BUPAC Speaker Gwynetta Gittens

Speaker for March 10, 2022 – Elected November 2018 Term Expires November 2022

Gwynetta Gittens

Present Occupation:
• Lee County School District, School Board Member, District 5

• Resident of Lee County since 2003
• Husband – Martin Gittens, Building Industry
• Son – Jonathan D. Sampson, Denver, CO – Entrepreneur
• Worked in Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands and Bermuda

Professional Experience:
• Educator – Lee County Schools K-12 and Adult Ed.; Asst. Principal Pool; Four-Time Golden Apple Finalist, Teacher of Distinction; Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Initial Coordinator, East Lee County High School
• Adjunct Professor – Indian River State College, St. Lucie County
• Adjunct Professor – Bermuda College
• Entrepreneur – International Trainer/Speaker, Event Planner, Writer
• Vice President of Training and Development, Bank of America, FL

• M.Ed., Education Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
• B.A. Psychology/Business Administration, University of Maryland
• A.A. Accounting, University of Maryland and Kennedy King College, Chicago
• Certified Supreme Court Mediator, FL

Volunteer Community Experience – Past and Present:
• First Assembly Ministries
• Learning for Life – Leadership Award
• Future Makers Education Committee
• Legislative Liaison Alternate/Federal
• Chamber of Commerce, St. Lucie County and Lee County
• Business People United for Political Action Committee (BUPAC)
• Horizon Council
• The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools