"There were a number of reasons, on both sides, that the deal didn’t come down, but retirement was never part of the plan," she says.
Veteran merchandiser Pat Wise, with 30 years in the South Florida market, has now joined Godfrey in Naples. With a staff of 38, the new additions to the Naples location are Mona McDonald, a 13-year veteran with Godfrey & Associates, who continues as vp and general manager and Lauri Godfrey (Betsy’s daughter), who is now vp and senior executive designer. Gayla Lees, a 14-year veteran of the Tampa market and 1999 chairman of the Florida HBA’s sales & marketing council, has also joined Godfrey in Naples as director of sales.
Godfrey designer Marnie Sorensen stays in Winter Park to head a downsized six-person staff in that location.