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CITYCommit Digital Coffee - November 30th, 2023

Featured Leaders

Each week, we feature a different influential leader. Here are a few...

Alan Tobiason

Owner/Operator of Purpose House Transitional Housing, Inc.

Purpose House's vision is to provide a safe, clean, sober and supportive living environment. With our organization’s vision always in mind, our team strives to find new strategies for dealing with the ever-changing challenges of the addiction epidmic.

Dr. Daryl Yost

Dr. Daryl Yost is a native of southwestern Ohio. He has given his life to education as a teacher, building administrator and superintendent near Fort Wayne, Indiana and eventually became Vice-President/Provost of Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. As a recipient of the highest honor given to a citizen of Indiana, the Sagamore of the Wabash award, he was appointed by 2 different governors of Indiana to sit on the Commission on Judicial Appointments and Indiana’s State Ethics Commission throughout the past 15 years. Although retired, Daryl is still very active in the community of Fort Wayne, with his wife Kay and his entire family.

Ciaran Dwyer

Co-founder/CFO of & CFO of Inspiration Academy

Ciaran started his career at PWC and came to United States with his client, Kerrygold. He transitioned into technology as CFO of Mortgage Cadence, where he guided its growth path and successful exit. He has been CEO of multiple technology companies and also, along with being co-founder of, is also CFO of Inspiration Academy which is an innovative school for the delivery of education through mentorship in Bradenton, Florida.

Lee Wood

Founder and Initial Catalyst of 1Body Church

Lee Wood is the Founder and initial catalyst of 1Body Church, as well as a missionary and Apostolic leader with a world vision to launch disciple-multiplying movements until the whole world knows Jesus. He leads and mentors key leaders in launching small house churches to spread the Gospel, starting in the smallest expression in his home in Tampa and eventually across the whole world. This aligns with his philosophy of "dream big, work small". Lee is married to Stacy, is the father of five and grandfather of five.

Jim Morgan

Founder and CEO of Meet The Need

As a former Investment Banker on Wall Street, Legislative Aid to a U.S. Congressman on Capitol Hill, MBA from the University of Chicago and 15 years as a Management Consultant to Fortune 500 companies, Jim was in the midst of a solid business career. He searched for volunteer opportunities with local churches and Christian charities but struggled to find something that would take advantage of the skills he had to offer.After seven years of design, development, piloting and testing, Meet the Need is the realization of that vision, providing a unique and innovative way to leverage leading-edge business technology to enable churches, ministries and individuals to reach out to those in need in their local communities or anywhere in the world!

Pastor Kelvin Lumpkin

Pastor at Abundant Life Christian Center

Pastor Kelvin Lumpkin was only 25 years old and newly promoted to the position of nursing home administrator at the J.H. Floyd Sunshine Manor Skilled Nursing Facility in Sarasota when he felt a call to start the Abundant Life Christian Center (ALCC) in Sarasota. ALCC was formed in 1999 with just 11 members. In 2010, ALCC merged with Bethesda Word of Faith Church and became Light of the World International Church. In addition to his duties as Senior Pastor of LOTW, Pastor Lumpkin is also very involved in the local community. He currently serves as President of FOCUS Ministerial Alliance and is a board member of the Suncoast Communities Blood Bank and The Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness.

Ford Taylor

Founder of Transformational Leadership

Ford Taylor is a leadership solutions trainer, strategist and speaker. From mom and pop businesses that became multimillion dollar businesses, Ford has learned many lessons and tested just as many tools as he shares with every single person he meets. With a primary emphasis on the people that serve an organization while simultaneously maintaining a clear focus of the business or organization itself, Ford shares straight-forward practical solutions through authentic leadership training and individualized leadership consulting.

Jeff Kemp

Former NFL QB, VP and Catalyst for Helping Others at FamilyLife

Jeff Kemp quarterbacked in the NFL from 1981 to 1992. He and his father, Jack Kemp (the former Vice-Presidential candidate and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development), were the first of only six sets of father/son NFL quarterbacks. As he speaks and trains throughout the United States, Jeff passes on dynamic lessons learned during eleven years in the world of professional athletics. Persevering through the highs and lows of pro football gave him a valuable perspective on teams, leadership and life.

Jim Corbett

Founder of Focus on Success

Jim Corbett, as the founder and partner of Focus on Success, has been successfully providing financial advice and superior insurance services since 1988. He holds a Master’s degree in financial services, is a Chartered Financial Consultant®, and is a Chartered Life Under writer. Also, as the starting tight end for the Pittsburgh Panthers National Championship team in 1976 and NFL tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals, Jim has an amazing story that you will not want to miss.

Todd Shear

Manatee County Sheriff's Department

Topics discussed:

  • How do you lead in an environment of constant change?
  • How do you earn or develop trust with your team?
  • How do you personally and collectively manage stress/anxiety in a high tension career?
  • What has been some of the great challenges and successes you have encountered?
  • Are there keys to adapting to changing circumstances that apply to our present day challenges that we all face?

Major Todd Shear leads the Investigative Bureau of Manatee County which oversees the Intelligence, Gang, Drug and SWAT units of the county.

Doug Poll

Local Chairman of C12

Topics discussed:

  • What are the greatest challenges your clients are facing at this time?
  • What are practical tools and conversations that are crucial during this time of uncertainty?
  • What do you see the short term and long term impact being in our region regarding small and mid-size businesses?
  • What are successful re-engineering or “pivots” companies are making to survive and thrive?

Doug Poll is known for his positive and uplifting outlook towards all aspects of life and is especially gifted in leading hundreds of people and companies to successful lives and businesses, over the last 25 years. As the local Chairman of the Board of C-12 in our region, he is on the “heartbeat” of the local small business owners and being a valuable voice in the lives of the owners and leaders of these companies.

Rick McCampbell

McCampbell Enterprises

Topics discussed:

  • What was the process of landing large accounts?
  • How to provide excellent service to a demanding customer base.
  • How to navigate through times of disruption/uncertainty.
  • How to re-engineer yourself and company through the years.

Rick McCampbell is the Founder/President of McCampbell Enterprises based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Rick has managed a small business with 2 other associates for the past 30+ years and is one of the largest importers of rain ponchos and umbrellas in the United States with clients such as Disney, Universal, Cedar Point, Kings Island and many of the other theme parks worldwide.

Don Vichitvongsa

Vice President, PGT
Don talks about how he's “Leading through Crisis” at PGT.


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