40 Under 40: Where Are They Now?

Catching up with 2013 40 Under 40 honoree Cotrenia Hood.

Cotrenia Hood served as vice president of business development at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce when she named to the class of 2013.

Two years later, she took a development role at Youth Haven, a nonprofit Naples-based emergency and residential shelter for boys and girls ages 6 to 18.

In 2018, she founded Steel Bleu (the spelling is a nod to her Louisiana roots), a consulting firm that provides ways to improve organizational productivity and offers executive coaching.

“I just knew I needed to get back into business development,” says the mother of two. “I [knew] I could do this on my own.” She operates in Collier and Lee counties.