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District Ten Board of Directors

Paul Meador is a partner in LaBelle-based Eagle Island Investments I, LLC.

Meador was elected to represented District 10 on the Mutual Board of Directors in 2011.

Charles Lucas is the president and CEO of King Ranch Florida Operations, LLC.

Lucas earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Evansville, followed by an MBA from the University of South Florida.

In addition to his service on FCM’s Board, he sits on the Board of Directors of the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, the Florida Land Council, and Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association. He has also served on the Florida Citrus Commission and the External Advisory Committee for the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida, and as Past Chairman of National Juice Products Association, the Florida Citrus Processors Association.

Lucas most recently rejoined the Board in 2016 serving District 10.

James “Mark” Wheeler is the C.F.O. of Wheeler Farms, Inc. headquartered in Lake Placid.

Wheeler also serves as a director of Wheeler Brothers, Inc. a family-held citrus contract-harvesting corporation and is president of the Hardee Livestock Market, Inc. in Wauchula, Florida. Additionally, Wheeler serves as president of the Boston Mining company, a citrus, real estate and cash investment organization.

With a long family history in agriculture, Wheeler is a member of the fourth generation to work in agriculture and third generation to work in citrus.

Wheeler is very active in his community serving on the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Board and Board Member of the Farm Credit of SW Florida. Wheeler is a member of the advisory board for Riverside National Bank of Highlands County and a board member of the newly formed Mason G. Smoak Foundation.

He was first elected to represent District 10 in 2005 and has served as Southern-Area Vice President. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Troy State University.