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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
February Luncheon: Satisfying Sponsors
Satisfying Sponsors Join us on February 12th
to hear from a panel of experts who are on the "other side" of fundraising.
Their businesses sponsor countless events, and they know what benefits they
expect from the organizations they support. You will learn how to think beyond
typical sponsor benefits in order to satisfy your sponsors and keep them coming
back year after year!
is Vice President of Marketing at FineMark National Bank & Trust. She is
responsible for coordinating branding guidelines and standards throughout
FineMark’s seven offices in Florida and Arizona. She generates the content for
printed collateral, advertising, web content and events at the bank. Jessica
also manages all of the sponsorships and donations for FineMark. Jessica
studied Broadcast Journalism at the University of Southern California and spent
12 years as a news reporter and anchor in Fort Myers before starting her career
Brian Hamman is Market
Development Manager at CenturyLink in Fort Myers. Brian is a former TV News
Anchor who traded in his teleprompter for a Public Relations career.Instead of reporting the news, he is now
creating it as Market Development Manager for CenturyLink, Southwest Florida’s largest
Brian manages PR, corporate sponsorship, philanthropy,
community relations and local government affairs for a nine county area that
includes Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Desoto, Hendry, Glades, Hardee, Highlands and
Okeechobee.He ensures his company
stands out on Southwest Florida’s crowded social calendar by securing unique
sponsorships and building relationships with influential organizations.
Immediately before joining CenturyLink, Brian built a
practice from the ground up as a Financial Advisor for Edwards Jones.At the firm, he gained valuable business,
financial and sales skills.
Brian’s TV news career spanned 10 years and included stints
at WINK, FOX 4 and Joplin, Missouri’s ABC affiliate KODE.At WINK, he worked his way up from his first
job running teleprompter while still in high school to videographer.He moved to FOX 4 for his first on-air job as
a sportscaster.In Joplin, Brian
anchored KODE’s 5pm, 6pm and 10pm newscasts and also served as Executive
A Southwest Florida native, Brian is a graduate of Cape
Coral High School.He received an
Associate in Arts degree from Edison State College and a Bachelor’s degree in
Communications from Florida Gulf Coast University.He spends his free time touring Lee County’s
wonderful beaches and parks with his wife Rebecca and 2 year old daughter
Kevin Anderson is
currently a Senior Manager with the National Store Support Center Operations
Group for Chico’s FAS, Inc.He joined
Chico’s after a 25 year career with the Fort Myers Police Department.
Kevin has always been active in the community.He was appointed to the Children’s Services
Council of Lee County by Governor Chiles, currently serves on the Board of
Directors for the Southwest Florida Safety Council, has served on the Board of
Directors for the Coalition for Drug Free Southwest Florida and the Lee County
Chapter of the American Red Cross and was the inaugural chair of the State of
Florida Juvenile Justice Standards and Training Commission.
Kevin is a graduate of the University of Louisville Southern
Police Institute, Edison Community College and Florida Gulf Coast
University.Kevin and his wife, Krista,
live in old Fort Myers.Their daughter,
Kayla is a graduate of The Florida State University and recently started a job
with Jeff Atwater, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer.They are members of First Christian Church of
Thank you to Habitat for Humanity
Lee & Hendry Counties for sponsoring this event!