Veteran sports marketer Linda McNabb has been appointed director of development at Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc., CEO Beth Lobdell announced today.
McNabb will be responsible for all fund-raising, sponsorships, and event planning at the non-profit agency. Child Care of Southwest Florida operates The Community Children's Center on Wings Way, formerly Beth Stacey Road in Lehigh Acres.
"We feel very fortunate to have someone with Linda's breadth of knowledge and experience join our team," Lobdell said. "Her deep-rooted connections will bring new vitality to our organization's mission."
Most recently, McNabb was president of the Miracle Professional Baseball and vice president of The Goldklang Group. A resident of Southwest Florida since 1984, she worked as a senior account executive with radio station ownership groups in Fort Myers until she began her career in baseball in 1994.
In addition to her duties with the Miracle, McNabb also headed sales and marketing for the Minnesota Twins Spring Training. Under her leadership, the Miracle experienced record double-digit revenue growth and an annual attendance increase of 20 to 25 percent.
In 2001, McNabb's talent and effort were recognized nationally as she was named Rawlings Female Executive of the Year by the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the governing body of all affiliated minor league baseball clubs.
McNabb lives in Cape Coral with her son Matthew and dog Gus.
Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida. The agency provides child care for 700 children from infancy through age 12 at its seven child care centers throughout Lee and Hendry counties. In addition, the agency conducts training for child care workers, and administers the federal food program in 10 counties for child care centers and family child care homes.