The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and nationally accredited zoo, has named Courtney Jolly as Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
Ms. Jolly stated, “I am thrilled to join the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. It is a great honor to work for a non-profit organization that makes a difference around the world and in the community that I was raised in. I look forward to bringing my experience to the organization to make the Naples Zoo bigger and better than ever!”
Ms. Jolly attended Florida Gulf Coast University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Her career began with Fifth Third Bank as a Marketing Coordinator, planning events, coordinating sponsorships and assisting with the execution of market strategies for the South Florida Market. Ms. Jolly made a shift in her career to gain experience in the broadcasting industry. She worked with clients to strengthen marketing plans and strategies in the Naples and Fort Myers markets.
Ms. Jolly’s most recent work experience was with First Florida Integrity Bank as a Marketing Specialist. Her responsibilities included maintaining marketing budgets, coordinating large fund raising events, event planning, marketing collateral design and editing, cultivating media relationships and planning and executing marketing strategies for the Naples Market.
Ms. Jolly is also a proud Naples Native and has been very involved in the community. She has volunteered with many non-profit organizations in the area, including The Salvation Army, Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida, Special Equestrians, The Ronald McDonald House, 4-H Youth Leadership and Swamp Buggy Incorporated.
“Naples Zoo is poised to raise and invest millions of dollars in new and improved exhibits, a new entrance experience, a new veterinary hospital and new education center and to become an even greater educational resource for parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren and teachers and their students.” said President and CEO Jack Mulvena. “Courtney’s experience in and knowledge of the Naples, Collier County and greater Southwest Florida market will be invaluable to us as we reach out to touch those who love Naples Zoo and those who have yet to fully discover all that the Zoo has to offer.”
Located in the heart of Naples, The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is nestled in a 44-acre historic botanical garden that was founded in 1919 and offers families a full day wild fun from apes to zebras featuring wildlife shows, cruises and other entertaining educational programming. For more information, contact The Naples Zoo at 239-262-5409 or visit www.NaplesZoo.org.