CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
"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!"
Agency Owner, Cato Insurance Group, Inc.
CHAIR ELECT / VICE PRESIDENT - PROGRAMS
"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
VICE PRESIDENT - GOVERNANCE
"Leadership Broward Foundation has helped me grow as a leader. The programs offered by the foundation, including WLB, have helped me cultivate the skills I need to succeed professionally and personally."
Attorney, Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.
VICE PRESIDENT COMMUNITY / CORPORATE RELATIONS
"LBF has successfully Developed leaders within Broward County, Connected various Non-Profits, Organizations, & the Business Community, all while positively Impacting the entire County for 35 years. The Program Days are amazing and the Community Project is both challenging and rewarding… This is something that I am very proud of and enjoy serving as a Board Member."
Area Manager, Florida Power & Light
EMERGE BROWARD CO-CHAIR
"Success is contagious, and being around young, driven individuals has helped me reimagine life's possibilities. As a result of my membership, I have developed relationships that will help further my career and allow me to have more of an impact in Broward County."
United Way of Broward County
LB CLASS XXXIV REPRESENTATIVE
"I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to serve as a part of LBClass XXXIV! So many memories, late nights of community impact, and making life long friends who will always be your family in good & in bad times. That is what Leadership Broward does - it engages, ignites passion , and merges amazing people forever!
Leadership Broward Foundation develops high level, driven, and exceptional individuals who will continue to stay together & transform this community! "
Vice President of Development, Hispanic Unity
"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
"Leadership Broward is a best in class leadership organization. It provides excellent opportunities for existing and prospective members to make a positive impact on our community. It has greatly enhanced my leadership skills both personally and professionally. I'm excited about what the future holds and the direct impact LBF will have on it."
Vice President, Middle Market Banking, SunTrust Bank
"Leadership Broward provided me a unique opportunity to get an inside look at how our community is run, develop long lasting professional and personal relationships and most importantly it has helped me see the how important it is to establish collaborative partnerships between the business community and the nonprofit community."
Senior Development Officer, Nova Southeastern University
"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
JENNIFER BALES DRAKE
"The Leadership Broward Foundation programs offer a unique opportunity for participants to increase their understanding of the complex social and economic issues of Broward County. Participants are exposed to the challenges facing our community leaders and learn how they – as individuals – may respond to those community concerns."
Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
"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
"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
"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
JENE KAPELA, ED.D.
"I support the Leadership Broward Foundation because the organization values and promotes what I believe to be most important – and most needed – in our community: leadership, education, and service. LBF makes a true difference in our community by engaging individuals to create meaningful change."
Principal/Founder, Jene Kapela Leadership Solutions, LLC
"Leadership Broward has given me a greater perspective on the issues facing our county and the importance of preparing our community's leadership to improve where we live and work. I have particularly enjoyed connecting with other leaders with similar goals and values throughout my Leadership Broward experience."
Sr. VP, Corporate Banking, PNC Bank
"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."
Ft. Lauderdale Managing Partner, Gray|Robinson, P.A.
"The quality people I have been able to meet through the Executive leadership Orientation (ELO) program have been invaluable for my business and for me personally. I am proud to call many of the people from my ELO class friends. It is amazing how three days of interacting and learning with people can create such amazing friendships. The dedication and time the ELO planning committee puts into every speaker, every topic and every venue speaks volumes and is the reason I continue to be involved and give back. Thank you Leadership Broward!"
President, MPower Marketing Strategy
YLB CHAIR XXX
"Leadership Broward has provided me with life changing opportunities and has afforded me the chance to build a strong professional network and lifelong friends whom I will cherish forever. LBF truly makes a difference in our community and develops passionate leaders commitment to servant leadership."
Vice President / Programs and Enterprises
"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
"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