27 Feb Member Spotlight: Jeanine D’Amico
My name is Jeanine D’Amico. I moved to the Florida Keys from Long Island, NY in June of 2010. I began working at the Marathon Chamber of Commerce in February of 2011 (just celebrated 12 years!) Within that first year at the Chamber, I met the great Sandra Bradshaw. She was an official Chamber Ambassador and I soon learned she was also an unofficial Ambassador for BPW. I always joke that she “made me join BPW”, but the truth is that she loves the club so much and just wants everyone to join!
BPW has been an amazing source of networking, community and above all, friendship. I have served on the Board of Directors in various positions, volunteered for club committees, and helped with all of our fundraising events. I was voted BPW Woman of the Year in 2020, which is one of my proudest accolades.
Professionally, my role has grown exponentially over the years from Executive Assistant to Office & Events Manager. In 2021, I made one of the biggest changes in my career and in my personal life (besides moving to the Keys on a whim 12 years ago or becoming a mom!) I sold my home, bought an RV and have been traveling the country with my husband, our amazing 2 year old son Luke and our dog Marla. The pandemic allowed me to work from home, so it was an easy transition to working remotely permanently. I changed my position to part-time Accounting & Events Manager and I am able to work completely from the road while travelling and staying home with my son. It has been the greatest experience and has given me the work/life balance I have always wanted. I still have a major role in the Marathon Seafood Festival and will travel back to the keys every March for the event. While I miss living in paradise, I have been finding new paradises all over the country. What I do miss most though, are the friends I’ve made from BPW. Luckily, I am able to stay in touch with a few of them pretty regularly and even attend the monthly meetings on zoom.
You can follow along on our family adventures on Instagram @the3damicos