A fourth-generation resident of Fort Myers, Jarrett Eady is an alumnus of Fort Myers High School and Florida State University. He currently serves as the director of diversity and inclusion for the School District of Lee County, but his involvement in Lee County and surrounding communities goes much deeper.

“I have served as chairman of the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board, the Alliance for the Arts Board of Directors, WGCU Public Media’s Content Advisory Committee and chairman of the SWFL Alpha Educational and Leadership Foundation,” he says. “I was also the chartering president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Southwest Florida, former chairman of the Lee County Black History Society, former president of the Dunbar Festival Committee Inc. and chartering president of the 100 Black Men of Southwest Florida Inc.”

Eady is also a certified diversity professional and serves as the School District of Lee County’s director of advancement via individual determination and director of diversity and inclusion.

What are your future aspirations?

I would like to support collective impact initiatives in Southwest Florida by fostering environments that nurture trust, commitment, mutual respect and a reduction of community and organizational silos.