Margarita joined the Tax Collector’s Office in April 2019. Margarita provides leadership in public engagement, which includes managing community relations and outreach programs, communications, marketing, public relations and social media activities. Before joining the Tax Collector’s office, Margarita was the Marketing Director for NuJak Companies, a commercial construction firm in Lakeland, FL. Prior to that, Margarita worked at the Central Florida Development Council, a public-private partnership with the Polk County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) as the Sr. Research & Marketing Manager for economic development. Margarita has served on the marketing committees for Enterprise Florida and the Tampa Bay Partnership, served as Social Media chair for the Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), the Polk Academies Advisory Board, and Southeastern University’s FORUM planning committee. Margarita has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with specializations in Advanced Marketing, Government & Business, International Business, and Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, both from the University of South Florida. Margarita is a graduate of the Leadership Lakeland program, Class XXXV, and currently serves on the board for the Leadership Lakeland Alumni Association.
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