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In This December 2016 Issue:

Board Governance Workshop    
with Chuck Loring, Senior BoardSource Governance Associate  
Friday, January 27, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    
Suntree Country Club    
Register Here    
Early Bird Registration ends December 23rd!
  Leadership After Hours at Playalinda Brewing Company- Brix Project    
  Tuesday, January 24, 2017    
  5:30 - 7:00 p.m.    
  Register Here    
  2017 Leadership Awards & 4 Under 40 Recognition    
  Friday, February 10, 2017    
  Holiday Inn Express & Space Coast Convention Center    
  6:00 - 8:30 p.m.    
  Register Here for LEAD Brevard's Fundraiser!    
  Support LEAD Brevard While Shopping at AmazonSmile    
  Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 Update    
  Alumni Highlights    



Chuck Loring, Senior BoardSource Governance Associate


Friday, January 27, 2017
  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Suntree Country Club
 1 Country Club Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940 SEE MAP

Early bird registration ends December 23rd!

Early bird LEAD Brevard member $50
Early bird public rate $65
LEAD Brevard member rate (After Dec. 23rd) $60
Public rate (After Dec. 23rd) $75
Become a LEAD Brevard Member to save!  Click here to join or renew your membership now

Registration includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks.

About the workshop:  Back by popular demand, Chuck Loring returns to Brevard to share his expertise and help you build the capacity of your board/your organization.  During this interactive day, you’ll learn from Chuck and your peers and gain knowledge of the major building blocks of an effective board.  Areas of discussion include topics like how to identify, recruit and orient board members, board roles and responsibilities, effective board structure and the board’s role in fundraising.

This workshop is recommended for board members interested in being better prepared to make meaningful contributions to the organization you care so deeply about…to understand and handle the responsibilities of purposeful board membership, from legal liability to strategic planning.  It’s never been a better time to invest in your nonprofit leadership.

If you serve on a board(s) or are seeking a board service volunteer position – or if you are a staff member working with a board of directors – you’ll benefit from attending this workshop. Here’s what several of last year’s attendees had to say:  “Tactical, actionable for board members.”  “Role & function of board; fundraising section was very beneficial!”  “A great road map for board recruitment and retention.”  “Great information & great workshop!”

Bring your board members and leadership team to this day-long seminar and catch some of Chuck Loring’s contagious enthusiasm for excellence in board governance and fundraising.

With support from:




  Join LEAD Brevard for Leadership After Hours to connect, reconnect, and engage    
  with some of the most passionate, influential, and positive-thinking leaders in Brevard.    
  Tuesday, January 24, 2017    
  5:30 - 7:00 p.m.    
  Playalinda Brewing Company- Brix Project    
  5220 South Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32780  SEE MAP    
  Photo credit: Playalinda Brewing Co.    
  $10 for current LEAD Brevard & ypB Members    
  $20 for General Public    

Join LEAD Brevard for Leadership After Hours at Titusville’s only craft beer micro brewery, Playalinda Brewing Company- Brix Project!  Brix Project officially opened its doors in September 2016 and is located in south Titusville, in a building that was once home to Brevard-based Barn Light Electric’s manufacturing center. We will be set-up in the middle of a working brewery with a production capacity of 30 barrels! 

Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar available.  Brix Project’s brewmaster will take us on a tour and share with us the brewing process, the different types of beer, and what Playalinda Brewing Company is doing to reduce their carbon footprint.

The brewery’s bay doors may be open to the outside so please dress accordingly.  Because this is a working brewery, it is advised to skip the heels.

  Photo credit:  Playalinda Brewing Co.                                                                                       
  Picture yourself here!     


        LEAD Brevard's 2017 Leadership Awards    
        Featuring the Top 12 4 Under 40 Finalists    
        and Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon Award Recipient    
        LEAD Brevard's signature fundraiser; the Leadership Awards recognizes a group of 12 finalists under the age of 40 selected from a pool of over 50 nominees representing a cross-section of young professionals working in Brevard's businesses, public and nonprofit sectors.     
        All 12 finalists are featured during the event with the Top '4 Under 40' receiving special recognition.  This event is a critical component of LEAD Brevard's mission to attract and retain young professionals, helping to ensure that you have a creative and talented workforce in place.    
        Friday, February 10, 2017    
Reception and buffet dinner 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Awards program 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
        Holiday Inn Express & Space Coast Convention Center    
        301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa, FL 32926  SEE MAP    
        Cocktail attire    
        A portion of your ticket purchase benefits the Leadership Brevard Scholarship Fund.    
Special early bird pricing for registering by January 13th
Individual Ticket $75
Table of 8 $600
Individual Ticket (After January 13th) $95
Table of 8 (After January 13th) $750

VIP Table of 8:  This contribution helps support a young professional attend Leadership Brevard 2018 and includes:  preferred seating at the 2017 Leadership Awards, complimentary half-page ad in the event program book, special recognition at the event, and a complimentary table gift.  Purchase a VIP table prior to 1/1/2017 and receive an invitation to the VIP Reception in January 2017.

