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Horizon Foundation announces 2020 slate of officers

Eveloff to serve as president, Markham as vice president

By Staff | Aug 6, 2020

Dan Eveloff

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic hardships on businesses across the country, and Southwest Florida has been no exception. With the road to recovery getting under way, the Horizon Foundation in Lee County is poised to continue its support of the business community with the naming of its incoming board of directors. 

Seven Lee County business leaders have been named to the foundation’s board. The Horizon Foundation is a charitable organization that raises private sector money to support the Lee County Business Community. The Horizon Foundation acts as the primary funding partner to the Horizon Council, which is an advisory board to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners and the Lee County Economic Development Office.

The board will be led by president Dan Eveloff of Regions Bank, the past Horizon Council chair. Gail Markham of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company PA will serve as vice president. The secretary role will be filled by Kristy Knupp of Chico’s FAS. Mark Stevens of Stevens Construction was named as the Horizon Foundation treasurer.

Voting members of the Horizon Foundation board also include the immediate past president of the Horizon Foundation, Wayne Kirkwood; the chair of the Lee County Industrial Development Authority, David Barton; and the director of the Lee County Economic Development office, John Talmage.  In addition, two additional members at-large will be elected at the foundation’s annual meeting. These two individuals will represent Horizon Foundation investors and will be nominated and elected by peer investors.

Additionally, the chair of the Horizon Council, Chris Spiro, will serve as an ex-officio member and advisor to the board.  Dilman Thomas, CFO of the Horizon Foundation, is the organization’s business community liaison.

 The Horizon Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization established as a fundraising vehicle enabling individuals and businesses to actively support the program of work of the Horizon Council and the Lee County Economic Development Office. For more information, contact Horizon Foundation CFO Dilman Thomas at 239-810-1948 or dthomas@horizon-foundation.com or visit http://www.leecountybusiness.com.