Board of Supervisors


Thomas (Tom) Peek, P.E., P.L.S. Chairman  – Mr. Peek is the retired partner of Wilson Miller Barton and Peek, a Naples-based professional engineering, surveying and planning firm where he practiced his crafts of civil engineering and land surveying. An Air Force veteran and Tennessee native, he has lived in Collier County for more than 35 years, and once served as Assistant Collier County Engineer. His wife, Nora, is also a retired civil engineer.

Thomas DiFlorio – A 22-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, moved to Ave Maria in August 2009 with his wife and daughter. On November 02, 2010, he was the first resident elected to serve on the board of supervisors for the Ave Maria Stewardship Community District. Although retired from the Philadelphia Police Department, Mr. DiFlorio is volunteering his time as a Liaison with the Collier County Sherriff’s Office implementing the Community Volunteer Patrol program in Ave Maria and recruiting residents to participate in the program.

Douglas E. Baird – Douglas Baird has been with the Barron Collier Companies since 1978, having held various positions from Accountant, Controller, Division Manager to current Manager of Treasury Services. Prior to joining BCC he was with a division of Ashland Oil as an accountant/auditor. A graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science-Management/Accounting, holder of the Associate in Risk Management designation and licensed by the State of Florida for General Lines and Title Insurance and a 2006 Leadership Collier Alumni. Currently serves as a Director of TIB Bank, Assistant Treasurer of the Naples North Rotary Club and other community activities. He and his wife Glenda have four children and three grandchildren and enjoys woodworking, outdoor activities and aviation.

Liesa Priddy – A third generation Floridian and a 31-year resident of Immokalee, Ms. Priddy retired from the banking industry and currently serves as office manager for the Naples law firm of Siket, Solis and Maher, P.A. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, and of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. She and her husband, Russell, own Sunniland Enterprises of Collier County, and have two children.

Jay Roth – Lifelong Florida resident, Jay Roth moved from Stuart, FL to Naples in 2004 as the Ave Maria community was rising from the tomato fields of eastern Collier County.  A graduate of University of Florida (B.S.A.) and holder of Associate in Risk Management designation, Jay currently works as an Account Executive for Lutgert Insurance Ave Maria located in the town center.  Jay also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce.   In addition to the myriad of outdoor activities available in our community, Jay enjoys spending time in, on, and under the waters of southwest Florida.