Dress for Success SW Florida names prominent businesspeople as officers

Dress for Success SW Florida names prominent businesspeople as officers

Barbara Dell, CEO of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce the new officers and members of the board of directors and advisory board, which will set the direction for the organization to empower greater numbers of women in the community to obtain safer and better futures. Karen Anderson of Shell Point Retirement Community is the new president of the board, with Julio Barina of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company serving as vice president. Terri Sobeck of Stevens Construction ascends from the advisory board to serve as secretary and treasurer. Immediate Past President Barbara Melvin is now employed as Business Development Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, managing Collier and Lee Counties.

A new member is Chandra Spary of Card Systems, who joins an impressive roster of community-minded business people on the board of directors, including Joanne Show of Central Bank, Noelle Casagrande-Montgomery of Chico’s FAS, Connie Ramos-Williams of CONRIC PR & Marketing and Shiree Woody of Waterman Broadcasting.

Erica Castner of Queen of Results Business Coaching & Consulting has been named chair of the advisory board, with Caryn Smith of Rodan & Fields as co-chair. New to the advisory board are Cherie Rodriguez of Thirty-One Gifts, Lauren Wilson of White House Black Market, Tammy Pagano of Florida Southwestern College and Tracy Price of Glen Ballenger Law. Existing advisory board members are: Victoria Ramina of Lee County School District, Michelle Hoover of Alexander & Hoover CPAs, Lynn Brewer of Platinum PEO Resources, April Bordeaux of CONRIC PR & Marketing, Christine Sherlock of Image Matters, Gail Williams of Hodges University and Shelley Cahill of Shelley’s Casual Elegance.

The mission of Dress for Success SW Florida is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women in Lee and Collier Counties thrive in work and in life.

Barbara Dell said, “The energy and dedication represented on our board of directors and advisory board is unstoppable. Dress for Success SW Florida has come a long way in only five years and served over 2,000 women. With the support of our community, officers and board members, we are poised to increase that impact exponentially with more services and more targeted ways to improve the lives of women in Lee and Collier Counties.”

About Dress for Success SW Florida
Dress for Success SW Florida is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 140 cities in 19 countries and has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency, while providing career wardrobes, employment counseling and mentoring. The Fort Myers location of Dress for Success SW Florida is 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 153, Fort Myers in the Pinebrook Plaza. The Naples location is 9015 Strada Stell Court, Suite 205. For information on Dress for Success SW Florida, email swflorida@dressforsuccess.org, call (239) 689-4992 or visit swflorida.dressforsuccess.org.