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


In This January 2016 Issue:

LEAD Brevard's 2016 Leadership Awards
Friday, February 12, 2016
Register Online
Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 and Leadership Action Project Updates



2016 Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon Award Recipient:
Dr. Anthony Catanese, Florida Institute of Technology
2016 Leadership Brevard Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient:
Milo M. Zonka, Brevard County Property Appraiser's Office

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, Real Estate Attorney
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, SpaceCoast Living
Aaron Thalwitzer, Widerman Malek, PL
Laura Minton Young, Dean Mead Law Firm
Richard Young, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida

   Marcus Harley, LEAD Brevard Board Chair recognizing the 2016 Top 12 '4 Under 40' Finalists at a

   VIP reception hosted by the Courtyard by Marriott-Melbourne West on January 25th



Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 Update
  Upper photos (pictured left to right): Derek Gores, Derek Gores Gallery and Lisa Packard, Eau Gallie
  Arts District; Lynda Weatherman, Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast
  Lower photo: Lisa Rice, CareerSource Brevard.

The Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 met at the Renee Foosaner Education Center in the Eau Gallie Arts District on Thursday, January 14th.  The session topic was "Economic Engines."  Presenters included Lori Booker, Orlando Melbourne International Airport; Carla Funk, Florida Institute of Technology University Museums; Derek Gores, Derek Gores Gallery; Elizabeth Huy, Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast; Neil Levine, Brevard Cultural Alliance; Lisa Packard, Eau Gallie Arts District; Lisa Rice, CareerSource Brevard; and Lynda Weatherman, Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast.


Immediately following the "Economic Engines" session, members of the Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 joined LEAD Brevard Board Members, Leadership Brevard Alumni, and guests for Leadership After Hours at Otjundu's Outdoor Biergarten in the Eau Gallie Arts District.  Click Here to see the FLORIDA TODAY photo gallery.

2016 Leadership Action Projects and Updates


The Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 are completing eight Leadership Action Projects (LAPs) as teams.  LAPs are an integral component of the Leadership Brevard program curriculum and bring together teams of Leadership Brevard participants with other community leaders.  These projects are designed to be a leadership learning experience for the participants and a meaningful benefit to the community organization.

2016 Leadership Action Projects include:
2-1-1 Brevard
CareerSource Brevard
City of Cocoa
Friends of Children of Brevard, Inc.
Guardian Ad Litem 18th Circuit
Honor America Inc./Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
Junior Achievement of the Space Coast
Junior League of Central & North Brevard
Upcoming LAP Team Events/Projects:
The City of Cocoa LAP Team invites you to complete a community survey created to help the city improve the delivery of services to the community and visitors.  Click Here to complete the City of Cocoa survey by February 29, 2016.
Friends of Children of Brevard, Inc. LAP Team welcomes you to participate in the Superhero 5K and One Mile Fun Run on Saturday, February 6th at The Avenues in Viera.  Click Here for more information.
Guardian Ad Litem 18th Circuit LAP Team will be having a Guarding Ad Litem Community Spotlight event to meet current guardians and to learn more about the program on Thursday, February 25th at 5:30 p.m. at the Pizza Gallery in Viera.  Click Here for more information.
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.



Nearly 100 attendees participated in the Board Governance Workshop with BoardSource Governance Associate, Chuck Loring on January 22nd.  Mr. Loring's contagious enthusiasm for excellence in board governance and fundraising came through as he explained how to identify the 'right' board members, board roles and responsibilities, effective board structure and understanding boardroom dynamics.  A special thank you to the Community Foundation for Brevard for their support!
          Pictured left to right: Kristen Klein, Theresa Grimison, Chuck Loring, Sandi Scannelli, Kristin Bakke,
          and Licci Barham.
LEAD Brevard would like to congratulate Board Member, Kimberly Rezanka, Dean Mead Law Firm (Leadership Brevard 2002) for being appointed to the Commission on Ethics by Governor Rick Scott.  Her term began on December 18, 2015 and ends June 30, 2017. 

Congratulations, Kim!

Places to Go, Things to Do, Sights to see...
Community Events, Activities, and Opportunities
If you would like to submit a community event for the Go, Do, See section of the LEAD Brevard website, please email KristenK@LEADBrevard.org with full event details.
Jairek Robbins, Bestselling Author & Performance Coach
"Raising Your Standards & Breakthrough Limitations"
Wednesday, February 3, 2016,  King Center, Studio Theater
Define what is truly possible life and business! Your team will create a clear and compelling vision for their life and business. Then, define what it is that is stopping them from having the vision be their reality. Finally, breakthrough anything standing in their way! Workshop includes a surprise your team will remember forever as the moment they re­defined how they would live their life from that day forward.
For more information, visit: http://leadbrevard.org/go-do-see/
2016 Cross Cultural Management Summit
February 18-20, 2016,   Crowne Plaza Melbourne
The Summit brings a diverse set of leaders who share the common challenge of maintaining and enhancing organizational effectiveness in a turbulent global environment.  150-200 senior leaders from the government, military, and corporate world as well as renowned academic experts are expected at this event.
For more information, visit: http://leadbrevard.org/go-do-see/

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