VICE PRESIDENT FOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT, LYKES BROS., TAMPA
One of Florida’s most historic companies, Lykes Bros. is a private, family-owned agribusiness with significant land holdings in Florida and Texas. Lykes employs more than 100 and has cattle, citrus, forestry, land and water resources, recreation/hunting and R&D operations, as well as the core business functions managed at the corporate office in Tampa. Lykes has been headquartered in downtown Tampa for more than 100 years. Dimmitt is part of the fifth generation working in the family business.
|EDUCATION||Duke University (MEM), University of the South (BS)|
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||I made the leap from non-profit conservation leader to for-profit agribusiness executive five years ago and love that I’m able to bring both together to help sustain Florida’s food supply and agricultural production while protecting the environment and the ecosystem services that all Floridians depend on.|
|CIVIC EFFORT||I’m proud to co-lead expeditions for the Florida Wildlife Corridor to showcase the opportunity and the people and partner organizations working to protect wild Florida.|
|LEADERSHIP||Planning for the future is one of my favorite parts of the job.|