Veteran of Polk County Public Safety Joins CBC | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty

Gary Hester

Gary Hester

LAKELAND, FL, October 1, 2018— Gary Hester, a veteran of public service in Polk County, has joined Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty (CBCSRD) as a commercial real estate sales associate.

Before launching his career in local commercial real estate, Gary worked in Polk County public safety for more than thirty-seven years in roles including:

  • Chief of Staff to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd
  • Police Chief for the cities of Winter Haven and Haines City
  • Deputy County Manager for Polk County


“I am excited for the opportunity to join Polk County’s premier commercial real estate firm”, said Gary Hester. “I look forward to working with this team of real estate professionals and providing world-class service to our clients.”

In addition to his leadership in public safety, Gary is an alumnus of Polk Leadership Class I and served as the Class III chairman. He is a member of Haines City Rotary, Polk County Fraternal Order of Police and the Polk County Police Chiefs Association.

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