Leadership West Volusia Class of 2022 (Cont.)
Gustavo is an entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in real estate investing, real estate asset management, consulting, and renewable energy industries. Through his various businesses, Gustavo has managed nearly $60 Million worth of real estate assets with a keen eye on asset performance and return on investment. His love of numbers is what drives his constant desire for better financial performance. In 2018 Gustavo began consulting in the growing Florida Solar Industry. He specializes in management and financial consulting - helping drive bottom-line results. Gustavo is now an owner and founder of Solcium Solar. Solcium is one of Central Florida's fastest-growing full-service solar companies specializing in 5-star customer experiences for their commercial and residential customers. Most importantly, Gustavo is a principled family man.
Born in New Smyrna Beach, Sueann Kirkland was raised on her family’s farm, spending her youth raising Registered Texas Longhorn cattle, performance horses, and a variety of Sod grasses. Sueann Graduated from New Smyrna Beach High School an active member of FFA, Dance, and the Barrel Racing community. Sueann’s professional background is in banking with 22 years of experience in business, management, and retail banking, most recently with VyStar Credit Union in N. Deland as an Assistant Branch Manager. Sueann enjoys community involvement and has participated in a multitude of programs throughout her career which include Assistant Cub Master Boy Scouts of America, Top fundraiser with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, Valdosta Rotary Attendance and Executive Secretary, Director with Suncoast Barrel Racers Association, Junior Achievement, American Cancer Society, and SEV Chamber Leadership Graduate class of 2006.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. Graduated with an Accounting Degree from Millersville University, where I met my wife of 26 years. Moved to Florida (Volusia County) in 2002. Have three children, 2 sons (21 and 10) and a daughter (12). Currently the Finance Director for the City of DeLand and have been for almost 6 years. Before that, was the Assistant Finance Director for the City of Ormond Beach and a Senior Auditor for James Moore & Co. in Daytona Beach. Currently the Vice-Chair and Treasurer on the board of The Chiles Academy, a charter school serving any pregnant or parenting teen in Volusia County from grades 6 through 12, and the Chairperson on the Finance Council at my church. Love all things sports, especially my Philly teams.
After graduating from Florida State University with a B.S. in Marketing, David began his career at the West Volusia Tourism Advertising Authority where he works as the Marketing Coordinator, promoting tourism across the state. David currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Childhood Cancer Foundation Inc. and the DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts. He also sits on committees for The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce, The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce, and MainStreet DeLand Association, he is also a member of the Rotaract Club of DeLand. David’s passions include graphic design, chess, reading, coffee, and tourism. He's also community-oriented and enjoys serving the place where he lives and works.
Kendrick was born and raised in DeLand. He is the oldest of six kids. Kendrick graduated from DeLand High School, where he was active in band, theatre, SGA and Interact. He attended the University of Florida, studying Advertising and Public Relations. In 2018, he graduated magna cum laude from Flagler College with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration. Kendrick has over eight years of experience in the Supervisor of Elections office. His current responsibilities include overseeing the programming of each election, testing voting equipment, IT management, supervision of the vote-by-mail process, budget, and financial management, maintaining the office’s website, updating social media, and numerous other daily tasks to help keep the office running. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, spending time around DeLand, working out, learning, and soaking up the Florida sun.
Donna White moved to DeLand over 15 years ago from Maryland where she worked in hotel management. Once she arrived in West Volusia, she worked as the Executive Director for the Visitation House for ten years. During that time, Donna earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida and then became a middle school teacher for two years. Today, Donna works and is co-owner with her husband at Quality Quickprint. She also serves as Secretary for the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance Board of Directors and the West Volusia Education Committee—no doubt she loves this community! Donna enjoys family time with their son Ryder.