Greg Brock and Maura Granger

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 25, 2014) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County welcomes Rodney Ford, Maura Granger and Robert Parks to its Board of Directors and Greg Brock as 2013-2015 board president/chief volunteer officer.

Brock has been with Allstate Insurance Company for 37 years and currently serves as field sales leader and agency consultant to Allstate agency owners in Lee and Collier counties. He has been a BGCLC board member since 1999 and has served on and chaired several committees over the years. He previously served as board chair of Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, a statewide alliance representing all Boys & Girls Clubs in the state of Florida. He is also a board member and allocations team member of the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades County and a member and current chapter president of the Xi Omicron Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in Fort Myers.

Ford serves as facility manager for Coca-Cola Refreshments. In addition to the Boys & Girls Clubs, he has served as a March of Dimes Bikers for Babies committee member, Earth Day Trash Bash team leader and volunteered with Keep Lee County Beautiful’s Coastal Clean Up.

Granger has worked for IBM since 1998 and currently serves as CIO project office program manager. For more than 25 years, she has donated her time as a volunteer with a number of charities, mostly those serving children. In addition to the Boys & Girls Clubs, she volunteers as a substitute teacher for the Lee County School District, a Run Club coach at Heights Elementary and serves as 
president of Endurance Sisterhood, the largest all-female USA Triathalon Club in the U.S.

Parks serves as director of operations for Priority Payment Systems. A native of Ohio, he has lived in Lee County for nearly 30 years. In addition to serving on the board of the BGCLC, he is a member of the board of directors for the Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce.

“At the heart of our organization is a desire of our board and volunteers to positively influence the lives of young people in our community,” said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer of the BGCLC. “We are more than just a ‘hangout,’ and our board is instrumental in helping us deliver the life-changing programs we offer to the hundreds of local kids our Clubs serve every day.”

Celebrating 40 years of providing quality youth programs and brighter futures for young people in the Lee County community, the Boys & Girls Clubs works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The BGCLC strives to provide a safe, world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through its doors. The organization envisions all of its members graduating high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character, citizenship and adapting a healthy lifestyle.

Clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to its programs. The BGCLC relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services.

For more information about the BGCLC, contact Shannon Lane at 239-334-1886 or