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Date(s) - Thursday, November 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Seasons of Service

The strong Roots of Family and Community

Presented by

November 12, 2020

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Event
Early Access Encouraged

Join us online and hear inspirational stories from members of the McEntire and Tinsley families who serve our community from their hearts.

With your safety as our focus, we have decided to live-stream this year’s event. We hope you will join us from the comfort of your home or office.

Individual Virtual Reservation – $35

Purchase tickets HERE

RSVP by Monday, October 26 to or (863) 583-3129

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Seretha Tinsley

Seretha Tinsley was the first African American female to attend and graduate from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1971. In the early 80s, Seretha became one of the first black woman general managers in radio, and in 2008, she became the first African American President of the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Tinsley is the CFO/Owner of Winter Haven-based family businesses, PenGeo, Inc. (KFC); Tinsley Family Concessions, Inc. (airport concessions); and Co-Founder/Executive Director of Chain of Lakes Achievers, Inc. 

George Wm. Tinsley Sr.

George Wm. Tinsley Sr. is CEO of PenGeo Inc., Tinsley Group, Inc., Tinsley Family Concessions, Inc., GW Tinsley Consulting, LLC, and Diverse Distributing, which collectively comprise Tampa Bay’s second largest black-owned enterprise. He was recruited with a basketball scholarship to Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1966 and led his team to three national championship titles. Tinsley then translated his talent for teamwork and leadership to the corporate sector. 

George Wm. Tinsley II

George Wm. Tinsley II, or G2, was born restaurant in Louisville, KY, and his life has been centered on the industry. George attended Morehouse College, where he graduated with a major in Business Administration in 2002, then earned his MBA from Florida International University. George leveraged his business knowledge into the airport concessions industry and is the Vice President and Managing Partner of Tinsley Family Concessions, Inc.

Katie McEntire Wiatt

As part of the lndie Atlantic Films team for more than 10 years, Katie McEntire Wiatt has produced, edited, and directed films for broadcast and web. In 2019, Katie made her feature-length directorial debut with the award-winning documentary Fly Like a Girl. The film was selected for over 12 film festivals across the country, including the prestigious SCAD Savannah Film Festival. Katie enjoys giving back to her community by using her talents to help create free films for nonprofits. She and her husband Matt have lived in Lakeland for 11 years.

David McEntire

David McEntire was called to First United Methodist Church of Lakeland as Senior Pastor 13 years ago. The 4600-member church keeps him busy with an expansive outreach ministry, in addition to worship services. David has served on the Executive Committee of the Florida Conference Council on Ministries, FSC Board of Trustees, and as board chair of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home Board of Trustees. He currently serves on the Florida Conference Episcopal Committee, Anti-Racism Task Force and Committee on Investigation. He and his wife, Nancy, have three adult children, Katie, Andy, and Molly, and two grandsons.

Andy McEntire

Andy McEntire founded lndie Atlantic Films in 2006 and has directed and produced national commercials and multiple branded films for regional and national clients. He was an Executive Producer for the documentary Fly Like a Girl. Beyond film, Andy and his wife, Ashley, co-own Concord Coffee and are co-founders of Give Visuals, a nonprofit organization that fosters a network of creative people to create videos for charities to expand the impact of their good works. Andy has lived in Lakeland for 11 years, and he and Ashley have two sons. 

Master of Ceremonies

Erica Sirrine, PhD

Erica Sirrine, PhD, serves as the Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Southeastern University. Before entering academia, she worked as the clinical manager of the Bethany Center at Good Shepherd Hospice, and she continues to volunteer at Camp Brave Heart. She is passionate about educating mental health practitioners on bereavement counseling interventions and provides trainings of this type throughout the United States.

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