EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

SHELLY BRADSHAW

SHELLY BRADSHAW

BOARD CHAIR

“Leadership Broward showed me that volunteering can make a difference in our community. By bringing together people with vision and passion, we can affect change."

VP of Operations, Broward Center for the Performing Arts

LB XXVIII

MATTHEW KORSHOFF

MATTHEW KORSHOFF

CHAIR ELECT

“Leadership Broward fosters networks of community-minded leaders to learn, grow and share to build a better community for all.”

Executive Director/Vice President, CenterState Bank

LB XXVIII

GARY RUDERMAN

GARY RUDERMAN

PAST CHAIR

“Having gone through Leadership Broward Class XXX, I feel a stronger sense of community and am more inspired to serve the community which I call home.”

Ruderman and Company, CPAs

LB XXX

MICHAEL BERRY

MICHAEL BERRY

VICE PRESIDENT - EVENTS

“Leadership Broward is all about making our County the best it can be.”

COO, Pier 66 Hotel & Marina

LB XXIII

JEFF FAUER

JEFF FAUER

GENERAL COUNSEL

“Leadership Broward is making an impact in our own backyard by building a strong network of difference makers who are applying valued lessons in leadership.”

Director, Tripp Scott

LB XXXIV

ISRAEL GOMEZ

ISRAEL GOMEZ

TREASURER

“Although I knew that an important part of living a fulfilling life was being in a close-knit community that helps and supports each other, as a participant of Class XXXIV, I had the opportunity to bring these aspirations to life. I am proud to continue this journey as part of the Leadership Broward Board of Directors.”

Partner, Keefe McCullough CPAs

LB XXXIV

ELISA STONE

ELISA STONE

VICE PRESIDENT – PROGRAMS

“Leadership Broward makes a difference in our community by bringing leaders together to make a difference. My experience has been invaluable. I have met professionals from our community that I may not have met otherwise. The personal and professional relationships from my involvement are priceless.”

Major Gifts Officer, Broward College

LB XXXII

NANCY TANNER

NANCY TANNER

SECRETARY

“Leadership Broward is the best gift I ever gave myself."

State Attorney's Office
LB XII

KIM VASSAR

KIM VASSAR

VICE PRESIDENT - ENGAGEMENT

Vice President of Philanthropy, Arc Broward

LB XXXIV

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DOUG BARTEL

DOUG BARTEL

Director

“For more than 30 years, Leadership Broward has been helping shape and develop our community; through unparalleled service, civic engagement, leadership training, programming and community empowerment. I always knew I wanted to be involved and have been proudly engaged with LB for the past 10 years. “

Sr. Director of Business Development and External Relations, Florida Blue

LB XXVI

PATRICIA BATISTA

PATRICIA BATISTA

Director

“The quality of Leadership Broward Foundation’s program is in direct correlation to their commitment to excellence in our community. The mission of LBF is successful across industries. This leadership program has been a platform to help me understand the challenges within my community, and enabled me to leverage their extensive network to pay it forward.“

Abbvie
LB XXXVI

DAVID CODDINGTON

DAVID CODDINGTON

Director

“Leadership Broward is all about building community trustees – individuals who care deeply about our county and its future.”

VP of Business Development, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

LB XXX

ANTHONY COPPOLA

ANTHONY COPPOLA

Director

“Leadership Broward brings us together with one goal: Making Broward County a better place to live and work, while building lifelong friendships and business relationships with the best leaders in the area!”

Service Manager, Key Electric, Inc.

LB XXXII

SEAN DANNELLY

SEAN DANNELLY

Director

“I have found my experience in LB to be an extremely rewarding one which has significantly enhanced my awareness of our county’s most important issues. My network of trusted professional, personal, and community relationships has grown exponentially. I appreciate the opportunity to continue to give back through my service on the board.”

Founding Partner, Paladin Global Partners, CPA

LB XXVI

WHITNEY DUTTON

WHITNEY DUTTON

Director

Dutton Real Estate Services

LB XXXVI

JAMIE EDGEMON

JAMIE EDGEMON

Director

“Leadership Broward is a unique, diverse organization providing unprecedented access and exposure to leaders and issues within Broward County. No other organization duplicates what LB provides and my continued involvement is to further the experience and service into perpetuity.”

Civic Volunteer

Founder & LB VI

KELLY EPPY

KELLY EPPY

Director

“Leadership Broward provides an invaluable experience not only for me, but for leaders throughout the area. It has opened my eyes to many of the economic, environmental and social issues that shape our county.”

Regional Catering Sales Manager, Panera Bread/Covelli Enterprises

LB XXXV

KATE GOLDMAN

KATE GOLDMAN

Director

“Through Leadership Broward, I was afforded the opportunity to learn how our community of Broward County truly operates through exposure to all the critical elements that make up a successful and growing community, while developing sincere personal and professional relationships that have lasted years and yielded many meaningful opportunities.”

Director, Government & Community Relations, Baptist Health of South Florida

LB XXXI

GREGG GOLDSTEIN

GREGG GOLDSTEIN

Director

“Whether one realizes it or not, every Broward County resident has benefitted by someone who has gone through a Leadership Broward program or an organization engaged in a community project. Those actions, involvement and commitment has made our area a better place to live, work and play.”

Senior Marketing Consultant, AdServices Inc.

