Edie Yates

Commissioner (2014 - 2017) | District: Southeast

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Edie is the founding partner of Baylis & Company PA CPAs, where she is currently the Managing Partner. After becoming a Certified Public Accountant in 1975 and working for an international accounting firm, she returned to Lakeland to become the internal auditor for Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Edie has served as President of the local professional chapter of CPAs, as Chairman of two statewide, not-for-profit conferences, and volunteered countless hours of community service. She currently serves as the Chair for the Finance Committee, and is also on the Community Development,  Municipal Boards & Committees and Utility Committees. 

She is a member of the Central Florida Regional Planning Council and the Tourist Development Council.  She has served in leadership roles on the national, state and local levels of various organizations, such as Chair of the United Way of Central Florida. Edie holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida Southern College.  

edith.yates@lakelandgov.net