Tony Lapi Joins CIHS Board

The Captiva Island Historical Society is pleased to welcome Tony Lapi to our Board of Directors. 

Tony Lapi.jpgFor over 40 years Tony has lived Captiva history.  Beginning as General Manager of historic ‘Tween Waters Inn in the mid-70s, to the current day as President and CEO of Rochester Resorts; whose holdings include Captiva’s historic ‘Tween Waters Inn, Sanibel’s Castaways and Blind Pass Cottages and West Wind Inn, along with operating Sanibel Captiva Island vacation rentals.

“With the start of our exciting 2019-2020 season, the CIHS appreciates that Tony brings his experience, leadership talents and rich knowledge of Captiva history to our Board of Directors,” said Tom Libonate, Board President.

Tony and his wife Angie moved to Sanibel in the mid-70s.  Over those years Tony has served Florida and our barrier island communities through his active volunteer roles at the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce, Sanibel Shell Fair, Sanibel Community Association, Charitable Foundation of the Islands, Captiva Businessman’s Association and United Way, just to name a few! Currently, Tony is a member of the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau and he also is past Chair of the Board of Directors of VISIT FLORIDA, during a year in which Florida welcomed a record number of visitors.  Additionally, he serves on the Board of the Florida Council of Tourism Leaders.

With his motivated work ethic, philanthropic nature, and his own deeply rooted history on Captiva and Sanibel, the Captiva Island Historical Society is honored to welcome Tony Lapi to the Board.  When you see him at a CIHS event in our upcoming season, we ask you to join us in welcoming him onboard!

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