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Junior Achievement of South Florida Recipe for Success

Junior Achievement of South Florida Recipe for Success

By Laurie Sallarulo
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share the ingredients that make them successful. The show is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida.
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Recipe for Success with Guest Debra Vasilopoulos, First Horizon Bank
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Ms. Debra Vasilopoulos is the Market President of IBERIABANK, a Division of First Horizon Bank. She is responsible for directing the Private Client, Commercial Banking, Retail/Small Business Banking segments within the South Florida region. A recognized leader with over 30 years of experience in Private Wealth management; Debra is known for her exceptional business acumen and passion for building high performing teams that deliver profitable results. Prior to joining IBERIABANK, she was the Regional President of Sabadell Bank & Trust where she led Private and Commercial Banking services for South Florida. Prior to Sabadell Bank & Trust, she was a founding member of Lydian Bank & Trust, a boutique wealth management firm located on the Island of Palm Beach. In her leadership role at Lydian, Debra led the performance and strategic delivery of the bank’s unique services, achieving market-leading business growth in Palm Beach County. Prior to Lydian, Ms. Vasilopoulos served as the Regional Lending Director and Senior Vice President of OffitBank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wachovia Bank. A strong advocate for supporting organizations that bring meaningful change, Debra maintains active involvement in community service organizations. Currently, she serves as an officer on the Board of Trustees for the Town of Palm Beach United Way, and a Trustee/Board Member for the Town of Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Ms. Vasilopoulos attended Lowell University, College of Financial Planning, and received formal credit training through OMEGA. Originally from Massachusetts, Debra resides in Tequesta, and is located in IBERIABANK’s Palm Beach office. For more information about First Horizon Bank, visit https://www.firsthorizon.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
29:06
April 8, 2021
Recipe for Success with Guest Don Silvestri, Debt.com
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Don Silvestri played nine seasons of professional football including the NFL’s New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, and Seattle Seahawks before retiring to South Florida – not to retire but to work. Now president of Debt.com, Silvestri brings over a decade of management experience in the financial industry. He is active in the community serving as treasurer of the NFL Players Association South Florida chapter as well as a founding director of Parkland Cares, which funds mental health counseling in the aftermath of the tragic shootings last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In each of his roles, he’s had an abiding interest in helping children, whether it’s teaching them sound financial principles they’ll take with them throughout life or ensuring they have the therapy they need to overcome the trauma in their lives.  Along with his wife Alissa, the Silvestri’s devote additional time and resources to several local charities as much as they can, especially if related to serving children and raising awareness to many programs including becoming foster parents and adopting one of their foster children in 2017. Silvestri holds dual degrees in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a varsity letterman and an Academic All-American.  New Award: VARSITY LETTER CLUB ANNOUNCES 2021 AWARDEES OF DISTINCTION  Since 1961, the Pitt Varsity Letter Club has honored letter winners who have distinguished themselves in their profession or community, and who, by their accomplishments, have enhanced the value of the intercollegiate athletics programs at the University of Pittsburgh.  https://pittsburghpanthers.com/news/2021/1/25/general-varsity-letter-club-announces-2021-awardees-of-distinction.aspx  Some previous award recipients:  Mike Ditka  Tony Dorsett  Dave Wannstedt  Marty Schottenheimer  Joe Walton  I was also recently re-elected as an officer of the NFL Players Association of South Florida  For more information about Debt.com, visit https://www.debt.com. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
29:20
April 1, 2021
Recipe for Success with Guest Rocki Rockingham
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Rocki Rockingham is an accomplished C-suite human resources, communications, community relations, public affairs, and marketing communications professional with over 30 years of domestic and international business experience. She is versatile with an excellent record of achievement as a strategic partner supporting business objectives in many successful companies. Rocki has proven expertise in managing through corporate acquisitions and turnarounds while leading through transformational change.  ' She is a proactive provocative leader, innovative problem solver and global creative thinker known for providing influence and mentorship with individuals that cross both corporate, community and entrepreneurial worlds: • Specializes as a C-suite business partner and consultant in organizational design, human resources, crisis and corporate communications, marketing, and community affairs; • Creates strategies for helping individuals, leaders and companies advance their goals and objectives; • Influences change and growth and image building in business and life; • Creates community relations platforms and outreach opportunities with various organizations; • Builds strategic customer awareness and connectivity to influence direction and outcomes; • Specializes in, established and oversees a successful company 501 (c)(3) foundation; and • Coaches executives on strategic communications that relates to corporate issues, employee and media relations, marketing communications, diversity and Inclusion and community initiatives. Most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Newell Brands, Appliances and Cookware Division, in Boca Raton, Florida, Rocki has focused on Human Resources, corporate communications and public and community affairs. For more than a decade, she has been responsible for the highest level of strategic HR and communications at several Fortune 500 companies including, General Motors and Chrysler Corporations. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
36:17
March 25, 2021
Recipe for Success with Guest Rachel Sapoznik, Sapoznik Insurance
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Rachel A. Sapoznik is the Founder and President of Sapoznik Insurance, a World Insurance Company, and is an industry leader in employee benefits solutions. In a male-dominated industry, Rachel relentlessly pursued her entrepreneurial vision to revolutionize traditional employee benefits through education. In doing so, she rapidly expanded the company from her home office into one of the largest independently owned agencies in South Florida. Now, 34 years later, Sapoznik Insurance has been acquired by World Insurance Associates (WIA), which has been named one of The Most Successful Companies in America by Inc. 5000, a Top 100 P/C Agency by Insurance Journal and Business Insurance, and a five-time honoree of NJBIZ Fast 50. Rachel is recognized as one of South Florida’s leading healthcare experts. She has been featured in several national networks, including CNBC.com, Yahoo! Finance, MarketWatch, Reuters, MorningStar, Employee Benefits Advisor, Automotive News, and TheStreet.com. Locally, she has been interviewed by Invest Miami, The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, The South Florida Business Journal, Crain’s Miami, South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine, Miami Today, and the virtual talk show On Point with Rachel Tourgeman.  Rachel has constructed a roadmap to navigate today’s healthcare challenges and provide expert solutions for tomorrow. A true visionary, Rachel has always emphasized the value of education, wellness, and building strong programs for her clients. Driven by these guiding principles, Rachel has helped hundreds of companies across the country improve their employees’ health while positively impacting her clients’ bottom line. Her book, A Passion for Wellness: Healthy Employees, Healthy Bottom Line, was featured on Amazon’s bestseller list for new releases upon its publication.  In addition to her professional accomplishments, Rachel has made it her mission to help the communities around her. As a devoted philanthropist, she is deeply involved in many charities, especially those dedicated to improving children’s lives. Whether spearheading a fundraiser for developmentally challenged adults or children, mentoring future business leaders, or educating children about the importance of healthy eating, Rachel derives the greatest pleasure from supporting her community.  Rachel has been awarded several accolades, speaking to both her professional and philanthropic accomplishments. She is also actively involved in the community. Learn more about Sapoznik Insurance at https://www.sapoznik.com. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
32:25
March 18, 2021
Recipe for Success with Guest Robyn Raphael-Dynan, RCC Associates
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Robyn Raphael-Dynan is the President of RCC Associates.  Following in her mother’s footsteps, Robyn Raphael-Dynan has achieved incredible success and become a well-respected executive in the traditionally male-dominated construction industry, significantly contributing to RCC Associates attaining its status as South Florida Business Journal’s #1 Woman Owned Business ranked by revenue in 2016. She began her construction career in an entry-level position and has worked her way up the ranks to President. She is admired by clients, industry associates and employees alike for her professionalism, expertise, and diplomacy while managing complex situations and relationships. Learn more at https://www.rccassociates.com. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
37:42
March 11, 2021
Recipe for Success with Guest Hector J. Ponte, Wells Fargo
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Hector J. Ponte is the Region Bank President for Wells Fargo’s Southeast Florida region. He is responsible for 60 Wells Fargo branches and more than 650 employees in Broward County. A 30-year veteran in financial services, Ponte previously served as Area President in Wells Fargo’s Dade/Broward Countyline market. He began his career as a part-time teller with Florida National Bank in 1986, and has been promoted throughout his career to teller supervisor, service manager, branch manager, district leader, region service director, and Florida At Work director. A South Florida native, Ponte is very active in the community. He serves on the executive committee of the Miami-Dade Public Education Fund, where he has been a board member for 20 years and is Immediate Past Chair. He also sits on the boards of directors of the United Way of Broward, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance CEO Council, Broward Workshop, Autism Speaks/So. Florida and March of Dimes/Miami-Dade, previously serving as Chair of the Board of the latter. Additionally, Ponte chairs Wells Fargo’s Volunteer Chapter in South Florida, which leads community and volunteer projects for Wells Fargo team members across Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe. In 2012, Ponte was inducted into the Miami-Dade College Hall of Fame. In 2016, he was awarded the Distinguished Citizens Award by the South Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and selected by the National Diversity Council as a 2016 Top Latino Leader Award Winner. He was also selected to be part of the South Florida Business Journal’s Power Leaders list in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 and Power Leaders in Banking list in 2020. He was also named as one of the South Florida Business Journal’s Business of Pride Outstanding Voices in 2018 and received the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance’s 2018 CEO Council Economic Development Leadership Award. He is a graduate of Miami-Dade College and is fluent in Spanish. Learn more about Wells Fargo at https://www.wellsfargo.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
31:32
March 2, 2021
Recipe for Success with Guest Ann Marie Sorrell, The Mosiac Group
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Ann Marie Sorrell is an award-winning business leader and the President & CEO of The Mosaic Group, an award-winning public relations, marketing, and government relations firm serving clients throughout the United States and Caribbean. Ann Marie oversees the day-to-day operations, serves as Project Manager for most of the firm’s projects, and has managed more than 500 campaigns and projects ranging from $10,000 to $3 billion. Clients include AECOM, Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation, City of West Palm Beach, Broward Health, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Broward College, and the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale to name a few.  Ann Marie is the author of Chronicles of a Serial Dater, a journey through the good, bad, funny – and steamy – of dating and relationships told through short stories.      She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management from Florida A&M University.  She is a Charter Member of the South Florida Business Journal Leadership Trust, and a member of Leadership Palm Beach County, Leadership Florida, Economic Forum, the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Florida Advisory Committee, National Association of Black Women in Construction, Urban League Young Professionals of Palm Beach County and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Ann Marie is a subject matter expert and guru in the field of Marketing and has developed The Marketing MashUp which includes trainings, seminars, webinars, and a book series (will be released in Winter 2020).  Learn more about The Mosaic Group: https://mosaicgroup.co/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
37:06
February 25, 2021
Recipe for Success with Guest Mark Hickson, NextEra Energy
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Mark Hickson is executive vice president of corporate development, strategy, quality and integration for NextEra Energy, Inc. In this role, he works to identify and prioritize top quality and process improvement initiatives across the company, as well as corporate strategy, mergers, acquisitions and integration activities.  Mr. Hickson is also executive vice president, strategy and corporate development of NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy, Inc. NextEra Energy Partners acquires, manages and owns contracted clean energy projects with stable, long-term cash flows. He also serves on the board of directors of NextEra Energy Partners.  Mr. Hickson joined NextEra Energy in 2012 as vice president, corporate development and operational excellence. In 2015, he was named senior vice president, corporate development, strategy, quality and integration. In 2017, he was promoted to his current position. Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Mr. Hickson worked at Merrill Lynch & Co, where he was given increasing levels of responsibility from 1997-2012 and served as managing director in Global Mergers and Acquisitions until 2012.  Mr. Hickson holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University, where he graduated with honors.  NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida. NextEra Energy owns two electric companies in Florida: Florida Power & Light Company, which serves more than five million customer accounts in Florida and is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold; and Gulf Power Company, which serves more than 460,000 customers in eight counties throughout northwest Florida. NextEra Energy also owns a competitive energy business, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. A Fortune 200 company and included in the S&P 100 index, NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity. NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry on Fortune's 2019 list of “World's Most Admired Companies” and ranked among the top 25 on Fortune's 2018 list of companies that “Change the World.” For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.GulfPower.com,  www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.  For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
39:55
February 11, 2021
Recipe for Success with Guest Marta Batmasian, Investments Limited
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Since her arrival to the United States, Marta Batmasian has demonstrated a true immigrant spirit, by getting involved and excelling in the fields of education, business, politics and community service.  Having been born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey as a Christian Armenian, Marta’s dream was to immigrate to the U.S. where minority groups were given the opportunity to integrate easily and pursue their dreams.  After graduating from Esayan Lycée, in Istanbul, as a Valedictorian of her class, she was admitted to the prestigious Robert College, founded as a branch of Columbia University in Istanbul.  In her junior year, the family had relocated to Netherlands where Marta attended Leiden University prior to her departure to the United States to complete her education.  She attended Emerson College in Boston where she received a B.A. degree in English with honors. She continued her graduate studies by enrolling in Brandeis University joint Masters and Ph.D. program in Near Eastern Studies. Upon completion of her studies, she became the superintendent of a small school, then adjunct professor at University of Massachusetts for eight years until her departure to Boca Raton, Florida. She subsequently received a M.B.A. from Barry University in Miami.   Her Board Directorships and community charitable involvements are extensive. She has founded and funded many community endeavors, including Children’s Science Explorium, Tri-County Rescue Shelter, League of Education Awareness of Holocaust (LEAH), People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership (PROPEL), Garden of Humanity, and several others. Her board memberships include South Florida PBS, Florida Atlantic University, Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR), National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Nova Southeastern University School of Business to name a few. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including, College Club Achievement Award for Excellence in Business and Education (1983), Junior League of Boca Raton, Volunteer of the Year (1997), One Community (Formerly known as National Conference of Christians and Jews) (2009), Outstanding Person and Leader – OPAL award by Rotary Club for community service (2011), and several others.  She owns Investments Limited, with her husband of 45 years, a real estate investment company owning and managing shopping centers, apartment communities and office buildings. She resides in Boca Raton, Florida and has two sons and three grandchildren. Learn more about Investments Limited: https://investmentslimited.com/ For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
