South Seas Resort Principal To Look Into Future At Chamber Luncheon

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Greg Spencer

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce will host speaker Greg Spencer, CEO for Timbers Resorts, which currently owns South Seas Island Resort, as its guest speaker at the Wednesday, Jan. 18, business luncheon. It will take place at the Marriott Sanibel Harbor Resort in Fort Myers starting at 11:30 a.m.

Spencer actively drives Timbers Resorts’ overall strategy and growth while ensuring the employee, guest, and owner experience aptly represents the prestigious brand. Under his leadership, Timbers has evolved into one of the most esteemed companies in the industry with 16 properties located in highly sought-after destinations.

Spencer’s passion for crafting unmatched lifestyle experiences stems from the joy he felt when spending time by the ocean in his childhood — a feeling that has propelled his vision for Timbers since he joined the company in 2007. Throughout his 13-year tenure, Spencer has held several prominent positions including chief operating officer, director of corporate finance, director of new development, and project director for several Timbers Resorts properties.

Prior to joining Timbers, Spencer developed high-end properties in the southeastern U.S. for his firm, Mont Ventoux Capital, and was a senior manager with Accenture, where he specialized in financial services mergers and acquisitions with an emphasis on real estate-related integration. Before joining the civilian workforce, he was a captain in the U.S. Air Force and deployed in support of numerous operations around the world.

Spencer has a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University (FSU), an MBA from Webster University, and a master of science in real estate development from Columbia University. He received his commission as an Air Force officer from ROTC, where he was the corps commander at FSU, a Distinguished Graduate, and recipient of the President’s Award. He resides in Winter Park, Fla., with his wife and two daughters.

“We are looking forward to hearing Greg speak about the direction South Seas is headed in a presentation titled ‘The Future of South Seas Island Resort’,” said John Lai, chamber president and CEO. “Now more than ever, the resort’s role as part of the Sanibel-Captiva community becomes crucial.”

The chamber business lunch is a monthly networking opportunity held at various member locations. The chamber strives to provide speakers to discuss relevant business topics for the membership. Sanibel-Captiva chamber members receive meeting invitations by email. Cost for luncheon attendance is $35 for chamber members only. Advanced registration is required to attend; walk-ins are not accepted. Register by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, at or by calling 239-472-8255. Payment is due at time of registration.

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting the prosperity of its members and preserving the quality of life of our community. With more than 460 active Chamber members from both islands and businesses from Lee and Collier counties, the Chamber plays a key role in facilitating communication and cooperation between business, residents, and government to enhance the economic health of the islands. The Francis P. Bailey, Jr., Chamber Visitor Center is located at the entrance to Sanibel Island and welcomes tens of thousands of visitors each year. VISIT FLORIDA named the visitor center one of 13 official Florida Certified Tourism Information Centers in the state. It is open 365 days a year and provides comprehensive information about things to do, places to visit, and where to stay, shop, and dine. The chamber website receives more than 1.3 million website visits per year.

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