SFBW’s Up & Comer Awards honors young professionals who have achieved excellence in their careers, shown a commitment to their community and demonstrated leadership. To learn more about this year’s event, taking place Oct. 14, click here.
Maxine Gomez grew up in South Florida and attended New College, the Honors college of Florida. She currently resides in Fort Lauderdale where she is actively involved in a variety of organizations such as Tunnel to towers, The Hundred club as the scholarship advisory chair, and the Executive Advisory Board of the Riverwalk Trust. Ms. Gomez fully embraces the south Florida life as she enjoys scuba diving for lobsters, fishing, yoga, exploring great restaurants and local events. Maxine is the owner of Dry Tech 24/7 Inc., a remediation and disinfecting company and a Clorox 360 distributor. She is also a national instructor for NORMI and ISSA. Her team is assembled using Strength Finders to put people in positions where they can excel by working in a fulfilling role based on their core values. Her passion is in education and inspiring others to live a life with dignity.
Favorite quote: “My mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I did not understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon