“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.”
Owner & Chief Strategy Officer
EM Consulting Group
KIM VASSARPAST CHAIR
“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.”
Chief Advancement Officer
JAMIE WASSERMANCHAIR ELECT
“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.”
Shutts & Bowen
WHITNEY DUTTONVP - PROGRAMS
"Leadership Broward showed me a side to the county I never knew existed. The backstage access I was able to get through the program has been one of the highlights of my time here in Florida. As a bonus, I have formed great friendships and business relationships with amazing leaders throughout the county. I believe that who you spend your time with is very valuable and this program has expanded my network ten-fold."
Dutton Real Estate Services
“At the heart of a community is the willingness and ability of its residents to come together to serve the greater good. As the premiere leadership organization for one of the state's largest counties, Leadership Broward serves as a connector for aspiring and longstanding community leaders who aim to bridge resources, innovate, and develop relationships that benefit not only themselves, but the community as a whole. ”
Director of Business Development
KELLY LANEVP - PROGRAMS
“Leadership Broward changed my life. It’s about building relationships and serving the community that we live in.”
Memorial Healthcare System
MICHAEL LESSNEVP - ENGAGEMENT
“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.”
Attorney at Law
JOSH LEVENSONGENERAL COUNSEL
“Leadership Broward captures the magic that exists in community service and leadership training. If you’re ready to lead, engage, and learn, then you need not look any further than Leadership Broward.”
Holland & Knight, LLP
MARIA PIERSONVP - MARKETING
"Leadership Broward is one of the premier business organizations in South Florida. I have been involved in Leadership Broward over the years, and I am thrilled to serve on the board with such talented, committed and passionate community leaders. Together we continue to make Broward County the best place to live, work and raise a family."
Pierson Grant Public Relations
MARY LOU RUDERMANTREASURER
“As a proud Broward County native, there is nothing better than being involved in an organization whose mission is to develop and inspire individuals to serve our community. It is an honor to serve on the Board of Directors and support its mission.”
Ruderman and Company, CPAs
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ALENA ALBERANIWLB Class XI Representative
“Women Leading Broward (WLB) provides opportunities for high-potential women to develop their skills and advance their careers through mentoring, education, and networking- inspiring them to serve as leaders.
This program has been an extremely empowering investment in myself. After experiencing its transformative value firsthand, I have continued to support WLB to pay it forward, so more women in our community can benefit from the experience.
This year, I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to pay it forward as Chair of WLB Class XI, and through my service on the LB board.”
" Leadership Broward (LB) is positively impacting the county I was born in and proud to call my home. LB brings together a diverse group of Leaders with a blazing passion for continuous improvement. The ability to connect established and raising Leaders is invaluable to the future of Broward County. I am deeply honored to serve with the other members of this board."
Interim Dean Public Safety Pathway
"It's Our Time"
“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.”
Founder & LB VI
KELLY EPPYDirector & Class XLII Chair
“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
“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.”
Keefe McCullough CPAs
"The opportunities and relationships built through Leadership Broward have resulted in new leaders for my organization, as well as partnerships that otherwise would not have been possible. Outside of family, my Leadership Broward relationships are some of the most significant in my life."
Chief Development Officer
“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.”
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Founder & LB IV
“Leadership Broward is all about building community trustees – individuals who care deeply about our county and its future.”
Vice President, Business Development
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
"Leadership Broward made South Florida home for me. The program introduced me to successful professionals from diverse backgrounds, provided a backstage pass to all the amazing things in Broward County, and showed me how an engaged and enthusiastic group can make a difference in our community. I’m honored and forever grateful to be a part of such a wonderful organization."
Chief Investment Strategist
Provenance Wealth Advisors, LLC
"Many South Florida visionaries and leaders salted the earth to make this community great. That greatness in our community is measured by the generosity of individuals and organizations like Leadership Broward which foster awareness, engagement, and transformation across South Florida. As a Leadership Broward participant, I gained insights and experiences that helped me grow as a leader and prepared me for greater levels of impact. I am thankful to be part of this organization and as a South Florida native, I am honored to salt this community for the generations to come."
Deputy Executive Leader
The Boeing Company
"Leadership Broward not only showed me a unique ‘behind the scenes’ look at our community but also introduced me to the various non-profits that give back to those in need. I’m more involved now than ever….and I love it!”
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
DR MEKA MEARSDirector, FLY 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 Social Enterprise
"I had an amazing experience and made wonderful connections during my Leadership Broward experience. I enjoyed my term as Social Chair for LB38 and I am happy to continue working with the organization and volunteering my time as a new Board member. I gained numerous friendships through this experience, despite the interruption of Covid, and I look forward to more meaningful connections both personally and professionally. I highly recommend the LB programs for anyone looking to build their network and get more involved in the community."
Senior Valuation Specialist
"From the businesses and government agencies that anchor it to the cultural institutions and non-profits that help it thrive, Leadership Broward introduced me to so much of what I needed to know about our community. I am honored to a part of an organization like Leadership Broward that has made a professional and personal impact on the lives of program participants for over forty years."
Director of Development and Membership
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
SARA NUNEZDirector - YLB Class XXXVII Chair
"Leadership Broward has the ability to harness all of the community resources, talent, and passion in Broward County and leverages relationships to grow young people and adults into top-notch leaders – who become the supporters and champions of organizations across the county to exponentially change the trajectory for so many people in Broward County. I feel so lucky to have been able to form relationships with such amazing people!"
Executive Director Broward/Palm Beach
Pace Center for Girls
“Leadership Broward stands as a top-tier business and leadership organization in South Florida. Having been actively engaged with Leadership Broward for several years, I am genuinely delighted to contribute as a board member alongside exceptional community leaders who demonstrate remarkable talent, dedication, and passion. Through our collective efforts, we strive to continuously enhance the emerging leaders within Broward County, ensuring it remains an exceptional location for individuals to live, work, and build a nurturing environment for their families.”
“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.”
“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.”
Director of Community Affairs
HENNY L SHOMARDirector
"Broward County, Florida is one of the most diverse and fastest growing communities in the United States, and at the heart of it all is Leadership Broward. For over 40 years, Leadership Broward has cultivated leaders and influencers of today and tomorrow with opportunities to learn more about our community and how we can continue to make it better through engagement, collaboration, and community service. Those who participate in the program emerge better for it and become part of a great alumni group of leaders from all parts of the community. I am proud to be a graduate of LB XXXVII and honored to serve on the Board of Directors."
Tripp Scott P.A.
CONNOR STORCHLB Class XLI Representative
“Leadership Broward is the unified voice of leaders across our diverse communities. Government officials, business executives, and nonprofit directors come together through this organization to drive innovation and impact in Broward County.”
Brand Voice & Visual Consultant
"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
“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.”
Baptist Health - Boca Raton Regional Hospital