Kitty Green, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, will show how their affiliate implemented a program called Women Build to successfully engage new donors and volunteers in their mission. The May FPRA Luncheon is sponsored by Charlotte Behavioral Health Care.
Katherine C. "Kitty" Green took the helm as President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties in March of 2010. In this position, she is responsible for leading one of the nation’s largest Habitat affiliates, providing direction for a diverse non-profit homebuilder, mortgage company and resale operation, with the mission of helping hardworking families own their own decent, affordable homes.
Green was formerly the President and CEO of Bonita Bay Group, developer of seven master planned communities in Southwest Florida. Over her ten-year career at Bonita Bay Group, Green was responsible for the development of Verandah in east Lee County and Sandoval in Cape Coral. Prior to Bonita Bay Group, Green worked for WCI Communities, holding several positions over her ten-year career there.
Before joining the staff at Habitat, Green served the organization for nearly 16 years as a volunteer, including many years’ service on the organization’s Board of Directors. Green is currently Chairperson of the Lee County Horizon Council, and a member of the International Women’s Forum. In 2008, she was featured as one of Gulfshore Life’s Women of the Year, and was named a 2011 Gulfshore Business “Best Boss.” A Fort Myers native, Green still lives in that city with her husband Charlie and their twin teenage daughters.
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping low income families achieve homeownership through the use of zero-interest mortgages, volunteer labor and donor contributions. Habitat has turned over the keys to 1,234 families in Lee and Hendry Counties since 1982.
The FPRA May Luncheon Meeting is sponsored by Charlotte Behavioral Health Care.
Five local media professionals will share their diverse perspectives and experiences at the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association’s annual media breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Holiday Inn Airport/Town Center in Fort Myers. The event helps local businesses learn how to obtain the best results from their media relations campaigns and programs.
The presenters will be Krista Fogelsong, news anchor, Waterman Broadcasting; Amy Tardif, news director, WGCU-FM; Osvaldo Padilla, editor, Florida Weekly; Jean Gruss, editor, Business Observer; and Steve McQuilkin, business and real estate editor, The News-Press Media Group.
The event is sponsored by Edison State College, and additional sponsorships are still available.
The Holiday Inn Airport/Town Center is located at 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive. Admission is $40 for FPRA members, $50 for nonmembers and $15 for members of the FPRA student chapter. Reservations can be arranged by visiting www.fpraswfl.org. For more details or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Phyllis Ershowsky at 225-2764 or e-mail Phyllis@PKECreative.com.