George W. Mann
George W. Mann

George W. Mann of Polk City is a retired business development manager for Treatt USA.

Mann was appointed to the Governing Board in November 2012. His term expires March 1, 2017.

A native Floridian, Mann graduated high school from Sewanee Military Academy in Sewanee, Tenn. He later went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in citrus-business from Florida Southern College in Lakeland.

Mann spent much of his career in the citrus industry managing many categories, including juice sales and citrus related by-products such as oils, aromas and essences. At Treatt USA, his focus was on natural flavor ingredients for the beverage industry, many of which were derived from citrus products.

Mann currently serves as a board member of Anchor House Ministry, a faith-based residential home for displaced boys. He is also a member of the Polk County Farm Bureau and the Lakeland Rifle & Pistol Club.

Mann is past president of both the East Pasco Amateur Radio Society and the Lakeland Amateur Radio Club, and has helped provide emergency communications support during hurricanes. He has also previously served on the citrus by-products committee of the Florida Citrus Processors Association, on the editorial advisory board of Citrus & Vegetable Magazine, and on the advisory committee of the Florida Southern College Citrus Institute. Mann has also been recognized for his leadership in developing and implementing the first Florida Agricultural Conference and Tradeshow.

Mann believes his family background in the ranching and citrus businesses has prepared him to serve on the Governing Board. His experiences have reinforced his belief that stewardship of our land and water resources is not only good for the environment but it’s a good business practice as well.

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