After receiving her business degree from Northwood University Michigan in 1982, Hamilton launched her career with General Motors, and subsequently applied her experience towards a career in the automotive retail environment, holding a variety of sales and marketing positions, including full operational responsibility as General Manager and ultimately Vice President/Marketing for the Schumacher Automotive Group.
Contributing over 30 years of leadership and marketing experience towards her current position, she joined Southern Waste Systems in 2008 as a member of its Executive team where she serves with a focus on marketing, employee leadership advancement and community outreach. Representing the organization regarding recycling issues, she is called on to participate in speaking engagements in and out of the state of Florida.
Hamilton led the founding of the internationally recognized, Athena Awards Program in Palm Beach County in 1991 and was the recipient of the honor in 2002. She has been recognized with a number of community awards including the March of Dimes Women of Distinction, the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, Women in Leadership Award, Northwood University’s Outstanding Alumni Award and most recently, the 2013 Gaeta Chairman’s Award, a recognition which honors those individuals and organizations that have provided the framework for the Northern Palm Beach County Community. She has been honored for her work with the Boys and Girls Clubs and the Boy Scouts of America.
In the fall of 2011, she was appointed to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women by Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, where she serves as Vice Chair. Having held leadership positions with many professional and non-profit boards over the past 23 years, she currently serves on the executive board of the National Construction and Demolition Recycling Association and is the state board chairman for the Florida Festivals and Events Association. In addition, she serves as a board member of Bella’s Angels, the South Florida Fair and the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation Board. Hamilton is a Lay Eucharist Minister and member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.