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 Lead. Engage. Achieve. Develop.

"Developing and Engaging Leaders to Achieve a Preferred Future."


In This August 2015 Issue:


Meet the Leadership Brevard Class of 2016


Leadership After Hours at Pizza Gallery & Grill: Sept. 3, 2015

Online Registration Available Now!

LEAD Brevard Welcomes New 2015 - 2016 Board Members
A Letter From the 2015-2016 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Save the Date: Community Stakeholder Summit

Friday, October 30, 2015


Sponsor a Leadership Brevard Session Day


At LEAD Brevard, we believe great leaders have the unique capacity to put the common good above self-interest. For more than 30 years, the Leadership Brevard program has inspired high-performance individuals to take their place as influential community leaders, by enabling them to think differently about themselves and their role in the community. 

Meet the Leadership Brevard Class of 2016


Jason Alford, Health First

David Barnhart, Wuesthoff Health Systems
Mara Bellaby, FLORIDA TODAY Communications
Denise Biondi, CareerSource Brevard
Desmond K. Blackburn, Ph.D., Brevard Public Schools
Brian Blanchard, Canaveral Port Authority
Mike Brennan, Pizza Gallery & Grill
Laural Brown, Whittaker Cooper Financial Group
Eileen Brzozowski, Eastern Florida State College
Justin Cleveland, Precision Shapes Inc.
Anne Conroy-Baiter, Junior Achievement of the Space Coast
Dave Cox, NASA
Carol Crispen, US Navy- Naval Ordnance Test Unit
Suzanne Cummins, United Way of Brevard
Glenn B. Dames Jr., St. James AME Church
Brandon Darby, Clear Channel Outdoor
Veronica Dent, Parrish Medical Center
Rich Egan, Wuesthoff Medical Center
Jessica Erler, Parrish Medical Center
Sarah Foley, Florida Institute of Technology
Bart Gaetjens, Florida Power & Light Company
Eric Garvey, Brevard County Tourism Development
Ben Glover, Lexus of Melbourne
Kurt Hawker, Waste Management of Florida
Lynnette Hendricks, Florida East Coast Real Estate, Inc.
Francisco Hernandez, TotalCareIT
Brandi Kemper, Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast
Joe Killian, Hospice of St. Francis and St. Francis Pathways to Healthcare
Alexis Klima, weVENTURE
Justin Knox, Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam CPAs and Associates LLP
Jen LeVasseur, City of Rockledge, Rockledge Police Department
Scott Levy, EverBank
Lisa Matthews, NASA
Dawn Mays, Sheldon Cove
Andy McIlwraith, Florida Institute of Technology
PJ McLoughlin, National Realty
Alexandria Michaud, State Attorney, 18th Circuit
Monique Miller, Back House Consulting
Steve Mimbs, Melbourne Police Department
Linda Moros, Brevard County Sheriff's Office
Nicholas Murdock, NASA
John Nederhoed, Brevard Achievement Center
Christine Noll-Rhan, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Pat Palmer, Habitat for Humanity Brevard County, Inc.
Joe Ponce, Eric Ponce State Farm Agency
Therrin Protze, Delaware North
Roderick Queen, Tropical Realty of Suntree
Lori Reader, SCB Marketing
Rick Roach, Community Credit Union of Florida
Scott Robinson, Law Office of R. Scott Robinson, PLLC
Ricardo Romeu, Alluvionic, Inc.
Jamie Rost, The Tech Project
Corey Runte, Certified General Contractors, Inc.
Dan Singleton, Brevard County Sheriff's Office
Deb Stull, United Way of Brevard
Desmond Taylor, Friends of Children and Families, Inc.
Jennifer Tharpe, NASA
Jarvis Wash, The R.E.A.L. Church
Joseph Wilt, US Navy- Naval Ordnance Test Unit
Freda Wooten, Florida Power & Light Company


Leadership After Hours at Pizza Gallery & Grill

Kick off your Labor Day holiday weekend and join us for Leadership After Hours
Connect, reconnect, and engage with some of the most passionate, influential
and positive-thinking leaders in Brevard.
We will also be welcoming members of the next "Best Class" of Leadership Brevard,
The Class of 2016!
Thursday, September 3, 2015
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Pizza Gallery & Grill
2250 Town Center Avenue, Viera, FL 32940  See Map

Online Registration Required by Tuesday, September 1st

$10 for LEAD Brevard and ypB Members; $20 for guests
Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available

LEAD Brevard and ypB Members Must Login to receive member discount

Not a member yet?  Click Here and enjoy member benefits today

LEAD Brevard Welcomes New 2015 - 2016 Board Members
Mr. Donald ‘Don’ Carobine,  Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam CPAs and Associates LLP
Mr. Bart Gaetjens, Florida Power & Light Company
Ms. Sharise Gladden, Wuesthoff Medical Center, Melbourne 
Click Here for a full list of LEAD Brevard's Board of Directors
A Letter From the 2015-2016 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Marcus C. Harley, CEO, Creating Life Champions, Inc.
2015-2016 Chairman of the Board of Directors
Welcome to the next year of LEAD Brevard!

Your board of directors’ attention this fiscal year will remain on continuing to provide an outstanding Leadership Development Program to our community through the Class of 2016. We also have as a strategic priority to become more purposeful in leveraging the knowledge and experience of our alumni base that has grown exponentially over the last 30 years. We are seeking to provide more value to our community through effective networking, collaboration and creating more strategic programs designed to meet the ever growing needs and leadership development opportunities in our community. 

We will be relying on the input from our talented Alumni base to insure that we leave a lasting and vibrant legacy of Leadership and Community Collaboration for those that are being prepared now to one day take our place. 

Thank you all for your continued support and commitment to LEAD Brevard and the Leadership Brevard Program. We need your knowledge, experience and your active participation to fulfill our mission and responsibility to our community. 

I’m pleased to have the opportunity to serve LEAD Brevard as its chairman of the board this year and look forward to meeting and working with you – as we ‘develop and engage leaders to achieve a preferred future’. 



Friday, October 30, 2015

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Suntree Country Club

1 Country Club Dr., Melbourne, FL 32940

Join us on Friday, October 30th for an overview of the state of the county presented by Stockton Whitten, Brevard County Manager.  Following Mr. Whitten's remarks a group of community leaders will respond to questions from Matt Reed, Public Interest Editor, FLORIDA TODAY Communications.

Online Registration will be available soon at:



Sponsor a Leadership Brevard Session Day

Would you like your business or organization recognized in front of 60 community leaders?  Then consider sponsoring a Leadership Brevard session day.  As a session sponsor, your company's logo will be included on the Leadership Brevard session agenda and you will be given the opportunity to speak on your organization's behalf at the start of the program session. 

Please contact Kristin Bakke at Kristin@LEADBrevard.org or call 321-632-8222 for more details.

Update Your Contact Information with LEAD Brevard


LEAD Brevard has exciting opportunities & special events planned for 2015 – You’ll want to be informed and invited to attend! 
If you have moved, had a career change, changed your email, your name, etc.  please take a minute NOW to update your contact information. 

Your email is how we notify you about the news you care about.  Please help us make sure you are included.

Click Here to update your contact information with LEAD Brevard

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We place special emphasis on making sure program graduates are offered a variety of avenues to stay informed and connected with fellow alumni.

Join or renew your membership today.


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LEAD Brevard
123 Barton Blvd., Suite 101
Rockledge, FL 32955
Phone:  321-632-8222    Fax:  321-632-0207
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