The Bottom Line
Sunday, October 6, 2013

Goodwin joins Wesley House board

Karen Goodwin, a vice president and branch manager at IBERIABANK, recently was appointed to the associate board of Wesley House Family Services.

The organization was founded by the Key West United Methodist Church as a settlement program for Key West's Cuban community. It included a kindergarten to teach English to Cuban children and ease their transition into the public school system.

Over the years, the organization has continued to grow geographically and in responsibility to meet a multitude of social service needs in the Keys.

Goodwin will provide leadership and financial guidance in her new role as an associate board member. She has been resident of Monroe County for more than 13 years and a professional in the banking industry for more than a decade.

"I was drawn to Wesley House Family Services because they work directly with the children, and all of the funds raised stay local," said Goodwin, who is also past president and a current member of the Marathon Rotary Club. She also served on the board of Leadership Monroe and the Monroe County Children's Shelter.

Rabito-Show joins American Caribbean

Kim Rabito-Show has joined American Caribbean Real Estate as a sales associate in the Middle and Lower Keys.

She is a native of Marathon and the mother of twin boys. Before getting her real estate license, Rabito-Show worked in banking for more than 11 years.

"I do more than just sell you a home, I work with you to find the best area in the Keys that will suit your lifestyle," she said. "My goal is to get you into your dream home, familiarize you with the area, and be a reference for you throughout our entire relationship."

Aqueduct honors 5 employees

Marnie Walterson, distribution design supervisor with the engineering department of Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, was honored at the Sept. 25 board meeting as the FKAA Employee of the second quarter. This award is nominated and voted upon by employees and recognizes employees who perform their job in an exemplary manner and personify a cooperative spirit. Walterson has been with the FKAA since December 2004. She was recognized for her loyal dedication, positive attitude and commitment to her work, excellent attendance and superior relations with co-workers, according to a press release from the authority.

The Aqueduct Authority also recognizes its long-term employees and honored four such workers at the September board meeting The board of directors recognized Allan Anderson, Sr. for 30 years of employment with the FKAA. Anderson started his career as a garage mechanic on Sept. 19, 1983, He is currently a senior garage mechanic for the Lower Keys.

The board also recognized Cleveland (Curtis) Knowles for 15 years of employment. Knowles started his career on Sept. 14, 1998, as a pipefitter. He is currently a leak control coordinator with the Lower Keys Operations Department.

Jose Rodriguez was also honored for 10 years of employment. Rodriguez started as a pipefitter and is currently a distribution system operator with the Lower Keys Operations Department.

Patricia Kemp was honored for 15 years of employment. She started in August 1998 as a mail clerk/cashier and is currently the Lower Keys storekeeper.