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Amanda Beights

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Amanda Beights is the Senior Director of the Leadership Programs for the Leadership Collier Foundation of the Greater Naples Chamber. In this capacity, she manages the Foundation’s leadership programs and initiatives focused on talent development, relationship building, and community engagement and has over 2,000 graduates to date.

Amanda earned her BS from Ohio University and her MA Summa Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University. She has ten years of experience teaching in Chicago and Naples. She also graduated from the Institute for Organization Management (IOM), the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, having completed 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.

Amanda enjoys serving her community and sits on the City of Naples Public Arts Advisory Board, Child’s Path Advisory Board, Naples Historical Society Young Executive Society (YES! Ambassadors), Grace Place Ambassadors, and the Collier Board of Advisors for the Children’s Movement of Florida. In her past, Amanda has served with the: Naples Junior Woman’s Club Board, Shelter for Abused Women and Children “Next Gen” Board, Blue Zones Community Engagement Committee, Hope for Haiti “Next Gen” Board, and the Grace Lutheran School Board. As a former foster parent, Amanda also enjoys chairing a foster family recruitment committee of which she supported founding.

For her work in the community, Amanda has been recognized as one of Gulfshore Business’ 40 Under 40 in 2016, a Naples Illustrated Rising Star in 2017, and she is currently in the Leadership Florida, Connect Class 10. Participating in Pathways’ Dancing with the Naples Stars is another way Amanda is demonstrating her commitment to serve!