Henry Thacker, Chair

Henry Thacker is a lifelong resident of Osceola County whose family goes back generations in this community.  He graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Construction Management in 2014 and is currently a Commercial Construction Project Manager with Balfour Beatty. He has served on several boards in Osceola County, including City of Kissimmee – Board of Advisory, Osceola County – Library Advisory, Kissimmee/Osceola Young Professionals, Osceola Arts, Silver Spurs, and ACE Mentoring. ​​

 

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Hector Lizasuain, Vice-Chair

Hector Lizasuain is the Director of Government Affairs & Planning for Magic Development LLC, providing critical strategy, leadership, and execution working with local government and community organizations promoting and advancing Magic Development’s multiple projects.  Hector came to Magic Development with close to 20 years of government and community leadership experience. 

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William 'Bill' Land​, Secretary

Bill Land comes from a 38-year career with General Electric and Cognis Chemical where, as a member of the executive management team he was responsible for finance, accounting and information technology. During his career he led and participated in restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, six sigma and SAP implementation projects.  His experience includes business consolidations, cost reduction programs, planning and budgeting, and organizational development. 

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John McAleenan, Board Member

John McAleenan spent a distinguished military career of 25 years in the U.S. Air Force. He also worked with the federal government in Alaska and was a senior engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration. He served in director capacities at the Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility (AWWU) for the City of Anchorage, Alaska, for 14 years in the roles of both IT and Customer Service directors. After relocating to Florida, he was selected to be the first Customer Service Director at Toho. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University in Anchorage with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and business administration. He has served on several local homeowners’ association boards in Osceola County.

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Rayelynne Ketchum, Board Member

Rayelynne has more than 30 years in the title industry, having worked in virtually every aspect to learn and develop skills to handle closings for residential, commercial, new construction and government land acquisitions. She’s devoted an immeasurable amount of time to community, civic, charitable, and professional organizations and has enjoyed long term business relationships and friendships. It’s her desire to share knowledge and experience with upcoming title professionals to help develop their careers as well as continuing to serve customers. Rayelynne and husband Gary spend time enjoying outdoor activities with their kids and grandkids.

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Dave Askew, Board Member

In 1998, as a senior animal care specialist, Dave Askew helped plan, train and orchestrate Walt Disney's first free flighted bird show. Later, as Operations Manager, he was key in the opening of Disney's Animal Kingdom, focusing on Disney's largest and longest ride: Kilimanjaro Safaris. Recruited by the Indianapolis Zoo as Director of Park Operations, he was responsible for opening the White River Gardens and running the zoo. With his three children growing up rapidly, Dave decided to become a stay at home father. While his children were at school, he apprenticed himself to a master jeweler. He opened Askew Jewelers in 2009 were he still designs and repairs fine jewelry. Askew also had the honor of being elected to the St. Cloud City Council Seat 5 between 2014 and 2022.

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Tom White, Board Member

Tom White graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1977 with a business degree in Marketing. Tom also graduated from the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University in 1983.Tom started his career in banking in 1977 with Flagship Bank of Florida.  In 1987 Tom and several other local business partners started the independent First National Bank of Osceola County with Tom as President & CEO. First National Bank of Osceola County went public in 2000 as part of the Centerstate Banks of Florida Holding Company.  White is currently the Market President for Osceola and Orange Counties of Bank Florida with offices in Kissimmee and St Cloud and over $120million in assets. White is a former Chairman of the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce, Osceola United Way and Junior Achievement.  He is currently serving on the Board of Osceola Center for the Arts, Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Foundation. He is also a member of Kissimmee Bay Rotary Club.

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Kolby Urban, Ex-officio

Kolby Urban is a lifelong resident of Osceola County and was elected to serve on the St. Cloud City Council in 2021. He graduated from Harmony High School and the University of Central Florida College of Business Administration. He works in St. Cloud as a Building Contractor where he lives with his Wife and Daughter. He has a passion for community involvement and service.

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Angela Eady, Ex-officio

Commissioner Angela Eady is a lifelong resident of Osceola County and has been a champion of affordable healthcare, enhanced education opportunities, and advocates for high-paying jobs in Kissimmee. Angela has been in public service for most of her adult life, having served in the Kissimmee City Commission from 2016 to 2020. She also served in the Osceola Planning Commission, the Osceola Charter Review Committee, the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Caribbean and Floridian Association, Inc. (CAFA).

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Cheryl Grieb, Ex-officio

Commissioner Grieb was elected to the County Commission in November 2014. She represents District 4, which includes parts of the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud. Her father was a Police Officer, and after his sudden passing from a massive heart attack, her recently widowed mother moved her and her three brothers to Florida when she was six years old. Living in Kissimmee since second grade, Commissioner Grieb has always been involved in her community which is something her mother instilled in her from a young age.  She was one of the founding members of Habitat for Humanity of Osceola County. Commissioner Grieb also served on the Osceola County Parks and Recreation Committee for 9 years when she was in her 20’s. She was appointed as the 2019 Chairwoman for the Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Grieb serves on the MetroPlan Orlando Board; Central Florida Commission on Homelessness; the Toho Water Authority Board; and the Osceola Chamber.  These appointments mesh well with her passion for ensuring that Osceola grows in a way that is economically feasible and sustainable and with her career as a Real Estate Broker. 

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