St. Lucie County, Florida (PRWEB) October 10, 2015
Kathy Post, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Post Insurance in Port St. Lucie, has been named the 2015 Alumna of the Year for John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce, Florida. Post was selected for her service, time, and dedication to others. She was recognized by Bishop Barbarito, Father Thomas E. Barrett, JCHS Administrators, faculty, staff, and students recently at the school’s opening mass.
A 3rd generation Florida native, Post grew up in St. Lucie County and graduated from John Carroll High School (JCHS) in 1985 where she was active in academics, softball, cheerleading, chorus, and other clubs and activities. "JCHS gave me a great foundation. They instilled in me a sense pride for the community in which we live,” said Post. “I am grateful and humbled to receive this honor.”
After graduation, Post went on to earn her Associate Degree from then Indian River Community College and Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Barry University. As the Owner and CEO of Post Insurance, Post leads an organization of 13 professionals offering residential and business insurance on the Treasure Coast. “I was drawn to an insurance career right out of high school because I enjoy helping people,” said Post. “I believe long-term happiness and success comes when you choose a career that you’re passionate about.” Post is not only a successful local business owner, but has held statewide positions advocating on behalf of clients.
Post was selected JCHS Alumna of the Year for her professional accomplishments and her leadership and service to John Carroll and other non-profit and civic groups. During the last 30 years, she has continued to be a faithful supporter of the JCHS mission, serving on several important committees. She has also served the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Sunrise Theatre Foundation Board, American Heart Association, United Way, Early Learning Coalition, Children’s Services Council, Main Street Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie Businesswomen, and Economic Development Council just to name a few.
Despite this, Post will tell you her proudest role is that of being a mom. All four of her children have followed in her footsteps. Her two oldest attended JCHS, and her youngest are currently enrolled at St. Anastasia. “It’s fun to experience life through my children’s eyes. I’m grateful they’re getting the same sense of community and values that I received,” said Post.
As JCHS Alumna of the Year, Post is recognized as a role model to the John Carroll student community. “If I were talking to young people today,” said Post, “I would tell them it's important to have a strong moral and ethical foundation. Be patient and willing to listen. Be kind. Treat yourself and others with respect. Look for ways to serve. And most of all, focus on being a positive force in the world.”
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