Message From Our New LPBC President Nancy Proffitt

Nancy Proffitt
Leadership Palm Beach County
July 27, 2016

Message From Our New LPBC President Nancy Proffit

It’s a new fiscal year at Leadership Palm Beach County! So welcome to our 2016-2017 year – a time I hope you will join us in creating more positive change in our community. 


Let me start by offering many thanks to our outgoing LPBC President Kim Jones, our 2015- 2016 Executive committee, and our Board of Governors for guiding us through a phenomenal year.

Our organization experienced many positive changes and rewarding accomplishments, from bringing in our new CEO Courtney Curatolo to graduating successful Engage and Grow classes to completing many life-changing community engagement projects.


Moving into 2016-2017, I am so very humbled and honored to serve as the president of Leadership Palm Beach County. I look forward to continuing the many successes that have been achieved over the past 35 years and being part of new initiatives – like the launch of our Aspire program -- that will further our mission of uniting leaders and building a better Palm Beach County.


So who am I? And what kind of qualifications do I have for leading LPBC?


Well, please allow me to tell you below a bit about my vision for LPBC, my professional experience, and what I hope we all can do together to make our organization even more viable in serving our community.


1) What is my vision for LPBC for the coming year?


My purpose is to help others make a difference in themselves so they can make a difference in their community and in their lives. Leadership Palm Beach County, as an organization, clearly aligns with that purpose and as such, we will continue to direct positive change throughout our community. 


We will continue to partner with principled strategic organizations that share our purpose and values in building a better community.


Our people, alumni near and far, our stellar programs and our people first initiatives are the drivers to ensuring the success of Leadership Palm Beach County.


2) Why did I want to serve as LPBC president?


As president of Leadership Palm Beach County I can continue my life’s purpose in helping others make a difference in themselves, so they can make a difference. I do not take this responsibility lightly and commit to serving in the most ethical and servant leadership way with the help and guidance of all alumni, Board of Governors and staff.


My passion is for others to achieve all they desire and create an understanding that by giving back we are not only growing as a human beings and as leaders, but we are creating a world in which many more can achieve their desires.


3) What leadership qualities will I bring to my term as LPBC president?


This organization is built on the people-first philosophy that has shaped my life, thus I am honored to serve.


I strive to be the leader who is humble, ethical, values driven, and someone who puts people first before anything else. When we put others first, then ALL of our actions as servant leaders demonstrate that we truly believe in the value of all human beings.  When that type of people-first culture exists, people will in turn rise to the occasion and WANT to do what needs to be done to make a difference.


It is a given that in my term as president, I will indeed make mistakes. I give my word that I will always own up to them and work to be better every day because I believe an organization is only as strong as their servant leaders.


4) What can the LPBC alumni and current classes do to make LPBC an even stronger organization?


BELIEVE! Believe in the mission. Believe in the purpose. Believe in the direction. Believe in the community and ultimately, believe in themselves – Leadership Palm Beach County will continue to achieve incredible results in our community because we are an incredible organization with incredibly dedicated alumni. Just look at the amount of people in Leadership Palm Beach County devoting their talents and immeasurable amounts of personal time to educate and build a better community.


We, as alumni and as a united group, must continue to hold ourselves to a higher standard because we are THE leadership organization people turn to make the community whole.


Please know that you can reach out to me at any time to discuss new ideas for continuing the LPBC success.


Best regards,