Boys & Girls Clubs of PBC Welcome Two New Team Members
Noel Martinez & Curtis Shoffner Join BGCPBC
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 9, 2014) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County (BGCPBC) is pleased to announce the addition of two new executives to its team; Noel Martinez, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships & Special Events, and Curtis Shoffner, Director of Club Operations & Alumni Relations.
Martinez comes on board the BGCPBC from local partner Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, where he served as the Director of Membership Development for six years. Martinez’s background is in corporate sales, retention and special events from a variety of local community businesses. He has strong relationships with Palm Beach County’s local corporations and is part of the Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2014. He is an active community volunteer and coaches baseball and basketball. Martinez lives in the Acreage with his wife and two children.
“Noel and Curtis bring a wealth of experience to their new positions at Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County,” said BGCPBC President and CEO Jaene Miranda. “We are excited to add them to our team of seasoned professionals as we continue in our mission of inspiring and assisting young people to realize their full potential.”
“Joining the Boys & Girls Clubs is an opportunity to work for an amazing organization that makes a difference in children’s lives every single day. It’s incredibly exciting,” said Martinez. “I look forward to leveraging my business relationships in the community to bring them alongside the great work the Boys & Girls Clubs is already doing.”
Curtis Shoffner, new Director of Club Operations & Alumni Relations at BGCPBC, has been a part of the Boys & Girls Clubs movement for 31 years. While attending college at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC, Shoffner volunteered at the Boys Club as a mentor and basketball coach for two years, and was offered a part-time position as a PE Assistant. It’s all history from there, and Shoffner has been with the Boys & Girls Clubs ever since.
Hailing from Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Curtis held positions at Broward including senior club director, chief director of club operations, senior unit director, and many more. He holds a Bachelor of Science and has been a recipient of many leadership and service awards. Shoffner resides in Royal Palm Beach with his wife Gayle and is eager to continue inspiring and developing our local children.
“This incredible organization affords me the opportunity to continue to positively impact the lives of young people. When I think of the significance of this career choice, I believe there is no greater mission in my life, outside of the love and compassion I have for my family than meeting the needs of children who are looking for love, acceptance and hope. I desire to continue to forge onward as a change agent for youth and remain faithful to this call upon my life. I am hopeful that maybe something I do or say will make a difference!” said Shoffner.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.