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 Lead. Engage. Achieve. Develop.

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


In This November 2015 Issue:


Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Support LEAD Brevard while shopping at AmazonSmile


Leadership After Hours at Otjundu's Restaurant & Biergarten

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Board Governance Workshop with Chuck Loring
Friday, January 22, 2016
Online Early Bird Registration Available Now!
Save the Date: LEAD Brevard's 2016 Leadership Awards
Friday, February 12, 2016

Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 Update

What is #GivingTuesday?
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.  On this day, nonprofits, charities, families, businesses, and communities around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.  Whether it's time, talent or treasure, join us and be part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
How can you participate on #GivingTuesday?
There are many ways you can participate in #GivingTuesday on December 1st!  Here are a few ideas:
-     Donate!  100% of your donation supports LEAD Brevard.  Click Here to make a donation.
-     Make a YE 2015 legacy gift to the LEAD Brevard Endowment Fund to support scholarships for Leadership Brevard.  Visit the Community Foundation for Brevard at www.cfbrevard.org to make your gift directly.
-     Refer a candidate to our flagship program, Leadership Brevard. Now enrolling for 2017. Pre-register Here
-     Sponsor a Leadership Brevard session day and have your organization or business recognized in front of community leaders.  Please contact Kristin Bakke at 321-632-8222 Kristin@LEADBrevard.org

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Join LEAD Brevard and members of the Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 for

Leadership After Hours at Otjundu's Biergarten in the Eau Gallie Art District. 

Connect, reconnect, and engage with some of the most passionate, influential, and

positive-thinking leaders in Brevard.


Thursday, January 14, 2016
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Otjundu's Biergarten
1385 Highland Ave., Melbourne, FL 32935 See Map
Registration is required online by Tuesday, January 12, 2016
$10 for LEAD Brevard and ypB Members;  $20 for guests

Light appetizers will be provided and beer and wine and will be available for purchase
Otjundu's specializes in African food with European influences.
Visit www.otjundu.com to learn more about this unique restaurant and biergarten and to see a menu.


LEAD Brevard and ypB Members Must Login to receive member discount
Not a member yet?  Click Here and enjoy member benefits today



Chuck V. Loring, Senior BoardSource Governance Associate


Friday, January 22, 2016
  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Suntree Country Club
 1 Country Club Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940 See map

Early bird LEAD Brevard Member
Early bird Public Rate
LEAD Brevard Member Rate (After Dec. 22, 2015)
Public Rate (After Dec. 22, 2015)

Become a LEAD Brevard Member to save!  Click here to join or renew your membership now

Special early bird pricing for registering before December 22, 2015!

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

About the workshop:  Bring your board and leadership team to benefit from this day-long seminar and catch some of Chuck Loring’s contagious enthusiasm for excellence in board governance and fundraising. Areas of discussion include how to identify the ‘right’ board members, board roles and responsibilities, effective board structure and understanding boardroom dynamics.

With support from

LEAD Brevard's 2016 Leadership Awards
and 12th Annual '4 Under 40' Recognition
6 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2016
Gleason Performing Arts Center at Florida Tech
LEAD Brevard will recognize the 2016 recipients of the Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon Award and the Leadership Brevard Distinguished Alumni Award. 
The '4 Under 40' Recognition showcases the many young adults who are working to make a positive impact in Brevard County through their leadership and commitment to community service. 

Tickets will soon be available for purchase at www.LEADBrevard.org


Congratulations to the 2016 Top 12 '4 Under 40' Finalists:

Adam Bird, GrayRobinson, P.A.
Jarin Eisenberg, Melbourne Main Street
Eric Hoppenbrouwer, Space Coast Intelligent Solutions, Inc.
CJ Johnson, Morgan Financial
Puneet Kapur, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Palm Bay
Gary Neal, M.E.C. Contractors-Engineers
Jody Palmer, Brevard Zoo
Laura Anne Pray, Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam, CPAs and Associates, LLP
Rebecca Shireman, SCB Marketing
Aaron Thalwitzer, Widerman Malek, PL
Laura Minton Young, Dean Mead Law Firm
Richard Yount, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida
Presenting Sponsors:



Community Sponsors (to date):


Sponsorship opportunities are still available, please email Kristin@LEADBrevard.org
or call 321-632-8222 for more details. 

Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 Update
Leadership Brevard Class of 2016
Kendall T. Moore, Moore Eavenson Baughan, PLC
"Grassroots Leadership/Civic Engagement"
November 19, 2015

The Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 met at the Harris Technology Center in Palm Bay on Thursday, November 19, 2015.  Presenters included Edward J. 'Ed' Zoiss, Harris Corporation; Alex Rudloff, TED; Kendall T. Moore, Moore Eavenson Baughan, PLC; Stephon Williams, H.A.B.U. Leadership Development Training, LLC; Holly Carver, District 1 Commission Office Brevard County (Greater Titusville Renaissance); and Mayor James H. Tulley Jr., City of Titusville (Greater Titusville Renaissance). 


If you would like to have enriching experiences like these Click Here to submit your online Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 Interest Form directly from the LEAD Brevard website.



LEAD Brevard has exciting opportunities & special events planned for 2015-2016 – You’ll want to be informed and invited to attend! 
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123 Barton Blvd., Suite 101
Rockledge, FL 32955
Phone:  321-632-8222    Fax:  321-632-0207
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