Michael Dalby, President and CEO of Greater Naples Chamber; Katie Sproul, CEO of Halstatt; Amanda Beights, Vice President of the Leadership Collier Foundation
The Leadership Collier Foundation (LCF), of the Greater Naples Chamber, is pleased to present Katie Sproul, CEO of Halstatt, with its inaugural Leadership Legacy Award.
The award was created to recognize and honor an individual who fulfills the mission of the LCF through his or her actions and philanthropic support.
Sproul, a graduate of Leadership Collier Class of 2001, currently serves as the CEO of Halstatt and is a seasoned family business executive with expertise in real estate, agriculture, investment management, private equity, family office best practices and private company governance. She has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Yale School of Management, and she served as chair of the Greater Naples Chamber from 2010-2012, and chair of the LCF from 2014-2016.
Sproul is passionate about leadership, mentorship and talent development. She sends professionals from her office each year to apply for Leadership Collier programs, and she also encourages a work environment that engages in work-based learning, often hiring interns and hosting job shadows within her business. Sproul was also the LCF’s first Leadership League member, investing annually in the Foundation so it could expand its work.
“Talent is the bedrock of a community,” said Sproul when asked why she believes the LCF’s work with talent development. “It is important to grow and retain our best talent in Collier County, whether you are a business owner or a retired resident. It is that talent that mans our emergency rooms, runs the landscaping companies that keep Collier beautiful, or brings cutting edge technology to our community.”
Sproul formally accepted the Leadership Legacy Award—which was presented by Dr. Aysegul Timur, incoming chair of the LCF’s Board of Advisors—on Feb. 11 at LCF’s Leadership Celebration Luncheon.
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