42:01
February 5, 2021
Recipe for Success with Guest Violet Nikolici Lowrey, Keiser University
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Violet N. Lowrey is the Director of Student Services and Career Services for the Keiser University Fort Lauderdale campus.  In her role, Violet heads a department and team that provides quality support services which enhances the overall development of students and eliminates barriers to student learning. The department provides community resources and resources to assist you with resume preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and job placement assistance. They partner with employers in the community to provide job/career opportunities for students, graduates, and alumni.  Additionally, Violet oversees the production and manages a variety of special events and meetings throughout the year, from soup to nuts, that include program development, creative and scenic design, event strategy, thematic development, event planning and production, general session production, run of event/meeting/fundraiser, entertainment, general meeting planning, site selection & venue management, event survey and evaluation, food and beverage management, complete staging technical design / production, budget management, and all event operational logistics. Working with several civic, nonprofit, professional and industry specific organizations, Violet collaborates with professionals in healthcare, business, human resources, legal, criminal justice, law enforcement, IT, all fields... interacts with chambers of commerce, professional organizations, nonprofits, and employers.  Violet is committed to Educational Excellence. The learning environment, professional image of students, and development of excellent work ethic.  As a member of the Keiser University Team, Violet embraces a student-centered approach which helps the student develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today’s competitive job market. The secret to Violet’s success is giving back… Violet has been and is involved with many organizations in the community. A Leadership Broward and Leadership Hollywood Graduate, Violet has been active with Junior Achievement, Rotary, Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees), The American Lung Association, local chambers, Cystic Fibrosis, LifeNet4Families, and many others.  Prior to joining Keiser University, Violet owned A Plus Professional Resumes, Inc. Violet is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Certified Workshop Presenter, Certified Empowerment & Motivational Coach (CEMC), and M.B.A. graduate from the Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University.  Violet is dedicated to making a difference in her community and with her rock solid, supportive family, she will conquer many things to come.  Violet is married to Kenneth M. Lowrey, and they have two children, Jimmy and Emma.   For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
31:24
January 15, 2021
Recipe for Success with Guest Michael Goodman, Goodman Public Relations
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Michael Goodman, Founder of Goodman Public Relations, brings an integrated marketing approach to every project.  Securing domestic and international publicity, creating consumer promotional campaigns, implementing special events and developing cooperative advertising and partnership marketing opportunities, Goodman strategically launches award winning public relations/marketing campaigns. Over the years, he has been credited with representing many notable projects, including but not limited to South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Broward MPO, Sawgrass Mills, Simon, Design Center of the Americas, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Holy Cross Hospital, Florida Department of Transportation, South Florida Commuter Services, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Hard Rock Cafe, National Hockey League and Pfizer. He has successfully created cross-promotional programs on behalf of clients with Norwegian Air, McDonald’s, Subway, Wendy’s, Pollo Tropical, Publix and several Broadway shows.  Goodman has been recognized for his professional and philanthropic work.  He received the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s Arts Leader of the Year Award in 2014, Leadership Broward Foundation’s Profiles in Leadership Award in 2013, the 2006 and 2007 ArtServe Encore Award for Individual Leadership and Special Recognition and the 1997 South Florida Business Journal’s Up & Comers Award in the field of public relations. He also received the Golden Pen Award of Excellence from the Gold Coast Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.  With a strong commitment to the community, Goodman serves in leadership roles in support of vital not-for-profit organizations. He is Board Chair of the Florida Theatrical Association, immediate past Board Chair of Neighbors 4 Neighbors and an honorary Board member of Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. He is a past Chair of ArtServe, Poverello, Wilton Manors Community Affairs Advisory Board and the School Advisory Board for the City of Oakland Park. Also, he is a former board member of Arc Broward,  Junior Achievement, Family Central and Gilda’s Club. He is a graduate of Leadership Broward Class XV. Goodman has served on numerous committees in support of the Community Foundation of Broward, United Way of Broward County and Children’s Home Society. He is credited as the founder of noted fundraisers such as Sawgrass Mills’ Role Models, The Galleria’s Men of Style, Tri-Rail’s Senior Idol and South Florida Kids Got Talent. His prior work experience includes serving as a Special Events Manager for Macy’s and the Community Relations Manager for Broward House.   Goodman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla.  He resides in Oakland Park. Learn more about Goodman PR at https://goodmanpr.com/ For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
36:59
January 8, 2021
Recipe for Success with Guest Kelly Alvarez Vitale, Strategic Philanthropy
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Kelly Alvarez Vitale is the President and Founder of Strategic Philanthropy. She saw a need for a new philanthropic approach and founded Strategic Philanthropy in 2012 on the belief that effective corporate giving is one that fits an organization’s business goals, values and objectives. Kelly understands how targeted philanthropy can help organizations indirectly market products and services to clearly defined market segments and has witnessed how effective philanthropy opens business opportunities. Strategic Philanthropy was one of the first corporate philanthropy consulting firms to launch in Florida. Clients include: Broward College, Trividia Health, City of Pompano Beach, City of Sunrise, Sun Sentinel, JM Family, Turnberry, Stiles, Templeton & Company, Community Foundation of Broward and Broward Performing Arts Foundation. Strategic Philanthropy has helped clients serve 205 nonprofits and awarded $2 million in sponsorships. Kelly has shown companies that it is not solely about the dollars, but that companies can impact their communities through in-kind donations and volunteer programs. Through programs she has put in place, her clients have donated $800,000 + of in-kind donations and logged over 10,000 volunteer hours, which has had an additional estimated value of $250,000 to directly benefit the community. Moreover, she has been instrumental in growing the MLK Day of Service in Broward County – tripling the projects funded, the number of registered volunteer and total hours logged countywide.  She has been published 10 times and twice in PRNews Guidebook on corporate philanthropy as an expert in her field.  In the community, Kelly is involved with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Ghost Light Society where she was a founding member, past co-chair for the organization and board member for the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. Her past community involvement includes serving as the Emerge Broward Program Co-Chair as well as serving on the Leadership Broward Foundation Board of Directors. Kelly has co-chaired the Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot & Paddle and was a founding member of ARC Broward’s The Traveling Plate. Kelly is also a community representative for the Broward Cultural Division’s funding and review panel and is volunteer for United Way’s Reading Pals, Jack & Jill Children’s Center and her alma mater, Florida State University. Kelly is a graduate of Florida State University where she received a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication as well as a double major in Communication and Spanish. Despite being a native Floridian, Kelly is an avid snow skier, having skied for over 20+ years. Her other passion is cooking (and eating what she cooks!). Kelly and her husband, Randall, live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and spend their free time traveling and chasing their son Grayson. Learn more about Strategic Philanthropy at: www.strategicphilanthropyinc.com. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
37:60
December 18, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Howard Wander, Kelley Kronenberg
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Howard L. Wander serves as both a Principal Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Kelley Kronenberg. Howard is the Chair of the firm’s Property and Casualty Practice Group, Personal Injury Practice (PIP), and Regulated Substances Practice Group (RSPG). Howard primarily focuses on generating new business for the firm while expanding upon current business relationships and partnerships. He is actively and directly involved in the firm’s development and growth and has been instrumental in the firm’s expansion and evolution from a local to statewide to national platform. Howard joined the firm as an associate attorney in 1988, and worked his way up to partner in 1994. Howard’s entrepreneurial vision has led to the formation of several successful practice areas within the firm.  Kelley Kronenberg is now a multi-practice business law firm with nearly 200 attorneys and almost 400 employees throughout Florida and the United States. The firm is now one of the fastest-growing law firms in Florida, serving all types of public and private companies, as well as small and mid-sized businesses and individuals nationwide.  Prior to taking on a business development and firm-wide executive management role, Howard concentrated his practice on Insurance Defense Litigation and Property and Casualty Defense. He focused on the representation of employers, third-party administrators, and insurance carriers. He regularly consulted with entrepreneurs, growth-oriented companies, and executives to build and strengthen their businesses. He leveraged his trial and entrepreneurial experience to help companies and entrepreneurs anticipate legal risk and plan around any potential issues.  Learn more about Kelley Kronenberg at: https://www.kelleykronenberg.com/ For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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December 11, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Mandee Heller Adler, International College Counselors
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Mandee Heller Adler is the Founder and Managing Partner of International College Counselors. International College Counselors is one of the world’s largest education counseling companies, specializing in exceptionally personalized support for students and their families worldwide who seek acceptance to colleges, graduate schools, and boarding schools in the United States.  Since 2004, Adler and her team of expert college advisors have worked one-on-one with thousands of families to create individualized plans and to get students accepted into dream schools. Mandee is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, with honors and two degrees – one from the Wharton School and one from the College of Arts and Sciences. She also earned her MBA from Harvard Business School.  Mandee is known through her fast-selling books, “From Public School to the Ivy League: How to get into a top school without top dollar resources” and “International Admissions: How to get accepted to U.S. Colleges.” Mandee is a Certified Educational Planner, a board certification awarded only to individuals who demonstrate the highest level of professional standards in educational planning, and has been regularly featured in dozens of television, newspaper, radio, and magazine publications including the New York Times, US News and World Report, NBC News, Fox Business News and the Wall Street Journal.  Mandee resides in South Florida with her husband and two daughters.  Learn more about International College Counselors at: https://internationalcollegecounselors.com/ For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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December 4, 2020
Recipe for Success | Women Entrepreneurs - Part 2
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! It's Entrepreneurship Month! We welcome three women entrepreneurs. Lyn Clark is the President & CEO of Tinytown Cookies - unique, delicious, gourmet cookies made using Lyn’s exclusive heirloom recipe and fresh, high quality ingredients. Tinytown Cookies are baked to order, made with love and can be designed to complement any special event or gift giving need.  There is a Tinytown Cookie for every occasion and everyone. Lyn has been baking these sweet little cookies by popular request for friends, family and cookie lovers for more than 25 years.  Vicky Garcia is COO & Co-Owner of Cruise Planners She always knew she was meant for the travel industry, and her fierce drive and philanthropic spirit help keep Cruise Planners at the top. Vicky has spent more than 25 years in the cruise industry and is now one of the most respected women in travel. Vicky learned the travel industry from the ground up, starting in high school as a cruise line reservation sales agent before moving on to leadership positions at Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Cruise Planners. Vicky’s leadership as well as her role as an advocate and volunteer for many causes including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have secured her the recognition of being one of South Florida’s Top 25 Influential Business Women, The Boys & Girls Clubs 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County, and the godmother of Viking Cruises’ Viking Magni. Vicky also sits on the board for Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, American Express Travel, Special Needs Group, DEPARTURES Magazine Advisory Board, Regent Seven Seas Council and The Travel Corporation. Christine Madsen is founder and president of Mad 4 Marketing, a highly creative integrated marketing, advertising and interactive agency celebrating 28 successful years in South Florida. Mad 4 Marketing manages clients ranging from entrepreneurial ventures to big businesses, and specializes in effectively marketing products, services and organizations from a variety of industries including: Retail, Education, Healthcare, Financial and Marine.  The agency’s award-winning work, and Chris’s leadership role in the community have not gone unnoticed, being recognized with many prestigious awards, including the South Florida Business Journal’s Ultimate CEO Award, the Jim Moran Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, the South Florida Good to Great Award, Symphony Style and Substance Award and March of Dimes Women of Distinction, among others. Chris has served as the Chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and as President of the Fort Lauderdale Executives’ Association; the Historic Stranahan House; The Tower Forum and many other leadership roles in South Florida. https://tinytowncookies.com/ https://www.cruiseplanners.com/  https://mad4marketing.com/  For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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November 24, 2020
Recipe for Success | Women Entrepreneurs - Part 1
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! It's Entrepreneurship Month! We welcome three women entrepreneurs. Lyn Clark is the President & CEO of Tinytown Cookies - unique, delicious, gourmet cookies made using Lyn’s exclusive heirloom recipe and fresh, high quality ingredients. Tinytown Cookies are baked to order, made with love and can be designed to complement any special event or gift giving need.  There is a Tinytown Cookie for every occasion and everyone. Lyn has been baking these sweet little cookies by popular request for friends, family and cookie lovers for more than 25 years.  Vicky Garcia is COO & Co-Owner of Cruise Planners She always knew she was meant for the travel industry, and her fierce drive and philanthropic spirit help keep Cruise Planners at the top. Vicky has spent more than 25 years in the cruise industry and is now one of the most respected women in travel. Vicky learned the travel industry from the ground up, starting in high school as a cruise line reservation sales agent before moving on to leadership positions at Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Cruise Planners. Vicky’s leadership as well as her role as an advocate and volunteer for many causes including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have secured her the recognition of being one of South Florida’s Top 25 Influential Business Women, The Boys & Girls Clubs 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County, and the godmother of Viking Cruises’ Viking Magni. Vicky also sits on the board for Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, American Express Travel, Special Needs Group, DEPARTURES Magazine Advisory Board, Regent Seven Seas Council and The Travel Corporation. Christine Madsen is founder and president of Mad 4 Marketing, a highly creative integrated marketing, advertising and interactive agency celebrating 28 successful years in South Florida. Mad 4 Marketing manages clients ranging from entrepreneurial ventures to big businesses, and specializes in effectively marketing products, services and organizations from a variety of industries including: Retail, Education, Healthcare, Financial and Marine.  The agency’s award-winning work, and Chris’s leadership role in the community have not gone unnoticed, being recognized with many prestigious awards, including the South Florida Business Journal’s Ultimate CEO Award, the Jim Moran Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, the South Florida Good to Great Award, Symphony Style and Substance Award and March of Dimes Women of Distinction, among others. Chris has served as the Chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and as President of the Fort Lauderdale Executives’ Association; the Historic Stranahan House; The Tower Forum and many other leadership roles in South Florida. Learn more about these amazing companies: https://tinytowncookies.com/ https://www.cruiseplanners.com/  https://mad4marketing.com/  For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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November 20, 2020
