“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
JEFF FAUERPAST CHAIR
“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.”
GREGG GOLDSTEINCHAIR ELECT
“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.”
WHITNEY DUTTONVP - EVENTS
"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
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 LEVENSONSECRETARY & YLB Class XXXVI Chair
“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
CHRISTINE MOLLOYVP - PROGRAMS
"Leadership Broward has provided me with a unique opportunity to contribute to the community in new ways, strengthen my network and broaden my understanding of how Broward operates. I am thankful for the program as it has given me a stronger sense of community and the opportunity to serve alongside so many dynamic and passionate leaders."
Global Oracle Industry Strategy Lead
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
JAMIE WASSERMANGENERAL COUNSEL & LB Class XLI Chair
“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
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
“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.“
Senior Immunology Sales Representative
"Leadership Broward has been a great way for me to connect with other like-minded people in the community, to leverage our talents to increase outcomes."
Chief Development Officer
“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
“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
“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
“Leadership Broward fosters networks of community-minded leaders to learn, grow and share to build a better community for all.”
“Leadership Broward changed my life. It’s about building relationships and serving the community that we live in.”
Memorial Healthcare System
SASHA LIGHTBOURNELB Class XL Representative
"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."
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.”
Chief Administrative Officer
P&M Healthcare LLC
"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
Realtor Sales Associate
Charles Rutenberg Realty
"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
“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.”
Chief Operating Officer
Baptist Health - Boca Raton Regional Hospital
“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
RACHEL SHIEKMANWLB Class X Representative
"The Women Leading Broward program has been an amazing investment in myself that has already paid dividends. Not only have I found incredible and fulfilling relationships with other successful and ambitious women, but it provided me with the opportunity to define and build my own success. The value I have gained will continue to propel me forward in my personal and professional life, and I look forward to contributing to the Broward County community and beyond."
Director, Sales Enablement
“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
"It has long been a moto of mine; Lead, Follow, or get out of the way! Leadership Broward has given me the guidance to further develop my skills to be a gracious leader, a supportive follower, and a determined advocate for getting the task done. Engaging with many different organizations, community based programs, key players in local government and gov’t programs, Leadership Broward participants learn how to find the best role for them to engage and activate in many different scenarios. I am honored and excited to continue to be a part of this amazing program! LB Class XXXV High Five!"
Theater Manager Parker Playhouse
"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