Guest Speaker, Kevin Sheilley

Mr. Sheilley is a well-respected leader in innovative regional development and was instrumental in the Ocala CEP’s recognition as the 2020 National Chamber of the Year.

Kevin T. Sheilley became the President & CEO of Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) in December of 2012 following the merger of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the Ocala/Marion County Economic Development Corporation. The CEP represents the fourth start-up Chamber/ED organization Sheilley has lead.

Sheilley’s strategy of aggressive and coordinated efforts in business attraction (new business), business retention (existing business), and business creation (entrepreneurship) coupled with a focus on education and workforce development have made him a respected leader in innovative regional development.

He has worked in Chamber/ED organizations in Kentucky and Tennessee. 

Sheilley is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and a graduate of Union University.