The GREATER FORT MYERS BEACH AREA FRIENDS of the ARTS BOARD MEMBERS
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PRESIDENT | Al Durrett Fish Tale Marina
Al Durrett, President and founding member of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts, is a proud supporter of the arts in Southwest Florida. Mr. Durrett is owner of Fish Tale Marina (a Clean and Resilient Marina) and the Estero Bay Express Tours. Mr. Durrett serves on the Local Planning Agency, the Island Board of Trade, and The Fort Myers Beach Public Safety Committee and has been honored for his humanitarian work.
VICE PRESIDENT | Carla Mandel
Carla Mandel, Vice President of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Friends of the
Arts, and her husband Alan moved to Fort Myers Beach permanently in 2000. Both Mandels had been active in their Ann Arbor, MI arts community. Carla served on the Board of Jeff Daniel's regional theater company, The Purple Rose Theater; the Advisory Board of the University Musical Society and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Prior to her retirement in 2000, Carla was Vice President, Institutional Relations for Cleary University. The Mandels are principals of M and M Consulting. Carla is a founding member of the Friends of the Arts.
SECRETARY | Bob Layfield Island Sand Paper
Robert Layfield, Publisher and Co-Owner of publishing company featuring a weekly newspaper, monthly magazine, and high traffic website. Layfield brings 40-year career of business ownership, consulting, and various community board of director’s positions to the FMB Friends of the Arts. He has earned a B.A. from Northwestern University, and M.B.A. - Finance - University of Iowa, and multiple finance industry certifications, licenses, and credentials. A founding Board member of the Friends of the Arts, his inspiration for involvement is the promotion of all aspects of visual and performing arts on Fort Myers Beach.
TREASURER | Janeen Paulauskis Fish Tale Marina
Janeen Paulauskis, Treasurer of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts, is a founding member of the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival and has served as Executive Director since 2001. Honored in Gulfshore Business’ “40 under 40” for her work as Finance Director for the Town of Fort Myers Beach and the Film Festival, Janeen has also been part of the award-winning team for Marketing and Publicity from the Florida Festival and Events Association and has been a proud supporter of the Fort Myers Beach arts community.
DIRECTOR | Corky Condon FMB Art Association
Corky Condon is a well-known local arts and founding member of the FMB
Friends of the Arts. She is a board member of the Fort Myers Beach Art
Association and the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Foundation.
DIRECTOR | Bud Nocera FMB Chamber of Commerce
Bud Nocera is the current President of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. He has been a destination marketing executive for the greatest part of his career beginning with selling Florida as Director of Tourism Sales at the Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau in 1980.
In 1983, he was chosen to create the Lee County Convention and Visitors Bureau as its first Executive Director. In early 1997, he joined the VISIT FLORIDA in its first year of existence as Chief Operating Officer and became its CEO. He has returned almost full circle now by returning to his roots in Southwest Florida as President of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.
DIRECTOR | Jessica Titus FMB Realty
Jessie Titus has been an island resident for over 30 years and is a founding
member of the FMB Friends of the Arts. As Owner/Broker of Fort Myers Beach Reality, Inc., Jessie has also served on the Local Planning Agency, Beach Artists Co-Op/Director; Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce; Board of Realtors & MLS and the SW Florida Waterfront Institute Board of Trade.
Corky Condon | Sharon Cotter | Anne Dalton, Esquire | Louise Davis
Barbara Farrell - JW Parcells | Harry & Jean Gottlieb | Mary Greer
Judy Haataja - C21Tripower | Barbara & John Hill | Alyce & Robert Lenertz
Mark & Jo List | Mimi Little | Sarah Lynch | Alan & Carla Mandel
Margaret Morgan | David Regenthal | Ceel Spuhler