Cheryl Schoolfield named Osceola Distinguished Leader

Cheryl Schoolfield, a 2014 graduate of Community Vision’s Leadership Osceola County program, was named outstanding business leader by the agency.

According to a press release, Schoolfield is a valuable volunteer and generous benefactor for a number of organizations and programs.   

Schoolfield was born and raised in Osceola County and serves as the vice president of Schoolfield Properties located in Kissimmee. She has been active in commercial real estate investments in Central Florida since 1997. Her acquisitions encompass a portfolio of nearly 1 million square feet of commercial real estate. She is the vice president of Osceola Management, the property management company that services her family’s real estate investments. Schoolfield studied art and design at the College of Boca Raton and applies her knowledge of the arts to new construction and tenant renovation projects. Her creative flair is evident in how she approaches volunteer work as well.

She was past chair of Community Vision’s Project OPEN, a program where community partnerships focus on certification training to disadvantaged residents for high demand careers. This award-winning program breaks the cycle of poverty. There are 225 graduates now in a position for increased earning potential. Schoolfield’s generosity and commitment to that program opened many doors of opportunity that changed the trajectory of numerous lives

Additionally, Cheryl serves on the Board of Directors for Community Vision and she expertly wielded power tools for many a KaBOOM! volunteer community playground builds.

Other Board of Director involvement includes:

• Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce

• Valencia College Foundation Board of Directors

• The McCormick Research Institute

For many years, Cheryl has been responsible for the success of the Council on Aging’s “Swing for All Generations Golf Classic,” and she serves on the Education Foundation Golf Planning Committee as well.