Green elected new chair of Gulf Coast Community Foundation Board of Directors

Krouse elected vice chair

David Green. Photo courtesy of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation has elected David Green its chair and Lisa Krouse its vice chair for one-year terms, as of July 1, the Foundation has announced.

The board also re-elected Anand Pallegar for his third, three-year term as a director, while it elected Peter Soderberg and David Sessions to their second, three-year terms as directors, the release adds.

Green, who succeeds Pauline Wamsler as chair, has served on the Gulf Coast board since 2018, the release points out. As chair of the Governance Committee, Green led a task force overseeing the Foundation’s board governance process, “an initiative designed to ensure that Gulf Coast remains on the leading edge of board oversight and governance practices,” the release notes.

“David Green represents Gulf Coast’s values of integrity, leadership, collaboration, and excellence in all that he does,” said Mark Pritchett, president and CEO of the Foundation, in the release. “His career executive and governing board experiences will help Gulf Coast boldly execute our priorities for the years ahead,” Pritchett added in the release.

“Passionate about the arts,” Green also serves as a board member of the Sarasota Orchestra and as a trustee of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, the release adds. Prior to retiring to the Gulf Coast region, the release says, “he spent his 45-year career in marketing and branding with major international consumer brands.”

Lisa Krouse. Photo courtesy of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation

For 30 years, the release notes, he worked for McDonald’s Corp., most recently as its senior global marketing officer. “Green introduced many iconic marketing campaigns at McDonald’s, working with some of the best agencies and minds in the business,” the release points out. “He helped develop Ronald McDonald House as a national, then international charity, and made Happy Meals a cultural phenomenon,” the release says.

Krouse, who is beginning her fourth year on the Gulf Coast board, serves as president and CEO of the Economic Development Corp. ( of Sarasota County, the release notes. “Prior to her time at the EDC, she spent 16 years with Sarasota-based FCCI Insurance Group, where she was the executive vice president and chief administrative officer responsible for corporate social responsibility, public relations, human resources, and business continuity management,” the release adds. Krouse remains a member of the board of FCCI, and she recently “has taken on a new role as ‘grandma’ to her beautiful, first granddaughter,” the release says.

The other members of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation Board of Directors for the nonprofit’s 2022-23 fiscal year are as follows: Anne Essner, Ping Faulhaber, Rose-Anne Frano, John Giglio, Rod Hershberger, Tracy Knight, Susan Sofia and Pritchett.