Bethany Swonson
Members Services & Resource Development Manager
Leadership Florida


Currently, serving as the Member Services and Resource Development Manager and a proud team member at Leadership Florida, a statewide community of leaders actively engaged in understanding and serving to better Florida. She is responsible for a number of key programs to formulate a common vision and a statewide commitment to excellence, including overseeing the regional councils, nominating committee, awards, appointments, Leadership Florida Education program, the Leadership Team, and all development efforts. Previously, Bethany worked as an Account Manager at The Zimmerman Agency for over five years. She graduated with honors from the Florida State University with a B.S. degree in Public Relations and continues to happily plant deep roots under the beautiful canopy trees in Tallahassee. Her accomplishments throughout her career include landing major national placements, such as Condé Nast Traveler and Delta Sky, hosting buzz events, such as those in New York during the Super Bowl and Park City during the Sundance Film Festival, executing a statewide U.S. Senate debate, and assisting with the production of over 30 Leadership Florida class programs and events across the state.  All of these endeavors demonstrate Bethany’s ability in one of the most important aspects of business, the business of connecting people.