2017 Leadership Awards Sponsors (to date): 
Artemis IT; Health First; MH Williams Construction Group, Inc.; Luke & Associates; Port Canaveral; Space Coast Association of REALTORS; Eastern Florida State College; Florida Institute of Technology; and UCF- Cocoa & Palm Bay
Sponsorships still available.  Contact Kristin Bakke at 321-632-8222 or Kristin@LEADBrevard.org


Reserve your advertising space in LEAD Brevard's 2017 Leadership Awards

event program book!

A portion of your ad purchase benefits the Leadership Brevard Scholarship Fund.  
Visit LEAD Brevard's ONLINE STORE to reserve your ad space


Full page:  8" high x 5" wide $750
One-half page:  3.8" high x 5" wide    $375
Both sizes are 4 color; ad design is NOT available

Ad reservations are due by Friday, January 13, 2017

Camera ready pdf ads must be received by Friday, January 20, 2017




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        Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 Update    

The Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport - MLB


A big LEAD Brevard ‘thank you’ to Greg Donovan, Executive Director of the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport and his team for their generous support of the Leadership Brevard class of 2017, including, perhaps, the first ever “runway” group photograph!  The digital welcome sign at the airports entrance also saluted the Leadership Brevard class, so NASA Blvd. traffic was aware of the connection.  The airfield tour included a stop at the Embraer Customer Center, where LB 2017 members were able to view and “test flight” mock ups of the private Phenom jets on display, courtesy of Phil Krull.

The Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 at the Embraer Customer Center 

From today’s session, what was the most valuable “take away”?

Class member comments included:
All of the activities going on at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport; Gaining a better understanding of the economic impact of the airport; How much the Melbourne Airport is part of the economy ; It was interesting to learn exactly what is going on at the airport the impact it’s having on the community; The growth and economic impact of the airport; Getting a firsthand look at how fast our economy is growing thanks to the aero industry; Dream-building at Embraer Customer Center.

Industry Leaders shared their executive leadership perspectives on the high tech, space and aviation economic segment; special thanks to Phil Krull, Managing Director, Embraer Executive Aircraft, Inc.; Richard “Rick” G. Matthews, Vice President, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems and Joe Mayer (LB ’15), Director, Government Relations, Lockheed Martin.   Class members said: 

The Caliber of speakers was excellent. Well Done!  That it takes a team to make progress in our community. Brevard County has achieved a lot of progress in the past couple of years, and we are the next generation that will help in growing our community; Business opportunities are everywhere and the economic impact to a community is large and broad.

Greg Donovan, Executive Director, Orlando-Melbourne International Airport- MLB updated our leaders on the significant changes and growth at the airport and delivered his personal welcome to the class. Class members noted; Greg Donovan is a huge asset for this community.

Elizabeth Huy (LB ’13), Manager, Business Development, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and her EDC team facilitated the popular “Project Contender” group exercise, showcasing a site selection process.   Class members commented: 

A true appreciation for EDC; The EDC exercise gave me better insight of their function; EDC drill brought me a whole new approach of thought process and perspective; Economic development is key to a thriving & growing community.

Brevard’s military installation leaders offered briefs of each of three armed service branches and received a standing ovation of thanks from class members at the conclusion of their remarks; Capt. John Sager (LB ’15), Naval Ordnance Test Unit.

Lt Col Anthony R. Cole, 45th Space Wing, Patrick Air Force Base; Lieutenant Thomas Gibson, United States Coast Guard (USCG) and BOSN4 David G. Ladomirak, USCG participated in the briefings.  Class members said:  gained a clearer understanding of military functions; Better appreciation of Brevard’s military; Military briefings were excellent; How internal all the different military branches are to our local community.

Leadership Brevard’s November SO-SOCIAL at the Intracoastal Brewing Company was sponsored in part by Delaware North at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (Cyn McMyne, LB ’17).

Stay tuned to read more next month about Leadership Brevard’s education, art and wellness session at Laserchrome Technologies LLC December 15th



        Alumni Highlights    
        Let us know what is happening in your life.  Email KristenK@LEADBrevard.org and stay in contact with LEAD Brevard and Leadership Brevard Alumni.    
        Mara Bellaby (LB '16), has been formally named News Director and will take on directing daily operations of all aspects of the FLORIDA TODAY newsroom.    
        Suzanne Cummins (LB '16), joins Home Builders & Contractors Association of Brevard as their Executive Director.    
        Elizabeth 'Libby' Donoghue (LB '92), executive director celebrated when 2-1-1 Brevard was named Organization of the Year at the Florida Today Volunteer Recognition Awards (VRA).    
        Josh Field (LB '07), joins Parrish Medical Center executive team to head its corporate branding and marketing strategy.    
        Micah Loyd (LB '12), New Port Commissioner Micah Loyd is a Titusville resident elected from District 2.    


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