Gailmarie K. Fort
Gailmarie K. Fort has served as Vice President of Outreach & Communications at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens since 2010. One of three executive leaders, she oversees development, marketing and education. Gailmarie successfully led the organization’s $6 million 2nd Century Restoration & Sustainability Campaign in 2014-15. She has elevated the estate’s public profile and media presence, contributing to Stan Hywet’s national recognition as the #1 Historic Home by readers of USA Today, among other accolades. Gailmarie also oversees an award winning education program that includes a robust partnership with Akron Public Schools (APS). The Akron native received her B.A. in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State University and spent more than 30 years in San Francisco, Miami and Los Angeles where she built her professional career in destination marketing before returning home to Akron in 2007. She is a graduate of Leadership Akron, and enjoys the love and support of her life partner, Brian Matthews.