The Leadership Broward Foundation selected Cindy Schutt of Cindy Schutt PR as the chair of the organization’s board of directors at its June 7th board meeting.
Schutt, a Coral Springs resident, graduated from Leadership Broward’s adult program in 2004 and has remained actively involved in the organization. In addition to co-chairing three major fundraising events and offering expertise on multiple committees, Schutt has served on the board of directors for the last seven years. Her board service has included four years on the executive committee.
Schutt holds a Bachelor's of Science in Public Relations from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. She is accredited in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the world’s largest and most prestigious organization for public relations professionals.
She is a past president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter of PRSA (then Gulfstream Chapter), served on the board of the Girl Scouts of Broward County and the Broward Education Foundation, and was a member of the Leadership Council for Take Stock in Children of Broward County. She was honored at Leadership Broward’s Fun Lunch in 2009 and 2010 and received the organization’s Chair Award in 2010. Other awards include the March of Dimes Women of Distinction Award, Girl Scouts of Broward County President’s Goal Award, American Business Women’s Association Spirit of Excellence Award, Broward Education Foundation Special Recognition Award, PRSA Gulfstream Member of the Year Award and South Florida Business Journal Up & Comers Award.
The Leadership Broward Foundation board executive committee confirmed at the June board meeting included: Chair-elect Michael Berry of Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Past Board Chair Joe Goldstein of Shutts & Bowen, Treasurer Sean Dannelly of Dannelly, Monteleone & Associates, Secretary Jason Gibson of Holland & Knight, Board Attorney Tanya Bower of Tripp Scott, VP Special Events Jeff Cato of Cato Insurance Group, VP Outreach Terry Frank of BankAtlantic, VP Communications Roger Hicks of Electrum Marketing, VP Governance Marty Shuham of Shuham & Shuham, VP Membership Carole Tolomeo of Margate Police Department, VP Alumni Activities Josh Vajda of AutoNation and VP Programs Linda Wood of Broward College Institute of Public Safety.
Additional board members voted in were: Barb Burnette of MyWellCorp., Becky Irwin of Take Stock in Children, Teri Kaye of Daszkal Bolton, Matthew Korshoff of Community Bank of Broward, Tom Loffredo of Gray Robinson, Ginger Martin of American National Bank, Gail Meltzer of Core Strategies for Nonprofits, Malena Mendez of Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Tim O'Brien of SprinklerMatic, LB Class XXXI Program Chair Clinton Perkins of Broward Health, YLB Class XXVI Program Chair Scott Roberts of First Southeast Mortgage Corporation, Nancy Tanner of the State Attorney’s Office, Randall Vitale of Gibraltar Bank & Trust, Founder Jamie Edgemon, Founder Jeffrey Hirsch of Greenberg Traurig and President Emeritus John Walsh of Walsh Financial Consultants.
The Leadership Broward Foundation Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is Broward County’s premier leadership development training organization with a 30-year history of preparing and connecting leaders from the business and civic communities to strengthen Florida’s future. The mission of the organization is “to develop and inspire individuals to serve in our community.”
To that end, Leadership Broward Foundation programs are designed to help recognized and emerging leaders expand their skills and enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, as well as leverage their individual passion to make positive changes in our community. Programs focus on all ages, ranging from middle school to retirement age, and include Leadership Broward, Youth Leadership Broward, Senior Executive Orientation, Emerge Broward, Encore! Leadership Broward and Follow the Leader in You.
The Leadership Broward Foundation is located at 400 West Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 400, in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, contact Terri Wallace, CEO, at 954-767-8866 or visit www.LeadershipBroward.org.