Recipe for Success | Entrepreneurship Month Panel - Part 2
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! It's Entrepreneurship Month! We welcome these four young entrepreneurs, all who graduated from the JA Fellows Entrepreneurship Program. Stefano Selorio, founder of Carevocacy: https://carevocacy.com/ Romy Peretz with Germ Genie: https://germgenie.com/ Isaac Hetzroni, founder of Imprint Genius: https://www.imprintgenius.com/ Shatasia Daniels, who runs her own hairdressing business For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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November 13, 2020
Recipe for Success | Entrepreneurship Month Panel - Part 1
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! It's Entrepreneurship Month! We welcome these four young entrepreneurs, all who graduated from the JA Fellows Entrepreneurship Program. Stefano Selorio, founder of Carevocacy: https://carevocacy.com/ Romy Peretz with Germ Genie: https://germgenie.com/ Isaac Hetzroni, founder of Imprint Genius: https://www.imprintgenius.com/ Shatasia Daniels, who runs her own hairdressing business For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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November 10, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Luke Freeman, Wizard Creations
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Luke Freeman a.k.a. “The Wizard, aka "The SwagFather," describes himself as a Marketer, Hustler, Philanthropist, and Serial Entrepreneur.     He is the Founder & President of Fort Lauderdale-based Wizard Creations, a brand-merchandising solutions company that has been named by ASI's Counselor Magazine as one of Top 25 fastest growing Promotional Products distributors and "Best Places to Work" for many years.     Wizard Creations likes to push the boundaries as it relates to traditional marketing in the promotional products industry.  From wrapped vehicles to billboard campaigns and reality TV, the “SwagFather” always makes sure his brands are front-and-center.    For a millennial-run company, their client lists read like a "who's who of blue-chip brands," creating products for well-known brands such as Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Company, and Carnival Cruise Lines, just to name a few.  Luke attributes his company’s success to "Living by the Golden Rule" and a willingness to take risks. In addition to Wizard Creations, Luke is also the Co-Founder of Wizard Digital Marketing with his partner Seth Rand.  Wizard Digitial specializes in web development, SEO, Ad Content and delivering an amazing ROI on their clients digital marketing.  Mr. Freeman also serves as an investor/partner in four other companies outside of the marketing industry, all of which are profitable endeavors.   Luke was honored by the South Florida Business Journal as a 40 under 40 honoree.  He is also a member of the Entrepreneur Organization, Leadership Broward Class 34 graduate, serves on six non-profit Boards, and supports dozens of other organizations throughout the South Florida region.     He and his wife Mara currently reside in Parkland, FL with their two children and two rescue dogs.   Check out Wizard Creations at https://www.wizardcreations.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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November 6, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Bob Swindell, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Bob Swindell was named President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance in November 2009, having joined in 2003. A lifelong Broward resident, he has served in several business and community leadership roles. Florida Governors Martinez, Chiles, Bush and Scott have appointed Bob to lead statewide boards. He has served as a Board of Pilot Commissioner, on the Boards of Enterprise Florida, and NAIOP.  He currently serves on the Boards of CareerSource Broward, JA of South Florida, United Way of Broward County, FARDA, Winterfest and is Past Chairman of FEDC.  Bob is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Florida Class XXXI, a 1986 alumnus of Leadership Broward–Class V and was recognized as a 2011 Business Leader of the Year by the Leadership Broward Foundation. In June of 2013, Governor Rick Scott presented Bob with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award at the Annual meeting of Leadership Florida.  In October of 2018, Bob was inducted into the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber’s Business Hall of Fame and was recognized as an Ultimate CEO by the South Florida Business Journal.  He was recognized by the Seafarers’ House as the Business Leader of the Year in 2017.  In 2016, Bob was honored by the Florida Economic Development Council as Florida’s economic development professional of the year.   The American Red Cross honored Bob with their 2015 Humanitarian Award. He was recognized by the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Community Service in February 2014 and was also named a 2011 Business Leader of the Year by the Leadership Broward Foundation. Learn more about the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance: https://www.gflalliance.org/ For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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October 30, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Heiko Dobrikow, Las Olas Company & Riverside Hotel
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Heiko Dobrikow is a seasoned hotelier of over 30 years and a business professional with extensive experience in all areas of the property & asset management.  He is an expert in providing advisory support and solutions, such as developing successful management teams, ensuring revenue optimization, implementing service excellence and employee satisfaction. Assets may range from a boutique hotel to a major convention resort, from commercial buildings to residential communities.  Further Heiko is known for taking companies with vertical cultures and flatten them by implementing a Servant Leadership Ideology.  Currently Heiko is the Executive Vice President at the Las Olas Company and the General Manager of the Riverside Hotel, which both are owned and operated by the Wells Family of Fort Lauderdale.  Heiko has worked at beautiful resorts such as the Fisher Island Hotel & Resort in Miami, the Casa Marina Resort in Key West, the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove and the Hilton Palm Beach Oceanfront Resort.  Heiko believes in community involvement and is the Past Board Chair / current board director of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Past President / current board director of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association – Broward Chapter, current Board Member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Board Member of the Winterfest Boat Parade, Board Member of the Broward Workforce Development Board, Member of the Broward County Tourism Coalition, Founder & Past Chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale General Manager’s Council, Founding Member of the South Florida Business Council and past Executive Committee Member of the Greater Miami & Beaches Hotel Association.  Heiko has also been recognized as Top 500 most influential leaders in Florida (Florida Trend), South Florida Business Leader of the Year (Florida Atlantic University) and as a South Florida Power Leader (South Florida Business Journal). Heiko has received numerous awards such as South Florida General Manager of the Year (HSMAI), Chairman’s Award (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce), Broward’s Best Leaders Award (South Florida Executive magazine), Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange Ally of the Year (GLBX), South Florida’s Tourism Legend of the Year (HSMAI), Tourism Icon of the Year (TravelHost), Homeless Champion of the Year (Broward Partnership of the Homeless), Rotary Cheerleader of the Year (Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale), Top 3 Florida Hotel General Manager of the Year (FRLA), Men of Style Award (Galleria Fort Lauderdale) and most recently Downtowner of the Year (GFLCC). Heiko grew up in Germany and came to the U.S. at the age of 17 years old.  He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor in Arts with the desire to becoming Sports Psychologist. However, while studying at KU, he fell in love with the hospitality industry and never looked back.  For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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October 23, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Jack Kosakowski, Junior Achievement USA
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Jack Kosakowski is the President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA. He has more than 45 years of leadership experience in a federated organizational structure. Jack's specialties include nonprofit management, board development, fundraising, event management, financial literacy education, workforce readiness education, entrepreneurship education and public speaking. For JA USA, he oversees the operation of a federated organization with 106 offices located across the United States reaching over 4.8 million K-12 students through over 220,000 volunteers. Total funds raised exceed $165 million. Junior Achievement USA is at https://jausa.ja.org/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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October 16, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Commissioner Ben Sorensen, City of Fort Lauderdale
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Ben Sorensen was sworn in as the Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner of District 4 on March 20, 2018. Ben was then named Vice Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale and served as Vice Mayor from April 3, 2018 to April 2, 2019. Ben was unopposed at the end of qualifying on June 12, 2020 and is automatically elected Commissioner District on November 3, 2020 for a 4 years term.   A third-generation Presbyterian minister, Ben is a former volunteer Chaplain for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and a current volunteer Chaplain for the Hollywood Police Department. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Leadership Broward Foundation and is a former member of the Broward County Human Rights Board, a former Guardian Ad Litem First Responder and served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Council Board of Governors. Ben is a founding member of Mission United, a program of the United Way of Broward County that focuses on ending veteran homelessness.  Ben is the third generation in his family to serve in the United States Armed Forces. Ben’s grandfather served as a Staff Sergeant in the Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945. Ben’s father served in the Army as a Chaplain from 1960 to 1969, rising to the rank of Captain. Ben proudly serves in the Navy Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander specializing in intelligence where his responsibilities include identifying, analyzing, and disseminating real-time intelligence in support of operational warfare.  In 2007, Ben co-founded and currently serves as Vice President of Optimum Associates, LLC, which provides leadership, sales and management training to large corporations, small businesses and non-profit organizations. Ben has earned six degrees: a Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University, a Doctor of Ministry from Amridge University, a Master of Divinity from Amridge University, a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, a Master of Arts of Leadership and Liberal Studies from Duquesne University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University. While at Georgetown Law, Ben studied International Trade Law under current United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.  Ben is married to Anna Sorensen, who works at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and they are proud parents of Alexandra and Louise.  For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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October 9, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Marcell Haywood, Encompass
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Marcell D. Haywood is an entrepreneur and business executive.  He is currently the CEO of Thesis Holdings, a diversified holding company with equity interests in a range of SaaS and traditional service businesses. He studied at Florida State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Masters degree in Information Technology in addition to receiving continuing executive education at London Business School. Marcell’s core business and investment strategy centers on scalable ventures that specifically target the intersection of technology and age-old service industries. Through his role as CEO of Thesis Holdings, Marcell is a Board Member and investor in a number of its portfolio companies including:  Kodo (Boulder, CO), Combine Athletics (Miami, FL) and BuyChain (Austin, TX), all US based software technology companies. Marcell is also the Founder & CEO of Encompass, a leading provider of facility maintenance software and services founded while earning his graduate degree in college.  In his role as Founder & CEO, Marcell has made it a point to provide better opportunities to service professionals in the South Florida community. Marcell’s community involvement reaches beyond the entrepreneurship arena.  A graduate of Leadership Broward Class XXVIII, Marcell volunteers his time to mentor young entrepreneurs as a former board member of Entrepreneurs Organization and FAU Tech Runway.  Marcell is currently a board member of Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Workshop, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and the Community Foundation of Broward in addition to participating regularly as a guest speaker in local and national business conferences. In his free time, Marcell loves travelling with his son, Lincoln, and wife, Natalie.  He also thoroughly enjoys team sports and is an avid scuba diver. Marcell believes that the key to living a meaningful life is to aim high in purpose, doing something that you truly love, with incredible people who share your same values. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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October 6, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Georgia Lehoczky, Walgreens
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Georgia Lehoczky is a Region Healthcare Pharmacy Director for Walgreen Co., the nationwide drugstore chain headquartered in Deerfield, IL. She is responsible for leading Walgreens pharmacy operations for 550 locations representing over 6000 team members in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, South West Florida, Tampa, Palm Beach, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico markets. Georgia joined Walgreens as a Pharmacy Intern in 1987. During her tenure, she has held various leadership positions, starting as a Pharmacy Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL., to Pharmacy Supervisor in Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL.  She transitioned to her current position as Regional Healthcare Director from 2009 to 2013 overseeing the South Florida and Puerto Rico markets. From 2013 to present Georgia is leading specialty and retail pharmacies in South Florida, South West Florida and Puerto Rico in pharmacy operations. In this role she works closely with government entities, healthcare systems and is involved with various projects that potentially impact the community and the company. She has mentored many pharmacy interns since 1999 and in February 2017 was recognized as National Preceptor of the Month in Drug Store News. Georgia has also been recognized as one of The Most Influential Business Women in South Florida in 2016. She serves on the boards of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Diabetes Association, Extraordinary Women Leading Change, the Ronald McDonald House, Muscular Sclerosis Society, the Larkin Pharmacy School Advisory Committee and NSU Palm Beach Advisory Committee. She is actively involved with such charities as the Diabetes Research Institute, Cystic Fibrosis, Gilda’s Club, Dolphins Cancer Challenge and various HIV/AIDS organizations among many others. Georgia is a staunch advocate for patient care, giving back to the community and is the Corporate Social Responsibility Champion for Walgreens in her Region.  Georgia was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She attended Albany College of Pharmacy- Union University in New York where she received her Bachelor Degree in science.  She is certified and has active licenses with the Florida Board of Pharmacy, New York Board of Pharmacy, and Illinois Board of Pharmacy. In addition, she serves as an adjunct faculty preceptor for various schools such as Larkin University, College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy, the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, College of Pharmacy.  Personally, Georgia enjoys spending time with her family, supporting sports, dance and academic events with her three children. Professionally, her mission is to advance the role of the community pharmacy.   Walgreens is at https://www.walgreens.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
30:12
October 2, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Patrick Daoud, Daoud's Fine Jewelry
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Patrick Daoud is the 4th Generation owner of Daoud’s Fine Jewelry established in 1895 and located in Fort Lauderdale. Patrick was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. Originally went to school to become a dentist and also worked full time at the family store. The more he worked in the family store, he loved it and wanted to fully be in the jewelry business.  In addition to his passion for the Jewelry business, Patrick is a dedicated philanthropist. Believing in giving back to his community, Patrick sits on the board of A Prom to Remember and Friends of Birch State Park. Patrick donates to dozens of local charities such as Children’s Home Society, Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation, Pace Center for Girls, Charity Guild, Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Junior Achievement, The Royal Dames, Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Jack and Jill and many more. Learn more about Daoud's Fine Jewelry at https://www.daouds.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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September 29, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Joe Russo, South Florida Tech
