District 5 Commissioner

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Michelle Stone, Vice Chairman
Marion County Commissioner
District 5

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Commissioner Stone
Mail: Commissioner Stone
601 SE 25th Ave.
Ocala, FL34471

Commissioner Michelle Stone was previously a Vice President and Commercial Relationship Officer for Gateway Bank of Central Florida. In this capacity, she helped manage and develop new and existing client relationships. 

Michelle has 35 years of financial services experience, 27 years in the Ocala market; including nearly 20 years with SunTrust Bank where she held the office of Senior Vice President/Area Manager and Ocala City President. Her managed service area spanned Alachua and Marion counties and included sixteen full-service banking centers.

During her career she has served in various capacities overseeing all aspects of banking services to help personal clients, small businesses and owners meet their financial aspirations. She has been recognized with various achievements and awards.

Michelle is a graduate of the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida and has achieved her American Institute of Banking Diploma along with various other banking related seminars and classes to remain up-to-date in best practices. Michelle holds a State of Florida Life and Health Annuities license and holds Series 6, Series 26 and Series 63 licenses.

In over 27 years of service to the Marion County area, Michelle has built an impressive resume of community service. Among others, she is a current board member of Hospice of Marion County and represents Marion County Commission as liaison to Marion County Continuum of Care, School Board, Early Learning Coalition, Marion Senior Services and The Centers. She is a graduate and past Member of the Board of Regents of Leadership Ocala/Marion and past board member of the Junior League of Ocala; past board member of Marion Senior Services and former March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon Coordinator and ALS Walk Team Captain. She chaired the 2014 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Marion County.