Join Us in Welcoming Our New Executive Director and Three New Board Members
The West Palm Beach Library Foundation
is turning the page by starting a new chapter with the addition of veteran leadership and development professional,
Dean W. Dimke,
as its new Executive Director.
The Foundation also named three prominent new Board members, all recognized for their commitment and dedication to the West Palm Beach community: former West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio
, local attorney and business leader Robert Sanders
, and philanthropist and library ambassador Josephine L. duPont Bayard
The importance of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
to the community has become more evident than ever, and these passionate leaders will ensure that the library can continue to help area children, teens, and adults for years to come.
, a fundraising and communications professional with more than two decades of experience, will focus on developing a strategic vision and plan to advance the foundation’s mission to raise funds that support the valued and life-changing programs, services and resources of the Mandel Public Library. He will also oversee the Foundation’s fundraising strategy and increase tactical partnerships with community leaders, corporations and other key stakeholders.
Dean is a well-known leader and tireless advocate throughout Palm Beach County, previously serving as the CEO of American Red Cross, Palm Beach and Treasure Chapter (formerly called the Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter), where he directed the response to several major hurricanes that impacted the area. He has also worked in the private sector bringing his expertise and talents to the National Council on Compensation Insurance and KEMET Electronics. Dean received several leadership awards from the American Red Cross, and was the keynote speaker at its national convention in 2005. He earned his B.A. in communications from the University of Louisville (KY).
Please help us welcome Dean and feel free to connect with him:
Dean W. Dimke