The Spinnaker Group is excited to announce the hiring of Lee Cooke as our new Director of Administration.
Lee comes aboard with a strong background in operations and sustainability. For the past 10 years, he has served in leadership positions with the US Green Building Council (USGBC), starting in 2008 as Executive Director of the nonprofit South Florida Chapter, and moving on to the same position overseeing USGBC Florida from 2016-18. Most recently, he has been Director of Market Transformation & Development for the USGBC Florida community.
An extensive background in administration, public relations, marketing, writing and editing, customer service, and business affairs have formed the foundation of a 30+ year career managing nonprofit organizations and various consulting opportunities. Lee was the Executive Director for the American Orchid Society for 21 years, taking that organization from a small nonprofit to one of the largest special-interest hobby organizations in the world. In March 2001, Lee was presented with the organization’s highest honor, the AOS Gold Medal of Achievement, for his dedication and accomplishments.
A native of Washington, DC, Lee has a journalism degree, a business minor, and a public relations certificate from the University of Maryland. He has been married to his best friend, Debbie (an educator and professional development consultant), for 38 years. They live in Lake Worth, Florida, and enjoy the company of three “extreme” Yellow Labrador Retrievers.
The Spinnaker Group welcomes Lee to the team and looks forward to him being a part of our continued success! Lee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-373-7367.