Business and Economic Development Committee — CareerSource CLM

Business and Economic Development Committee

The Business and Economic Development Committee is charged with aligning the resources of CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion with the economic development efforts of the three counties.

It is also charged with reviewing staff and economic development coordination and collaborative efforts at business outreach and development. The Committee is organized into industry sector workgroups designed to engage the broader segments of the key industry sectors in our three county area to ensure that existing business needs for talent are taken into account in approving demand occupations and targeted occupations for CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion training priorities.

Committee Members

Mike Melfi - Chair
Champs Software, Inc.
Citrus County Private Sector
Appointed 11/04

Pete Beasely
Rasmussen College
Privarte Education Provider
Appointed 7/12

Mark Paugh
College of Central Florida
Community College
Appointed 7/11

Dave Pieklik
Nature Coast Business Development Council
Levy County CBO/EDC
Appointed 8/12

Rachel Riley
Citrus Memorial Health
Citrus County Private Sector
Appointed 7/15

Don Taylor
Economic Development Authority for Citrus County
Citrus County EDACC
Appointed 6/16

Scott Owen
Suntrust Bank
Marion County Private Sector
Appointed 1/18

Kell Jemison
ZF Systems, Inc.
Citrus County
Private Sector
​Appointed 5/1/2017

Carol Jones
School Board of Levy County
Levy County Education
Appointed 3/17

Debra Stanley
Citrus County School District
Citrus County Education
Appointed 3/17

Mark Vianello
Marion County Public Schools
Marion County Education
Appointed 3/17

Phil Geist

Small Business Development Council

Amy Meek

United Way of Citrus County

Kevin T. Sheilley

Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership (CEP)
Marion County CBO/EDC
Appointed 6/13 

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