EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

JEFF FAUER

JEFF FAUER

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.”

Director, Tripp Scott

LB XXXIV

MATTHEW KORSHOFF

MATTHEW KORSHOFF

PAST CHAIR

“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

KIM VASSAR

KIM VASSAR

CHAIR - ELECT

“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.”

Vice President of Philanthropy, Arc Broward

LB XXXIV

GREGG GOLDSTEIN

GREGG GOLDSTEIN

VICE PRESIDENT - PROGRAMS

“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.”

Vice President, E & M Consultants

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

MICHAEL LESSNE

MICHAEL LESSNE

VP - 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.”

Partner, Nelson Mullins

LB XXXV

JOSH LEVENSON

JOSH LEVENSON

SECRETARY

“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.”

Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP

LB XXXVII

ELLICE MARTINEZ

ELLICE MARTINEZ

VICE PRESIDENT – COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

“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.”

Assistant Vice President,
Community Engagement
HCA East Florida Division

LB XXIX

MARIA PIERSON

MARIA PIERSON

VICE PRESIDENT - 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."

CEO, Pierson Grant Public Relations

LB III

JESSICA RODRIGUEZ

JESSICA RODRIGUEZ

VICE PRESIDENT – EVENTS

“I was incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in Leadership Broward the first year I moved to South Florida. Knowing very little about the community, the Leadership Broward program provided me unprecedented insight into our community and introduced me to community leaders. It was truly a gift and it is an honor to be able to serve the organization over a decade later on the Board of Directors.”

Director Of Major Gifts, South Florida PBS

LB XXXII

JAMIE WASSERMAN

JAMIE WASSERMAN

GENERAL COUNSEL

“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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

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

ALEXA DIAZ

ALEXA DIAZ

Director, WLB Class IX Chair

"Leadership Broward and Women Leading Broward has played a pivotal role in my life not only personally, but professionally. From the first day, I was welcomed into a group that not only leads our community, but works together to lift each other up in such a positive and supportive way. I am honored to be part of such an equally passionate and compassionate group of individuals. The relationships I have built through Women Leading Broward have inspired me to lift others up, which has been the true reward."

Junior Achievement of South Florida

WLB VI

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

DEANN HAZEY

DEANN HAZEY

Director


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

LB XXXVII

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

TODD HOLT

TODD HOLT

Director

“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

LB XXXIII

CHRISTOPHER LAGERBLOOM

CHRISTOPHER 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

VOULA LIROFF

VOULA LIROFF

Director


HealthChannels, LLC

LB XXXVIII

DR MEKA MEARS

DR MEKA MEARS

Director, FLY Class 1 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

LB XXXVIII

CHRISTINE MOLLOY

CHRISTINE MOLLOY

Director

"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, Accenture

LB XXXVI

DENISE MORALES

DENISE MORALES

Director, LB Class XXXVIII Representative

"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 Appraiser, Roe Minor Realty
Realtor Sales Associate, Charles Rutenberg Realty, LLC

LB XXXVIII

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.”

Chief Operating Officer, Boca Raton Regional Hospital

LB XXXIII

MARYLOU RUDERMAN

MARYLOU RUDERMAN

Director

“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

LB XXVIII

CHRIS SAJDERA

CHRIS SAJDERA

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.”

Managing Partner, Sajdera Kim, PLLC

LB XXXVI

KATHRYN SALERNO

KATHRYN SALERNO

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.”

Broward Health

LB XXXVIII

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

TARLESHA SMITH

TARLESHA SMITH

Director


City of Fort Lauderdale

LB XXXIV

ELISA STONE

ELISA STONE

Director

“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

TATE TENORIO

TATE TENORIO

Director


Parker Playhouse

LB XXXIV

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

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