Carl J. (Bud) Strang, IIIChief Executive Officer
Bud Strang received his B.A. from the University of Florida in 1978 and a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982. He has been actively involved in the start-up, growth and development of a variety of business ventures including real estate, agriculture, software and business services. He is a managing member of Island Grove, LLC—one of the state’s largest blueberry farming operations—and is a director and officer of Gapway Grove Corporation, a closely held land and citrus cultivation business. A long-time resident of Winter Haven, Mr. Strang is active in civic affairs in Winter Haven and Polk County. He has previously served as the President of the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce as well as Main Street Winter Haven, Inc. Currently, he serves on the boards of the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation, the Central Florida Development Council and the Winter Haven Economic Development Council.