Domi Station is excited to announce Yuh-Mei Hutt as the new Board Chair, beginning January 1, 2019. Yuh-Mei has served on Domi’s board since 2016 and has played a major role guiding the growth of the non-profit. She is also the President of Golden Lighting, a decorative residential lighting manufacturer that sells to lighting retailers across North America.
“Yuh-Mei brings over 16 years of operational and strategic experience to Domi. She has an infectious enthusiasm for the entrepreneurial community. I’m excited to share that passion on the board,” said David Lawson one of the founding members and immediate past chair of Domi Station.
She has been actively involved in the business community since 2006, including groups such as the Tallahassee Chamber, Jim Moran Institute, and Tallahassee Entrepreneurs Organization. In 2008, Yuh-Mei started a women’s CEO roundtable group, which is still active today.
In 2015, Yuh-Mei got involved with Leadership Tallahassee, driven by a desire to foster an innovative culture in Tallahassee. “I wanted to build a community of people who believe the future is positive and that we could make a difference. Leadership Tallahassee introduced me to like-minded people and also helped me understand the different layers to this community so that I could be a more effective leader.”
Yuh-Mei loves Domi’s mission of helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. “I’m excited to help grow Domi’s impact and serve more people in our community,” said Mrs. Hutt. “I have a selfish desire to create a community that my young children will want to stay in and build their dreams. I love Tallahassee and I want to contribute to its growth by helping build a vibrant entrepreneurial community.”
Domi Station just celebrated its 4-year anniversary last summer and had some great successes grow out of its programs: DivvyUp Socks, Cuttlesoft, Vale Food Company, Catalina Cafe to name a few. In 2018 alone, companies that have participated in Domi’s programs have created 46 jobs, generated over $4MM in revenues and attracted over $2MM in investments. And 2019 is shaping up to be even better.
Now it’s time build on that track record, scale Domi’s programs, and spread the word.
“We have great momentum right now. Our facilities are filling up and our entrepreneurs are demanding more. We are strategizing ways to support our members’ current and future needs and Yuh-Mei’s leadership will be crucial in this process,” said Antonio Montoya, Executive Director of Domi Station.
Yuh-Mei will work alongside fellow board members Reis Alsberry, Director of Technology Trasnfer and Export Control at Florida A&M University, Christic Henry, President and Managing Broker at Kingdom First Realty and President Elect of Council of Neighborhood Association, Jake Kiker, Co-Founder of Domi Station and Partner at Williams Gautier, David Lawson, Co-Founder of Domi Station and CEO of NewSci and David White, Partner at Carr Riggs & Ingram.