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Lutgert College of Business

Lutgert College of Business

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Mei-Mei Chan

Member of LCOB Advisory Council

Mei-Mei joined The News-Press Media Group as President and Publisher in March 2010, and has established herself as a dynamic community catalyst. . As Florida Regional President for Gannett’s East Group, she oversees all four newspapers in the state. In 2013, she received the 8th annual Apex award from the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, as well as other recent honors such as The Senator’s Award from state Senators Mike Bennett & Lizbeth Benacquisto; The Corporate Person of the Year from The Estero Chamber of Commerce; The Leadership and Diversity Award from Gannett and Unity: Journalists of Color listed her among the 100 outstanding journalists of the past century.

Mei-Mei serves as a member of the Horizon Council, Lee County’s Economic Development partnership, chairing its Economic Development Task Force; the Advisory Council for FGCU’s Lutgert College of Business; the Naples Chamber of Commerce Board; and as a statewide trustee for the PACE Center for Girls.

Born in Canton, China, Mei-Mei is a communications graduate from the University of Illinois at Champaign. She is married to Randy Kirk, a former journalist; they have two grown children and enjoy playing tennis, musical theater, traveling and exploring.

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