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                                                            business spotligHt

          Kimberly McCarten Named Florida CEO Of The Year

                                                   By The Arc Of Florida

        Kimberly McCarten,
      president  and  CEO  of
      The Arc of Palm Beach
      County,  was  recently
      recognized as Florida
      CEO  of  the  Year  by
      The  Arc of Florida
      at the organization’s
      2022 Best Practices
        “Kimberly McCarten
      has unlimited energy,
      creativity, and passion,  Sen. Gayle Harrell and Kimberly
      setting the stage for  McCarten (left to right)    Alan Abramowitz,  Sen.  Gayle  Harrell,  and  Kimberly
      amazing opportunities                              McCarten (left to right)
      for people with disabilities. We honored Kimberly with
      The Arc of Florida CEO of the Year because of her impact     “I’m especially honored to receive this recognition from   Alan Abramowitz, Sen. Gayle Harrell, Brad Walker, and
      on the community in Palm Beach County, and her tenacity   my peers. We want to expand The Arc’s impact as a leader   Kimberly McCarten (left to right)
      and perseverance in supporting each person to live up to   for inclusion, advocacy, and acceptance,” said McCarten.
      their potential,” said Alan Abramowitz, CEO of The Arc   “Together, we aim to change perspectives, hearts, and   Innovation Award at The Arc’s 2019 National Convention
      of Florida.                                        minds by highlighting the accomplishments and talents   in Washington, D.C. The Arc of Palm Beach County has
        The Best Practices conference brought together more   of people with disabilities.”                earned Nonprofit of the Year from the Palm Beach North
      than 20 Arc chapters and 120 disability leaders from     The Arc of Palm Beach County has become one of the   Chamber of Commerce, the Community Champion Award
      across Florida, including Sen. Gayle Harrell as the keynote   largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit organizations in   from  the  United Way  of  Palm  Beach  County,  and  the
      speaker. The focus was on team recruitment and retention,   Florida that is focused on intellectual and developmental   Financial Organization of the Year Award from Volunteer
      employment programs, mental health programming,    disabilities since merging with Seagull Services and Palm   Florida/AmeriCorps.
      advocacy, and financial stewardship. Its goal was to inspire   Beach Habilitation Center earlier this year. Together, they   About The Arc Of Palm Beach County
      innovation, conversation, and collaboration so that The Arc   are 300 team members strong and serve nearly 3,500     The  Arc is changing the conversation around
      can collectively uplift the disability community in Florida   students, clients, and families annually through 18 vital   disabilities by defying definitions, inspiring possibilities,
      and beyond.                                        programs and services.                            and improving the lives of the people we serve, their
        “Kimberly demonstrated unparalleled commitment     In recent years, McCarten has been recognized as the   families, and our community. Since 1958, The Arc has
      and resourcefulness to make this event the most highly   2021 Executive of the Year by the Hats Off Nonprofits   envisioned a community where every person feels welcome,
      attended,  interactive,  and  action-packed  conference  to   First Awards, a community giant by the Inner-City Youth   connected, and accepted.
      date,” said Abramowitz.                            Golfers organization, and she accepted the Program       Photos courtesy of The Arc of Palm Beach County

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