January Speaker – Chad Garmon

Chad Garmon is an “almost” Florida native who currently works in the family business as the Director of Business Operations for F George Concrete, LLC. Bringing his numerous years of operation experience to one of Central Florida’s oldest continually operating concrete and masonry companies.

In Chad’s role at the YMCA of Central Florida, where he served from 2016-2022 as the VP of Community Engagement & Christian Initiatives, he supported the Association’s strategic plan and enhanced the member and staff engagement experience. He was responsible for cultivating effective partnerships with community organizations, volunteers, and staff.

For 17 years prior to joining the YMCA of Central Florida team, Chad held the position of Founder and Executive Director of Impact Ministries of Central Florida. Chad managed multiple cause-driven projects that impacted individuals and families in need, by engaging more than 700 volunteers and leading a staff team to serve in their own communities. In 2002, accompanied by a strong board of directors, Chad led his organization to the next step and IMPACT received official 501(c) 3 status. Under his leadership as Executive Director, the organization doubled its budget and its services within the first four years.
IMPACT has impacted over 420 residents throughout Central Florida.

Chad also enjoys utilizing his creative strengths and knowledge in technology and social media to engage audiences and deliver his messages. Chad has held previous leadership roles as minister for a local church and current Chairman of the Board for the Youth Ministries Institute. He also is currently serving in the Florida Faith-Based & Community-Based Council as a Legislative Appointee for our region.

Chad was raised in Central Florida where he and his wife, Kimberly, of twenty-three years, have adopted Faith (5) and Micah (10), and are raising them along with Rileigh (16) and Elijah (19). Chad has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Belhaven University. He also holds his Ordination in Christian Ministry.

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