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Joe Russo is the founding CEO of the South Florida Tech Association (formerly known as Palm Beach Tech), a nonprofit committed to Building South Florida into a Tech Hub. Since its founding as the Palm Beach Tech Association in July 2015, Joe led the organization to attract over 165 corporate members and over 8,000 professionals to their community, with an annual budget over $250,000 and 3 full time staff. In 2016, Joe spearheaded and effort to bring Downtown West Palm Beach its first coworking space, raising over $150,000 with the Knight Foundation, City of West Palm Beach, and private donors. In 2018, Palm Beach Tech launched 1909, a nonprofit supporting entrepreneurs throughout the Palm Beaches by partnering with the FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and with $350,000 in support from the Knight Foundation and four (4) local Cities. Since 2013, Joe has also served on the Palm Beach County STEM Council, Business Development Board Taskforces, Chamber of Commerce Councils, SunFest Committees, and on the Boards of Kayla Cares 4 Kids and the Big Heart Brigade. A Native Floridian, he attended Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach and Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.  Learn more about South Florida Tech at https://southfloridatech.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
30:52
September 25, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Tony Carvajal, The Able Trust
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Tony Carvajal is President/CEO of The Able Trust, a foundation committed to helping persons with disabilities and Florida employers achieve their shared goal…meaningful and sustainable work that produces results.  Established in 1990, the organization directs state, private, and corporate funds to targeted grants, programs, and initiatives focused on realizing the power of work and the potential of vocational rehab.  The Able Trust works with partners to focus on abilities- not disabilities- and remove barriers to employment across the entire spectrum of needs, including developmental and learning disabilities, physical and mental health challenges, and injury and age-related developments.  The organization works with companies, communities, grantees, and individuals to make work possible for the 1 in 6 Floridians dealing with some sort of visible or invisible disability. Tony brings more than 30 years of nonprofit management and consulting experience to the role, having helped organizations across the country design and implement plans to address all types of opportunities and disruptions.  He recently completed a decade of service as the Executive Vice President (and futurist in residence) at the Florida Chamber Foundation where he developed research, programs, and policies designed to ensure competitiveness, prosperity, vibrancy, and resiliency across the state.  Since 2000, he has also served as the “Primemover, Problem-Solver & Calmer of Chaos” at Carvajal Consulting and Management.   Tony earned a Masters in Public Administration from Florida International University and holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and communications from Florida State University.  He has earned the designation of certified association executive (CAE) and is a graduate of the US Chamber’s Institute for Organizational Management (IOM) where he received a specialty certification in non-profit management and administration and also served as an instructor for 10 years. Learn more about The Able Trust at http://www.abletrust.org/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
36:02
September 22, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Karla Nelson-Thatcher, Hotwire Communications
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Twelve-time Emmy Award winner, Karla Nelson-Thatcher, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Government and Public Affairs for Hotwire Communications is an accomplished Public and Government Relations strategist, bringing over twenty years of creative and negotiating experience to her work. After getting her start as a television writer and producer, Ms. Nelson-Thatcher migrated to broadcasting where she held several positions as a Creative Services Director analyzing Market Research and applying it to the development of talent teams, show formatting, and station branding to achieve market position in the wildly competitive world of television overnight ratings, including a stint as the Vice president of Creative Services and Programming for WTVJ NBC 6 in Miami. Following her creative career in television, Karla co-founded the consulting firm of K&L Consulting, managing critical market entry campaigns and business development PR strategies for international clients including an airline, an Island Government, an internationally televised annual event and several not-for-profits in her hometown of South Florida. The success of these campaigns eventually led Karla to Comcast Cable in the Florida region, where over the course of thirteen years her role evolved from ensuring compliance with municipal franchise agreements to overseeing ad campaigns and the execution of Public, Education and Government programming. Reporting in a dotted line to the Philadelphia based corporate offices, Ms. Nelson-Thatcher developed news conferences for product launches, internal electronic based learning and a heavily viewed local on Demand portal that featured an array of programming, some of which won Emmy awards for educational programs about how local governments are run. During this time, she acted as executive producer to public affairs opportunities that resulted in news segments carried on Headlined News, and produced and hosted Community Vision, a 30-minute magazine-style show spotlighting local non-profit and community-based organizations. The show ran for 4 consecutive years and offered an unprecedented platform to promote community goals and the efforts of P3 partnerships. Karla is thrilled to apply her years of experience to her latest role at Hotwire Communications, where she became their first Director of Public Relations. In Building the foundation of Hotwire’s community profile and aligning with local CBOs, School Boards, Not for Profits, and Elected Officials, Ms. Nelson-Thatcher was able to bring several departments together to offer connectivity and technology solutions to partners in the areas of Government, Education, Medical and Media. She continues to support the GEMs department in her current role as VP of Corporate Communications, Government and Public Affairs. Learn more about Hotwire Communications at http://hotwirecommunications.com/ For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
34:59
September 18, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Caitlin Stella, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Caitlin Stella, MPH is Chief Executive Officer of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.  She began her professional career as the start-up administrator of the multi-million dollar Center for Autism Research and Treatment at UCLA Health. Caitlin also co-managed a state-wide pilot study looking at the epidemiology of Autism in California, which was published in 2002. After completing her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at UCLA, she joined PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) national healthcare consulting practice working with payer, provider and life science clients throughout the country including several children’s hospitals.   She was a senior executive at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles before becoming Chief Administrative Officer for UCLA Health’s Mattel Children’s Hospital and Women’s Health Programs.  She was a Board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and is Past-President of the alumni association for the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA.   She is currently a Board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida and has been an executive/community leader for March of Dimes, the American Heart Association and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  She is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Public Health Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Women in Health Administration.   She is the healthcare representative for the Broward Economic Council and also a member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization). Learn more about Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital at: https://www.jdch.com/ For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: https://www.jdch.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
31:51
September 11, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Danielle Rosse, Oceans 234
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Danielle Rosse is Owner of Oceans 234. This statuesque and charming entrepreneur, is a dedicated working mother and a fiercely keen leader focused in continually seeking to perfect the art of hospitality for her guests.   Rosse was just 22 and recently widowed when she first opened Oceans 234 in 2001. Starting as Director of operations she transformed what was once a sleepy oceanfront diner into the alluring waterfront dining escape that Oceans 234 is recognized as today. In 2013 She purchased the restaurant to become the sole owner of the establishment and in 2015 she under went a massive $1.8-million-dollar renovation on the property elevating the guest experience.   In addition to Oceans 234 in 2007, Rosse launch The Whale Raw Bar, A neighborhood New England Raw bar in Parkland.  After six years of successful business she sold in 2013.   Rosse has a passion for the multi-faceted nature of restaurant ownership.  Rosse believes that Oceans 234 is the total restaurant package, offering a fun experience, fresh food and great service with unparalleled views, reviving the Florida tradition of breezy oceanfront living. This respected restaurateur also ensures to give back to the industry that she loves so dearly.  Rosse served two years as the Broward chapter President for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and also sits on the State board of directors for the FRLA as well as the Deerfield beach Economic Development council.    She has been recognized in many organizations for her community work and has received the following recognitions; 2011 Coconut Creek Small Business Person of the Year, 2013 Soroptimist International Woman of Distinction, 2014 International Women’s Leadership honoree by SSL, 2014 was named by the South Florida Business Journal Influential Woman of the Year, 2017 Junior League of Palm beach county Women Volunteer of the year nominee and a 2019 Deerfield Beach Chamber Community Heroes award recipient.    Rosse and the Oceans 234 team utilize their professional resources to support as many nonprofit organizations as they are able each year.  Learn more about Oceans 234: https://www.oceans234.com/ For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
33:33
September 8, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Jason Jenkins, Miami Dolphins
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Jason Jenkins is in his eleventh season with the Miami Dolphins and was named Senior Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs in January 2015. Jenkins oversees the organization's front-facing brands, including media outreach, public relations, digital and social media and community efforts. Jenkins previously served as the team's Vice President of Communications, being named to that position in May 2013. Prior to joining the Dolphins, Jenkins worked in the media relations department for the San Francisco 49ers, as well as served as the Associate Athletic Director at Texas Southern University from 1999-2002 and as Athletic Sales and Promotion Manager and Sports Communications Assistant at Lehigh University from 1997-99. A native of Houston, Jenkins earned his bachelor's degree in 1997 in broadcast journalism from Texas Tech University. In 2017, Jenkins was selected by faculty and alumni as an Outstanding Alumni Award winner. He served as commencement speaker for the 2018 Texas Tech graduating class. He resides in Coral Springs with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children, Liya, Aiden and Sloane. More information about the Miami Dolphins: https://www.miamidolphins.com/ For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
34:30
September 4, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Dev Motwani, Merrimac Ventures
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Dev Motwani serves as President and CEO of Merrimac Ventures, a Fort Lauderdale based real estate firm that focuses on value-add investment and development opportunities. Property types owned and operated include hotels, condos, retail, office and rental apartments primarily in South Florida but also throughout the United States. Dev is also Founder and Managing Partner of Ramesh Properties, a distressed real estate investment fund focused on opportunistic investments in residential and commercial development sites throughout South Florida. He currently oversees nearly $750 million in development projects. Current projects include the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, The Gale Boutique Hotel and Residences, as well as Las Olas Riverfront, all in the Fort Lauderdale area. Dev is Founder and Managing Partner of Chieftain Residential, a yield-oriented distressed residential fund purchasing single-family homes, and residential land, primarily in the Southeast US and Texas. The fund aims to balance current income opportunities through the rental markets for its single-family home inventory, while also targeting capital appreciation in single family homes and land as the US Residential Market continues to rebound. Prior to his current role, Dev worked at Credit Suisse in New York City, where he first structured OTC Equity Derivative trades for the firm’s largest corporate clients and then for the firm’s largest hedge fund clients. Before that, he worked in the White House and on the 2000 Gore/Lieberman Presidential Campaign. Dev plays an active role in the South Florida Community, through his involvement with numerous charities and business organizations, currently serving on the board of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, Fort Lauderdale’s Economic Development Advisory Board, and the Downtown Council. He was recently appointed to the Orange Bowl Host Committee. He previously served on the boards of the Riverwalk Trust, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, and Broward County’s Small Business Advisory Board. Dev has served as Co-Chair for the Bonnet House’s Annual Impressions Fundraiser, the Ghost Light Society’s Annual Soiree, and the Jeb Bush Classic Beach Bash benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This year the Motwani family co-founded the Laughing Out Loud fundraiser benefitting the Scleroderma Foundation, which raised over $170,000 for the charity. Dev graduated from Duke University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics and Public Policy and from Columbia University’s Masters of Science in Real Estate Development Program. He has also studied at the London School of Economics. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
35:30
September 1, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Rob Ceravolo, Tropic Ocean Airways
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Robert Ceravolo is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tropic Ocean Airways, a regional airlift solution based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Operating amphibious seaplane aircraft in five countries, Tropic Ocean Airways has become the largest amphibious airline in the world with additional planned fleet and service growth around the globe.   Former Navy fighter pilot and winner of the prestigious Ernst & Young Regional Entrepreneur of the Year for 2019, Ceravolo founded the airline in 2009. He is responsible for growing the company from one aircraft and one employee to its current size of 15 aircraft and an expanding team of more than 100 employees. Offering passenger and cargo flights with both scheduled and charter routes, Tropic Ocean Airways services domestic and international regions including Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Cuba, Puerto Rico, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The airline received scheduled Commuter authority from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and has a stellar safety record and reputation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).    Utilizing his extensive military aviation expertise, Ceravolo places a strong emphasis on training and development of pilots and personnel.  The Tropic Ocean Airways training program is modeled after the procedures and training philosophy of US Navy flight training.  Ceravolo believes that proper training and development is the key to growth during the global pilot shortage.  In addition to solving regional travel problems utilizing amphibious aircraft, Ceravolo has made it his mission to be a positive influence in the communities that Tropic Ocean Airways services - leading Disaster Response Operations since 2015.  Most recently the company led a multi-organization effort, which resulted in 900 evacuations and 200,000 pounds of relief supplies delivered in the first 10 days following Hurricane Dorian's landfall in the Bahamas, in addition to ongoing rebuilding assistance.  Ceravolo also sits on the board of Saving The Blue, a non-profit dedicated to marine conservation.  Prior to his position at Tropic Ocean Airways, Ceravolo served as an Officer and Aviator in the United States Navy (Active Duty: 2001 - 2011, Reserve: 2011 - Present), where he flew the F-14D, F-18E, and F-5N, deployed in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM, attended TOPGUN (2009), and served as his squadron’s Assistant Operations Officer, Training Officer, Public Affairs Officer, Legal Officer, Administration Officer and Maintenance Officer.  Additionally, he served as a Coalition Coordination Officer for United States Central Command, where he served as a Liaison to the Coalition and was responsible for coordinating logistical support for foreign allied countries supporting the International Security Assistance Force. Learn more about Tropic Ocean Airways: https://flytropic.com/ For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org.
