East Lee County Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes New Additions To The Board Of Directors

By: Mike Welch

The Chairman and Board of Directors of the East Lee County Chamber of Commerce are honored to announce the following addition to the Board of Directors:


Commissioner Pendergrass is no stranger to East Lee County with his involvement in the development of infrastructure and projects that are enhancing the quality of life in the communities of Eastern Lee County. Commissioner Pendergrass is a resident of Gateway and his knowledge and expertise in economic development will help guide the Chamber.  As an ex officio he will be an active participant in the direction of the Chamber.  Board Chair Mike Welch notes, “Cecil is a longtime friend and leader of Lee County.  We are fortunate to have him on our Board and look forward to working with him.”  

For more information on Commissioner Pendergrass see the Biographyonthe website below:



Burt L. Saunders is also no stranger to East Lee County.  Currently Saunders is a member of the Board of Commissioners of Collier County.  Burt’s career includes representing District 37 in the Florida Senate and his work included issues facing East Lee including the Gateway area.  Commissioner Saunders as a shareholder and attorney with Gray Robinson Law Firm that serves clients statewide, including Eastern Lee County will be able to provide leadership and advice to the Chamber.  Board Chair Mike Welch said, “I have known Burt for many years.  He is a dedicated public servant, and his private practice will assist the Chamber in its development.  We are honored to welcome Mr. Saunders as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors.

For More information on the Honorable Burt Saunders see the Biography the website below:



Ruth Anglickis is a community leader and a pioneer in the development of Lehigh Acres.  Ruth came to Lehigh and East Lee County as a young professional and together with her husband Rick helped establish the “hometown”.  Currently Ruth is COO of Landex Resorts International.  Under Ruth’s leadership Landex is a multi-faceted company that serves in property management.  Ruth’s knowledge and generosity as a community activist for the interests of Lehigh Acres and East Lee County are invaluable to the direction of the Chamber.  Board Chair Mike Welch said, “The Board is honored to have Ruth on board as together we work for the economic development and the future of business in our communities.  Ruth has given treasured advice and has helped our Chamber once again focus.  We are so lucky to have her participation.

Our new members of the Board will be sworn in at the Chamber Gala scheduled for Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Plantation Golf and Country Club.

For More information on Ruth Anglickis see the Biography the website below:


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