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Newly Reopened Botanical Garden Welcomes New Talent to the Team

NAPLES, FL – January 15, 2010 – Naples Botanical Garden today announced it has hired Shannon Palmer to the position of Communications Manager.

“We are excited to have Shannon on board as the Garden enters a new phase in its history,” said Brian Holley, executive director. “Our recent expansion of the Garden and accompanying facilities has truly made this a world-class destination and raising awareness of both its entertainment and educational elements will be a vital part of our success.”

In her new role Ms. Palmer will be responsible for directing the Garden’s communication activities with the goal of enhancing the Garden’s public image, visibility, and increasing garden attendance and support among diverse audiences and constituencies.

Ms. Palmer brings with over five years of concentrated experience in Public Relations and Social Media Marketing. Previous experience includes four years at PR agency, PAN Communications working with a variety of national consumer, professional service and technology clients. Ms. Palmer holds a B.A. of Communications from University of Tampa. She has also held board positions on Boston Chapters of Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation and GirlsInTech.

About Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Botanical Garden created a world-class tropical garden paradise that includes cultivated gardens of Brazil, the Caribbean, and hands-on interactive Children’s Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats. The Garden opened to the public on November 14, 2009. Hours of operation are 9-5 every day.

Visit our website for more information www.naplesgarden.org.