Florida CHRISTIAN PEER ADVISORY GROUPS
Peer Advisory Group Leaders in Florida
Kevin brings 20 years of business experience to his role as C12 Area Chair for Central Florida. Prior to launching his own coaching and consulting practice, Kevins career was spent in positions of increasing management responsibility with business units of Procter & Gamble and Cargill Inc. Kevin has experience in all aspects of operations management, maintenance, budgeting, customer relations, human resources, auditing, project design and installations, acquisitions, plant closures, and joint ventures.
He, and his wife Amy, who owns and manages Entourage Salon and Spa, have been together for over 20 years and are lifelong residents of Florida, making Lake Wales their home. They reside in the community of Babson Park along with their three children – Ashley, Lauren, and Seth. Kevin has actively served in his local church and is pleased to be able to serve the needs of Christian business owners and CEOs in Central Florida.
Randy Harrod serves as a C12 Group Chairman for the east-central Florida area. He is married to his wife Linda and they have one daughter, Christie. Randy is an ordained Deacon, actively serving as a Bible-study leader and Financial Administrator for his Church.
Personal Mission Statement: To Finish Strong for Him
Life Verse: But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 NASB
In addition to his service through C12, Randy is President and CEO of Harrod CPA Group, an accounting firm, which he founded in 2000 to offer financial, operational and management experience to small and mid-sized business organizations through a web-based solution. His accomplishments include earning the e-Practice Partner of the Year award from Intacct Corporation for visionary excellence at the NetGain 2003 Conference in San Jose, California. Intacct presents an award each year to the partner showing innovation and excellence in delivering the e-based accounting system and in marketing e-business initiatives.
Randy has 25 years experience in corporate accounting with 20 years experience in multi-corporation accounting operations in the homecare field. Prior to the formation of his firm, Randy served as CFO for InHome Medical, a Florida-based group of affiliated Healthcare and Pharmacy companies designing, implementing and managing all centralized accounting, management information systems, and internal control policies and procedures for 15 corporations. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida and Georgia and is certified by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and holds a BBA degree from Valdosta State University.
As C12 Chair for eastern Florida, Dan brings over 30 years of professional experience in entrepreneurship, executive leadership, and project management. His tenure in companies such as GE, Harris, and DRS Technologies spans the defense, communications, robotics, energy management, and law enforcement industries. Based on his God-given passions for business and for serving Jesus, Dan is committed to encourage and equip business Owners and CEOs to achieve excellence while viewing themselves as stewards of God’s businesses. As a C12 Chair, these two passions combine to help others “Build Great Businesses for a Greater Purpose.”
Dan co-founded a software development company in 2005 which was sold to a strategic buyer in 2012. As CEO, he purposed to run the company by Biblical principles and to honor God. He and his business partner authored core operating principles based on passages in Proverbs which guided strategic and day-to-day operations. Without any knowledge of a Christian-based roundtable to challenge them and hold them accountable, they had to “go it alone.” God was faithful and proved Himself to be sufficient, but Dan believes that involvement in a C12 group would have helped tremendously during their startup struggles.
Dan has both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering. He has been awarded a patent for communications technology and has received several awards for design innovation and excellence in quality. Dan enjoys teaching and encouraging others to trust God in all areas of their lives. Since Dan’s salvation while in college, he has actively led small-group Bible studies and prayer groups. He enjoys seeking out God’s truth and life application from Scripture.
Dan and his wife, Cathy, have enjoyed over 30 years together on Florida’s east coast.They have three daughters, a son, and several grandchildren.
Don Light, Jr.
Prior to C12, Dons career spanned 20+ years in the Florida Real Estate industry, including the initial startup and development of several residential high-end golf course and waterfront communities. During this time he became experienced in all facets of residential development including: sales and marketing, land acquisition and development, homebuilding, customer service, and project management. As Vice President and Director of Sales of WCI Realty, Inc., a unit of WCI Communities, a publicly-traded company operating in eastern U.S., Dons leadership and expertise helped to build and maintain exceptional sales and development teams that generated over $675 million in sales. Don attributes his business success in sales, leadership and corporate operations to his genuine care and love for people. He is a strong advocate of personal growth and development and leveraging all of ones God-given skills and abilities. Don gives full credit to the Lords goodness and blessings for his personal and professional opportunities and accomplishments.
Equally important to Don is the opportunity to be a consistent source of encouragement and support to his local church, Pastor, body of believers, and unbelieving seekers. Don has served in various church capacities including Sunday school teacher, care group facilitator, and Deacon. As a C12 Chairman, Don is extremely excited to see what God is doing through the lives and companies of C12 Members in Southwest Florida and across the country.
