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Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Board of Directors 2020-2021

 2020-2021 Executive Committee   

Sam Robbin
National Jets, Inc.
Chair

Lori Chevy
Bank of America 
Vice Chair

Gregory Haile
Broward College
Secretary

Erick Strati
Wells Fargo
Treasurer 

Juliet Roulhac
FPL
Past Chair

 

Bob Swindell
Greater Fort Lauderdale
Alliance
President and CEO

 

 
Doug Bartel
Florida Blue
At-Large Seat
Basil Bernard
Apricot Office Interiors
Entrepreneurship Council Chair
Colin Brown 
JM Family
Enterprises
CEO Council Chair
 Jennifer Bales Drake
Becker
Alliance 501(c)3
Foundation
   
Sandra Veszi Einhorn
Coordinating Council
of Broward 
Partner Council Chair
Kate Goldman
Baptist Health
South Florida 
At Large Seat
Mayor Dale Holness
Broward County 
Board of County 
Commissioners

Carol Hylton
CareerSource Broward
At Large Seat

 

Representative Chip LaMarca
Florida House of Representatives

Bob Powell
Fifth Third Bank
Corporate Council Chair

Stacy Ritter
Greater Fort Lauderdale
Convention & Visitors Bureau 

Newton Sanon
OIC of South Florida
At-Large Seat

          
 Barry Somerstein
Greenspoon Marder
Legal Counsel

Nicky Tesser
JetBlue 
Leadership Council
Chair 
Mayor Dean Trantalis
City of Fort Lauderedale 

 Keriann Worley
EnterCom|South Florida
Governor Council Chair 

 

2019-2020 Directors 

 

   
Brett Atkinson
Moss Construction
Frank Babinec 
City of Coral Springs
Josie Bacallao
Hispanic Unity of Florida
 Dahlia Baker
Broward County Small Business Development Advisory Board
Kelvin Baker
City of Miramar
Brendan Barry
Shutts LLP  
Julie Berry
Stiles 
 Karen Brooks
City of Coconut Creek
     
 Kelley Brown
Regions Bank 
Kathleen Cannon
United Way
of Broward County
Jeni Chokron
First Horizon Bank
Brian Clay
BankUnited
     

Chris Clemens
City of Pompano Beach

Ross Cooper
Friends of WLRN

Isabel Cosio Carballo
South Florida Regional 
Planning Council
Henri Crockett
The Crockett Foundation 
   

 Jonathan Daniels 
Port Everglades

 Charinus Davis
Broward County
Council of Chambers
 Alex de Gunten
HEICO Corporation
Melanie Dickinson
South Florida Business Journal

Heiko Dobrikow
Riverside Hotel

Dr. Jeremy Earle
City of Hallandale Beach
Bob Feldmann
RSM US LLP
Alex Fernandez
Broward Health
     
Ray Ferrero, Jr.
Nova Southeastern
University
Lori Funderwhite
City of Tamarac
Mark Gale
Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood
International Airport
 Lisa Gefen Sicilian
Kaplan Higher Education
goddard    
Patrick Goddard
Brightline 
Marcell Haywood
Encompass Onsite
Bertha Henry
Broward County Administrator 
Dr. Wazir Ishmael
City of Hollywood
   

 Rufus James
FXE 
Denise Jordan
Greater Fort Lauderdale 
Chamber of Commerce
Marissa Kelley
Lewis Brisbois
Cheryl Kleiman
Flexential 
       

Keith Koenig
City Furniture
Broward Workshop Chair 

Merdochey LaFrance 
Verizon
Dan Lindblade
Greater Fort Lauderdale 
Chamber of Commerce
Mark Lubelski
City of Sunrise

 

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Lauren Marcum
JP Morgan Chase

Stewart Martin
Marsh McLennan
Agency 

Sandy-Michael McDonald
Broward County OESBD

Jean McIntyre
Pompano Beach
Chamber of Commerce

Michael Medeiros
Sonesta
Fort Lauderdale
Nancy Meyer

Traci Miller
Miller Construction
Melissa Milroy
Galleria at Fort 
Lauderdale, a JLL Property

 

Iwan Mohamed
Truist

Jose Montes de Oca
Crown Castle
 Ken Morris
Morris Southeast
Group
Matt Muhart
Memorial Healthcare System

   

 Peggy Nordeen
Starmark
International

 Jason Nunemaker
City of Plantation 
Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson
Community Foundation of Broward
 Laurel Oswald
Tower Commercial
Real Estate

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Arlene Pecora
Signature Grand

Hector J. Ponte
Wells Fargo  

David Reid
JM Family Enterprises

Laurie Rich Levinson
School Board
of Broward County

 

   

 

 Tim Rubin
Kaufman Rossin

Robert Runcie
Superintendent, 
Broward County 
Public Schools

Penny Shaffer
Florida Blue

 Kelley Shanley
Broward Center 
for the Performing Arts

   

Dr. Germaine 
Smith-Baugh
Urban League 
of Broward County
Greg Stuart
Broward County
Metropolitan Planning
Organization 
Karla Thatcher
Hotwire
Communications
MaryLou Tighe
Broward League
of Cities

   
Rich Vogel
Port Everglades Assn/
Vecenergy 
Ben Wesley
FPL
Lori Wheeler
Marine Industries 
Association of South Florida 
 Jonathan Wolfe
AutoNation
     
 Andrew Zullo
Leadership Broward
Foundation 
     

 

Alliance 501(c)3 Foundation Board Members:

 
Jennifer Bales Drake
Becker

Heidi Davis Knapik
Gunster

Kathy Koch
Ambit Advertising & PR
Jarett Levan
BBX Capital
   
Lonnie Maier
Crown Castle

Mike Moore
Tower Commercial
Real Estate
Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson
Community Foundation of Broward
Penny Shaffer
Florida Blue 

 
Bob Swindell
Greater
Fort Lauderdale
Alliance
Ben Wesley
FPL
Bill White
Compass Office
Solutions