Joel Helm

Assistant Director, Development

Office Location

Lakeland Technology Building (at Polk State College), 3433 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL 33803


B.S. in Business Administration, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2004


Social Media Accounts/Websites*




Joel Helm joined the Florida Poly staff in July 2018 as an assistant director of development for the Polk County region. Previously, he worked in commercial real estate and wealth management for Northwestern Mutual and Lamar Advertising. Helm has lived and worked in Polk County for the past 12 years.


Awards and Honors

  • Cum Laude, Indiana Wesleyan, 2004
  • Academic All-American, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), 2003, 2004
  • All-American, Tennis, 2003, 2004


Community Involvement

  • Member Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2006-current
  • Columnist, Lakeland Ledger, Current
  • Contributor, Lakelander, 2014-18


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