Naples Historical Society, Inc. has announced the appointment of Hodges University alumna Elaine L. Reed as President and CEO of Naples Historical Society.
Ms. Reed earned her Master of Public Administration degree from Hodges University, as well as an undergraduate degree in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati. She has over 25 years of marketing experience in her career, including tenures many with nonprofits when she lived and worked as a consultant in Eastern Europe. Reed claims her time at the Society reflects an amalgamation of professional experiences and that she is enjoying the journey.
Reed has served the Society as its Executive Director since January 2007 and has been a leading force in re-structuring the Society during her tenure. The new title represents organizational growth and enlightened planning. Reed’s role and list of responsibilities will continue as they have evolved in recent years, from leading in the visionary process to recommending strategic definition to establishing organizational and performance standards.
Naples Historical Society receives no government funding and relies on membership dues and donations to accomplish its mission. Historic Palm Cottage was built in 1895 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Naples Historical Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to preserving Naples history and heritage for the community and future generations to enjoy.