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Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Terry Burroughs
Chair, FHERO Board

Executive Committee Member
Okeechobee County, Commissioner


James Selph
Vice Chair, FHERO Board

Executive Committee Member
DeSoto County, Commissioner

Robbie Chartier
Treasurer, FHERO Board

Executive Committee Member
Okeechobee County, Administrator

Tim Stanley

Executive Committee Member
Glades County, Commissioner


Russell Melendy

Executive Committee Member
Hardee County, Commissioner


Michael Swindle

Executive Committee Member
Hendry County, Commissioner


Board Members

Paul Carlisle

Glades County, County Administrator

Bill Lambert

Hardee County, EDC Executive Director


Hendry County IDA/EDC, Executive Director

Lomax Harrelle

City of Belle Glade, City Manager

Mike Taber

DeSoto County, EDO Executive Director

Tracy Whirls

Glades County IDA/EDC, Executive Director

Margaret Wuerstle

Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, Executive Director

Christine Betancourt

Immokalee CRA, Acting Executive Director

Tammy Jackson Moore

City of Pahokee, Deputy City Manager

Greg Harris

Highlands County, County Commissioner

John W. Gurney

Okeechobee County and City of Okeechobee, Economic Development Director


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