President/CEO at Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership
What my friends think I do:
My mom tells people, "I really don't understand what he does, but I know it is very important!"
Kevin T. Sheilley became the President & CEO of Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) in December of 2012 following the merger of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the Ocala/Marion County Economic Development Corporation. The CEP represents the fourth start-up Chamber/ED organization Sheilley has lead.
Sheilley’s strategy of aggressive and coordinated efforts in business attraction (new business), business retention (existing business), and business creation (entrepreneurship) coupled with a focus on education and workforce development have made him a respected leader in innovative regional development.
He has worked in Chamber/ED organizations in Kentucky and Tennessee. He is a recipient of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals Executive of the Year award (2021) and was named Person of the Year by Ocala Magazine (21).
Sheilley is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and a graduate of Union University.