In a memo sent out Nov. 1, Chairman Marcellus W. Osceola Jr. welcomed Lee Zepeda as the new Executive Director of Administration for the Tribe. In this position, Zepeda will oversee the Center for Student Success and Services, Boys and Girls Club, the Hollywood preschool, recreation, community culture and Office of Trust Management.

Zepeda has worked for the Tribe since 1996, three years after he graduated from Stetson University in DeLand, where he received his bachelor’s degree in art history. He started out at as a teacher at the Ahfachkee School where he taught for five years before being promoted to principal for another five years. After that, he served as Human Resources Director before receiving another promotion as Education Director.

As per the memo, the Tribal Council is confident that Zepeda’s experience in management and business will allow him to be successful in his new role.

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