LB XXXIV

BRANDON HENSLER

BRANDON HENSLER

Director

“As a native of Broward County, I thought I knew it all. Leadership Broward expanded my horizon and connected me in a deeper way to our community. LB links leaders and organizations to create a stronger, better future for those who will follow us as the county’s next generation of leaders.”

Executive Director, Public Relations and Marketing Communications, Nova Southeastern University

LB XXX

JEFFREY HIRSCH

JEFFREY HIRSCH

Director

“Leadership Broward is the premier leadership organization in South Florida. Being on the Board of Leadership Broward allows me to help ensure that Leadership Broward continues to develop and inspire individuals to serve our communities consistent with the high standards we have set for all we do.”

Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Founder & LB IV

CHRISTOPHER J LAGERBLOOM

CHRISTOPHER J LAGERBLOOM

Director

“Leadership Broward is a collection of go to leaders who are passionate about making Broward County a better place. With the care and commitment to community I have seen firsthand through the Leadership Broward program, our future as a County is really exciting.”

City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale

LB XXXV

KELLY LANE

KELLY LANE

Director

“Leadership Broward changed my life. It’s about building relationships and serving the community that we live in.”

Director, Physician Practices, Memorial Healthcare System

LB XXXVI

MICHAEL D LESSNE

MICHAEL D LESSNE

Director

“Leadership Broward provides me with the opportunity to work with key players in the government, business and non-profit sectors, while allowing me to develop my own leadership skills as I do my part to help improve Broward County.”

Partner, Broad and Cassel LLP

LB XXXV

ELLICE MARTINEZ

ELLICE MARTINEZ

Director

“Leadership Broward has provided me an opportunity to grow, not only personally but professionally. There is no other organization that provides you the behind the scenes tour, like Leadership Broward. I believe, every emerging leader in this community should have the opportunity to go through this program.”

Associate Vice President of Community Relations and Institutional Advancement, Broward College

LB XXIX

PETER MOORE

PETER MOORE

Director

“As a lifelong Broward County resident, I’ve seen many changes. What hasn’t changed is the need for engaged leaders from all parts of our community to come together for the greater good. Leadership Broward provides a unique set of programs for this collaboration. I’m honored to have gone through the class and to help fulfill its mission today.”

President, Chen Moore & Associates

LB XXIII

HAROULA PROTOPAPADAKIS

HAROULA PROTOPAPADAKIS

Director

“I am honored to serve on the board of Leadership Broward after having participated in the program and learning so much about our local community. The program shows participants the impact and importance of collaboration between business, education and arts in our local community. Leadership Broward also provides a platform for interaction among community leaders who may not otherwise have an opportunity to cross paths because of the varied backgrounds and business segments they are involved with.”

Associate Administrator, Memorial Regional Hospital

LB XXXIII

ERIKA ROYAL

ERIKA ROYAL

Director

“My Leadership Broward experience provided me with the opportunity to meet professionals in our community with whom I might not otherwise have interacted. I have also forged enduring friendships through my LBF service, all while learning more about the inner workings of the community. Leadership Broward Foundation has made a unique and important impact on my life, both personally and professionally.”

Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP

LB XXXI

MARY LOU RUDERMAN

MARY LOU RUDERMAN

Director, LB Class XXXVIII Program Chair

“As a Broward native, there’s nothing better than an organization whose mission is to “develop and inspire individuals to serve the community” that I love.”

Ruderman and Company, CPAs

LB XXVIII

CINDY SCHUTT

CINDY SCHUTT

Director

“Thanks to my involvement in Leadership Broward, I serve my community more effectively, intelligently and passionately.”

Owner, Cindy Schutt PR

Class XXI

BEN SORENSEN

BEN SORENSEN

Director

“Leadership Broward stands at the intersection of a passionate commitment to serving our community and the desire to empower others to lead. It is from this foundation that Leadership Broward and all those it touches reach beyond themselves to make lasting change in the world around us.”

Vice President, Training, Optimum Associates

LB XXVII

JULIE SPADEVECCHIA

JULIE SPADEVECCHIA

Director

Senior Vice President, Bank of America

LB XXXIV

KATIE TORRES

KATIE TORRES

Director

Cato Insurance Group

LB XXXV

KIRSTEN UEBRIG

KIRSTEN UEBRIG

Director

"Leadership Broward provides truly unique opportunities and experiences for program participants to gain a more in depth understanding of our diverse, complex, and incredible community. Along the way, participants build meaningful and lasting relationships with people who are passionate about our community. The combination of experiences and connections nurtures opportunities for the participants to serve our community and make favorable contributions to the place we live, work, and play."

Director, Operations Manager, BBX Capital

LB XXXIV

PABLO URQUILLA

PABLO URQUILLA

Director, YLB Class XXXIII Chair

“Being a part of Leadership Broward not only allows me to grow and learn as an individual but it also allows me to create a strong positive impact in our community in doing so.”

Director of Event Services, Broward Center for the Performing Arts

LB XXXVI

JOHN WALSH, SR., J.D.

JOHN WALSH, SR., J.D.

Director

“Because it is THE ONE organization that trains leaders to volunteer in all the other organizations in Greater Broward County.”

Registered Principal, Walsh Financial Consultants

President Emeritus, LB VIII

JAMIE WASSERMAN

JAMIE WASSERMAN

Director, Class 37 Class Rep

“Leadership Broward is an excellent program for connecting emerging and established leaders and encouraging them to become more engaged in our community. I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors and look forward to contributing to its important mission of bringing about a stronger future for Florida.”

Partner, Shutts & Bowen

LB XXXVII