Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association™ Presents “Eco-Economics” at August 2013 Leadership Lunch Series


Media Contact:

Kathy Gulvas

VP, Communications

(239) 298-7935


Naples, FL – July 23, 2013 – The Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni AssociationTM, in coordination with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, announces Andrew Hill will be the keynote speaker for the August 29 Leadership Lunch Series.

Hill will be presenting “Eco-Economics: How your Economic Opportunities and Environment of Southwest Florida are Closely Aligned.”  He will be assisted by local photographer and wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Florida Panther and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuges, Larry Richardson.

Hill uses his strong background in finance to demonstrate the importance of the environment from an economic standpoint.  He is a current Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), President of Andrew Hill Investment Advisors, Inc., a former Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Past President of the Naples Financial Analysts Society.  Hill places a strong emphasis on education and the environment as well.  He was Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, a member of the Snook and Game Fish Foundation Board of Directors, and Past President of the Estuary Conservation Association.  Hill serves on the Hodges University President’s Council and was inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society for his work with Hodges University’s Johnson School of Business.

Registration and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the program starting promptly at 12:00 p.m. at the Professional Development Center located, 615 3rd Avenue South in Naples. The cost to attend this event is $15, which includes a $5 donation to benefit the LCF Scholarship Fund. Online reservations are required and can be purchased in advance online at: http://onfa.st/12hwhl9.

The Leadership Lunch Series is open to graduates of Leadership Collier™, GAIN™ (Growing Associates In Naples™), Youth Leadership™, Campaign for Leadership™ and the Leadership Institute™. The bi-monthly Leadership Lunch Series was launched to continue and expand theLeadership Collier experience by providing education, stewardship and networking opportunities to keep alumni abreast of the current challenges and opportunities facing the community.

About Leadership Collier Foundation

The Leadership Collier Foundation (LCF), in coordination with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, educates local business leaders about the societal and economic challenges facing the community today through the programs it governs: Leadership Collier™, Growing Associates In Naples™ (GAIN™), The Leadership Institute™, Youth Leadership Collier™ and The Campaign for Leadership™. Through the work of the LCF Alumni Association™, graduates continue to build alliances, foster goodwill and civic trusteeship that will strengthen Collier County through nonprofit organizations, local government boards and our schools while enhancing relations with other like-minded, influential community leaders. For more information, contact Amanda Beights atamanda@napleschamber.org.

About Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization of more than 1,800 active members that works to strengthen the local economy and promote the business community. The Chamber accomplishes this through public policy and business advocacy, leadership programs, executive business forums and sessions, and enhanced member benefits and services. The Chamber is dedicated to ensuring that Collier County remains the best place in America to live, work, and visit. For more information, call (239) 262-6376 or visit www.napleschamber.org.



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