Welcome to the Six Pillars Broward website.
Broward County's volunteer-led 20 year strategic visioning plan through the year 2030.
Joseph Hovancak named Executive Director of Six Pillars Broward
(March 31, 2020) Bob Swindell, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance (the Alliance) has announced the appointment of Joseph E. Hovancak as Executive Director of Six Pillars Broward. Six Pillars Broward is the community’s strategic visioning initiative for economic development in Broward County, which is managed by the Alliance, Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development. To read more, please click here.
Six Pillars Broward Launches Version 2.0
In 2019, Six Pillars Broward Launched Version 2.0, which will focus on nine key issues of importance to Broward County over the next five years. Those issues are:
Development of a Community Brand
Building on our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Growing our Target Industry Clusters
Building and Branding Broward County/Greater Fort Lauderdale as a Talent Hub
Goals, strategies and tactics are currently being developed for each of the nine issues.
History of Six Pillars Broward
In 2011, more than 350 Broward County business, civic, academic and government leaders, volunteers and community residents began the process of developing a strategic visioning plan through the year 2030, using the Six Pillars framework of the Florida Chamber Foundation as a strategic planning tool. The plan was developed over the next year and launched in October 2012.
Six Pillars is meant to help communities prosper and create high paying jobs by developing and implementing a visioning process through 2030. The Six Pillars framework is the product of collaboration and research by the Florida Chamber Foundation, working with many other partners. It identifies the critical factors determining Florida’s future and that of its communities. They are as follows:
Talent Supply & Education
Innovation & Economic Development
Infrastructure & Growth Leadership
Business Climate & Competitiveness
Civic & Governance Systems
Quality of Life & Quality Places
The Six Pillars Broward community plan is made up of 22 goals, 82 strategies and nearly 400 tactics. To download the latest version of the Broward Six Pillars plan with the current status of tactics and successes, please click here.
Thank you to the following sponsors and partners of the Six Pillars plan and Six Pillars events:
Bank of America
Broward League of Cities
Children's Services Council of Broward County
City of Coconut Creek
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Las Olas Riverfront
Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Verizon WirelessTo receive the Six Pillars newsletter, please click here.To download the 2017 Annual Report to the Community, please click here.To download the 2016 Annual Report to the Community, please click here.
To download the 2015 Annual Report to the Community, please click here.
To view the videos of presenters at the 2015 Summit, please click on the following links:
- Bridging the Skills Gap
- Linking Education and Employment Outcomes
- Ultimate Software - What We're Doing to Make Broward County the Best Place to Work
- Economic Development in Broward County – Among the Best in the Nation
- Seas of Change: Building a Better Broward
- Planning for the Future of Education
- Business Friendly Broward – How Permitting Excellence Helps Businesses Succeed
- How to Engage Millennials and Young Professionals in Civic Leadership - Panel Discussion
- Supporting Veterans and their Families through MISSION UNITED
- It all begins with a visit - Hello Sunny!
To download the 2014 Annual Report to the Community, please click here.
Photos from the Fourth Annual Broward Six Pillars Report to the Community Event held on April 18, 2017:
Photos from the Third Annual Broward Six Pillars Report to the Community Event held on April 6, 2016:
Photos from the Second Annual Broward Six Pillars Report to the Community Event held on April 30, 2015:
Photos from the First Annual Broward Six Pillars Report to the Community Event held on February 21, 2014:
Broward County Named an Official Six Pillars Community on October 17, 2012! To read story from the Sun-Sentinel, please click here.
Pictured left to right as Broward County is named a Six Pillars Community are: Ron Drew, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance; Bob Swindell, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance; J. David Armstrong, Jr., Broward College; H. Wayne Huizenga; James Murley, South Florida Regional Planning Council; Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca; and Dale Brill, Florida Chamber Foundation.
Participants discuss Six Pillars at the October, 2012 launch event.
To see other photos from the Celebration Launch event, please click here.
To provide feedback on any of the plans, please send your comments to Ron Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org
To provide online feedback regarding the Broward County plan, please click here.
““Our goal is to bring as many stakeholders as possible into Broward’s Six Pillars planning process,” said David Armstrong, one of the Six Pillars co-chairs and president of Broward College. “Members of our community will have an opportunity to jointly agree on priorities for our County, make decisions that prompt action, measure progress, and make periodic adjustments to the Plan when appropriate.”
“Each of the Six Pillars topics is important in its own right," said Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and a Six Pillars co-chair. “When we bring them all together to develop a strategic vision, we will most assuredly impact our future success by creating high wage jobs, a vibrant community prepared for the future and the tools we need in Broward County to compete in an increasing global competitive environment.”
