Melvin Philpot is the Senior Program Development Coordinator for Progress Energy in Lake Mary. He joined Progress Energy in May of 1982. Since then, he has held various positions, including Customer Service representative, Energy Services representative and Account Specialist. Philpot is also active in the community and serves several organizations, including: immediate past chairman of the Florida Housing Coalition Board of Directors; past chairman of the Rescue Outreach Mission Board of Directors; vice-chairman of the City of Sanford Martin Luther King Jr. Steering Committee; advisory board of the City of Sanford Front Porch Project; and vice-chair of the Stanford Housing Authority.