CEO Spotlights

Jay Reeve, Apalachee Center

Dr. Jay Reeve was raised by a single mother among relatives who lived and struggled with serious mental illness. “In the 1960s and early 1970s, these illnesses were seen as shameful and didn’t get talked about,” Reeve, the CEO of Apalachee Center said. Fast forward to 2023, behavioral health care is having a moment. Fueled […]

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Mike Akers, Hello Credit Union

Mike Akers first stepped into the financial industry in 2003 and has spent the last 16 years developing his knowledge and love for credit unions. He earned both an undergraduate and a Masters degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, and subsequently became a Community Development Certified Financial Counselor and a Credit Union Development […]

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Jeff Minder, Top Tier K9

Jeff Minder, a passionate advocate for dog training, launched Top Tier K9 in March 2014 from his home in Tallahassee, Florida. His ambitious goals were to create the #1 dog trainer school in the country within ten years and build a system that could help empty the shelters that euthanize 4.9 million dogs per year […]

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Brent E. Lister, First Florida Credit Union

From the outset of his career, Brent Lister embraced a piece of advice from his mentor: the path to success is self-driven. This meant that personal growth should be based on performance, skill and contribution to the company, not merely on tenure. This guiding principle has been a cornerstone of Lister’s leadership philosophy, reflected in […]

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