Ginny Fujino, has been the owner of the Blacktie franchise in South Florida, now known as Blacktie-Southflorida, since May, 2006. She found out about Blacktie while reading an article in MORE magazine 9 years ago, and immediately reached out to the corporate office in Denver, Colorado.
Ginny’s background has been in the event management/special events field, and immediately realized that the tools that Blacktie provided its non-profit members would be very valuable in helping promote their events, their mission statement and help them “get noticed”!
Ginny has worked as a special event coordinator with organizations including the National Quarterback Club, the Orange Bowl Committee and as Event Coordinator for the Lipton Tennis Tournament on Key Biscayne, and in addition, The Barry Gibb Love & Hope Tennis Festival/Juvenile Diabetes! I have often said since I purchased the franchise that I wished I would have had the tools provided by membership when I was doing special events, because it would have made my job much easier!”
I had the awesome opportunity to meet Georgia Imhoff, and felt her passion for the Blacktie organization and everything that membership provides.
Ginny is the Mother of two amazing children, Rachel & Scott and proud Grandmother to 4 amazing grandkids, Bryanna, Sam, Zoe & Isabel.
Kenton Kuhn, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Kenton Kuhn is an online pioneer. He started his first online business in 1986, prior to the advent of the commercial internet. Among a number of “firsts,” Kenton’s company was the first to operate a private lien program for a state entity, and he established one of the first online legislative databases in the country.
Kenton graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Political Science. In 1997, he was named by the Denver Business Journal as a “Who’s Who in Technology.” Kenton enjoys playing cocktail piano, drums, harmonica, chess and tennis (not necessarily in that order).
As a co-founder of Blacktie, along with the late Georgia Imhoff, he is pleased to see the acceptance of Blacktie’s programs by nonprofit organizations and philanthropists across the country. Kenton’s and Georgia’s early vision for Blacktie as the “place where Colorado nonprofits get noticed” has grown to a business operating in ten markets with more on the way. “I really miss working with Georgia, but every day I know that her legacy lives on through our continued work at Blacktie. She remains an inspiration to all of us.”