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2017 Leadership Summit

It's a wrap for the 2017 FBA Leadership Summit!

We have wrapped up for our 2017 FBA Leadership Summit that was held Feb. 23-25, 2017 at the FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, FL.  Under the leadership of Summit Chairman Dave Carter from Carter Engineering and FBA Alumni Jessica Whittington, this year's Summit was a great time!  56 FBA Students from across the state participated in this three-day action packed event.   Check out our video below and see how much fun we had!

Summit Chairman Dave Carter, Harper Award Recipient Tim Crestman and FHBA President Jeremy Stewart. 

2017 Classes and Activities


  • Team Building Competitions

  • Basics of Construction Plans Reading Intro to Plumbing

  • Intro to HVAC

  • Intro to Landscape Design and Irrigation

  • Intro to Electrical Design

  • Intro to Green Building

  • Hands-on Masonry Class

  • Hands-on Shop Class

  • Tools Competition

  • Interviewing Etiquette

  • Model Career Fair 

  • Marketing Class                                          And much more......!!!!

2017 Summit 

2017 Leadership Summit

Premier Sponsors

Save the date for next year's Summit

March 8-11, 2018!

Adan Macias, Alumni 2006

Adolpho Macias, Alumni 2009

Beth Cantin Brown, Cantin Homes

Blake Nicholson, Alumni 2008

Chuck Cantieny, Retired

Dallas Frailey, Alumni

Diane & Joe Becker, Executive Cooling & Heating

Frank & Kathryn Casano, FV Casano Electric

George Cooper, Cooper Consulting Engineers

Hal Stambaugh, Travmo Electric

Harrison & Mike Hickman, Hickman Homes

Jeremy Stewart, Crestview Homes

Jessie Arocha, Alumni 2016

Jim Brown, Mr. Brown's Septic

Jimmy Giles, Bartow High School

John Carlson, Core Construction

John Sanchez, Jensen Beach Plumbing

Jose Hernandez, Alumni 2013

Maria Muhlhahn, Artistree Landscape

MaryJane Mueller, Masonry Association

Merry Mott, Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscapers Association

Michelle Delaney, LRA Insurance

Par Westman, Viking Masonry

Paul Rauch, Sustainable Lawns by Wildrose

Ransom Smith, CF Masonry Apprentice Program

Ray Puzzitiello, Puzzitiello Builders

Rick Hervey, Deland High School

Rick Ilmberger, Suncoast Glass & Mirror

Robin Grantham, SW Fl. Water Mgmt District 

Scott McCracken, Sawhorse Construction

Skye Lawton, Cantin Homes

Thank you to our 2017 Volunteers!

Chairman - Dave Carter, Carter Engineering

Vice Chairman - Jessica Whittington, Carter Engineering

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