanier Upshaw, Inc., a regional insurance and risk management agency based in Lakeland.  He is a retired Naval Aviator, having served on active duty for 14 years and 12 in the reserves.  A Lakeland High School alum, Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  He has served...
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Greg Sanoba

Greg is an attorney, a business owner and a real estate investor and his experience in these areas brings unique perspective to the LDDA Board. He is President of The Sanoba Law Firm and has lived in Lakeland since 1973. Greg Sanoba The Sanoba Law Firm 422 S. Florida Ave. Lakeland, FL 33801 (863)683-5353 Term Expires December 2018 (3 year term) Email...
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Grant Miller

With degrees in Studio Art and Communications from Furman University, Grant worked as a graphic artist for a major luxury publishing house prior to beginning his career in real estate in 2004. This publishing experience has afforded him an advertiser’s eye for establishing a polished and professional sales strategy, put to effective use for both his residential and commercial clients. Through...
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Julie Townsend, Executive Director

My career has been dominated by marketing, though that was not by design. I have always been driven to be helpful, trying to make things better for the little guy. I started in non-profits, using my psychology background to run a school-based mentoring program. But non-profits have their own set of issues that, for one reason or another, left me unsatisfied. My first formal taste into the world...
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Phyllis Sharp – Administrative Assistant

Phyllis is a native Floridian, born in Miami and raised in Palm Beach County. She moved to Lakeland in 2004 with her husband Steve.  They have three grown children and two granddaughters. Phyllis has worked in customer service and sales for many years, in many different environments. She has volunteered locally at Lighthouse Ministries, served on the Board of the Learning Resource Center, and...
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