36:46
August 28, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Kathleen Cannon, United Way of Broward
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! As a social worker by trade, Kathleen Cannon understands firsthand the impact that non-profits have in the community. As President and CEO of United Way of Broward County she utilizes her talents and undeniable ability to recognize a need and then seek out partners to create long-lasting positive solutions.  Kathleen has been in executive leadership for more than 25 years. Her philosophy is to lead with intention, purpose and to be strategic and goal oriented. She feels motivating and inspiring others to excellence starts with a profound sense of integrity and a positive regard for all stakeholders. Kathleen believes it is important to outline clear expectations which facilitate the accomplishments of desired outcomes. Her experience as a direct service provider and administrator is invaluable in running a well-rounded community organization. These attributes combined with her excellent visionary abilities and sharp business acumen makes her a motivating leader.  Kathleen has received several accolades for her leadership and dedication to ensuring that she is changing all lives for the better including: Women of Distinction Honoree from March of Dimes, Influential Business Women Honoree from South Florida Business Journal and the Women of Excellence Sapphire Award from Cleveland Clinic. Recently she was awarded the Champion of Children Award from HANDY, the Spirit of Justice Award from Legal Aid, the Difference Maker Leadership Award from Extraordinary Women Leading Change Leadership Conference, the Ultimate CEO Award from South Florida Business Journal, a Healthy Mothers Health Babies Outstanding Mother of the Year and was honored with the 2019 Profiles in Leadership Award by Leadership Broward Foundation.   For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
30:54
August 25, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Stacy Ritter, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! In 2016 Stacy Ritter was named President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB). As CEO, she is responsible for the administration of the GFLCVB. The CVB is based in Broward County with multiple domestic and international offices. The permanent staff of the CVB is comprised of a 45-person organization of sales and marketing professionals with a $24 million operating budget. Ritter oversees an organization that provides sales and marketing development for leisure, international, sports, convention and group sales. The CVB also focuses its efforts on behalf of the County for multicultural tourism, LGBT+ development, film and entertainment as well as national and international advertising and public relations. Today Stacy serves as a member of the United States Travel Association Board of Directors,Destination International Foundation Board, the Steering Committee of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Board Member of Winterfest, Inc., and the Executive Board of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. She serves as a member of the Orange Bowl Committee and the Miami Super Bowl Committee. Prior to her position at the GFLCVB, Ritter served as an elected Broward CountyCommissioner from November 2006 till June 2016, representing the 3rd District, and serving as Mayor of the County in 2008 to 2009. Prior to serving in Broward County government, Ritter served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1996 to 2004, representing the 96th District. Ms. Ritter has been a community activist for years with the National Council of Jewish Women and other organizations prior to her election to State office, she was inducted to the Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame; Woman of the Year by the American Jewish Congress and a First Lady of Broward. She was named the Chair of Broward County’s Management and Efficiency Study Committee from June 2004 to June 2006. During the 2008 presidential election, Stacy was The Chair of the Broward County Obama for America Campaign and served on the National Finance Committee for the campaign. She was named one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Broward by Gold Coast Magazine and awarded as one of the 100 Outstanding Women by the Boys and Girls Club. She is consistently named to the list of South Florida Power Leaders. As Broward County Mayor, she was instrumental in the county considering and moving forward with a new county courthouse as well as pushing for improvements at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, including the expansion of the south runway. Today that runway and the terminal improvements are attracting new airline service and stimulating record-breaking passenger traffic.  For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
31:26
August 21, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Heather Geronemus, Ultimate Software
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Heather Geronemus trained as a professional ballerina while completing her Bachelor of Science in Marketing at New York University. At NYU, she also became a leader for the school’s Jewish Heritage Program, supporting and developing student mentoring, peer networking and education programs. Heather remained active in JHP post graduation as an on-campus fellow. She was honored by the organization in 2012 for her leadership and personal charitable efforts. Ms. Geronemus began her professional career at Bloomberg in New York as part of the publishing organization, later moving into the company’s financial products operation, where she held both marketing and product training roles.  She moved to South Florida and joined Ultimate Software in 2010. Heather began her career at Ultimate Software in Marketing in 2010, promoting the company’s cloud based-human capital management and employee experience solutions. Heather now serves as the Director of Public Relations & Corporate Social Responsibility, overseeing Media, Customer & Community Relations. Ultimate is one of South Florida’s most respected technology businesses, supporting customers including the Miami HEAT, Bloomin’ Brands, Feeding America, SUBWAY, and Yamaha Corporation of America. The company is regularly recognized as an employer of choice, ranked in the top 25 in Fortune Magazine list of Best Places to Work for nine consecutive years.  Heather is one of Broward County’s leaders, remaining constantly and actively involved with the South Florida community. Following the loss of her father, Dr. Robert Geronemus, to a drunk driver in 2009, Heather took a leadership role in Fort Lauderdale’s Mothers Against Drunk Driving organization. Heather established the Annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale in 2011 and has since then continually chaired the event. Heather is thrilled to chair this event for the tenth year in row, it has raised more than $2.5 million to date. In addition, she regularly represents MADD with local, state and federal elected officials, travelling to Washington D.C. to meet with Florida’s Congressional and Senatorial delegations. Heather’s efforts were recognized at MADD’s 2012 national conference, where she was awarded the Linda Kitazaki Volunteer Fundraising Award. She was named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals at their National Philanthropy Day 2014 for her work with MADD Broward. She also received the 2011-’12 and 2014 MADD Florida Hero Awards for outstanding achievement, in 2019 this award was renamed the Geronemus/Unfried MADD Florida Hero Award in honor of Heather & Linda Unfried’s dedication to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.  Heather is proud to assume the Chair position on the National Board of Directors of Mothers Against Drunk Driving after serving as a Director and then Vice Chair over the last four years.  Learn more about Ultimate Software at https://www.ultimatesoftware.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
25:36
August 14, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Josh Folds, First Horizon Bank
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Josh Folds is the Head of Small Business, Business Banking, Merchant Services and SBA at First Horizon Bank.  The bank was founded in 1864 and has the 14th oldest national bank charter in the country. First Horizon has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by Working Mother and American Banker magazines. In 2017 our company announced the acquisition of Capital Bank Financial Corporation making us the fourth largest regional bank in the Southeast with $40 billion in assets and more than 300 branches in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Texas and Virginia. In 2019 we announced a mergers of equal with Iberiabank which will expand our footprint across the southeast while almost doubling our asset size! Josh's specialties include Competitive Analysis, Talent Management, Business Development, Treasury Management, Merchant Services, Speciality Lending, Credit, Sales, Leadership, Public Speaking. He also is the author of "Quotes for the Soul: Self Analysis for Daily Inspiration" which can be purchased on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Quotes-Soul-Analysis-Daily-Inspiration-ebook/dp/B086JDRRBK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=%22josh+folds%22&qid=1596808798&sr=8-1 Learn more about First Horizon Bank at https://www.firsthorizon.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida Past shows are at www.jasouthflorida.org/podcastshow.
29:52
August 7, 2020
Recipe For Success with Guest Durée Mellion Ross, Durée & Company
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Durée Ross, who had the bold passion to launch her own PR agency, Durée & Company, at the age of 24 in 1999, has since been setting the bar for excellence in PR, serving the corporate, agency and nonprofit arenas for local, national and international clients. An award-winning entrepreneur, she has been nationally recognized for her ability to develop winning strategies and successfully deliver creative campaigns for clients.    Durée leads a 10+ member team of PR and marketing professionals in her Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado offices. She fosters diversity and inclusion in every aspect of her business and is the winner of PR News’ 2016 Top Women in PR award, which honors influential women who are driving the agenda for the industry and in their companies. Durée is always willing to share her journey, perspective and lessons with the next-generation of PR pros and entrepreneurs, often through thought leadership pieces, in-person speaking engagements and one-on-one mentoring. With each new experience, she is able to capture valuable takeaways and impart wisdom to her team and others on how to shift with the new demands of PR, marketing, social media and crisis communication.   For the past 20 years, Durée & Company has established itself as a leading public relations and marketing agency in the South Florida market and beyond. With her strong business acumen and deep understanding of the local community, Durée & Company represents well-known names in business, fashion, hospitality, travel, marine and yacht, wellness, art and culture, nonprofit, legal, real estate and professional services. Durée is also a pioneer in her adaption of emerging industries, including CBD.   As Durée’s professional profile and resume have grown, so have her philanthropic donations and influence. Durée sits on several nonprofit boards and committees, chairs local fundraising efforts and awareness-building events, and lends her talents to worthy causes that serve South Florida’s most vulnerable residents. She takes pride in giving back to her native South Florida community.   Her husband and their two children share her commitment to helping others as a family unit. Learn more at https://dureeandcompany.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida Past shows are at www.jasouthflorida.org/podcastshow.
26:50
July 31, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Adam Slone, Slone Partners & Wolf Hill Group
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! In 2000, Adam founded Slone Partners, one of the first executive recruitment firms specializing in the diagnostic and laboratory testing industries. Prior to founding Slone Partners, Adam worked as the Vice President of Molecular and Genetics Sales for American Medical Laboratories. After a decade of successful business development experience in the diagnostic and laboratory testing industries, Adam recognized that his in-depth knowledge of this complex industry was necessary to help companies compete for talent. His industry knowledge and extensive contact base enabled Slone Partners to successfully place hundreds of professionals with clients in its first years of operation. As the needs of the diagnostic and laboratory testing industries evolved, so did Slone Partners. In 2007, Slone Partners expanded its service offerings to include a comprehensive set of services, recognizing its clients’ desire to build and develop the skill set of its internal talent pool. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Old Dominion University. Adam recently became an Advisory Board member of Washington G-2 Reports and he speaks regularly at some of the industry’s largest conferences. Learn more about Slone Partners at https://www.slonepartners.com/. And Wolf Hill Group at https://www.wolfhillgroup.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida Past shows are at www.jasouthflorida.org/podcastshow.
29:51
July 24, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Vaughan Dugan, Dugan Holdings Group
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Vaughan Dugan is the Managing Director of Dugan Holdings Group. Leader. Strategist. Relationship Broker. Idea Factory. Eco-Entrepreneur and creative visionary that thinks without the box. Broad experience in branding and marketing. Published graphic designer and senior project management background. A leader in Corporate Sustainability and socially responsible business. Specialties: Expert in developing innovative action plans, strategies, and relationships. Social Media fan and all around fun guy. Art Director, branding, graphic design, team building and motivation.  Learn more about Dugan Holdings Group at https://www.duganholdings.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida Past shows are at www.jasouthflorida.org/podcastshow.
21:28
July 21, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Gail Birks, CMA Enterprise Incorporated
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Our guest this episode is Gail Birks. About Gail: I take this time to introduce myself, Gail Birks, Independent Director and Entrepreneur for the past 24 and 29 years respectively. Presently, I am exploring new opportunities in the Banking and Finance Industry and/or Small and Mid-Cap Corporations as an Independent/Outside Corporate Director. My experience allows me to be effective across industry lines. My appointment to the privately held bank board of Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust, FSB began in 1994 at age 34. My Directorship was driven by my ability to leverage in-depth knowledge and experience in the Financial Services Industry. My experience with Gibraltar has included serving during the transaction to become a wholly owned subsidiary of a public corporation (2005-2010) and in September 2010 reversing the transaction to become a privately held institution again. My extensive knowledge of “workouts” and organization turnaround expertise proved advantageous in the execution of corrective action strategies during a regulatory order. Under my leadership of the CRA Committee, the institution received several Outstanding ratings and several High Satisfactory ratings from regulatory agencies (OTS and OCC). I have brought innovative approaches to the Audit, Director’s Loan and Production, CRA and Oversight Committees as an active member and/ or Chairperson. Since 1990, I have served as the President/CEO for CMA Enterprise Incorporated, a boutique Consulting and Advisory firm that specializes in Performance and Process Improvement for Business and Industry. My industry experience includes but is not limited to: Financial Services (Banking and Finance), Telecommunications, Automotive and Manufacturing, Food Service, Utilities, Logistics, Hospitality, Health Care, Pharmaceutical, Housing, Education, and Government. I have also worked with domestic and international corporations during my professional career in an advisory and coaching capacity. Learn more about CMA Enterprise Incorporated at https://www.cma-ent.com/. For more information about Setnor Byer Insurance, visit https://setnorbyer.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida Past shows are at www.jasouthflorida.org/podcastshow.
21:30
July 14, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Anita Byer, Setnor Byer Insurance
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Anita Byer is President of Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk, an Independent Insurance Agency formed over 30 years ago to provide property, casualty and group benefit products and services to businesses and families. A graduate of the University of Florida, Ms. Byer joined Setnor Byer as a principal shareholder, and focused her attention on business development and improving the risk management offerings of the firm. In 1997, Ms. Byer founded The Human Equation, an online education provider that delivers training and knowledge to businesses throughout the US and Canada. Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk is consistently recognized as a leading Florida Independent Insurance Agency as well as one of the region’s leading and cutting-edge female-owned businesses. Anita Byer is an educator at heart, and provides her insurance, risk management and sales expertise to a broad range of audiences. She is often called upon to provide her expertise on topics ranging from healthcare to workers’ compensation and intellectual property risks. Ms. Byer has authored over 50 online training courses on risk management, and is a continuing education teacher to human resources professionals and small businesses.  Ms. Byer has served her industry as Board Vice-Chair of the Commercial Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association, and the Florida Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association, both predecessors to today’s Citizens. She is currently a Board Member of the Broward Workshop, and a past member of the FCCI and CNA Insurance Advisory Boards. She recently completed her service as an Advisor to Plantation’s Mid-Town Advisory Board. Recently, Ms. Byer has been honored by Florida Children’s First for her corporate advocacy and the South Florida Business Journal as a Woman of Influence.  Her charitable works are numerous, with a long history of serving on non-profit boards as well as funding numerous charitable causes. She and her husband shared part of their lives with two young siblings in the care of DCF. As a native Floridian, Ms. Byer enjoys her leisure time reading, writing, biking, hiking, and strumming her guitar. For more information about Setnor Byer Insurance, visit https://setnorbyer.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida Past shows are at www.jasouthflorida.org/podcastshow.
18:57
July 10, 2020
Recipe for Success with Dr. Shernette Grant, Unorthodox Leadership Network
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Speaker, leader, trainer, coach, author, CEO & Co-Founder of Unorthodox Leadership Network and Director with Broward County Public Schools, Dr. Shernette Grant has been a friend and supporter of JA's programs. She is the author of Unorthodox Leadership: A Guide for Leading Real People in Real Organizations.  You can purchase the book on Amazon: amazon.com/dp/B08B5DQZJQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida Past shows are at www.jasouthflorida.org/podcastshow.
