Tallahassee, Fla. – The League of Women Voters of Florida announced on Thursday that Marty Monroe has accepted the position of lobbyist for the upcoming 2018 legislative session.
LWV Florida president Pamela Goodman stated, “Marty brings a treasure chest of League knowledge and a great background of skilled advocacy to the League of Women Voters of Florida. She is passionate and professional, and will represent us with grace, wit, facts, and force in Tallahassee. We are honored to welcome her to our team.”
Monroe stated, “I am delighted to be a part of this team of dedicated, tireless, and very focused advocates for good government and great outcomes for our citizens of Florida.”
Marty attended public schools in College Park/Orlando, graduated from Tusculum College with an undergraduate degree, and completed her graduate work at Florida State University. She lived for a short time in Ft. Myers, and returned to Tallahassee to work for several statewide campaigns. She also took a part-time job lobbying on behalf of the Florida Association on Aging/Florida Council on Aging.
Early in her career, she worked in the Florida Department of Education as a regional coordinator. While working with School Boards around the state, she was introduced to curriculum publishing companies.
Marty was recruited to work as a Sales Representative for Scott Foresman/Addison Wesley and later for Glencoe McGraw-Hill. She led the nation in sales for a newly formed division of Glencoe McGraw-Hill, which sold curriculum software/testing. Marty exceeded sales goals, receiving company leadership awards such as the Pacesetter Award.
She had another opportunity to work for a leading national integrated software curriculum company, Compass Learning. As an Account Executive, she met multiple territory expectations in the first year to join the Million Dollar Club.
As the software market expanded, Marty accepted the challenge of opening a new market in Alabama for Scientific Learning, a neurological intervention software company. In her initial year she generated over a half a million in sales and services.
Marty’s most recent sales position involved large enterprise sales solutions. She served as the Southeast Sales Account Manager for Educational Solutions Development, which provided administrative software for school systems nationwide. She oversaw installation of multiple year sales contracts totaling over $20 million.
Marty has been a member of the League of Women Voters for many years. She has served on the local board, and most recently served as interim executive director of the LWVFL.