Noemi Y. Perez, president and chief executive officer of The Immokalee Foundation, has been named to “The Naples 100,” the inaugural listing of Collier County’s most influential business leaders compiled by Naples Illustrated. The list celebrates the people who help make Collier County an outstanding place to work, play, and live.
A native of Immokalee, Perez’s first job was at a produce stand at the Immokalee State Farmers’ Market. She began working for The Immokalee Foundation in 2008 after earning her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hodges University. Perez was appointed to her current position by The Immokalee Foundation’s board of directors in July 2018.
Perez is a member of the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce, Immokalee Technical College Advisory Board, and Greater Naples Chamber Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association. She completed the Growing Associates in Naples program in 2016, the same year she was honored by “Gulfshore Business” magazine as a 40 Under 40 professional.
“I’m honored to be included among this list of impactful business leaders in Collier County,” said Perez. “Having the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the important work we’re doing at The Immokalee Foundation is an essential part of community leadership.”
The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to professional careers through support, mentoring and tutoring, and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, becoming a mentor, its signature events, volunteering as a career panel speaker or host, making a donation, including the foundation in your estate plans, or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit https://immokaleefoundation.org.