Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a banquet and graduation for Leadership Lakeland XXIV May 10 at Lakeland Yacht and Country Club. Class chair is Tony Delgado and Don Selvage is chair-elect.

Class members are Kelly F. Andrews, Florida Southern College; Maria Brous, Publix Super Markets, Inc.; Matthew A. Butz, Citrus & Chemical Bank; Rod Crowley, Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida; Brian K. Dockery, Keller Williams Realty of Polk; Thomas Eleazer, Florida Leisure Communities; Mary Ford, Lakeland Regional Medical Center; Joseph Furnari III, Wachovia Bank; Scott D. Gardner, SunTrust Bank; Stanley Hawthorne, city of Lakeland; Tori S. Lehman, Carter, Belcourt & Atkinson, P.A.; James B. Malless, Sammons & Company, Inc., Realtors; Nancy S. Martinez, Watson Clinic, LLP; Lita McHugh, The NCT Group CPAs, LLP; and Stephanie S. McLean, Junior League of Greater Lakeland.

The class also included Mark K. Miller, Lanier Upshaw, Inc.; Timothy Mitchell, Parker Street Ministries; Edgar T. Pickett III, Word Alive Ministries; Donald S. Respess Jr., Southside Cleaners - Launderers; Gregory T. Robinson, Polk County Board of County Commissioners; Dory Rodriguez, Joe Joseph Realty; Punam Saxena, Punam's Perfections; Samuel G. Sheets, Samuel G. Sheets and Associates, P.A.; Marcela E. Stanislaus, Blackmon Roberts Group, Inc.; David F. Steele III, University of South Florida at Lakeland; Joyce M. Tubb, Joyce Tubb Appraisal Services; Lori A. Walsh, W.S. Badcock Corp.; Tracy Wilson, Marriott Vacation Club International; Michael E. Workman, Clark, Campbell & Mawhinney, P.A.; and Michael H. Wright, Allen & Company.