Six Pillars Steering Committee:
J. David Armstrong, Jr.
Fort Lauderdale office of Fisher and Phillips LLP
Broward Market President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Steering Committee Members
Anthony Abbate, Associate Provost for the Broward Campuses, Florida Atlantic University (Co-Chair - Talent Supply & Education)
Undersheriff Nichole Anderson, Broward County Sheriff's Department (Co-Chair – Quality of Life & Quality Places)
Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., Vice President for Advancement and Community Relations,
Nova Southeastern University (Co-Chair – Quality of Life & Quality Places)
Josie Bacallao, President/CEO, Hispanic Unity of Florida
Doug Bartel, Senior Director of Business Development, Media and External Relations, Florida Blue (Co-Chair, Community Brand Committee)
Jose Batalla, President, Baxter Martin Advertising
Kareen Boutros, Executive Director, The Broward Workshop
Kevin Boyd, Boyd Public Relations
Sidney Calloway, Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP
Kimm Campbell, LCSW, Director - Human Services Department, Broward County Government
Kathleen Cannon, President/CEO, United Way of Broward County
Isabel Cosio Carballo, Executive Director, South Florida Regional Planning Council
Linda Carter, President/CEO, Community Foundation of Broward
Gretchen Cassini, Assistant County Administrator, Broward County
Carla Coleman, Principal, Coleman & Associates Consulting, P.A.
Rosana Cordova, Board of Directors, Smart Growth Partnership
Dr. Mildred Coyne, Executive Director - Workforce Education & Economic Development, Broward College (Co-Chair, Talent Hub Committee)
Michael De Lucca, President/CEO, Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc.
Danielle DeVito-Hurley, Attorney, GUNSTER
Bobby Dubose, State Representative (Co-Chair – Civic & Governance Systems)
Andrew Duffell, President, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University (Co-Chair – Entrepreneurial Ecosystems)
Sandra Veszi Einhorn, Executive Director, Coordinating Council of Broward
Jim Ellis, Founder, Ellis Diversified, Inc.(Co-Chair - Community Brand Committee)
Bob Fitts, Executive Director, South Florida Technology Alliance and Founder/Producer, SUP-X (Chair - Technology Committee)
Beam Furr, Commissioner, Broward County (Co-Chair - Resiliency and Regional Climate Action Plan Committee)
Gregory Haile, President, Broward College (Co-Chair - Prosperity Broward Committee)
George Hanbury II, Ph.D., President/CEO, Nova Southeastern University
Joseph Hovancak, Executive Director - Six Pillars Broward, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Mason Jackson, President/CEO, CareerSource Broward (Co-Chair – Talent Supply & Education)
Shevrin D. Jones, State Representative
Kathy Koch, President/CEO, Ambit Advertising and Public Relations (Co-Chair – Business Climate & Competitiveness)
Roy Krause, Retired President/CEO, SFN Group (Co-Chair – Talent Supply & Education)
Dan Lindblade, CAE, President/CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
Tom Loffredo, Shareholder, GrayRobinson
Albert Massey III, Esquire, Massey, Coican, Schuster & King, L.L.C. (Co-Chair – Civic & Governance Systems)
David Maymon, D.M. Investment Holdings (Co-Chair - Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Committee)
Kim Merced, President, South Florida Aviation Maintenance Council (Chair - Aviation Committee)
Dev Motwani, President and CFO, Merrimac Ventures (Co-Chair – Innovation & Economic Development)
Ramola Motwani, Chairwoman, Merrimac Ventures (Co-Chair – Talent Supply & Education)
Peggy Nordeen, CEO, Starmark International (Co-Chair – Innovation & Economic Development)
Shawn Oden, Executive Director - JPMorgan Chase
Brian Poulin, Principal, Evergreen Partners (Co-Chair - Affordable Housing Committee)
Jenesis Ramirez, Ph.D., Program Manager, Florida International University (Chair - Life Sciences Committee)
Ryan Reiter, Director of Government Relations- Kaufman Lynn Construction
Senator Nan Rich, Commissioner, Broward County (Co-Chair - Affordable Housing Committee)
Matthew Rocco, President, South Florida Manufacturers Association
Robert Runcie, Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools
Shawn Sackman, Broward County Market President, SunTrust Bank
Laurie Sallarulo, President/CEO, Junior Achievement of South Florida
Newton Sanon, President/CEO, OIC of South Florida
Jonathan Schwartz, Senior Director of Real Estate and Development, Bluegreen Vacations Corporation
Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, President/CEO, Children's Services Council of Broward County
Kelley Shanley, President/CEO, Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Co-Chair – Quality of Life & Quality Places)
Ryan Shea, Executive Vice President - FL/Caribbean, Right Management (Co-Chair - Talent Hub Committee)
Henry Sniezek, Director - Broward County's Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department, Broward County
Carolyn Stewart, Ed.D., Coordinator - District Community Relations, Broward County Public Schools
Gregory Stuart, Executive Director, Broward MPO (Co-Chair – Infrastructure & Growth Leadership)
Bob Swindell, President/CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Mary Lou Tighe, Executive Director, Broward League of Cities
Stella Tokar, IOM, PCC, CDP, President/CEO, Bold Consulting
Ben Wesley, Area Manager, Florida Power & Light (Co-Chair – Innovation & Economic Development)
Lynne Wines, Senior Director, Broward Business Council on Homelessness
Marianne Winfield, Executive Director, Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities