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Cape mayor hired to lead Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

August 6, 2014
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association announced Wednesday it has hired Marni Sawicki, Cape Coral's mayor, as its new executive director.

As executive director Sawicki will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the association and "will be working with the board to re-brand and grow the association's membership along with planning the Made in SWFL tradeshow for next March," a release on the hiring states.

"The SRMA is a strong organization and with manufacturing on the rise in SWFL, and the experience Marni has, bringing her on board to oversee the operations was a natural fit," said Gary McKinley, SRMA's president and chairman, in the statement. "Marni will be a valuable asset for the organization and her contributions will enable us to build a premier association."

Sawicki brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in management and marketing, the release states, adding she owns Indigo Pros, Inc., a strategic marketing consulting company. Previously, Sawicki was vice president of marketing of a niche insurance wholesaler.

Fact Box

About the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association's mission is to bring together manufacturers to encourage the economic development of Southwest Florida through manufacturing and to act as a forum for this expression and exchange. The SRMA is the only organization dedicated to manufacturers in SWFL. The SRMA addresses the specific needs of individual industries to help members with the difficulties they face with both short- and long-term issues.

Joining the SRMA has benefits for manufacturers both large and small.

Benefits of joining the SRMA include networking, monthly educational meetings, free training, Legislative updates potential grant opportunities, lobbying through the Manufacturer's Association of Florida (MAF) and exclusive discounts for members with our partners.

For more information on becoming a member visit their website at .



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