Our Board

The board members of The Scott A. Strong Memorial Scholarship Fund are comprised of honored family, friends and business affiliates dedicated to carrying on Scott's desire to give students an opportunity to fulfill their educational dreams.

Steven W. Strong

Owner and President, Electric Services, Inc.

Owner, Strong Brothers, LLC.

Founding member, Scott A. Strong Memorial Scholarship Fund

Former board member, Florida Association of Electrical Contractors

Electrical license holder, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi


Dean Simmons

Owner and Partner Ford Press Inc.

Founding Member, Scott Strong Memorial Scholarship Fund

Married to Teresa with 2 son's Dean & Austin

Volunteer: LSCC Foundation & Athletics, Education Foundation of Lake County, Waterman Hospital, Angel Flight and Leadership Lake County

Dedicated to Scott's vision of helping students achieve their dreams of education

Dean Simmons

Stephanie S. Strong
Director of Human Resources, Electric Services, Inc. (since 1992)

Member of the Student Calendar Committee for the Lake County School Board (since 2000)

Leadership Lake County Class of 2003

Lake Sumter State College Foundation Board Member


Carman Cullen

Executive Director Educational Foundation of Lake County

BFA Ringling School of Art

25 years newspaper experience

6 years non-profit experience

Inducted into Lake County Women's Hall of Fame 2002

Awarded Leesburg Partnership Citizen of the Year 2002

Leesburg Chamber George Pringle Award 2004

Leesburg Chamber 2008 Special Judges Community Service Award

Served on numerous Lake County non-profit boards over the past 15 years

Carman Cullen

Lisa Strong Jodray

Oldest of Scott Strong's 4 siblings / Mom of 4 / Married to the fabulous Paul Jodray

Commercial Real Estate Agent at Grizzard Commercial Real Estate Group

Take Stock in Children mentor

Current Secretary for the State of Florida Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute / RLI

Lisa Strong Jodray

Lori S. Ricketson

Wife of Scott Strong

Volunteer, Lake Country elementary/middle schools

Dedicated to continuing Scott's mission to promote educational opportunities for all

Lori S. Ricketson