Welsey Barnett is an experienced entrepreneur and business executive with a comprehensive background in start-up investments and real estate development. He is a board member of Citizens Bank and Trust, All Saints Academy, and the GiveWell Community Foundation. He is also a managing partner of Mayfair Properties of Lakeland.
Mr. Barnett earned his B.S. in Business, Finance, from Wake Forest University. After graduation, he was the Director of Strategic Planning and, later, the Managing Partner of TreeTop Commons LLC, a cloud-based software company that empowers community engagement through the implementation of powerful online tools. During his 12-year tenure with the company, he simultaneously worked towards and completed his Master of Business Administration in three years from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
The son of Carol and Barney Barnett, Mr. Barnett is a Lakeland native who is an active member of the Polk County community, as well as local communities across the state of Florida. His deep commitment to making a positive impact on his community has led him to establish philanthropic organizations, such as United Way and The Children’s Movement. He is also one of the founders of Lakeland’s Bonnet Springs Park.