37:08
July 7, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Mitch Ziffer, RSVP of South Florida
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! This week's show welcomes guest Mitch Ziffer, RSVP of South Florida. Mitch is a native South Floridian, having being born in Miami Beach and growing up in Ft. Lauderdale, his South Florida roots run deep. After graduating from the University of Florida, Mitch started his own business and caught the entrepreneurial bug. Ever since he has had his own businesses, the longest tenured business being TSS Photography, which he operated for 25 years. After a very successful run with TSS, Mitch decided it was time for a new challenge and opened up RSVP of South Florida. RSVP helps businesses increase sales and profits by connecting them to affluent homeowners in a unique, effective, and proven format. Mitch loves helping South Florida businesses grow and is passionate about seeing their success. Mitch lives in Boca Raton with his wife Cheryl and has a son, Max and daughter Jillian. He enjoys playing tennis, exercising, sports, reading, and spending time with his family. Learn more about RSVP of South Florida at: http://www.rsvpsfla.com/ For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
21:14
July 3, 2020
Recipe for Success Guest Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Good Scents
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! This episode welcomes the JA Fellows Company Program students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's Good Scents. Good Scents started off with a citrus scented oil to help combat decreased energy and poor moods and to help improve daily functions. Their product line now includes an air freshener and they have expanded their scents to include lemongrass, peppermint, grapefruit, cinnamon and much more. These students were not only tasked with creating their product, but they also had to budget, plan, market and sell their finished product. “JA has taught me numerous skills, including marketing a business, project management, and presenting myself professionally. It has allowed me to further enhance and develop my skills in hospitality, finance and marketing,” said Hunter Dorman, President of Good Scents. Good Scents was one of two Junior Achievement of South Florida teams invited to participate in the JA USA National Student Leadership Summit. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
27:21
June 30, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Gregory Haile, Broward College
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! This episode welcomes Gregory Haile, President of Broward College. Gregory is the seventh president of Broward College. He assumed the role on July 1, 2018. Prior to his appointment, President Haile served as the General Counsel and Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs for Broward College from September 2011 to June 2018. Prior to joining Broward College, he was a corporate litigator. Gregory Haile is a public servant, community leader, and an accomplished educator. He has championed his community by serving on over 35 board or committee capacities and in over 20 Chair/President or Vice-Chair/President positions. Further, he and his family routinely volunteer their time to serve local charities and communities. He has also received dozens of recognitions for his leadership, service, and excellence in his profession. He routinely serves as a keynote speaker at events, primarily speaking on the transformational power of higher education. As an educator, Mr. Haile takes time annually to teach a self-designed 4-credit course in Higher Education Law and Policy at Harvard University (Summer School). He previously served as an adjunct professor with Broward College, teaching Business Law and Ethics, and with Miami Dade College, teaching Business Law (self-designed). Mr. Haile was educated at the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the National Black Law Journal and as an Editor of the Journal on Gender and Law. He received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, where he graduated magna cum laude and received the Most Outstanding Graduate award in his college. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Nova Southeastern University and is also a fellow of the Vanderbilt University Higher Education Management Institute. Learn more about Broward College at https://www.broward.edu. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
32:20
June 26, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest NSU University School Germ Genie
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! This episode welcomes the JA Fellows Company Program students from NSU University School's Germ Genie. Germ Genie came up with an airplane tray table cover to help limit the spread of tray table bacteria and viruses. Their product line has diversified as well, and now includes a travel pack with face masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, disinfectant wipes and a head rest cover. This student company has been successful in bringing in revenue and partnering with other businesses to bring awareness to their product.  The team won the JA Company of the Year Award locally and was one of two teams invited to compete at the 2020 JA USA National Student Leadership Summit. There, the students won 2nd Place in the National JA Company of the Year, as well as won The ICE NYSE Foundation Best Financial Performance Award and Delta Social Impact Award. Learn more about Germ Genie at https://germgenie.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
34:14
June 23, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Jessica Lerner, Community Care Plan
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Jessica Lerner is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Care Plan (CCP), the Health Plan with a Heart, and is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company by working with the Board of Directors and management team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. Jessica also maintains strong cooperative relationships with regulatory agencies, as well as develops and achieves membership growth, retention, quality, and financial targets. She is actively involved in local trade and professional associations, as well as assisting with directing the activities and involvement of CCP’s lobbyist and legal counsel.  Prior to joining CCP, Jessica served as Executive Director for Memorial Healthcare System where she spearheaded various initiatives for more than 19 years. She directed all health plan operations, inclusive of member benefits, provider network development, claims payment operations and system configuration, as well communications distribution and medical and pharmacy management.  Jessica attended Florida International University where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from the University’s College of Business. Learn more about Community Care Plan at https://ccpcares.org/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
27:14
June 19, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Julia Aquino, All Systems Grow & SheDefined
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Julia Aquino is an entrepreneur, consultant, coach, speaker, author and hard working mom. She is a breast cancer survivor, business coach, founder of All Systems Grow and SheDefined. SheDefined offers workshops, coaching, and retreats for women to grow their businesses and live life on their terms. Workshops include The Zen of Finance (finding peace in your numbers); She Strategy - developing an aligned, realistic strategic plan to move your forward; The Power of Choice; Strategic Risk Taking; and more. She Succeeds, the membership site, is launching in November. Join us to use your voice to define your life and build success on your terms. Julia's mission is to have a meaningful impact on other women through teaching, from her experience of our innate power, and how only through changing our thoughts and beliefs by letting go of fear and pain can we effect true, lasting change. Her intent is to combine my professional experience and education with my deep, personal work to be a guide to working and entrepreneurial women to live a consciously defined professional and personal life. And, to further bring awareness and understanding that we are imperfect and that in our acceptance of what is, we can continue to create what we want it to be. And, it all is okay. All Systems Grow is a consulting firm that provides entrepreneurs and small to medium businesses the tools needed to create effective systems and processes, implement sound strategies, align executive leaders towards common goals, cultivate accountable cultures, and achieve operational excellence, often acting as the organizations Virtual COO. From developing and communicating Standard Operating Procedures, to preparing for an exit or sale, to strategic planning and company-wide execution plans, All Systems Grow will help you effectively grow through the growing pains, and take your company to the next level. Learn more about SheDefined at https://shedefined.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
31:31
June 16, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Senator George LeMieux, Gunster Law
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally.  Let's get cooking! George S. LeMieux is dedicated to serving as a trusted advisor and advocate for significant businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, their officers and boards, as well as high profile individuals in Florida and throughout the country. He focuses his practice on resolving business, and governmental disputes, and advising CEOs and C-suite executives on business, law and government from a local, state and national perspective. George advocates for clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as governmental agencies and regulatory bodies. He defends clients in enforcement matters brought by state attorneys general, advocates for clients in administrative law proceedings including bid protests, and counsels governmental bodies on public records and public meeting requirements. He has successfully litigated intellectual property and business disputes to verdict. George leads internal corporate investigations representing boards of directors and has experience in representing independent committees of boards in related party transactions. Because of his breadth of legal experience, his practice also includes professional liability defense. George served as Florida's 34th United States Senator in the 111th Congress. In the United States Senate, he served on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Armed Services Committee, and the Special Committee on Aging. He successfully passed legislation on health care fraud, export promotion, rating agency reform, small business promotion, as well as a treaty resolution on tactical nuclear weapons. George served as Florida's deputy attorney general overseeing more than 400 attorneys and appearing before appellate courts on behalf of the state of Florida, including the United States Supreme Court. George also served as the governor's chief of staff overseeing all state agencies and operations. In that role, he negotiated a gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. George serves as the chairman of the board of Gunster law firm. He is the founder of the LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Learn more about Gunster at https://gunster.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org.  Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida  Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
23:26
June 12, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Howard Dvorkin, Personal Finance Expert & Entrepreneur
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! No retreat, no surrender. Howard S. Dvorkin lives by those words. They come from his favorite musical artist, Bruce Springsteen. That’s how he approaches all his endeavors: entrepreneurship, two-time author, personal finance expert, community service champion and Chairman of Debt.com. Howard is one of the most highly regarded debt and credit expert in the United States and has played an instrumental role in drafting both State and Federal Legislation. He is a former consultant to the Board of Directors for the Association of Credit Counseling Professionals (ACCPros) and is the past president of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA). Howard’s success in the financial industry has allowed him to be interviewed by countless media outlets over the years including The New York Times, Fortune, Entrepreneur, The American Banker, Investor’s Business Daily, and virtually every national and local newspaper in the country. He has also appeared as a finance expert on national and local television and radio programs, including the CBS Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight, The Early Show, Fox News, and CNN. Howard’s latest book “Power Up: Taking Charge of Your Financial Destiny” (published by Wiley & Sons) provides consumers with the detailed tools that they need to live debt free and regain their financial freedom. It delivers practical prescriptions for dealing with the stresses of daily financial challenges and shows how to lay a solid financial foundation on which to build a secure worry-free future. Howard’s first book, “Credit Hell – How to Dig Out of Debt” (published by Wiley & Sons, revised 2010) detailed how to rise from the debt inferno, the basics of good credit, consumer rights and the warning signs leading to credit problems. Howard graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from American University. He is currently listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in the Finance Industry and is part of the premier group of CPAs that are recognized with the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. Learn more about Howard at https://www.howarddvorkin.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
26:50
June 9, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Susie Levan, Author
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally.  Let's get cooking! Susie Levan is a spiritual warrior, author, certified non-denominational pastoral counselor, hypnotherapist, teacher of meditation, life coach, and Reiki Master/Teacher.  For sixteen years in a male-dominated NYSE company, she enjoyed a successful career as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Susie was shaken to the core to awaken after her N.D.E. in 1988, and from that moment on, her life’s work for the last thirty years has been teaching the importance of meditation and helping women live their best lives. She channeled two meditations CD’s with Grammy nominee new- age musician, Steven Halpern.  She founded The Work-Life Balance Institute for Women (a 501c3 non-profit) and founded and published Balance Magazine from 1999-2009—a magazine for women directed towards personal growth and self-development. For over twenty years, she has facilitated a bi-weekly Women’s Wisdom Circle to empower, inspire and guide women to amplify their greatness, and discover their destiny to create a meaningful life.  As a transformational leader and change agent, she speaks frequently on metaphysical and spiritual principals. She lives with her husband and blue-merle mini-poodle—his name is Blu.  Learn more about her and her book Getting to Forgiveness at http://www.gettingtoforgiveness.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org.  Follow us on social media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida  Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
26:34
June 5, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Supt. Robert Runcie, Broward County Public Schools
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking!  As superintendent of the nation’s sixth largest school district – with over 270,000 students in 337 schools and approximately 30,000 employees – Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie is committed to Educating Today’s Students to Succeed in Tomorrow’s World. Runcie knows first-hand how a high-quality education can transform a person’s life. Born in Jamaica, he moved to the United States as a young boy and became the first member of his family to attend college, graduating from Harvard University and earning an MBA from Northwestern University. He later founded a management and technology consulting company and held several strategic leadership positions with Chicago Public Schools, including serving as its Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Area Instructional Officer and Chief of Staff to the Board of Education. Runcie joined Broward County Public Schools in 2011. With the support of a dynamic School Board, Runcie developed a strategic plan for the District focusing on three key areas: high-quality instruction, continuous improvement and more effective communications. As part of these strategic goals, Runcie spearheaded technology innovations in the classroom. Among the initiatives is the Digital 5: Pathways to Personalized Learning project, which provides a blended, personalized learning environment for students and teachers from 100 elementary schools with laptops, digital resources, online instructional materials, and other learning tools to maximize student learning. In addition, under his leadership, BCPS became the only Florida school district selected for a unique partnership with the national non-profit organization Code.org, to increase students’ opportunities to learn computer science in schools. Learn more about Broward County Public Schools at https://www.browardschools.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
29:47
June 2, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Zach Morrison, Tinuiti
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally.   Let's get cooking! Zach Morrison is the Chief Executive Officer at Tinuiti.  In 2005, when he joined what was then a two-person search marketing agency Zach couldn’t have predicted the incredible transformation that would occur. He has journeyed from starting business lines to running client service & sales and eventually serving as President & being named CEO of Tinuiti (fka Elite SEM), and member of the board in 2019.   Zach has led Tinuiti through periods of 100% YoY growth in the early years and with its growth have maintained a steady 25% YoY growth, therefore, doubling its business every three years.   Today, Tinuiti is one of North America’s largest independent digital marketing agencies managing over $1.5b in media spend across The Trioploy of Google, Facebook, Amazon and more. Having recently steered the agency through three major acquisitions and a rebrand, Zach prides myself on nurturing a people-focused culture that treats employees like owners. Tinuiti has maintained a world-class eNPS above 60 and is consistently recognized through accolades such as Employer of the Year, as well as his recent Top Boss of the Year Award from Digiday. Zach also continues to be involved with key clients working with executives across Tommy Bahama, Ethan Allen, Eddie Bauer, Keurig, California Closets, Etsy, and Terminix   He is an advocate for change within the industry serving on councils such as Google Leadership Council, while also being a recurring contributor Forbes. Beyond our industry, Zach works to bring change including being a founding member of the COO Alliance and most recently joining the board of Junior Achievement of South Florida.   Learn more about Tinuiti at https://tinuiti.com/.   For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org.   Follow us on social media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida  Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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May 29, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Jonathan Tammara, San Bernardo Ice Cream
