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New Board Leadership Announced

New Board Leadership Announced

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is pleased to announce its new board of trustee leadership, effective as of the start of our new fiscal year on July 1, 2011.


Dawn-Marie Driscoll has been appointed as the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s ‘s’ (SWFLCF) new chair of the board. Ms. Driscoll is currently an executive fellow at the Center for Business Ethics. She has been on the faculty of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association and has been appointed a visiting scholar at two prominent universities.  A frequent teacher, panelist, moderator, and presenter on business ethics issues in the U.S. and England, Ms. Driscoll has also written several books and numerous articles about business ethics that have published in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Jay Brett, former chair of the board, will remain active on the board as immediate past chair. Mr. Bretthas been in private practice with Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill PA since 1973, where he is currently the senior attorney. Jay’s professional activities include serving on and chairing the 20th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, serving on and chairing the 20th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, and serving as Hearing Officer for the Lee County School Board.

Joe Mazurkiewicz has been appointed as the Community Foundation’s new vice chair. Mr. Mazurkiewicz is the president of BJM Consulting, Inc., a firm that specializes in local government activities. He also currently serves on several boards, including  the Ruth Cooper Center for Behavioral Health Care, Gulf Coast Village, and the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, just to name a few.

Mr. Sandy Robinson has been appointed as SWFLCF’s new secretary/treasurer. He is president of the Fort Myers office of Northern Trust. Prior to that position, he worked for Fifth Third Bank in Naples, Florida, where he served as vice president and team leader in the commercial real estate division. Mr. Robinson currently serves on several, local nonprofit boards.

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is overseen by a volunteer board of community leaders and operated by professionals with expertise in identifying their communities’ needs. Members of the organization’s Board of Trustees are thoughtfully selected, and they represent and promote the highest levels of fiduciary and ethical standards.

Southwest Florida Community Foundation
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