C. David Goodlett was promoted to senior vice president of government and grower relations for Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida at the September board of directors meeting. He joined the cooperative in 1991 as manager of governmental and community relations, and he was promoted to vice president in 2000.
Goodlett is responsible for working with various state, federal and local governmental bodies and agencies. He sits on the board of directors of the Sugar Association in Washington, D.C., and Florida Sugar and Molasses Exchange. He received the Leadership Excellence Award in 2008 from Leadership Palm Beach County and the Hero in Medicine Award from the Palm Beach County Medical Society in 2006 for his leadership in securing Lakeside Medical Center.
“David has been a staunch advocate for the Florida sugar industry and the Glades communities,” said Antonio L. Contreras Jr., CEO and president of the cooperative. “In the last year, he spearheaded the creation of a Growers Relations Department that develops closer ties and communications with our members and the community.”
Prior to joining the cooperative, Goodlett worked for the Florida Sugar Cane League and served as district manager for former Congressman Tom Lewis. A native of Belle Glade, Goodlett earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Nova Southeastern in Fort Lauderdale. He now resides in West Palm Beach with his wife Michelle and their three children, Alison 28, Charlie 21 and Andrew 17.
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