Noel Martinez, Executive Director 

Noel Martinez has a great passion for Leadership Palm Beach County and has taken on many supporting roles for the nonprofit. A proud graduate of the LPBC class of 2014 and a former board member, Noel Martinez joined the organization as executive director in February 2017.

As vice president of corporate partnerships and special events at Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County, Noel gained extensive experience growing the operations of the nonprofit organization through event planning, membership growth, and fundraising initiatives. Prior to that, Noel was director of membership development at the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, where he was responsible for the overall growth and membership retention. Noel has a comprehensive background in sales and development in the corporate sector, most recently utilized as Director of Sales and Business Development at Hoover Architectural Products.

Noel lives in Jupiter, where he volunteers his time to better his community. In addition to working for leading nonprofit agencies, he has also served in volunteer leadership roles throughout Palm Beach County and Florida, including in the Executive Director Advisory Council for the Riviera Beach CRA Director, Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, and ArtiGras Steering Committee.

His interests include travel, spending time outdoors, coaching youth sports, and Crossfit.

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Melissa Gaynor, Programs Coordinator

Melissa is a graduate of Indiana State University where she studied Recreation &       Sports Management, with an emphasis in Travel/Tourism. Melissa's background is in recreation programming, special event planning, and client management skills.             These skills, partnered with a strong sense of community and enthusiasm for               engaging with like-minded individuals, are ideal for her role overseeing Leadership       programs. 

While in search of a warmer climate, Melissa moved to Palm Beach County in 2005.     She enjoys staying active (her desk chair is a yoga ball), as well as watching live         sporting events and rooting for her team. 

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Marlee Brannock, Events and Marketing Coordinator

Born and raised in Palm Beach County, Marlee was itching to move back in the area after graduating from Florida State University. Her background in marketing comes from working in fast-paced agencies, and she is eager to apply her creative ideas and strategic focus to our organization. 

On the weekends you can find Marlee frequenting local events and festivals, snapping away on her camera, or walking her fur baby, Mila. 

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