Don has been Married to his lovely wife Rachelle for over 25 years. Don and Rachelle have been blessed with six children and reside in Bradenton, Florida.
Don Light, Sr.
Don became friends with Buck Jacobs the founder of C12 in the middle 80’s and through their friendship developed a passion for serving God in the Marketplace. When God gave Buck a vision to expand C12 nationally, Don eagerly embraced that vision and took over two of Buck’s original C12 groups in the Sarasota/Bradenton area of Florida in 2001.
Don brings a broad entrepreneurial background with 35+ years of business experience to his role as a C12 Chairman. Don graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He owned and operated a new car dealership and Budget Rent a Car franchise in Omaha, Nebraska with multiple new car and motor home franchises – Owned a Real Estate brokerage and property management company in Sarasota, Florida – Worked in upper level management for publicly traded companies and served on several Board of Directors – Served his local Church as Sunday School teacher, Board Member and Elder.
Armed with love for the Lord and his highlighted experience as a business owner, franchisee, executive and consultant, Don currently oversees multiple C12 Groups and C12 Key Players groups in the Sarasota/Bradenton/Palmetto areas of Florida. His mission to expand C12 impact in the marketplace is being forwarded with Don’s son, Don, Jr. joining him as a Chair to the Sarasota and Ft. Myers/Naples areas.
Don’s passion is to encourage and help Business Leaders become all they can be in Christ and to bring the Kingdom of God to the marketplace in South West Florida. He has had the joy of seeing many lives turned toward Christ through his time in the marketplace and through the impact member’s of his C12 groups are having in their businesses.
Don and his wife, Linda have 2 sons and 9 grandchildren. They live in Bradenton, Florida.
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. He is a Certified Professional Life Coach, a Master Strengths Coach through the Roy West Companies, and holds certifications in the Leading Dimensions Profile assessment which includes psychometric assessments like the multi-rater 360, Emotional Intelligence, Organizational Engagement Reviews and Leading Intelligence.
Prior to joining C12, Doug owned and operated the Doug Poll Group that specialized in coaching business executives and leaders in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Doug’s experience also includes launch and operations of Christian radio station WSMR 89.1 in Sarasota, FL. During his 15 years with the station, their audience grew to 50,000 weekly with 10 employees and dozens of volunteers. WSMR had a worldwide impact and raised millions of dollars in listener support for Christian programming.
Doug is married to his teenage sweetheart, Kristen, and they have 4 teenagers (2 boys and 2 girls). He and his family attend The 360 Church in Sarasota where his involvement has been helping build the Xchange Discipleship program and providing leadership coaching to the staff. In his spare time you’ll find Doug reading the latest book on his stack, playing Fantasy football or baseball, watching one of his kids sporting activities or enjoying a good workout.
Mark joined C12 as the Area Chair for the Lakeland Florida area at the start of 2013. Prior to joining C12, Mark led a steel distributor servicing the Florida market which employs roughly 120 employees and generates in excess of $60 million in sales. He joined C12 as a member in 1996. Mark is one of the original C12 Board members. Under his leadership, TBSC introduced corporate chaplaincy (CCA) and has revamped associate compensation to include ‘pay for performance’. Mark has been in the steel industry since 1985 and had earlier experience working for a national accounting firm, Touche Ross. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida where he earned a degree in accounting.
Mark and wife Cheryl were married in 1976. They started dating at age 16 in Bradenton, Florida. Both were born north of the Mason-Dixon line but have made the gulf coast of Florida their home for most of their lives. They have two married children, son Wes and wife Charlotte, daughter Kendall and husband Alex. Both couples reside in the Tampa Bay area.
Mark grew up active in the Catholic church, but without a saving knowledge of Christ. He had stopped attending church shortly after becoming married. Eight years later, while part of an Evangelism Explosion program, Mark accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. These days, Mark and Cheryl are both active in their current church.
Ross journey to his calling as a C12 Group Chair is unique as he served in planning, development, and operational leadership positions in the non-profit sector for more than three decades. His first career was as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America for 33 years. With CEO experiences from coast-to-coast, as well as a role on the BSAs National Staff, Harrop recognized his call to ministry in each leadership assignment within the character building movement that impacted his youth as he became an Eagle Scout.
However, it was in his second career as an Executive Pastor in Colorado Springs, CO that Ross was mentored on the teachings of Jesus (the Kingdom of God is near) and realized he was being prepared for a new vocation and ministry. When Harrop was introduced to The C12 Group in early 2012 and its mission bringing forth the Kingdom of God in the marketplace he knew where he was to be aligned with God in service. It isnt surprising that Ross life verse is Proverb 16:9, In a mans heart he plans his course but the Lord determines his steps.
