Happy February, everyone! January has flown by, and I am delighted to report that our first lunch and learn of the year was a big success. We received vital information from Dr. Kristin Mascotti, Chief Medical Officer of NCH Healthcare System, and we were honored to be inducted to this year’s board by Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk. If you missed it, you can watch the recording here.

This month, I have been thinking about the importance of connections. Simple connections we take for granted to the internet, cable, phone, and cloud storage are vital to all of us right now in our socially distant world. But even more meaningful are the personal connections and relationships we make with our family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

I am immensely proud of the dedicated, accomplished, and connected group of professionals we have serving on our volunteer board this year who are working hard to provide all of you with relevant and timely information in our upcoming meetings.

On February 23, we are excited for our guest speakers Jack Wert – Executive Director/CEO, Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Bruce Barone, Jr. – Executive Director, Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District to share their insights on how to safely promote Naples and Collier County in this new “virtual” world and recent rebranding of Fifth Avenue South. Click here to learn more.

Special thanks to our past president and current Diversity and Inclusion Chair, Pam Fultz, who shared a video update below on how PRSA Gulfcoast recognizes and honors the importance of February as Black History Month. We honor everyone who has contributed their creative talents to make the world a better place. 

Also included below from Pam is an article on storytelling that she wrote for PRSA. Just another example of the talent on our board!

I invite you to connect with us, at our virtual luncheons, on social media, or feel free to email me at cwithorn@cfcollier.org.

Best regards,

Cindi Withorn
President, Gulf Coast PRSA

February 2021 President’s Message – Cindi Withhorn