New Board President and Vice President – May 26, 2020
Thank you Kevin Walsh and Patricia Luppy
Freedom Waters Foundation (FWF) is excited and proud to announce that we have a new Board President and Vice President. At the FWF Board meeting held on May 21, 2020, Kevin Walsh was nominated and voted in as the Board President. Followed by the unanimous vote to have Patricia Luppy as our new Vice President of the Board.
Kevin Walsh, Freedom Waters Foundation In-coming President
Andrew Cilla, out-going President
Kevin will be replacing Andrew Cilla, of Luke Brown Yachts who has been our Board President for many years. Andrew has started a new boat business and will be concentrating on that venture. He will remain involved with FWF as time allows.
Kevin Walsh currently works for Freedom Boat Club as their Membership Executive in Naples, Florida. He has a strong business background
Kevin has extensive experience as a senior sales and management professional with more than 35 years in retail and healthcare customer support activities.
Kevin’s accomplishments include designation as the #1 ranked sales team for Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Plan network for two years in a row. He also received the Xerox Services Operations Leader of the Year award in 2012 and receive their President’s Culb honors each year from 2011-2013. Kevin’s most cherished professional opportunity was to work for a period of 12 years for H. Ross Perot.
Kevin has been involved as a volunteer with Freedom Waters Foundation for the last couple of years and has the heart for the organization and is committed to assisting the organtion develop and grow to serve many.
He is married to Donna for 40 years, has three children and four grandchildren.
Patricia Luppy has volunteered to take the position of Vice Presdient, fulfilling the position that Mike Donahue held for the last years. He unfortunately passed away in December 2019.
Patricia Luppy currently holds the position of Vice President and Marketing Associate at FineMark National Bank and Trust. Prior she spent 12 years in Naples, working for Cypress Capital Group and U.S. Trust Company.
Patricia holds a liberal arts degree from Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY. Prior to moving to Southwest Florida, Patty ran her own catering and events business for 14 years, in Long Island, New York.
She’s been married to her husband John for over 16 years.
She has been on the Board of FWF for the last 2 years and is excited and passionate about the future of the organization.
Freedom Waters Foundation’s mission is: Enhancing the lives of individuals with special needs and veterans on the waters of South Florida.
Freedom Waters Foundation’s Board and staff are delighted to have such wonderful Board leadership and looking forward to developing our strategic plan for the next five years.