Ross has served in local churches and on community organization boards using his passion and skills in vision casting, fund raising, fiscal management, team building, board governance, and expanding ministry through organizations. Ross and Jill his wife live in the Tampa Bay area and have three adult children and two granddaughters.
After completing three years of service with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C. and completing his MBA at George Washington University, Scott began his business career with Dale Carnegie Courses in New Orleans in 1971. He worked his way up the ladder with Dale Carnegie, becoming one of the top three salesmen in their global organization and earning the right to secure their Tampa Bay territory franchise in 1982. He served as President of Scott R. Hitchcock & Associates, Inc., offering Dale Carnegie Courses in Floridas Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.
Sensing the need to have more input from other like-minded business owners, Scott became a member of C12s Tampa group – Christian business CEOs/owners who join together once a month for advice and counsel regarding how to run their businesses both as thriving commercial enterprises and as Christian ministries. After three years as a C12 member, Scott felt the call on his life to become the first individual to follow C12s founder, Buck Jacobs, into the vocational role as C12 Area Chair in 1998. Scott currently enjoys chairing two C12 Groups (CEOs/Owners) and one C12 Key Players Group.
Scott and his wife, Terry, make their home in Tampa.
My parents purchased a business and moved our family to Tampa Florida while I was in high school. After graduating from Brandon High School I attended Florida State University and studied economics. While working in the finance industry I became a Christian. Shortly after my conversion I returned to Tampa and joined the family business. After successfully leading the business for many years my father and I decided to sell it in June 2017. To assure a solid transition I worked with the new owners until retiring from MacKinnon Equipment in 2019. I believe that God has called me to equip Christian CEOs & owners to build great businesses for a greater purpose.
I have 7 children & 5 grandchildren. My wife Melissa and I live in Tampa Florida.
Bob was blessed with a unique 28-year corporate career that touched many aspects of business leadership. This included working for Ford Motor Company where only God could have orchestrated the 16-year path that took him from Database Programmer to Engineering Manager for the Taurus/Sable Product Line. Along the way Bob became a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), earned his Master of Science degree in Engineering Management (Wayne State), became certified in Lean Manufacturing and as Six Sigma Quality Black Belt. After much thought and prayer, Bob made the difficult decision to leave Ford Motor Company, joining NACCO Materials Handling Group where he spent the next six years as Director of Global Product Development Processes, Systems and Operations, and then as the Director of the Americas Warehouse Products Development Center. Prior to joining C12, Bob served as Vice President of Quality, Engineering and Continuous Improvement for TWG, a Dover Company.
Bob is thrilled with the opportunity to bring his passions together as a C12 Chair for metro Jacksonville and northeast Florida! He has always had a passion for leadership and serving his Lord which has given him many opportunities to serve in church leadership capacities (e.g., Deacon, Teacher, Youth Leader, Small Group Leader). Bob also has a passion for workplace leadership, teaching, coaching and mentoring, having developed and delivered many training classes in Project Management, Change Management and Lean implementation. He is a student of Organizational Development theory and tools (including DiSC and Meyers-Briggs personality profiling and Emotional Intelligence/EQ tools) and has also facilitated numerous process improvement and Kaizen events. He has also served as Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University, teaching a Masters-level Project Management course. Because of Bobs broad, hands-on experience with strategic and operational management methods, he has an expansive toolkit from which to draw upon to help businesses achieve their desired results.
Bob and his wife, Sandy, live in St. Johns, Florida with their two youngest sons Jack and Harrison. Their oldest daughter, Brooke, graduated from Auburn University and is now serving with her husband Robert as missionaries to the University of Birmingham campus in Birmingham, England. Their oldest son Trent is attending Valdosta State University in Georgia, majoring in Finance. Bob enjoys time with his family, outdoor activities, tennis, golf, running and walking their Black Lab, Vader, as in Darth.
Vaughan Robison brings over 15 years of leadership, consulting and entrepreneurial experience to his role as a Chairman of the C12 Group of Northeast Florida. As an Army officer, Vaughan commanded a company of soldiers in combat in Baghdad, Iraq and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his leadership. As a consultant, Vaughan was a Principal Consultant at InfoWorks, Inc. establishing their Analytics and Business Intelligence Practice and leading key client relationships with Fortune 500 companies. Vaughan went on to found three successful companies: Mindful Data Science (a data science consulting and staffing organization), Seek Insights (a management and IT consulting firm), and Grace Conservatory (a value-centered dance studio that his wife Kristina owns). Vaughan’s passion is helping businesses from startups to multi-million dollar organizations align with their mission and values in order to improve profits, establish winning cultures, and positively impact their market.
