CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
"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
"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
VICE PRESIDENT - EVENTS
"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
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
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.
"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 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
LB CLASS XXXV REPRESENTATIVE
"Leadership Broward continues to show me new ways to improve our community and to stay involved with the organizations that are truly making an impact. LB has also allowed me to network with fellow leaders from all over the county. This organization is a real force multiplier.""
President, Veteran Business Development Center
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
YLB CHAIR XXXI
"Leadership Broward has opened my eyes to a whole new world of opportunities to make a positive impact on the community that I live in and love. It has also given me a venue to network with like-minded professionals who share the same passion for uplifting our community as well empowering our youth to aspire to be future leaders."
Director, Arc Tech
"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.
"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
"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 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