"An extraordinary, out-of-the box, transformational leader." Michael V. Reagan
"Not only is she smart, engaging, and possessing of an innate understanding of needs and issues, she shares these talents for the social good." Debra Faulk
"Mei-Mei succeeds because she recognizes and develops the strengths of those she leads." Kathleen Moye
She is "an inspiration in many ways. (She) accomplished things in this community that many thought impossible. (Her) energy and determination corralled the most jaded."
"In addition to doing a great job at the News-Press, (she has) taken action on some key issues facing our area - education and economic growth. The summits organized for the business community exposed the opportunities and challenges businesses face in both of these areas. I think that the result might be that the business community will be more motivated to get involved." Linda Taylor
She “inspired me to be a better steward, not just for my family and community but for my life overall." Wayne Kirkwood
Mei-Mei Chan Kirk is a retired media executive and would-be author out to explore the world, dragging her husband or daughter along.
She’s passionate about independent, active travel, using her journalistic skills to research every detail and option. She loves crafting amazing adventures almost as much as the adventure itself, then sharing lessons learned with fellow travelers.
Born in Canton, China, Mei-Mei immigrated to the U.S. at age 7. She worked at a variety of newspapers before wrapping up her career in 2015 as President and Publisher of The News-Press based in Fort Myers, FL.