Zita Cobb

Zita Cobb is the founder and CEO of Shorefast and Innkeeper of the Fogo Island Inn. After completing high school on Fogo Island, Cobb decided to pursue business in her efforts to gain insider knowledge on the global economic systems that had disadvantaged Fogo Island and numerous other small communities, resulting in their gradual demise.Shorefast has a suite of charitable initiatives, including Fogo Island Arts, the world-class artist-in-residence program Fogo Island Arts and innovative social businesses whose operating surpluses are reinvested in further community development work. Following her success as a successful high-tech innovator, she applied the same entrepreneurial knowhow into transforming Fogo Island and putting it on the map as a unique, luxury tourism destination.

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