Leadership Broward’s 2018 Profiles in Leadership Gala Raises $225,000

Leadership Broward honored Broward County business and community leaders during the 2018 Profiles in Leadership Black-Tie Ball and raised $225,000 for leadership programming and initiatives for the non-profit organization.


Recognized for their talent and resources in helping to make Broward County a great place to live and work were: Gregory A. Haile, Esq., president of Broward College; Chantal Leconte, FACHE, former CEO of Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital; Per-Olof Loof, CEO of KEMET Corporation; Amaury Piedra, general manager for Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina.


The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Ina Lee, tourism icon and owner of Travelhost Magazine, and the Leadership Excellence in Corporate Leadership Award was presented to Ultimate Software.


The black-tie gala was emceed by WPLG Local 10 anchor Kristi Krueger and was co-chaired by: Brandon Hensler, Nova Southeastern University; Brenda Pagliaro, City Furniture; Cindy Schutt, Cindy Schutt PR; Julie Spadavecchia, Bank of America; and Katie Torres, Cato Insurance Group. Andria Cunningham, Nova Southeastern University, serves on the Leadership Broward board of directors as vice president of special events.


“It was an honor to recognize the outstanding individuals that have made a significant impact on our community,” said Andrew Zullo, executive director of Leadership Broward. “It was a spectacular evening honoring these leaders and we are so appreciative of them and our guests, sponsors and co-chairs who made the night so special.”


Sponsors, in addition to title sponsor KEMET Corporation and presenting sponsor Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina, include: Becker & Poliakoff, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Broward College, CenterState Bank, Chen Moore & Associates, Florida Power & Light Co., Memorial Healthcare System, Nova Southeastern University, Ruderman & Company, P.A.., Cindy Schutt PR, Pierson Grant, Travelhost Media Group and Ultimate Software.


More than 300 guests were in attendance. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous dinner, an over-the-top live and silent auction, a special tribute to the honorees and live musical entertainment.


For more information, please visit LeadershipBroward.org, call 954-767-8866 or e-mail LBGala@LeadershipBrowar.org.


About the Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc.

The Leadership Broward Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is Broward County’s premier leadership development training organization with a 36-year history of helping emerging and established leaders to expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive change in the Broward County community.


Its mission, “to develop and inspire individuals to serve our community,” is accomplished through a range of programs starting with its signature Leadership Broward program, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at issues affecting the Broward County in the areas of government, education, business, media, transportation, criminal justice, history, environment, culture, arts, recreation, and health and community services. Youth Leadership Broward and Women Leading Broward round out the organization’s program offeringsFor more information, visit www.LeadershipBroward.org or call 954-767-8866.