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OCALA, Fla. (June 6, 2024) – Carl Flanagan, a business and financial services consultant based in Crystal River, has been named chairman of CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion’s regional board of directors. His two-year term begins July 1.

Flanagan, appointed to the board in 2021, has served as vice-chair of its executive committee and helmed the outreach and marketing committee. He replaces Brandon Whiteman, partner and employee benefits consultant for Apex Insurance Advisors of Ocala. Whiteman has chaired the board since 2022.

At the board’s quarterly meeting on June 5, directors also affirmed Arno Proctor as vice chairman and reaffirmed Fred Morgan as treasurer.

Proctor is vice president of finance for ANCORP, a manufacturer of high and ultra-high vacuum components located in Williston. He was appointed to the CareerSource CLM board in 2020 and serves on its the Career Centers Committee.

Morgan, first appointed in 2008, represents I.B.E.W. Local Union 222 in Reddick. He has served as treasurer since 2011 and also sits on CareerSource CLM’s Performance and Monitoring committee.

CareerSource CLM is one of Florida’s 21 business-led not-for-profit workforce development regions. It provides locally managed services to assist businesses hire and train workers, as well as provide guidance and financial assistance to job seekers.

The board is comprised of members representing each county in the region. By law, more than 50 percent of the board must represent private, for-profit entities and the chair must be elected from private-sector board membership.

In addition to the officers, the following are new or returning directors:

  • Kim Baxley, Central Florida Electric Cooperative (Levy County) and past board chair
  • Pete Beasley, Rasmussen University, (Marion, Citrus, and Levy counties)
  • Staci Bertrand, Duke Energy (Citrus County)
  • Jeff Chang, Lockheed Martin (Marion County)
  • Christopher Cowart, Superintendent Levy County Schools (Levy County)
  • Kevin Cunningham, RE/Max Realty One (Citrus County) and past board chair
  • Theresa Flick, Key Training Center (Citrus County)
  • Darlene Goddard, consultant (Marion County) and past board chair
  • Charles Harris, Central Florida Community Action Agency (Citrus, Levy and Marion counties)
  • John Hemken, A&M Manufacturing (Levy County)
  • Albert Jones, AutoZone Inc. (Citrus County)
  • Angelica Juaristic, Ocala Housing Authority (Marion County)
  • Kathy Judkins, SECO (Marion County) and past board chair
  • Jorge Martinez, Florida Department of Children and Families (Citrus, Levy and Marion counties)
  • John Murphy, Citrus County Chronicle (Citrus County)
  • Mark Paugh, College of Central Florida (Citrus, Levy and Marion counties)
  • Pat Reddish, consultant (Marion County) and past board chair
  • Kevin Sheilley, Ocala/Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership (Marion County)
  • Debra Stanley, Citrus County School District (Citrus County)
  • Andy Starling, I.B.E.W. Local Union 1205 (Citrus, Levy and Mairon counties)
  • Equilla Wheeler, TransformCo (Marion County)
  • Angie White, Florida Department of Education/Vocational Rehabilitation (Citrus, Levy and Marion counties)
  • Larry White, Primoris Services (Citrus County)
  • Brandon Whiteman, Apex Insurance Advisors (Marion County) and past board chair
  • Ben Whitehouse, Marion County Public Schools (Marion County)


CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is a member of CareerSource Florida and a proud partner of the American Job Center network. CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and other agencies as part of awards totaling $6.9 million (revised annually). Unless otherwise stipulated, all statements, news releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations and other applicable documents are fully funded from federal sources.

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities and in Spanish. All voice telephone numbers listed above may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. If you need accommodations, e-mail [email protected] or call 800-434-5627, ext. 7878. Please make request at least three business days in advance. Stay connected with CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion on FacebookYouTube, and LinkedIn










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