Emerge Broward is comprised of four autonomous committees based on the pillars of the organization as outlined in the mission statement: IDENTIFY, CONNECT, DEVELOP and ENGAGE. The purpose of the four committees is to plan and implement various events and opportunities for the general membership base while promoting Emerge Broward in the community.
The best way to get involved in Emerge Broward is to join a committee! Take a look at the committee descriptions below and then contact us to let us know which one you want to join at firstname.lastname@example.org - we will introduce you to the committee co-chairs and invite you to the next committee meeting!
IDENTIFY The Identify committee is responsible for membership recruitment and retention. This includes promoting Emerge Broward in the community, hosting quarterly Meet and Greet socials, hosting additional membership cultivation events, conducting ongoing outreach to targeted groups and businesses, and coordinating membership renewals. CONNECT The Connect Committee plans and implements regularly scheduled events for members that provide fun and interactive social experiences and meaningful networking opportunities with a unique learning component. The committee also provides ongoing networking opportunities such as online connection through the website and a membership directory.
DEVELOP The Develop Committee provides on-going, quality educational opportunities that target the development of skills and knowledge necessary to achieve personal and professional excellence. The Develop committee manages the Develop over Lunch series and READevelop Book Club. The committee is also responsible for planning and implementing the annual leadership summit.
ENGAGE The Engage Committee provides members access to charitable and/or community based organizations throughout Broward County in an effort to build community trusteeship and improve the quality of life for our community by managing the signature Board Engagement program.
Emerge Broward 2019 Leadership Team & Meeting Schedules
Leadership Chair Keith Ackrish | Employee Benefits Consultant | Marsh & McLennan Agency | Florida | 954-240-3251 Identify Co-Chairs Meetings 3rd Tuesday of the month | 6:30 p.m. at CBRE Fort Lauderdale (200 E Las Olas Boulevard Suite 1620, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301) Nicole Almeida | Accounts Manager, Community Relations | Strategic Philanthropy Inc. |954-682-7128 Kaya Robert Suarez | Manager | CBRE Capital Markets | 954-331-1777
Connect Co-Chairs Meetings 1st Tuesday of the month | 6:15 p.m. at 111 SE 8th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. Lane Hacker | Controller | Miller Construction Company | 954-478-5053 Tricia Dutton | Sales Associate | Dutton Real Estate | 330-327-9189
Develop Co-Chairs 2nd Tuesday of the month 6:15 p.m. at BBX Capital | 6:15pm at BBX Capital (401 East Las Olas Boulevard Suite 800, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301) John Xanthos | Senior Financial Analyst | BBX Capital | 954-643-2879 Ana Gajardo | Owner / General Manager | Ride Element | 305.528.4733
Engage Co-Chairs 1st Wednesday of the month | 6:30 p.m. at Café Collective (100 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301) Daniella DeLaTorre | Project Engineer | Moss & Associates (Construction) | 954-663-0591 Zach Ledner | Associate Producer | Marsh & McLennan Agency FL | 954-702-4289
PR Director Meetings are the last Wednesday's of every other month | 6:30 p.m. at Conceptual Communications (901 Progresso Dr, Suite 210, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304). Vivianna Jugo | Project Management Specialist | Conceptual Communications | 305-873-4638