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Jonathan Tammara is the President of San Bernardo Ice Cream. He is a business executive, CEO and strategist recognized for reversing downward performance trends, spurring growth and driving profitability and efficiency.  Jonathan has a proven track record of taking start-up and small companies to next level sales and profitability. He is committed to the three growth drivers for success: top line, bottom line and team member. He balances “big-picture” vision and foresight with tactical fine points to achieve sustainable, long-term business growth. Jonathan aligns strategy while effectively addressing issues of cash flow and maintaining excellent safety and quality records. He combines an MBA with 20 years of leadership experience across disciplines, including logistics, finance and management, to drive new business, expand existing ventures, and monetize ground-floor opportunities. Learn more about San Bernardo Ice Cream at https://www.sanbernardoicecream.com/. Also check out https://eatnobull.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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May 26, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Derek Cooper, Comcast
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Derek Cooper serves as Comcast’s Vice President of Government Affairs & Community Investment for the Florida Region, which includes the State of Florida, Southern Georgia and Southern Alabama.  In this role, Derek leads all government and regulatory affairs, and community impact initiatives for the Region, including Comcast Cares Day (the nation’s largest single-day corporate service event with over 100,000 volunteers), Comcast Foundation Grants, Comcast’s Leaders & Achievers Scholarships, the airing of Public Service Announcements, and Comcast’s Internet Essentials program – the national’s largest and most comprehensive internet adoption program for low-income families in America.   Through the great work and collaboration of Derek’s team members and the many public and community partnerships here in Florida, Comcast has connected more than 500,000 low-income Floridians to the internet, and more than 4 million low-income Americans through the program. Derek has over 18 years of experience in his position. He began his career as a Legislative Aide for Florida State Senator and former Senate President, Jim Scott.  Before joining Comcast, Derek served as Senior Counsel and Director of Government Relations for Office Depot in Boca Raton, Florida, and prior to that position was an associate with the law firm of Greenberg Traurig. Derek also serves as Chairman of the Volunteer Florida Foundation, President of SunFest, Immediate past Chairman of the Florida Internet & Television, and is an active member of the Orange Bowl Committee, the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and the Florida Bar Association to name a few.   Interestingly, Derek attributes his forever kid-at-heart spirit to his birthplace of East Aurora, NY – the home of Fisher-Price toys, where he grew up testing the latest and greatest new toys.  Derek has beautiful 5 year old daughter named Sage, and spends his free time these days keeping up with her. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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May 22, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Juliet Roulhac, FPL
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Juliet Roulhac is the Director for Corporate External Affairs - Broward and West Florida, for Florida Power & Light Company, a Fortune 200 company which is the largest electric utility in the state, and one of the largest electric utility providers of clean energy in the country.  Ms. Roulhac manages governmental and community relations with elected officials and major stakeholders and develops regional strategies for FPL. She is a licensed attorney who practiced in the General Counsel’s Department prior to External Affairs, and has over twenty-five years of complex business litigation and appellate experience. Prior to joining FPL in October 1999, Ms. Roulhac practiced law in-house with the General Counsel departments of CIGNA Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance Company. She started her career at the Rumberger, Kirk law firm in Miami. Ms. Roulhac currently serves as Chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance where she also serves as a member of the CEO Council. She is the Immediate-Past Chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. She serves as the Treasurer of the Broward Workshop, Secretary of the Community Foundation of Broward and also serves on the boards of the Museum of Discovery and Science, Baptist Hospital BOH/BHE, and the NSU Law School Advisory Board. She is the Past-Chair of both Business for the Arts of Broward and the Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy. She is an active member of the Broward County Bar Association, and previously served as President of the Florida Bar’s Young Lawyer’s Division and on the statewide Florida Bar Board of Governors. She also mentors at Nova High School as a part of the Women of Tomorrow program. Ms. Roulhac holds both Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Florida, where she previously served as a gubernatorial appointee on the Board of Trustees, the first woman of color to be appointed. She has resided in the South Florida area for over 35 years. Ms. Roulhac's honors and awards include the National Bar Association’s Gertrude Rush Award, the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance’s CEO Council Leadership Award, the Broward 2-1-1 Difference Maker Award, the Broward County Bar Association’s Paul J. May Professionalism Award, the Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar’s Distinguished Service Award, the T J Reddick Bar’s Outstanding Leadership and Service Award, the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Champion of Law Award, the University of Florida Alumni “Gator Great” Award, ICABA’s Outstanding African-American Legal Professional in South Florida, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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May 19, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Steve Hudson, Hudson Capital Group
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Steve Hudson is President & CEO at Hudson Capital Group. He is also a major supporter of numerous organizations in South Florida, including Junior Achievement of South Florida. He is a member of the JA Business Hall of Fame. Founded in 1997 by Harris "Whit" Hudson and his son Steve, Hudson Capital Group (HCG) is a private Family Office that invests and manages assets in private equity, select start-up ventures and real estate holdings. Since inception, HCG has been involved in the development of over 4,000 apartments and condo units in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Pembroke Pines, Naples, Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando and Dallas. Additionally, through its affiliate companies, HCG owns and manages warehouses, retail centers and office buildings throughout South Florida. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida Episode analytics
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May 15, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Dr. George Hanbury II, Nova Southeastern University
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! Dr. George Hanbury II is President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In addition to his duties as President and CEO, he is also a Professor for NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Prior to his appointment as President, Dr. Hanbury served as NSU’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for 12 years. Before entering higher education administration, Dr. Hanbury led a successful 30-year career as City Manager of the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Portsmouth and Virginia Beach, Va.; and as Assistant City Manager of Norfolk, Va. Among his first accomplishments as NSU’s President has been to refocus the university’s mission and vision, and lay out eight core values to guide the university into 2020 and beyond: Academic Excellence, Student Centered, Integrity, Innovation, Opportunity, Scholarship/Research, Diversity and Community. One early sign of success under Dr. Hanbury’s leadership is that NSU was designated with the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010, as there are more than 1,000 community engagement projects taking place at NSU. The university is one of only 35 to also be classified as a research university with “high research activity.” Dr. Hanbury holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University, an M.S. in Public Administration from Old Dominion University in Virginia, and a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Public Administration from Virginia Tech. Dr. Hanbury has received numerous awards such as the 2015 South Florida Sun Sentinel Excalibur Award, the 2014 South Florida Business Journal Ultimate CEO award, 2005 American Diabetes Association Valor Award, 1996 Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Leadership Award, 1997 Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Leadership Award, 1977 Outstanding Young Man of America Award. Dr. Hanbury has lectured throughout the country to various executive groups on topics such as leadership, public policy, the council/manager form of government, economic development, executive motivation and public speaking. He also commits much of his time to civic activities by serving on numerous boards, including Broward Workshop, President of the Sunshine State Conference, and United Way of Broward County. For more information about Nova Southeastern University, visit https://www.nova.edu. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
36:54
May 12, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest David Douglas Greenberg
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! This week's guest is David Douglas Greenberg. David offers online and in person crisis management and business continuity services for businesses, academic institutions, individual clients and non-profit organizations.  As a seasoned exchange board member and recurring news commentator, David’s expertise and business acumen has been called on during tumultuous events including 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. His tested strategies for recovery help companies rebound from unexpected circumstances. Learn more about David Douglas Greenberg at https://www.daviddouglasgreenberg.com. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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May 8, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Andrea Tsakanikas, CrewFacilities.com
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally. Let's get cooking! This week's guest is Andrea Tsakanikas. Andrea is is the founder and President of CrewFacilities.com.  For over three decades Andrea has been involved in the property and facility management industry.   She has represented investors across the US, managing hundreds of thousands of room nights of workforce lodging, rental, and travel products over the span of her career.   Since 2007 she served as a management consultant with a specialization in optimizing operations of hotels, workforce and corporate housing, as well as, Class A, B & C multi-family projects, ensuring the highest returns in revenue and profitability. Learn more about CrewFacilities.com at https://www.crewfacilities.com/ For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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May 5, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Steve Nudelberg, Part 2
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally.   Steve Nudelberg is an author, expert sales trainer, consultant, keynote speaker, and serial entrepreneur. Steve created On the Ball – a company that invests time and talent in emerging businesses and corporate teams to help them grow.  Steve is an energetic powerhouse who infuses adrenaline and ideas to ignite individuals and teams to sharpen overall performance   Steve’s 27 core Leadership Rules of Engagement within this book, Confessions of a Serial Salesman, have been developed over decades of corporate and entrepreneurial leadership endeavors.   For more information about Steve, visit https://nudelberg.com/.   For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org   Follow us on social media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida  Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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May 1, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Tom Loffredo, GrayRobinson
With the changing work environment, Junior Achievement of South Florida's Recipe for Success podcast show has evolved to a virtual, interactive interview session with President and CEO Laurie Sallarulo and various guests. Learn more about these top professionals' main ingredient in their recipe of professional and personal success. Let's get cooking! This week's episode welcomes Tom Loffredo. Tom is the managing shareholder of GrayRobinson’s Fort Lauderdale office. He is a commercial litigator whose practice has a specific emphasis on labor and employment matters on behalf of management and corporate clients, banking and finance litigation, appellate practice and class-action litigation. Tom’s labor and employment practice involves representation of clients in litigation and arbitrations, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and various state and local agencies, concerning matters arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other federal, state and local anti-discrimination and employment statutes as well as common-law claims. He represents employers in business tort claims and in enforcing noncompetition agreements. Tom advises clients on compliance with employment-related statutes and regulations and assists in the development and implementation of employment policies. He also represents management clients in matters before the National Labor Relations Board, in collective bargaining negotiations and in union organizing campaigns. He regularly represents clients on appeals in both state and federal courts. Tom routinely represents financial institutions in their defense of mortgagee/servicer liability and false credit reporting claims at both the trial and appellate court levels. Tom has successfully represented corporations in class actions seeking relief under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Federal Drivers Privacy Protection Act and in their defense against other consumer class actions. He also represents clients in their defense of common-law and statutory privacy and tort claims. Tom has also served as court-appointed receiver for corporations that were the subject of federal civil enforcement actions. Tom is now a Circuit Certified Mediator, mediating labor and employment as well as commercial litigation matters. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
22:53
April 28, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Matthew Caldwell, Florida Panthers
With the changing work environment, Junior Achievement of South Florida's Recipe for Success podcast show has evolved to a virtual, interactive interview session with President and CEO Laurie Sallarulo and various guests. Learn more about these top professionals' main ingredient in their recipe of professional and personal success. Let's get cooking! This week's episode welcomes Matthew Caldwell, President & CEO of the Florida Panthers. Caldwell joined the Panthers in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the Panthers, Caldwell worked as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in their Investment Management Division where he helped families and institutions invest their capital. Before transitioning into the finance industry, Caldwell served five years in the U.S. Army as a military officer, where he conducted combat operations in Iraq, peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, and spent time in Germany training soldiers as they prepared to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan. During the course of his Army career, Matt was awarded a Bronze Star Medal, an Iraq Campaign Medal and a NATO Kosovo Military Medal. Caldwell currently sits on the Orange Bowl Committee, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance CEO Council, and the Broward Workshop Executive Committee. Caldwell received his JD from Northwestern University School of Law, his MBA from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, and his Bachelor of Science from West Point. About the Florida Panthers The Florida Panthers entered the National Hockey League in 1993, becoming one of the most successful first-year expansion teams in history. By just their third season, the Panthers reached the 1996 Stanley Cup Final in memorable fashion during their ‘Year of the Rat’ run as fans in South Florida littered the ice with rubber rats in celebration of goals and wins. In 1998, the Panthers moved from Miami Arena to their current home in Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center, where the club has won two division titles (2011-12 & 2015-16), hosted the NHL Draft twice (2001 & 2015) and the NHL All-Star Game in 2003. Led by owner Vincent J. Viola since Sept. 27, 2013, the organization has placed an emphasis on building a winning culture in South Florida and becoming stewards of its community. Under President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon and Head Coach Joel Quenneville, the Panthers have grown into a fast, dynamic and exciting team boasting talented young All-Stars Aleksander Barkov, Aaron Ekblad and Vincent Trocheck, one of the league’s top goaltenders Sergei Bobrovsky, proven goal scorers Evgenii Dadonov and Mike Hoffman and an up-and-coming group of prospects set to make the club contenders for years to come. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
29:07
April 24, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Arminda "Mindy" Figueroa, Latin2Latin
With the changing work environment, Junior Achievement of South Florida's Recipe for Success podcast show has evolved to a virtual, interactive interview session with President and CEO Laurie Sallarulo and various guests. Learn more about these top professionals' main ingredient in their recipe of professional and personal success. Let's get cooking! This week's episode welcomes Arminda "Mindy" Figueroa.  Mindy is a connector, marketer, entrepreneur, author, award winning business owner, founder and president of Latin2Latin Marketing + Communications (L2L).  L2L connects brands, talent, businesses, communities, government and media partners to create winning solutions. Learn more at http://www.latin2latin.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
25:43
April 21, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest John Ray III, Sonitrol
With the changing work environment, Junior Achievement of South Florida's Recipe for Success podcast show has evolved to a virtual, interactive interview session with President and CEO Laurie Sallarulo and various guests. Learn more about these top professionals' main ingredient in their recipe of professional and personal success. Let's get cooking! This episode welcomes John Ray III, President & CEO of Sonitrol Security Solutions. The company provides customized, fully integrated solutions for networked access control, verified audio and video intrusion detection, networked video surveillance and fire detection. Sonitrol Security Solutions has grown throughout the South Florida region by providing innovative electronic security technology to commercial, industrial/distribution, education and governmental clients. John is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the electronic security and industry. Skilled in Entrepreneurship, Physical Security, Fire Protection, Team Building, and Video Analytics. Strong business development professional graduated from Millsaps College Else School of Management. For more information visit www.securefl.com. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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April 17, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Kim Sweers, FB Marine Group
