Leadership Jacksonville honors trustees
From left, Preston Haskell joins Ju’Coby Pittman-Peele, Bill Birchfield, Sharon Peele and Gayle Peele at Celebration 2012, the 17th Annual Celebration of Leadership by Leadership Jacksonville Thursday night at the Hyatt. Haskell, founder of The Haskell Co., and Birchfield, a lawyer, were honored as community trustees. The Peele family accepted The Frederick H. Schultz Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Gertrude Hoffman Peele, a civic leader who died July 31 at the age of 81. A record 550 Leadership Jacksonville supporters attended the event, which raises money for the nonprofit’s Youth Leadership Jacksonville and Collegiate Leadership Experience programs.