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In this August 2018 issue:
Now Accepting 4 Under 40 Nominations 
Nominations due to LEAD Brevard by Friday, August 31
Leadership Essentials- Powered by LEAD Brevard
New Program!  Now Accepting Applications
Leadership After Hours: Meet the Class of 2019
Thursday, September 6, 2018
5:30 - 7:00 PM (brief program at 6 PM)
Crowne Plaza Oceanfront (Indialantic)- Outdoor covered beach deck
New and Renewing LEAD Brevard Members: July 2018
Save the date!  Board Governance Training with Chuck Loring
Friday, January 11, 2019
Alumni Spotlight
Community Engagement Opportunities



Nominate an up-and-coming leader for the 2019 LEAD Brevard’s Leadership Awards signature fundraiser and 4 Under 40 15th Anniversary recognition event!  Save the date and plan to join us on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa.

Nominations for this prestigious 4 Under 40 award are open to all young leaders under the age of 40.

Nominees should possess the characteristics needed to improve the quality of life in our community through leadership and innovation. These characteristics – a combination of personal attributes, commitment to community and successful experience – demonstrate an ability to lead and innovate and they signal the potential to become a more significant leader in the coming years.


NEW for 2019:  The number of nominations per NOMINEE is limited to three. If a NOMINEE receives MORE THAN THREE nominations, the three nomination forms received with the earliest digital date/time stamp will be submitted for evaluation.

NEW for 2019: Nominations are limited to the LEAD Brevard nomination form only (click on the button below to access the online form). No supporting documentation will be accepted.

There is no limit to the number of nominations the NOMINATOR may submit to LEAD Brevard.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated excellence, creativity, integrity and initiative in their business or profession.
  • Provides valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
  • Clearly serves as a role model for others personally and professionally.
  • Showcases a commitment to his/her personal/professional development.
  • Is under the age of 40 on January 1, 2019 and lives or works in Brevard County.
Nominations are due to LEAD Brevard no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2018
CLICK HERE to view previous 4 Under 40 Award Recipients


Leadership skills are today's power skills

LEAD Brevard is pleased to announce a new leadership program offering – Leadership Essentials℠. 

Leadership Essentials℠, powered by LEAD Brevard, is a new leadership skills development program for high potential professionals on a path to leadership and/or management roles.  The new program is a complement to the community based flagship program Leadership Brevard.

At monthly half-day class sessions, participants sharpen critical skills necessary for effective leadership in their organization. Sessions are led by experienced facilitators and participants will learn and practice the skills of a results-oriented leader.

Applications are being accepted now for the initial cohort of 35 participants; classes begin in October.


All sessions are from 7:30 AM to 12:00 noon; a continental breakfast and mid-morning break refreshments will be provided.  Sessions take place at the new Center for Collaboration (Space Coast Health Foundation bldg.) at 1100 Rockledge Blvd. Rockledge.

For Employers:
Looking for ways to support your best and brightest? Today's workforce is anxious to succeed, works hard, and often cites professional development opportunities as one of the top factors in employer selection and continued satisfaction. You can help position your organization to capitalize on the opportunities within today’s dynamic economy by sponsoring a candidate for the Leadership Essentials program.  

Leadership Essentials is a program for your rising leaders, helping them to learn the skills to lead projects and create solutions and may enhance your ability to retain quality employees by offering this opportunity to develop leadership skills and professional contacts. 

For Candidates:
Why participate?  Are you ready to expand your skill set? Do you want to position yourself for continued growth and demonstrate your value to your employer? Leadership Essentials is a path to that future. Learn critical leadership skills to advance your career and personal development. Understand your talents and opportunities for growth. Connect with a vital and valuable network of professionals.
HURRY!  Seats are filling quickly.  For more information or to apply: CLICK HERE


Connect, reconnect and engage with some of the most passionate, influential, and positive-thinking leaders in Brevard and join LEAD Brevard for Leadership After Hours to welcome the
Leadership Brevard Class of 2019!
Thursday, September 6, 2018
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Brief program at 6:00 PM "The Journey Begins: A Welcome From the Class of 2018"
Hosted by: 
Crown Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront (Indialantic)
Outdoor covered beach deck
2605 N Hwy A1A, Indialantic, FL
Complimentary for Supporting & Sustaining Level Members
$15    Standard Level Members
$15    Leadership Brevard Class of 2019
$25    Nonmembers/General Admission
Included with admission: 1 beverage ticket (wine, beer, or soda) and light appetizers.
Members MUST LOGIN to receive member discount.
Not a member yet?  CLICK HERE and enjoy member benefits today!
Thank you to LEAD Brevard's New and Renewing Members
(July 2018)
Name Class Company/Organization
Joshua Adams
Alexander Bobinski
Linda Dale
Ilene Davis*
Jeanene Donilon
Cynthia Dropeski
Karen Gregory
Keith Houston
Gina Kaiser*
Kendall Moore
Charlotte Perkins
Tara Ruch
James Scalzo
Suzanne Sparling
Lee Zook
Rock Paper Simple
Honeymoon Hill Constructors, LLC
Linda Dale & Company, P.A.
Financial Independence
Health First Foundation
Intercoastal Insurance, Inc.
HRSS Consulting Group
Crest Cleaners
FLORIDA TODAY/Gannett Co., Inc.
The Moore Law Group, PLLC
The R.E.A.L. Church
Canaveral Port Authority
Naval Ordnance Test Unit
Eastern Florida State College
ERC Incorporated
* Supporting Membership Level
** Sustaining Membership Level
Support LEAD Brevard’s mission:
'Working together to strengthen our community by inspiring people to lead'. 
Become a member today!
As a member, you are supporting LEAD Brevard’s continued ability to provide quality leadership development programs and resources for our community. Your membership provides access & connections to the most unique network of diverse and influential leaders in Brevard.





Alumni Spotlight
Dale Dupree, Zeno Office Solutions, Leadership Brevard 2017 and a member of the LEAD Brevard board of directors, was recently chosen as a presenter for the Flip My Funnel Sales and Marketing Conference 2018 in Boston.  
Karen Eidman, Horizon Broadcasting Company ’98.5 The Beach’, Leadership Brevard 2015 and a member of the Athena NextGen class 2019, has been designated as a finalist for a Radio Wayne Award in the Sales Manager category, for the second time in two years. 
Congratulations to 2018 Member Recognition award recipients from HealthTrust - Dr. George Mikitarian, Parrish Medical Center, Leadership Brevard 1997 and a 2017 recipient of LEAD Brevard’s Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon award, recognized with an Outstanding Member award during the annual HealthTrust University Conference and Michael Sitowitz, also of Parrish Medical Center, Leadership Brevard 2010, also recognized at the same conference as an Outstanding Member. 
Brent Peoples, Peoples Financial Planning of Raymond James, Leadership Brevard 2007 was recently featured in a news story, soon to be marking 30 years in the industry (2019). 

D. Travis Proctor, Artemis/The IT Company, Leadership Brevard 2006, was recently the subject of a news story, highlighting their “rapidly growing” service offerings of “SMARTdial” and “SMARTcloud”. 


Community Engagement Opportunities
Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation is seeking board members
Family Promise of Brevard is seeking board members
CLICK HERE for more information.


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