Karen McConnell Honored as Million-Dollar Home Seller


Karen McConnell Earns Million Dollar Guild Recognition

Karen McConnell, Associate Broker of Keller Williams Realty Smart in Lakeland, has earned Million Dollar Guild recognition from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing for his experience, knowledge and expertise in million dollar and above residential properties. McConnell is a Certified Luxury Home Marketer who has completed Institute training and performed in the upper-level market. McConnell has been in real estate since 2004 and specializes in selling homes in the Greater Lakes Area as well as the Gulf Coast Beach area. Consistently recognized as one of the best producing agents, McConnell continues to advance her skills through several professional designations. Contact McConnell at 863-558-7133 or Karen@KMLegacyGroup.com.

Kristen Spiker Brenneman
Jon Miller
Takiyah Dixon
Faith Carr
Lybia Taylor

Lakeland Chamber Hires New Employees

The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce hired several new employees to serve Lakeland businesses. Kristen Spiker Brenneman joined the chamber as director of the Lakeland Convention & Visitor Bureau. A Central Florida native, Spiker-Brenneman is originally from Plant City and moved to Lakeland in 2012. She came to the chamber after three years at Florida Polytechnic University, where she supported fundraising operations, events and database administration. Jon Miller joins the chamber as director of public affairs. He is an award-winning marketing strategist who serves advocacy and branding clients nationwide using data analytics. Takiyah Dixon joined the chamber as Director of Enterprise Resources. Using her educational background, Dixon will work to create educational programs and workshops for local business owners and cultivate the talent pool in Lakeland. Faith Carr joined the chamber as a business relations specialist. She is originally from Arkansas, where she attended Arkansas State University to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Carr moved to Lakeland to be closer to her family. Lybia Taylor is the chamber’s new information specialist. Taylor works closely with the Lakeland Convention and Visitors Bureau to accommodate guests visiting Lakeland. She has a degree in hotel management from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Florida Bar to Honor 605 50-Year-Old Members at Luncheon

The Florida Bar will honor 605 attorneys and senior counsel for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law during a luncheon at the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. The lunch, coordinated by the Senior Advocates Committee, will take place at 12:30 p.m. on June 24. Marjorie Gadarian Graham, a 50-year-old laureate, will be the guest speaker. The honored Tenth Circuit attorneys are: Allan Lewis Casey, winter haven; Deming Cowles IV, Babson Park; Ben Homer Darby Jr. Country of lakes; Boyd Lee Debault, Lake of Wales; Samuel Elmer Duke, Frost resistant; Christopher Murdock Fear, Country of lakes; John Edgard Hendry, Lake Placid; Gerald Paul Hill, winter haven; James Terrell Carpenter, winter haven; James Marion Moorman, winter haven; Peter J. Munson, Country of lakes; Frank Clay Oberhausen Jr. Sebring; Richard B.Stephens Jr., Country of lakes; and Robert Arthur Young, Haven of winter.

Wade Harvey Named to State’s Top Wealth Advisors List

Wade Harvey, a senior vice president, financial advisor in Morgan Stanley’s Lakeland Wealth Management office, has been named to Forbes Magazine’s 2022 list of Top Wealth Advisors. The Forbes list of the state’s top wealth advisers includes a select group of individuals who have at least seven years of industry experience. The ranking, developed by Forbes partner SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth management advisors and weighing factors such as revenue trends, AUM, records compliance, industry experience and best practices learned over the phone and over the phone. person interviews. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management provides access to a wide range of products and services for individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, cash management and products and services loans, annuities and insurance, pensions and trust services. www.morganstanley.com.

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