Meet our YP CEO Panelist: Carol Conway

Carol Conway is the current CEO at Child Care of Southwest Florida.

Carol Conway is the current CEO at Child Care of Southwest Florida.

CURRENT WORK HISTORY  

  • CEO – Child Care of Southwest Florida (Current)
  • Chief of Mission Support – Hope HealthCare Services (2012-2014)
  • Founder of CRS Technology Consultants (1993-2012)

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICE

  • Director – Planned Giving Council of Southwest Florida (Current)
  • Director – Child Care of Southwest Florida (Current)
  • United Way of Lee County
  • Director –  Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce – (1999-2001)
  • Advisory Board, FGCU College of Business (1995-2012)
  • Director – Susan G. Komen SW Florida Affiliate (2009-2012)
  • Director – Naples Area Chamber of Commerce (2011-2012)
  • Director – Boy Scouts of America Southwest Council (2006-2008)
  • Director – Our Lady of Light Catholic Community (2006-2008) 

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS, ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS: 

  • Implemented a credit based intern program with Edison Community College (1998-2000)
  • Technology Columnist—Naples Daily News (2001- 2004)
  • Technology Columnist – Greater Fort Myers Chamber Newsletter (Current)
  • Articles and Features in the following publications and magazines:

– Business People (1996)
– Nation’s Business Magazine (1997)
– Inc. Magazine (1998)
– Florida Trend (1998)
– Kiplinger’s (1999)
– Gulfshore Life (2000)
– Ethics Matters (2000)
– Florida Small Business (2001)
– Big Vision, Small Business (2001)

OTHER CIVIC, COMMUNITY AND OUTREACH ACTIVITIES:

  • Charter member, secretary and past president of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (1995-1999)
  • Past Co-Chairman of the Pilot Scholarship House at Florida Gulf Coast University. This project will provides rent-free campus housing to eligible young women (1999-2003)
  • Charter member of the Girls Going Places College Scholarship Program sponsored by Working Women and the Guardian
  • Business Counselor – Small Business Development Center at FGCU (1998-2005)
  • Annual Seminar—American Association of University Women, Girls + Math + Science = Success (1997-2003)
  • Selected for the International Women’s Forum, an international organization of women selected by nomination and invitation with diverse backgrounds and significant accomplishments. IWF was formed to give business and professional women a forum to learn, network, and share opportunities and experiences with each other.

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts, Arthur O. Anderson School of Business 1978
  • IBM Sales and Marketing Representative and Marketing Manager 1977 – 1986.
  • Regional Sales Manager and Division Vice President for Herman Miller Inc. 1986 – 1988
  • Regional Sales Manager for Tidemark Inc. and Andrew Corporation  1988-1993

PERSONAL 

Carol is a 20-year resident of Southwest Florida.  She resides in Estero, Florida with her husband of 30 years, Kevin.  Carol enjoys reading, baking and professional sports.  She earned her black belt in Karate 18 years ago and continues to stay active and fit.

 

 

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