November 23, 2014

Must-Know Contacts in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Meet the people who made Fort Lauderdale a thriving business center -- and who are working to build its future.

Jeff Zbar | 3/1/2011

Greater Fort Lauderdale was built by people united in the common pursuit to create a thriving business, cultural and residential community. Below, meet some of the people who are working to build on that strong foundation.

Phil Allen
Director
Port Everglades

David Armstrong
President
Broward College;
Chairman of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance; Chair-elect of the United Way of Broward County

Zev Auerbach
Creative Partner
Zimmerman Agency

Josie Bacallao
President/CEO
Hispanic Unity of Florida

Rick Barkett
Rick Barkett
Walter Banks
Owner/President
Lago Mar Resort & Club

Dave Barger
CEO
JetBlue

Rick Barkett
CEO
Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale

Mary Becht
Director
Broward County Cultural Division

Mary Becht
Mary Becht

Alan S. Becker
Alan S. Becker
Alan S. Becker
Managing Shareholder Becker & Poliakoff

Larry Behar
Attorney
Behar Law Group

Mitchell Berger
Founder/Chairman Berger Singerman

Ron Bergeron
Founder
Bergeron Land Development

Ron Bergeron
Ron Bergeron

Darran Blake
Principal
The Blake Group

Colin Brown
Colin Brown
Colin Brown
President/CEO
JM Family Enterprises
Gale Butler
Vice President of
Corporate Affairs AutoNation

Jim Cahlin
Senior Director
Cushman &
Wakefield

Linda Carter
Executive Director
Community Foundation
of Broward

Rick Case
Founder
Rick Case Automotive Group

Jerry Chermak
Dean
University School at Nova Southeastern University

Tom Cornish
CEO
Seitlin Insurance

Michael Curto
Partner
Marcum LLP

Drew Daly
VP
World Travel Holdings

Kathryn Dinkin
Regional President/South Florida
Wachovia
a Wells Fargo Company

Andrew Doole
COO
Show Management Inc.

Bob Drinon
President
Premier Beverage

Doug Eagon
President
Stiles Corp.
Joel Fass
Managing Partner
Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate

Ray Ferrero Jr.
Chancellor
Nova Southeastern University

Alan Fiske
Fiske & Co. CPAs

Austin Forman
Pioneer,
Businessman

John Fox
VP, Government Relations
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Cecelia Garber
Partner
Marcum LLP

Kent George
Kent George
Kent George
Aviation Director
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Glenn Goldstein
Co-Managing Shareholder Greenberg Traurig

Howard Greenberg
President/CEO
Sun Sentinel Co./WSFL-TV

Nicki Grossman
President/CEO
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

Nicki Grossman
Nicki Grossman

Sue Gunzburger
Mayor
Broward County

Bob Hackleman
Shareholder
Gunster

Jon Hage
Jon Hage
Jon Hage
President/CEO
Charter Schools USA

George Hanbury
President/COO
Nova Southeastern University

Tim Hawkins
Area VP
Waste Management

David Horvitz
Founder/Chairman
WLD Enterprises

H. Wayne Huizenga
Chairman
Huizenga Holdings

Mike Jackson
Chairman/CEO
AutoNation

Mason Jackson
President/CEO
Workforce One

John Johnson
President/CEO
Holy Cross Hospital

Arthur Keiser
Chancellor
Keiser University

Rex Kirby
President/GM
Suffolk Construction

Kathy Koch
President/CEO
Ambit Advertising
(past Alliance Chair)

Kathy Koch
Kathy Koch

Keith Koenig
Keith Koenig
Keith Koenig
Co-Founder, CEO
City Furniture

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Marty Kurtz
Marty Kurtz
Roy Krause
President/CEO
Spherion/SFN

Marty Kurtz
CPA
Kaufman Rossin & Co.

Kim Lamplough
Partner
Marcum LLP

George LeMieux
Chairman
Gunster

Jarrett Levan
CEO
BankAtlantic; Chairman of CreativeBroward 2020

Alan Levan
Chairman/CEO BankAtlantic Bancorp.

Dan Lindblade
President/CEO
Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

Alice Lucia
SVP
Jones Lang LaSalle

Steven Mariano
Chairman/President/CEO
Patriot Risk Management Inc.

Mike Maroone
President
AutoNation

Paul Martine
Paul Martine
Paul Martine
CIO
Citrix Systems

Harley Miller
President
Miller Construction Company
Tom Miller
CEO
Miller Construction Company

Ed Mitchell
SVP/South Florida Operations
Duke Realty

Ted Morse
President/CEO
Ed Morse Automotive

Bob Moss
President
Moss/Miller LLC

Peggy Nordeen
Peggy Nordeen
Frank Nask
President/CEO
Broward Health

Peggy Nordeen
CEO
Starmark International

Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson
President/CEO
United Way of Broward county

Eugene Pettis
Eugene K. Pettis
Eugene K. Pettis
Co-Founder/Managing Partner
Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm

George Platt
Attorney
Former County Commissioner

Eugene Pettis
Ed Pozzuoli
Ed Pozzuoli
President
Tripp Scott

Jim Rasmussen
President/CEO
SunTrust South Florida

Robin Ronne
Robin Ronne
Robin Ronne
Managing Director
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance's CEO Council

Andrew Rosen
Chairman/CEO
Kaplan Inc.

Frank Sacco
President/CEO
Memorial Healthcare System

Mary Jane Saunders
Mary Jane Saunders
Mary Jane Saunders
President
Florida Atlantic University

Jim Scott
Chairman, Founding Director
Tripp Scott

Jack Seiler
Jack Seiler
Jack Seiler
Mayor
City of Fort Lauderdale

Kelley Shanley
President/CEO
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Kelley Shanley
Kelley Shanley

Phil Smith
President
Phil Smith Automotive Group

Dennis Smith
Vice Chairman
Tripp Scott

Germaine Smith-Baugh
Germaine Smith-Baugh
Germaine Smith-Baugh
President/CEO
Urban League of Broward County

Raymond C. Southern
Division CEO
Balfour Beatty Construction

Cyril "Sid" Spiro
Founder
Regent Bank

Gary Spulak
President
Embraer Aircraft Holding.

Terry Stiles
Chairman
Stiles Corp.

Terry Stiles
Terry Stiles

Bob Swindell
Bob Swindell
Bob Swindell
President/CEO
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Brad Tolkin
Co-CEO
World Travel Holdings

Jeff Tolkin
Co-CEO
World Travel Holdings

Norman Tripp
Director, Founder
Tripp Scott

Carlos Vidueira
Executive Director
Marine Industries Association of South Florida

Ben Williams
Chair
Broward County School Board

Chris Wren
Executive Director
Downtown Development Authority

Michael Yormark
President/COO
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment

Jordan Zimmerman
Chairman
Zimmerman Agency

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