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Working together to strengthen our community by inspiring people to lead.
In this January 2018 Issue:
Leadership After Hours: Brevard Zoo, Nyami Nyami River Lodge
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Engage Your Board in Dynamic Governance and Fundraising
with Chuck Loring, Senior BoardSource Governance Associate
Friday, January 26, 2018
2018 LEAD Brevard's Leadership Awards & 4 Under 40 Recognition
Friday, February 9, 2018
Reserve advertising space in the 2018 Leadership Awards Program Book
Leadership Brevard Class of 2018 session update
Share your story: "I am LEAD Brevard" 
LEAD Brevard wants to feature you!


To register, click on the flyer above or visit:

To register, click on the flyer above or visit:


Sponsorships still available.  Contact Kristin Bakke at 321-632-8222 or Kristin@LEADBrevard.org

To register, click on the flyer above or visit:
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.
A portion of your ticket purchase benefits the Leadership Brevard Scholarship Fund.
LEAD Brevard’s signature fundraiser; the Leadership Awards and 4 Under 40 Recognition recognizes a group of 12 finalists under the age of 40 selected from a pool of 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. 
At this signature fundraiser, LEAD Brevard will recognize the recipient of the 
2018 Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon Award
Mr. David Brock, Community Credit Union of Florida
To view previous Leadership Award Recipients, please CLICK HERE


Reserve your advertising space in LEAD Brevard’s
2018 Leadership Awards event program book
Seize the opportunity to showcase your business or organization and offer your
congratulations to the 2018 4 Under 40 Top 12 Finalists and the recipient of the
Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon Award,
David Brock, Community Credit Union of Florida
Half page: 3.8″ high x 5″ wide $375
Full page: 8″ high x 5″ wide $750
Both sizes are 4 color; ad design is NOT available
Ad reservations are due by Friday, January 12, 2018
Camera ready pdf ads must be received by Friday, January 19, 2018
Email camera ready pdf ad to Kristen Klein: KristenK@LEADBrevard.org
To reserve your advertising space, click on the HALF PAGE or FULL PAGE image below
or visit the LEAD Brevard online store:  


Class of 2018 Session Update
Leadership Brevard Class of 2018 standing on the Orlando Melbourne International Airport's (MLB) newly renovated north runway 9L/27R.  Runway measures 6,000 feet long and 150 feet wide. 
Image credit: Orlando Melbourne International Airport

“Economic Engines” at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport and

hosted by the Orlando Melbourne International Airport

Who wants to travel?  Who wants to know more about Brevard’s airport? Who wants to have their picture taken on an active runway? (while the tower keeps the runway clear of flights of course!)  All this and more was in store for the Leadership Brevard class of 2018, starting with a warm welcome from Clifford Graham, Director of Operations & Maintenance and an airfield tour including tour guide extraordinaire Rob Himler, Airport Communications Coordinator.
Beth Gitlin, (LB 2013) Principal | BJG Global Consultants and current member of the LEAD Brevard board of directors served as class session chair and welcomed our session guests. 
Beth Gitlin, LEAD Brevard Board Member and Kristin Bakke, LEAD Brevard
Greg Donovan, Executive Director, Orlando Melbourne International Airport gave us 10 things we didn’t know about our hometown airport – here’s what several classmates had to say – and the afternoon included a walking tour of the new federal inspection station with Officer Dan Bautista, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • I didn’t realize how much land the airport owned and that they leased it out to all the corporations on airport property. I also didn’t realize that the new international terminal at MLB is the most technologically advanced in the world!
  • The synergies between MLB and local corporations that go unnoticed by the general public.

  • Airport tenants- Economic drivers in the community.

  • There’s a dog at the airport?!?! Love the look inside these operations.

  • Didn’t know that 80% of the airport’s revenue comes from tenants, NOT flights.

  • The amount of business inside the airport.

  • The most valuable bit of information is how large the airport is and who their tenants are and what they do.

  • All the business that is here at Melbourne airport.


Ashlee Thomas (LB 2017), Senior Manager for Internal and Executive Communications,

Harris Corporation welcomed the next best class of Leadership Brevard (2018) to the Harris Global Innovation Center. This (beyond) high tech center showcases capabilities for Harris’ customers and guests; if you ever receive an invitation to attend an event that features this center, please say yes!  Amazing and informative.

Leadership Brevard Class of 2018 at the Harris Global Innovation Center with Bob Duffy and Ashlee Thomas. 
Image credit:  Harris Corporation
Members of the Leadership Brevard Class of 2018 explore the Harris Global Innovation Center's interactive exhibits. 
Image credit:  Harris Corporation

Robert (Bob) Duffy, Senior Vice President Human Resources and Administration, Harris Corporation shared his thoughts on leadership, highlighting these top 10 leadership qualities:

-  Adaptable

-  Articulate

-  Courageous
-  Decisive

-  Ethics and Integrity

-  Energetic

-  Entrepreneurial

-  Passionate About Talent

-  Results Driven
-  Visionary


Lynda Weatherman, President & CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) provided a rapid fire overview of the mission of the EDC and its critical role in the development and sustainability of our community. If you are not familiar with the EDC – CLICK HERE to read more  - The EDC is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high tech companies.


“Project Contender”, a corporate relocation exercise facilitated by Elizabeth Huy (LB 2013), Senior Manager, Business Development EDC showcased just one of the many tasks that are part of the EDC’s work in economic development. Class members shared their impressions:

  • Continued growth in Brevard and effort EDC does every day to make this Space Coast first.

  • Reviewing the EDC activity & how much hard work the EDC does to promote the community.

  • How important the EDC is to the community.

  • Economic development is difficult; communities compete/it's difficult/why we give big companies economic incentives. 

  • Lynda Weatherman for governor!

  • In the future, become involved with future economic development in the area. 

  • The importance of economic development in the larger community and how strategic planning can change the community. 

  • Brought new perspective to all our area is working toward.

  • Great to hear about the efforts made by MLB and the EDC to bring new business to the Space Coast. 

Immediately following the session, 2018 class members and Leadership Brevard alumni attended the December So-Social at Hurricane Creek Saloon organized by members of the Leadership Brevard Class of 2018.  It wouldn't be a December So-Social without a most festive sweater contest!

January's Session – "Quality of Life" with the Brevard Zoo, the Indian River Lagoon, Brevard Cultural Alliance and the Eau Gallie Arts District.

CLICK HERE to meet the Leadership Brevard Class of 2018
If this kind of day and these kind of people sound like an experience you want to have or one that you want your employees to have, pre-registration is open now for the next class of Leadership Brevard at:http://www.leadbrevard.org/leadership-brevard/enrollment-information/ 


Friday Feature! "I am LEAD Brevard" 
LEAD Brevard wants to feature you!
LEAD Brevard’s mission is working together to strengthen our community by inspiring people to lead.  To showcase the impact ‘YOU’, as Leadership Brevard alumni, are making in our community, LEAD Brevard is gathering the stories of the connections and successes that you have.
The information you share will be used to tell the community –
“Here’s what we have accomplished.”
To share your story:
or visit: https://leadbrevard.z2systems.com/np/clients/leadbrevard/survey.jsp?surveyId=38&


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Rockledge, FL 32955
Phone:  321-632-8222    Fax:  321-632-0207


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