Chamber and Their Foundation Gear Up for Exciting Year

West Palm Beach, FL, August 12, 2020 – The Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and the Women’s Chamber Foundation began their new fiscal years with a virtual installation on June 30, 2020.  Both organizations will continue making their mark empowering members and advancing women’s leadership in our local economy through networking, professional development, and community engagement.

“I’m thrilled about the upcoming year,” said Chamber President Amy Murphy, a marketing and communications specialist. “Yes, a global Pandemic is happening all around us, but these women pivot and innovate. We are giraffes, we do not shrink away from a challenge, we stick out our necks by taking risks, applying initiative, dedication and perseverance and making a difference. That’s what this amazing group of women does.”

Joining Murphy on the Chamber board is: 1st Vice President, Marybel Coleman (MRC Attorney at Law), 2nd Vice President, Nicole Rymer (The Keyes Company), Secretary, Heather Landstrom (Guardians Credit Union), Treasurer, Mary Elias (Divine Blalock Martin & Sellari, LLC), Parliamentarian, Kelsey Burke (Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, LLP), Immediate Past President, LeAnna Carey (Women Who Innovate), Peter Cruise (FAU-LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy), Jeannie Fowle (Venture X, Palm Beach Gardens), Martha Kuveikis (Insurance Office of America), Victoria LeBlanc (Raymond James), Anita Mitchell (Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line), CaraJoy Nash (She’s Online Agency), Penny Payne (Florida Cannaceuticals, LLC), Cindy Pollack (Edward Jones), and Rhonda Rogers (Lake Worth West Community Center).

The organization has already had several events including with Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, Wendy Sartory Link and Navigating the New Normal. The organization will host a virtual event with TEDx speaker Rose Lounsbury a simplicity coach on Thursday, August 13th, and is currently working on their signature events: 25th Annual Giraffe Awards to be held March 25, 2021 and Dancing With Our Stars – Season 3 in the fall.

As Chair of the Women’s Chamber Foundation, I will continue to focus our efforts to ‘promote education through collaboration”, said Foundation Chair Shanon Materio and President of McMow Art Glass. “I will work with our Foundation members to expand the reach of both scholarship funding, and to increase the number of recipients.  The Foundation’s mission is to serve members and women in the community by raising funds to support scholarships for deserving women and girls who aspire to achieve economic success through higher education.

This will be achieved by implementing creative fundraising strategies, and by promoting the good work being done by past and current recipients. I would like to thank our past chair, Cindy Sheppard for her leadership, and I look forward to continuing to expand upon our important mission.”

Joining Materio are Vice Chair, Amy Losquadro (Quantum Realty Advisors, Inc.), Secretary, Maureen Ashe, Treasurer, Jane Bloom, Immediate Past Chair, Cindy Sheppard, Diane Corsi (SeacostBank), Sherri Gilbert (Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews), Theresa LePore (T A LePore Consultants, LLC), Emily O’Mahoney (Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc.), Margaret Montalvo (Margaret Fanjul Montalvo, Esquire), Dee Paris (Illustrated Properties), Danielle Shull (Gehring Group), and Suzanne Turner.

Fundraising for the Scholarship Program begins now, and the Foundation has virtual fundraising events planned, a shred event this fall, and the annual poinsettia sale in November and December.

For more information about the chamber and events, please visit www.WomensChamber.biz.


 The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County was founded in 1994 by businesswomen who envisioned building the Chamber into the leading business organization for women in Palm Beach County. The Chamber fulfills its mission to empower members and to advance women’s leadership in the local economy through networking, professional development, and community engagement.