Vaughan has helped companies set strategy that allowed them to outpace their peers in industries including healthcare, manufacturing, higher education, government, nonprofit, and retail. Vaughan has worked with and consulted for the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Altria, Ascension Health, Vanderbilt University, Bridgestone, CDC, Tractor Supply Company, CDI Corporation, NYPD, Bible League International, FBI, and PEPSICO.
Vaughan holds an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. He also holds certifications in project management (Project Management Professional, PMP) and in organizational metrics and analysis (Certified Business Intelligence Professional, CBIP).
Vaughan lives in Ponte Vedra Beach with his wife Kristina and three children: Ivelisse (age 5), Pierce (age 4) and Lark (age 3). He enjoys working on old cars, paddle boarding and pro bono consulting for nonprofits throughout Northeast Florida.
Brett brings a wide range of experience to his C12 Chair role. Early in his career, he served as an accountant in the public and private sectors and held positions in sales and marketing. He then had the opportunity to move into executive leadership, which included serving as the President & CEO of an $8.9 million organization. After a merger, God moved Brett into full-time vocational ministry, where he served in local missions with Sherwood Baptist Church. While serving in this role, Brett also became a chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains. That’s when Brett’s passion for the marketplace and his heart for ministry collided. He would go on to join Marketplace Chaplains in a division director role for over six years, where he was afforded the opportunity to be a part of a C12 group.
Now, God has called him to chair his own groups where he can invest time and energy into helping other Christian business leaders. Brett holds undergraduate (B.S. in Accounting & Business Administration) and graduate (M.S. in Management) degrees from Troy University. Over the past 18 years, he has developed a passion for leadership, organizational effectiveness, organizational health, culture development, and employee engagement. Brett is also a certified biblical counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.
Brett lives with his wife, Carol, in Fleming Island and they have two adult daughters. Kayla is completing her B.S. degree in criminal justice and Courtney has recently started a career in banking. Brett and Carol worship at Hibernia Baptist Church where they teach and lead small groups. They also enjoy refinishing and painting furniture together.
Ricky was blessed with a diverse career that placed him in many leadership positions. After a 4-year stint in the US Army, he began his career at GE Healthcare as an engineer, specializing in CT and then MRI systems. A few years later Ricky moved into management and became the lead engineer for the Jacksonville Florida team. His expertise lead to the opportunity to teach MRI physics with a private radiology school where he realized that he liked teaching. After 19 years Ricky made the decision to accept the role of Area Director for GE Healthcare in the North Florida-South West Georgia region. Three years later he was tasked with assuming all of North Florida and South Georgia. His territory, once the smallest in the Southeast zone, overnight became the largest and stretched from St. Augustine Florida to Macon Georgia. His team quadrupled in size overnight. In this role Ricky became Six Sigma certified and studied Lean methodology. In nine years as a director with GE, his teams were recognized for financial and operational excellence when they were awarded the company’s coveted ‘Omega Society’ four times. He retired from GE in 2008 and began consulting in the Tallahassee area, where he had the opportunity to work with nearly half of the state’s government agencies on various projects. In 2011, he was given the opportunity to become the Director Florida’s Division of Corporations, working for Florida’s Secretary of State. Ricky was tasked with bringing a private sector mentality to the Division, and finding solutions for a new trend in crime, Business Identity Theft. In 2013 Ricky left the state and formed Business Shield, Inc., where he provided solutions that protect Florida businesses from Business Identity Theft. He first heard about the C12 Group in 2016 at a seminar on Christian life in the workplace, and then in 2017 he answered the call to become a full time C12 chair for the Florida panhandle.
Ricky is excited to bring his passions together as a C12 Chair! He has a love for leadership, consulting, teaching, investing in and watching people grow. Ricky is a champion of leading with a servant’s heart as God intended. He has served in his church for many years in such roles as elder and home team leader. He loves to be part of the action in worship and has been the church’s Program Director for more than fifteen years. In this capacity, he works with the pastors and worship leaders to plan weekly services and then directs services each Sunday. He leads the media arts team and ensures that sound, lighting, and multi-media are done with quality and impact. Ricky has a passion for market place ministry and has been a proponent of growing strong faith based businesses for many years. As such, he is very excited about C12 and the trend among Christian business owners to run their businesses with God’s Kingdom in mind.
Ricky and his wife, Gail, live in Tallahassee, Florida. They have two sons. The oldest lives in Albany, Georgia and recently married, giving them their first grandchild. Their youngest son resides in Jacksonville, Florida and both share their father’s love of all things mechanical. In his free time Ricky builds and races sportscars at tracks across the Southeast.
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