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LEADERS for the ARTS, 2019

BOARD MEMBERS

Cynthia Haffey

CYNTHIA HAFFEY, Director

Cynthia has thirty-one years of experience in museum administration. She is a graduate of Fine Arts at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and began her professional career at the Museum of Science and Industry during their successful $36m capital campaign, making a positive impact on their programs for 10 years. She has since contributed her professional experience to prestigious organizations such as the University of South Florida, Polk Museum of Art, and Young At Art Children’s Museum, Fort Lauderdale.

Cynthia returned to her home in Lakeland in 2011, accepting the leadership position as executive director for Platform Art, Inc. expanding the cultural arts and developing a public art initiative in central Florida.

SUE BENTLEY
SUE BENTLEY
Sue Bentley is a former educator and small business owner. She loves the arts and has dedicated a large part of her life to supporting them. She served for many years as a Trustee of the Polk Museum of Art, including as Chair of the Board of Governors. Sue was the second President of the Polk Arts Alliance, the cultural umbrella for Polk’s art organizations; served on the Board of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra; and was President of the Historic Polk Theatre Board. In addition, Sue served as a Trustee of the National Symphony Orchestra, a part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
KIM BRUNSON
KIM BRUNSON
Kim works at Publix Super Markets, Inc. She began her Publix career in 1981, as a part-time cashier at Publix Store #001 in Winter Haven, Florida. While working on her degree in computer science, she made the transition from the retail environment to Publix’s Data Processing department, where she enjoyed the balance of working with people and systems. She later built and implemented a company-wide emergency response program, led efforts to implement data security and compliance as well as take the company to a stronger position with recycling and waste reduction. She currently is a Business Relationship Manager and enjoys going to work every day. She received her BA from Warner Southern in Organizational Management in 2000. She is a current member the Lakeland Rotary and serves on the board. She’s from Winter Haven and is passionate about our community and all it has to offer.
VICTORIA LOWE
VICTORIA LOWE
Victoria Lowe of Birmingham, holds a MS in Art from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. After graduation, she relocated to Washington DC to continue her art career, exhibiting in the south and mid-Atlantic region. After working in the White House, she opened Art Studio Bed & Breakfast in Dupont Circle, welcoming guests and showing works of emerging artists for thirty years. She moved to Lakeland in 2006 and is currently touring a 40-year working retrospective of her paintings at museums in the south and midwest. Victoria has been teaching at Florida Polytechnic University since its opening in 2014.
VICTOR PREBOR
VICTOR PREBOR
Victor Prebor received degrees in both visual art and architecture, resulting in a career that maintains a duality of focus. During the past 30-plus years, his passionate solutions have earned numerous awards for both architectural designs and artistic creations. In addition, Victor is proud to have received the Dudley Uphoff Award for his involvement and promotion of Lakeland’s downtown community. In 2016, he formed Prebor 3 Architecture, a full-service architecture and interior design firm with a focus on high-end residential, commercial, and office space. His office includes gallery space for his artwork. Victor is known for creating emotion-based solutions that are function-driven and environmentally centered. 
SANDRA SHEETS
SANDRA SHEETS
Sandra is a shareholder in the Lakeland office of GrayRobinson, PA, who practices in estate and tax planning, estate and trust administration, with an emphasis on business succession planning involving closely held businesses. Sandra was born in Winter Haven, Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in 1983 and her juris doctor degree from the George Washington University in 1987. She was elected to the Order of Coif, was a member of the Moot Court Board and was editor of the Law Review. In 1985, she served as a legislative intern for The Honorable Lawton Chiles, U.S. senator from Florida. In 1987, she served as a judicial intern for The Honorable Kenneth W. Starr, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
BARBARA STAMPFL
BARBARA STAMPFL
Barbara Stampfl received her MLS in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin. She has been a practicing public librarian for close to 40 years with a brief respite when she co-owned an independent bookstore and worked in an American fine arts and crafts shop. Her interests lie heavily in the literary arts, but she has also developed a love for and collects fine arts and crafts produced by American artists. Promoting and sharing these arts with the public is why she feels Platform Art is a vital organization for the community.
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