Leadership Spotlight on Jessica Cecere - Class of 2000

David Greene
September 1, 2010

Jessica Cecere

How did you get involved in Leadership Palm Beach County: Colleagues recommended I apply and I have been in involved ever since

Who encouraged you to apply for Leadership Palm Beach County: Wow, that was a long time ago. Bob Bertisch

How has Leadership Palm Beach County affected you: It has been a transforming experience, I have made some my best friends, community partnerships, business development, and I have grown as a community leader

What is the best benefit that you have derived from your involvement with Leadership Palm Beach County: Community contacts and great friends

What you do for a living: Regional President of CredAbility, a leading national provider of Nonprofit Credit Counseling and Education

What you like best about your job: Helping consumers achieve financial stability

Your education: Bachelor of Arts

Your civic and community involvement: Recent graduate of the Leadership Florida Class of VVXIII. Leadership Palm Beach County's Board of Directors. Kiwanis of the Palm Beaches, the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, the Port St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce, and the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Board member of Dress for Success and a board member of the Housing Leadership Council. A member of the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches and several committees.

Your professional/trade industry associations: Council of Accreditation, Nonprofits First Certification for Excellence,

Your family: Married to Bill Cecere, two children Austin 13, and Avery 10, two dogs Lukas and Zoid and a bunny named Majic

City of birth: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Place of residence: Wellington

Word that best describes you: reliable, fun, energetic, and giving

Where we would find you on a Saturday afternoon: At the baseball field, hanging out by the pool, or watching a movie

Favorite way to spend time: with my family and friends

Would not leave home without: my American Express and my iPod

Greatest extravagance: my car

Mentor: I have many

Most important lesson you've learned: treat people with respect and keep your mouth shut

Life motto: Be yourself everyone else is taken

Best vacation you have taken: Grand Canyon

Last vacation: North Carolina

Place you most want to visit: Italy

Most interesting place you have visited: Puerto Rico

Last book(s) read: Simple Steps to Disaster Proof Your Finances

Favorite restaurant: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

Last movie watched: You Don’t Know Jack

Favorite TV show: Damages

Best decision: Having a Family

Worst decision: Don’t wish to share that

Toughest decision: Too work or not to work with young children

Goal yet to be achieved: Retirement

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