Meet the Advisory Board


DAWN LITCHFIELD BROWN is CEO and President of Naples Money Management, LLC. She is known for turning finance into common sense. Trust, Excellence, Caring and Clarity in Finance are the driving principals of her firm, with a focus on income and risk reduction. She has actively served her clients community since 1982.

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WILMA BOYD, founder of Preferred Travel of Naples, is at the forefront in the growing ranks of successful women in business. Since openingits doors in 1984, Preferred Travel has become the largest travel agency in Southwest Florida with over 50 travel specialists from throughout the world.

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Southern hospitality is SANDY COTTER’S forte as she directs the membership marketing and sales effort for the exclusive Naples LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club since 2001. With many active interests and a passion for sharing good spirit, she thrives on social interaction, meeting new people and building strong relationships in her life.

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MARIANNA FOGGIN has lived and traveled the world with her husband, Sam, when he was an international professional basketball player. Convinced that Naples is one of the best places in the world to live, she found her perfect career niche as a Previews International Realtor for Coldwell Banker...focusing on the international buyer.

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DAVID DORLÉ is president of Dorle Communications, a marketing, advertising and public relations firm he founded in 1982.  Previously, he was an award-winning journalist in Minnesota and still files stories with such newspapers as the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Fort Lauderdale Sentinel as well as the Naples Daily News.


KELLY TOWNSEND specializes in helping organizations and individuals take their performance to the next level with her expertise in leadership development, team building and management effectiveness. As principal of locally-based Townsend Consulting Group, she shares her 20 years of coaching experience with entrepreneurs and corporations here and around the globe.


JEANNE L. SEEWALD is the Southwest Florida Offices Managing Partner of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP. She focuses her practice on the area of intellectual property including trademark, copyright, patent, domain name and licensing. Jeanne currently is serving as President of the Collier County Bar Association and is a past President of the Collier County Women’s Bar Association. She was named one of the Top 50 Women SuperLawyers in Florida in 2012.

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SANDRA GARLAND LYONS is a resident of Naples and Monroe, Louisiana. Her area of expertise is marketing, public relations and event organization, roles she held at various shopping centers, real estate brokerages and both trade and consumer shows. She has volunteered with a number of chambers of commerce in the greater Chicago area and Louisiana and also gives her time to the United Way and American Cancer Association.

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BETHANN KASSMAN is the CEO of Go Beyond Network, Naples. Her company, with her European partners, invests in early stage/startup companies. Until recently, Dr. Kassman was a professor of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Strategy in Europe. She also owns a consulting company and currently participates in various volunteer organizations in Naples as well as sits on committees in the angel investing world both in America and in Europe.


A freelance writer, LOIS C. SABATINO consults in public relations, community relations, special events, fundraising and motivational training. She was the first female executive at United Technologies. In addition to being honored by three Connecticut governors and three U.S. Presidents, George Bush Sr. named her among the Thousand Points of Light.


Massachusetts native JOANNE HOBIN is a former president of the Pelican Bay Women’s League and continues to coordinate the community’s Toys for Tots campaign. This grandmother of two also dedicates her time to Fresh Start, an organization that distributes grants to abused women trying to make a new life for themselves.