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JUPITER, FL – December 28, 2017 – Meet the finalists and recipient of the 2017 Woman of the Year Award for Palm Beach County

Maria Marino

As the recipient of the 2017 Woman of the Year award for Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino maintains a robust passion for the city while focusing on community service and philanthropy. Maria is a native of Connecticut and a graduate of the University of Connecticut, but it was not until after winning the Connecticut State Women’s Amateur Championship in 1985 that Maria moved to Florida to hone her skills, and has not left since. Being a professional golfer, Maria has been involved with the Ladies Professional Golf Association since 1994. She served on the organization’s National Marketing Committee as Southeast Section Treasurer and a Member-Mentor Advisor. Maria became a member of the Parks and Recreational Advisory Board in 2014, was elected to the Palm Beach Gardens City Council in 2016, and became the Mayor in 2017. Currently, Maria owns her own real estate company in Palm Beach Gardens called the Marino Realty Group, serves as the Executive Director of Jupiter Children’s Foundation, is the Philanthropy Consultant for Braman Motor Cars, and sits on a multitude of county and statewide boards—all while holding true to her motto, “Success is not about the money you make, success is about how many lives you touch and help.”

 Maria Marino mayor of the City of Palm Beach Gardens and winner of 2017 Woman of the Year Award for Palm Beach County Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Woman Of The Year finalists left to right Maria Marino Kimberly Lea and Chelsea Reed

Maria Marino, mayor of the City of Palm Beach Gardens and winner of 2017 Woman of the Year Award for Palm Beach County

Chelsea Reed

Chelsea is the Business Manager of Palm Beach Spine Institute in Jupiter, as well as the Health Care Committee Chair of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. Chelsea has been involved in the healthcare industry for 20 years, focusing on community outreach, relationship development, project management, and event planning. As an active volunteer of the community, Chelsea serves on committees for Jupiter Medical Center, Galloway Palm Beach, Honda Classic Cares, and Team Spine/Chicago Marathon for the Spina Bifida Association.

Kimberly Lea

As the President of Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Kimberly is passionate about the role education plays in our community. Kimberly serves on numerous local boards, including the Education Foundation, the Literary Coalition, YWCA, the Economic Council, Junior Achievement, and Leadership Palm Beach County (2016). Kimberly has also served on multiple panels discussing issues on leadership and higher education, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.  

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