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2/2/2017 General

WEST PALM BEACH FL, Feb. 2, 2017 - Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) has named Noel Martinez as its new executive director, effective immediately.

Martinez has extensive experience in growing the operations of nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County through event planning, membership growth, and other fundraising activities. Noel is a graduate of the LPBC Engage Class of 2014, has served on the LPBC board of governors and has worked as vice president of corporate partnerships and special events at Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County. Before that, he was director of membership development at Northern Palm Beach
County Chamber of Commerce, where he was responsible for the overall growth and retention of the organization. In addition, Martinez has significant experience in sales and development in the corporate sector, most recently at Hoover Architectural Products.

“We’re fortunate to have Noel as our new executive director,” said Nancy Proffitt, board president of LPBC. “There are many new programs and initiatives at LPBC, and Noel’s extensive experience in the nonprofit and corporate sectors makes him the right person to lead us during this exciting time.”

Martinez, who lives in Jupiter, knows the community well. In addition to working for leading nonprofit agencies, he’s also served in volunteer leadership roles throughout Palm Beach County and Florida, including at the Executive Director Advisory Council for the Riviera Beach CRA Director, Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, and ArtiGras Steering Committee.

“I’m truly passionate about the importance of developing leaders in our community,” Martinez said. “I’ve been involved in LPBC for a long time and I can’t wait to help our organization expand its role as the go-to place for bringing leaders together so we can build a more vibrant, interconnected community.”

His interests include travel, spending time outdoors, coaching youth sports and Crossfit.

Leadership Palm Beach County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings together leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to build and steward a vibrant, interconnected community. Since 1983, the organization has delivered quality leadership programs that prepare high-achieving professionals, as well as well-engaged high schools students, to unite as leaders to build a better community. Learn more about LPBC here: LeadershipPBC.org