SMART Welcomes Rebecca Blitz as Executive Director

The Giving Coast

Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc. (SMART) is pleased to announce that Rebecca Blitz is joining SMART as its new Executive Director. Rebecca brings extensive experience in not-for-profit management to SMART.  She previously served as the Regional Director for Make-A-Wish(r) Southern Florida where she directed all fundraising activities for the organization resulting in an 87 percent net increase to the organization during her six year tenure.  Before that she served as the Director of Development and Marketing for the Diocese of Venice and earlier in her career served as the Director of Family and Children Programs at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center. At SMART, Rebecca will be responsible for resource development and executive leadership of the mostly volunteer organization.  Nick Drizos, President of the SMART Board of Directors, said "We are thrilled to have Rebecca join our SMART family as our new Executive Director.  With her expertise and leadership, we are more hopeful than ever that SMART will be able to successfully navigate these challenging times."

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