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SWFLCF Officers



Joe Mazurkiewicz is the President of BJM Consulting, Inc., a firm that specializes in local government activities. Elected as Mayor of Cape Coral, Florida, in 1983 and serving for ten years, he led the City in its attempt to change from a bedroom community to an urban center. Presently, Joe works on a variety of local issues ranging from land use cases to incorporation studies, and his company has completed incorporation studies for numerous areas in Southwest Florida.


Vice Chair


Guy E. Whitesman is a shareholder and chair of the Business and Tax Department of the law firm of Henderson, Franklin Starnes & Holt, P.A., in Fort Myers, Florida. Guy received his B.A. (1978) and J.D. (1981) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his Master of Laws in Taxation (1985) from the University of Florida, Gainesville.



Gay Rebel Thompson is CEO, President, and Chairman of Cement Industries, Inc., a construction products manufacturing company founded by her father nearly 60 years ago in Fort Myers. A fourth generation Floridian, Gay has been involved in the community for many years. She was the first female president of the Downtown Rotary Club and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.


Immediate Past Chair

As an Executive Fellow at the Center for Business Ethics, Dawn-Marie’s background as a corporate attorney has allowed her to combine together her work in the business ethics field, particularly with regard to ethics and corporate governance, and to provide consulting, teaching and other services to top executives and directors. Ms. Driscoll was on the faculty of the national Ethics and Compliance Officer Association and has been appointed a visiting scholar at two prominent universities and also is a frequent teacher, panelist, moderator and presenter about business ethics issues in the U.S. and England. She has written several books and numerous articles about business ethics published in the United States, Asia and Europe.

Women's Legacy Fund

The WLF's Mission is to engage women in effecting change in our community through collective philanthropy. We Inspire, Educate, Empower.


Bonita Springs Community Fund

Established in 1997, this special fund supports the communities of the greater Bonita Springs area by providing grants to local nonprofits.


FutureMakers: 3D Initiative

As leaders of community agencies, we know you face incredible challenges. WE WANT TO HELP YOU & YOUR ORGANIZATION SUCCEED.