Communication & Information Manager
Jim Carleton was hired in May 2017 to be the City’s Communication and Information Manager. He graduated from high school in 2011 from Polk State College Collegiate High School Lakeland. He attended Ferrum College where he played collegiate soccer and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Business Administration and then went on to receive a Masters in Business Administration from Florida Southern College as well as a Commission into the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. His work experience includes marketing, event management and photography promotional work with Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing and experience as an Assistant Sports Information Director at Ferrum College where he handled all their social media accounts and covered sporting events with press releases and photography work. He also has experience working for Walt Disney World as a photographer and enjoys photography in his free time. He loves to attend sporting events in the area, golf and spend time out on the water surfing, fishing, or snorkeling.