The Haines City Economic Development Council (“Council”) is a private, not-for-profit corporation
organized under the laws of the State of Florida and is open to individuals or organizations with an
interest in economic development of the City, Polk County and the State of Florida. The Council is
made up primarily of companies, individuals, post-secondary education institutions, and workforce
development boards. The Council provides the City of Haines City economic development services
that provide an overall benefit to prospective and existing businesses that locate within the City and
the central Florida area. The Council is managed by a Board of Directors made up of public and private sector members. The
Council’s focus is on the development, marketing, consulting, and coordinating of economic
opportunities that lead to jobs and ad valorem growth. The Council performs activities to encourage,
support, and promote economic development and growth opportunities in the City of Haines City,
Florida. All decisions regarding eligibility for membership with the Council shall be determined by a
majority vote of the Board of Directors, with each such decision to be final and binding.
The Council is committed to quality job retention and creation from the public and private sectors in
Haines City. Our mission is to retain, expand and recruit employers. The Council plays a significant role
ensuring the continued economic prosperity of our community. membership.
“CenterState Bank is committed to our local communities. Being a long-term investor in the Haines City EDC allows us to be deeply engaged with the smart growth and development of Haines City. The EDC provides potential new businesses with a direct line of communication to the city’s decision makers to help move their project through the development process. The EDC’s ability to pull together the influencers within the infrastructure community has put East Polk County road needs to the forefront. We are proud to be a part of this dynamic team.”
“Duke Energy’s top priority is our customers. One way we demonstrate this commitment is through our investments in the Haines City EDC. We believe the region is poised for tremendous growth thanks to an aggressive EDC focused on competitive site selection support and a city government that is committed to strong businesses and economic prosperity for its citizens. Duke Energy works with the EDC to prepare the local site inventory for commercial and industrial uses, as well as expand and recruit new industry that will result in new capital investment, jobs and increased tax base.”
Marc Hoenstine | Director, Economic Development – Florida, Duke Energy
Cyndi Jantomaso | President
President, Haines City Economic Development Council
Cyndi is the President of the Haines City Economic Development Council, Inc and has been with the organization since 2011. The Council is a private, not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Florida made up primarily of large companies, financial institutions, post-secondary education institutions, county and state representatives, and workforce development boards. The Council is managed by a board of directors made up of public and private sector members. The Council encourages, supports and promotes economic development and growth opportunities within the City and the Central Florida area. As a leader in the community, Cyndi is an Alumni of the Haines City Leadership Class II, Alumni of the Orlando Leadership Class 84’, and Alumni of the Leadership Polk Class VIII. Cyndi is involved with various organizations with the State, County and City Economic Development organizations. She has been appointed by Polk County Board of County Commission for a second term to the NE Polk County Roadway Advisory Committee; Board of Director on the Workforce Development with CareerSource Polk; Board of Director on the Haines City Chamber of Commerce; Past Board of Trustee for Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center; Advisory Board of Director for Citizens Bank; Polk State Corporate College Advisory Board; Chair for Leadership Polk with Polk Vision; Board of Director of United Way; Board of Director of Central Florida Health Care and is a past Board of Director of the Florida Economic Development Council. Cyndi is an advocate for maintaining the City’s investment in road and rail transportation laying the groundwork for growth which will safely move residents and visitors, transport goods which give a positive outcome of job growth, capital investment and competitiveness. Cyndi is devoted to growing Haines City and the Northeast Polk County region and a champion for this area’s enormous potential.
Russel Mouton | Chairman
Senior Vice President – Commercial Lending, CenterState Bank
Russel, more commonly known as Rusty, has lived in Davenport for the past fifteen years and is married to Cyndi Mouton. He is the proud father of two grown children and two grandchildren.
Rusty has been in banking for 36 years in Louisiana, Indiana and for the last 15 years in The Central Florida market. He is an experienced Commercial Real Estate Lender, and has significant experience in Commercial and Industrial Lending, Business Development, Credit Administration, Management and Accounting.
Headquartered in Davenport, Florida between Orlando and Tampa, CenterState operates through two subsidiary banks providing a range of consumer and commercial banking services, including trust services . These services are provided to individuals, businesses and industries within eighteen counties throughout Central Florida.
