In The Spotlight

Lena D'Amico-New Member Spotlight

New Member Spotlight
Age: 54
Current Residence: West Palm Beach, Florida
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio
Family: Stepdaughter and two grandchildren
Career: C-level executive and consultant in Supply Chain and Procurement

How long have you been an EWPBF member? I joined EWPBF in July 2018

Why did you choose this organization? I want to expand my network of professional women in the Palm Beach area.

What are your goals as a new member? I am interested in exploring new business opportunities for my consulting business, and to pursue a position as a director on a board for either a for profit or nonprofit organization.

What challenges have you faced in your professional career? I have worked in mostly technically based manufacturing businesses, and I find that I am one of the few and usually the only woman on the executive team. While I am proud of this accomplishment, I do feel that I have to work harder to lead by influence. I have learned that I have to put my best self forward and maintain my resilience, while still being creative and maintaining some level of poise and humor.  

As a member, what can you bring to EWPBF? I have a very strong network both professionally and personally, and I hope to be able to provide contacts and leads to other members for their personal or professional benefit.  

Are there any EWPBF events coming up you’re excited to attend? I am looking forward to the season kick off event being held on September 13th

Is there a specific memorable moment that stands out to you during your time with EWPBF that made you think, “this is why I joined this organization”? I have only been able to attend one event so far, but the wine down event in August was enjoyable. I was impressed with all of the women I met, both for their professional accomplishments and their manner of making me feel welcome to this group.

Is there anything else you would like to add? I am looking forward to both the personal and professional experiences that I will share with this group.

Eunice Tall Baros - Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight
Age: 72
Current Residence: NorthPalm Beach, Florida
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Family: Married to Jim Baros, Three children, Author and Professor Reed Martin, Hope Baros, Esq. and Cara Baros Wirth, Esq.
Career: Attorney/Mediator/Former Newspaper Reporter and Editor

How long have you been an EWPBF member? I have been and EWPBF member since 1994

Why did you choose this organization? I was an attorney at Holland & Knight LLP in Palm Beach County and former EWPBF president Kathy Adams sponsored me.

What are your goals as a member? Successful and profitable networking and social interaction with highly-responsible and prestigious women has always been a primary goal.

As a member, what can you bring to EWPBF? I bring my expertise in the law, mediation, writing and social/professional contacts. I have sponsored many acclaimed Executive Women and WILA nominees, including attorneys Salesia Smith-Gordon and 2017 WILA Honoree Nellie L. King  

Are there any EWPBF events coming up you’re excited to attend? I always like our WILA event, particularly with an outstanding speaker (like the memorable late Texas Governor Ann Richards and NBC’s broadcaster Andrea Mitchell) and I love the informal and personal Lunch Bunch gatherings.

Is there a specific memorable moment that stands out to you during your time with EWPBF that made you think, “this is why I volunteer”? I clearly remember my first EWPBF dinner event: I was seated between now U.S. Representative and former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel and now Retired Circuit Court Judge Mary Lupo who had just presided over the highly-publicized  State v. William Kennedy Smith trial.  I was inspired to continue to contribute to my community by these outstanding women leaders and to try to make our world a better place to live, work and raise our families. That is why I received so much personal satisfaction as an Assistant Public Defender in Palm Beach County

Is there anything else you’d like to add? I am grateful to the talented Executive Women of the Palm Beach members who have vision, passion, enthusiasm, compassion and dedication. They are outstanding and reliable role models. They inspire me every day.

Katie Klause-Newitt-Member's Sponsor Spotlight

Member's Sponsor Spotlight
Age: I am 52(full disclosure, 53 on September 17)!!
Current Residence: Jupiter, Florida
Birthplace: I was born at Good Samaritan hospital in West Palm Beach, a true native!
Family: My husband Andy and pup Bailey
Career: Vice President, A-1 Moving & Storage/Atlas Van Lines

How long have you been an EWPBF member? December 2007

Tell us about your business and describe your role Our company, A1 Moving & Storage, was started by my parents 46 years ago. I am the Vice President and am very active handling sales and attending numerous events with business and Realty groups.

What are your goals for your business? The goal for our company is to continue to provide superior service and care to our clients. And to continue building relationships with companies and Realtors that can utilize our services.

What challenges have you faced professionally? The biggest challenge in our industry is always price. The goal is to educate the client that price is not the primary reason to choose any company, especially in our industry.

Does your business produce any special events/promos and if so, do you have any coming up you would like to share? We are always sponsoring events and I chair a tradeshow in October for realtors  

Is there a specific memorable moment that stands out to you during your career made you think, “this is why I love my job? My proudest moment was watching my nephew receive top rookie driver of the year this past April https://youtu.be/s3Rbc-ucg0U and personally receiving the humanitarian award a few years ago from our Real Estate group, that was a great honor for me. Our family takes great pride in being a family business. My brother is the President of the company and started in high school. My husband, sister and nephew are all part of this great company.  

Is there anything else you’d like to add? Being involved in organizations with realtors and Executive Women of the Palm Beaches has added so much to me personally and professionally.