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Chamber names new Public Affairs VP

Lakeland, FL -- The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Yadira Holmes as Vice President of Public Affairs.


Advocating for small business is a crucial role for the Chamber, and Holmes brings extensive experience and vast political knowledge to her new position.


Yadira most recently served as Legislative Assistant to State Senator Paula Dockery, whom she credits with providing a substantial background in community and public relations, legislative advocacy, and communications.


In addition to this work, Yadira has held positions in the federal and non-profit sectors. 


She is a graduate of Florida State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and History.


In 2011, she will complete a Master's Degree in Political Management from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.


She is married to Chad Holmes, a teacher at Kathleen High School, and has three children: Jacoby, Ava and Stryker. She is an active member of First United Methodist Church and the Lakeland Downtown Kiwanis Club.

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