In addition to providing traditional deposit and lending products and services to its commercial and retail customers, the Company also operates a correspondent banking and bond sales division. The division is integrated with and part of the lead subsidiary bank located in Winter Haven, Florida, although the majority of the bond salesmen, traders and operations personnel are physically housed in facilities located in Birmingham, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia and Winston Salem, North Carolina. The division brokers fixed income securities, trades for its own portfolio, provides safe-keeping services, bond accounting services, and assets/liability consulting related activities. The customer base includes small to medium size financial institutions primarily located in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Stacy Campbell-Domineck | Vice Chairwoman & Secretary
President & CEO, CareerSource Polk
Stacy serves as the President & CEO for CareerSource Polk. In this role, Stacy leads a workforce system consisting of two full service career centers, a Mobile Unit, an Administrative Office and an Employer Services division within the fourth largest county in land mass in Florida. Stacy joined Polk Works WorkForce 2020 as the Assistant Director and within 2 years was promoted to Program Director, where she remained for four years before her appointment as President & CEO of CareerSource Polk (formerly Polk Works) in September 2006.
Stacy takes seriously the responsibility of improving Polk County’s workforce through continuous improvement in skill development and leadership management. Her 10 years as college administrator in the field of Student Affairs provided a solid foundation for academic, personal and professional development. Her leadership positions at the University of Florida and Florida Southern College have enhanced her expertise in the areas of counseling/coaching, motivational speaking, training, facilities and process management, leadership development and strategic planning. Stacy is very involved in the community and acts as a catalyst in forming successful relationships with vital business and education partners. Stacy serves on several boards including:
- Board & Executive Committee Member – Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce
- Member – Public Safety Coordinating Council
- Board Member – Early Learning Coalition – Polk County
- Member – Central Florida Development Council, Inc.
- Member – Florida Workforce Development Association
- Member – National Association of Workforce Boards
- High Skill Investor – Lakeland Economic Development Council
- Past Chair – Leadership Lakeland Class XXVI
- Past President – Southeastern Employment & Training Association (SETA)
- Past President – Mid-Florida SHRM
Stacy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Educational Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from Mississippi State University. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as a Florida Workforce Development Professional (FCWP), a Nationally Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) and a Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC).
Ann Barnhart | Past Chairwoman
Chief Business Development Officer, AdventHealth
Ann M. Barnhart is currently AdventhHealth’s Chief Business Development Officer for Heart of Florida and Polk County. Prior to her current role, Ann was the Market CEO at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Haines City, where she had direct administrative and operational responsibility for the hospital, associated urgent care centers, free-standing E.R, ambulatory surgery center and employed physician practices as well as operational oversight of Lake Wales Medical Center.
With over 40 years of experience in healthcare, Ann began her career at Yale New Haven Hospital, in Connecticut. She joined Health Management Associates in 1993 where she held COO and CEO positions with the company prior to her promotion to Sr. Vice President where she had administrative oversight of 12 hospitals in the Western Division. Ann moved into the Market CEO role for Community Health Systems who acquired HMA in 2014.
She and her husband Jack have been married 43 years and have 2 grown children, both of whom have followed their mother’s footsteps as healthcare executives and 2 grandchildren.
Christopher Reeder | Treasurer
Regional Operations Manager, Sofidel America
Chris, a third generation Floridian, has called Central Florida home for over 25 years. He earned his education from Florida Southern College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance and Masters of Business Administration, with an Accounting concentration.
Putting his education to work, Chris worked in public accounting before moving into private industry, holding roles as Controller and Chief Financial Officer. Looking to expand his knowledge, Chris joined Sofidel America, at the time Cellynne Holding, in 2011 as Accounting Manager. Shortly after joining Sofidel, Chris progressed through positions setting up and managing a nationwide supply chain before settling in as Regional Operations Manager with full oversight on the manufacturing site in Haines City, FL.
Sofidel America was founded in 2012 through the acquisition of Cellynne Holding. Sofidel is operating in 7 states (Florida, Wisconsin, Nevada, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Mississippi) as an integrated tissue paper manufacturer for Consumer and Away-from-Home business lines. Sofidel has grown to employ over 800 employees nationwide and produce over 65,000 metric tons of tissue and towel.
The Sofidel Group bases its operations, and its internal and external practices, on the principles of transparency, moral integrity, reliability, a sense of responsibility, professionalism, sincerity, honesty, accuracy, confidentiality, impartiality, loyalty, ethics, and mutually shared respect.
Through its commitment to sustainability, Sofidel intends:
- to increase its competitiveness, in the mid-long term
- to contribute to improving the quality of life of all of its interlocutors and the communities it operates in
- to perform an increasingly significant environmental, social and economic role
Chris is married to Sandra who together, are raising 2 bright children.