With the changing work environment, Junior Achievement of South Florida's Recipe for Success podcast show has evolved to a virtual, interactive interview session with President and CEO Laurie Sallarulo and various guests. Learn more about these top professionals' main ingredient in their recipe of professional and personal success. Lets's get cooking! This episode welcomes Kim Sweers, Founder, Managing Partner and Owner of FB Marine Group.  FB Marine Group is a family-owned and operated business, founded in 1994 by its current owners Randy and Kim Sweers. The Sweers have followed their vision to build FB Marine Group into one of America’s leading marine dealerships with locations in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and a future HQ location in Pompano Beach, Florida offering clients new/preowned sales, service, financing, parts, charter, and yacht management. Today, FB Marine Group has over 30 employees most of which are Mercury, Yamaha, Volvo, and Suzuki trained service technicians along with an extensive inventory of parts and accessories. FBMG also offers yacht management, complete electronics repair and installation, fiberglass and paint repair and custom engine builds and rigging. FB Marine Group has long been known for its expertise in the boating industry for sales and service of some of the top names in the business such as Contender, Sessa, Statement Marine, Intrepid, Nortech, Cigarette, Century Boats, Victory Boats among many others. Over the past 25 years, FB Marine Group has sought to expand its sales and service business with greater emphasis on luxury yachts, cruisers, center consoles, hi-performance, and runabouts. The company, also, has a government services division that has long term service contracts with numerous agencies. FB Marine Group has a diverse team of talented individuals, many of whom have worked in the marine industry for their entire professional careers. The Sweers believe in hiring the “best of the best” and support ongoing education to keep team members on the cutting edge of technology. For more information about FB Marine Group, visit: https://www.fbmarinegroup.com/. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
13:19
April 14, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Maureen Shea, Right Management
With the changing work environment, Junior Achievement of South Florida's Recipe for Success podcast show has evolved to a virtual, interactive interview session with President and CEO Laurie Sallarulo and various guests. Learn more about these top professionals' main ingredient in their recipe of professional and personal success. Lets's get cooking! This episode welcomes Maureen Shea, CEO and Co-Founder of Right Management. Maureen drives Right’s growth in diverse talent management and career management services for privately and publicly owned companies throughout Florida and the Caribbean Region. Previously, she served as Chief Financial Officer since 1986.   As a strategic resource, Maureen makes it her mission to “Guide and Inspire” her team and colleagues region wide. Recognized for helping shape and support South Florida’s HR profession, she serves on the President’s Council of the Human Resource Association of Broward County. She was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2009.   Maureen was honored with the Enterprising Women of the Year Award, Leadership Broward’s Profiles In Leadership Award, Florida Diversity Council’s Glass Ceiling Award, and has received South Florida Business Journal’s CFO of the Year award. Recognizing her community leadership, the National Conference of Community and Justice presented her with its Silver Medallion Award, and she was inducted into Junior Achievement’s South Florida’s Business Hall of Fame. Right Management – Florida/Caribbean was named 2013’s Socially Responsible Corporation of the Year by the Casimiro Global Foundation.   Maureen has served on the Board of Trustees and the Finance committee for Holy Cross Hospital. She is a Leadership Broward Foundation alumna, a board member of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California and a member of the Board of Trustees for St. Thomas University. She has served on the finance committee of United Way of Broward.   A prominent insurance and HR executive before joining Right Management, Maureen was director of Recruiting for Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company and Lincoln National Life. Among many honors, while at Lincoln National Life she earned the “Recruiter of the Year” Award as the top recruiter in the nation. Her undergraduate degree is from Kean College in New Jersey.   For more information about Right Management, visit: https://www.rightflorida.com/ For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida Episode analytics
17:50
April 10, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Andrew Koenig, City Furniture
With the changing work environment, Junior Achievement of South Florida's Recipe for Success podcast show has evolved to a virtual, interactive interview session with President and CEO Laurie Sallarulo and various guests. Learn more about these top professionals' main ingredient in their recipe of professional and personal success.    Lets's get cooking! This episode welcomes Andrew Koenig, President of CIty Furniture. Andrew graduated with degrees in Finance and Accounting from Elon University in 2005 and received his MBA in Entrepreneurship from Nova Southeastern University – Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Andrew began his full-time career with City Furniture in January 2006 in the Receiving Department unloading furniture on containers, and has worked his way up through the company and in almost all divisions of the company. He spent a significant time streamlining the Operations Department in the first 8 years of his career to become one of the industry’s best.    Currently, Andrew is serving as President of City Furniture, overseeing all departments of the business. Shortly before joining City Furniture, Andrew studied Lean Philosophy at Toyota’s headquarters in Toyota City, Japan. After learning from Toyota and other Lean companies in the United States and abroad, Andrew introduced Lean Thinking to City Furniture in 2007. Ever since, City Furniture has been on a Lean Journey to create a culture of mutual trust and respect, teamwork and a deep sense of urgency to continuously improve.    Since the implementation of Lean, the company has seen many major breakthroughs in turnover reduction, operational process improvement, customer experience, safety, associate satisfaction, strategic planning, financial success and much more.   The journey is never over and Andrew & Sr. Team are working very hard to implement Lean Thinking throughout the company which is now been renamed as “The City Furniture Operating System (CFOS).”    Andrew is extremely lucky to have 1 amazing wife Deana (who he met during his MBA) and 3 beautiful kids (Aaron 3, Daya 2, & Christian 1). Andrew is the son of Keith Koenig & nephew to Kevin Koenig, the founders of Waterbed City in 1971 which ultimately converted to City Furniture in 1994. Andrew currently serves as the Vice Chair on Junior Achievement's Board of Directors.   For more information about City Furniture, visit: https://www.cityfurniture.com/    For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit https://www.jasouthflorida.org    Follow us on social media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida   Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
11:20
April 7, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Alan Garcia, EY
With the changing work environment, Junior Achievement of South Florida's Recipe for Success podcast show has evolved to a virtual, interactive interview session with President and CEO Laurie Sallarulo and various guests. Learn more about these top professionals' main ingredient in their recipe of professional and personal success.    Lets's get cooking! This episode welcomes Alan Garcia, Ernst & Young (EY) LLP Boca Raton Office Managing Partner. In this role, Alan leads a team of 190 professionals and is responsible for developing and engaging the firm's people, creating high-performing teams, driving market leadership across service lines and enhancing the EY brand.   Garcia has more than 22 years of experience serving SEC registrants and multinational clients, in addition to 12 years of experience serving software, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and technology clients. He is also the firm’s US-Central Region Technology Media and Telecommunications Assurance Market Segment Leader.  Garcia and his wife Kim have a six-year-old son, George, and live in South Florida. Garcia earned a Bachelor of Administration in Accounting and a Master of Accounting from the University of Miami. He is a certified public accountant licensed in Florida and Georgia and is also a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. Information about how EY collects and uses personal data and a description of the rights individuals have under data protection legislation are available via ey.com/privacy.  For more information about our organization, please visit https://www.ey.com/en_us.   For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org   Follow us on social media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasouthflorida  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/junior-achievement-of-south-florida/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasouthflorida  Twitter: https://twitter.com/JASouthFlorida
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April 6, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Jack Harris, 3DE Schools
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Jack Harris, President & Chief Executive Officer of 3DE Schools, an organization focused on transforming high school education to significantly expand economic opportunity. Through integrated public/private partnerships, 3DE uses case methodology to re-engineer learning and create academic environments that are more relevant, experiential, and authentically connected to life beyond the classroom walls. In 2015, Harris spearheaded the pilot launch of the first 3DE high school in one of metro Atlanta's highest-poverty and lowest-performing high schools, leading to a 47 percent increase in graduation rates and a 30 percent reduction in transiency in four short years. 3DE was incubated within Junior Achievement of Georgia, where Jack was President & CEO for 10 years, after initially joining the JA Worldwide organization as the Director of International Operations in 2002. Harris is currently leading the $55 million effort to expand 3DE to 55 schools by 2024, building to the long-term goal of 500 schools by 2030. Jack holds a degree in Politics and a certificate in Political Economy from Princeton University, and spent parts of his early career in both education and business. He serves on the Board of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and is a member of YPO Southern 7. Harris often speaks on the role of public/private partnerships in education, and has been recognized for his work in education and economic development, being named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 under 40 in 2009 and one of Atlanta's Most Admired CEOs in 2017. Learn more about 3DE at https://www.3deschools.org/. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
28:42
April 3, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Bill Feinberg, Allied Kitchen & Bath
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Bill Feinberg. Family owned and operated by Bill & Joe Feinberg, along with their two brothers, Allied Kitchen & Bath is your trusted kitchen and bathroom design and remodeling firm in South Florida.  A company built on trust, quality and customer service, Allied is a highly respected, true one-stop destination for the best in kitchen, bathroom, home design and remodeling.  Allied has been serving homeowners in the Tri-County area for over 35 years.  As a professional, licensed and insured Residential General Contractor with over 65 employees, we are well equipped to complete any home remodeling project from start to finish.  While having the most Certified Kitchen and Bathroom designers and Certified Aging in Place Specialists in all of Florida, Allied is a leader when it comes to innovation, style and design.  Our showrooms feature innovative kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor living space, appliances, decorative hardware and plumbing, as well as a complete tile and stone showroom.  Allied is well established in the community and is a strong industry partner throughout South Florida.  We serve homeowners, designers, builders, architects and contractors, and the culture of our company is to continuously “pay it forward” and give back to the community in which we serve. Philanthropy / Community - Bill Feinberg underwrites and hosts numerous charities in his 2 locations. Allowing the charity to raise monies that go back to those they serve and at no cost to the nonprofits. For close to ten years, Bill has hosted over 100 charities with hundreds of guests and has helped raise over 5 million dollars going directly back into the community. Bill proudly sits on many nonprofit boards. Learn more about Allied Kitchen & Bath at https://www.alliedkitchenandbath.com/. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
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March 27, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Rob Kornahrens, Advanced Roofing
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Rob Kornahrens, CEO & President of Advanced Roofing Inc. Rob was born in Long Island NY in 1957; he is the youngest of 4 boys. During High School he worked with a commercial roofing contractor, Triple M Roofing from Long Island. Every summer he would come back to Triple M Roofing and work on the roofs, until graduating in 1979 from the University of Arizona with a BS in Business Administration. This is where he became a rugby player. Upon graduating from the University of Arizona he had to make a decision to go into family business on long island manufacturing refueling equipment for airports or take a position with Triple M Roofing to open the new branch in Atlanta Georgia. Doing some research, he found out Atlanta had the Atlanta Renegades Rugby Club, one of the best rugby clubs in the Southeast United States, thus the decision to go to Atlanta. Rob was successful in Atlanta and the owner decides to move him to Fort Lauderdale to take over an existing operation. He was successful there as well, and in 1983 he decided to borrow $15K form his dad and buy a pick-up truck to start his own business. From that point on he focused on customer service in the commercial reroofing business and it has grown steadily for the last 35 years. They have been in the top 10 Commercial Roofing Contractors in the United States and #1 in Florida. Today Advanced Roofing has 7 branches throughout the State of Florida and employs approximately 500 people. In 2002, he was a Founding member of Roof Connect. Roof Connect is a National Organization of Roofing Contractors Independently owned and have their own service regions. There are 120 branches nationally serving many national accounts like; Walmart, Home Depot and Dollar General, etc. Rob presently sits on the Board of Roof Connect. In 2007 he started Advanced Green Technologies (AGT) as a solar distributor for a thin film solar panel, he also started his solar contracting business at the same time. Today AGT is the top commercial rooftop solar contractor in the State of Florida and recently completed two 2 Mega Watt Solar carports at Lockheed Martin (approximately 600 cars). The succession planning with Kevin and Michael is under way and they have purchased 2 roofing companies in the State of Florida to expand their geographic footprint and grow the Service, Air Conditioning, Lightening Protection, Roofing and Solar Business. Rob has positioned the company along with all his associates to have the best brand in the State. Learn more about Advanced Roofing Inc. at https://www.advancedroofing.com/ Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
32:55
March 13, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Harry Patten, Patten Realty Corporation
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Harry S. Patten, the Owner, Chairman and Founder of National Land Partners, LLC, a successful land sales company, which to date has sales in excess of more than $2.5 billion in land and NLP Finance, LLC, a mortgage servicing company.   As the foremost buyer and seller of rural and recreational land in America, Mr. Patten has generated billions of dollars in land sales over the course of his career, which began in 1962.   Mr. Patten learned to love and value land from his father, who was a land trader in the early 1900’s. In 1965, he founded Patten Realty Corporation based in Stamford, Vermont. In 1966, Patten Realty Corporation restructured to become Patten Corporation and developed a series of partnerships throughout the Northeast. He served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President. The highly effective sales techniques and programs innovated by Mr. Patten are still used by most major land development companies in America.   Mr. Patten also played a major role in the development of JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. Each year, 20,000 8th graders from Broward and south Palm Beach counties discover financial literacy and budgeting skills, as well as career opportunities in the Patten Family Foundation JA Finance Park.   Learn more about Patten Family Companies: https://www.pattenfamilycompanies.com/index.html Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
30:32
March 6, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Adam August, Batch Cookie Company
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Adam August, Co-Founder of Batch, The Cookie Company. Adam leaders Batch in the day-to-day operations and executes the long-term vision of being a nationally recognized brand.    In 2015, after working in sales for the Miami Dolphins and running the operations for a startup fitness company, a chance encounter with Charles Schwab Jr. on a ski trip in Chile, led Adam to move to Appleton, Wisconsin to resurrect Scolding Locks. A 100-year-old bobby pin manufacturing company that was on the verge of closing its doors and putting 13 employees out of job.   Having no experience in manufacturing, Adam had to figure it out, and figure it out fast.  In just 10 months, he managed to double the customer base, reduce the company debt in half, change the manufacturing process to reduce the amount of inventory, repair fractured relationships with key vendors, and save the jobs of 13 employees.  One Wisconsin winter was enough for Adam, so he decided to move back home to the Bay Area and break into the startup world. He landed a job with one of the hottest cybersecurity startups, HackerOne. There, he quickly became the top producing sales development rep because of his creative and persistent approach.    Adam’s success caught the eye of GrowthX, a Venture Capital firm specializing in investing in seed stage startups. They recruited Adam to join one of their portfolio companies, Aptology, as the first sales rep.  Unconventional is one way to describe Adam’s career path. However, it has taught him that he thrives in unfamiliar situations. His ability to adapt, overcome obstacles, and maintain a level of self-belief is what has led him to be successful at each stage of his career.    Visit Batch's website at https://www.batchcookieco.com/. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
34:30
February 28, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Andrew Cagnetta, Transworld Business Advisors
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Andy Cagnetta, CEO of Transworld Business Advisors and past member of the JA Board of Directors. Transworld Business Advisors, LLC is a worldwide franchise leader in business brokerage, franchise consulting and franchise development. We have many offices throughout the USA helping entrepreneurs realize the American Dream through business brokerage, franchising, and franchising development. For more information, visit https://www.tworld.com/. Andy came down to Florida in 1995. While looking to buy a business, he encountered a company named Transworld Business Brokers. He continued his search for a business, but was offered a position at Transworld as an agent. He joined the company and quickly became one of South Florida’s top performers. Now over thirty-eight years old, Transworld Business Advisors is the number one business brokerage and an international Franchisor through a partnership with United Franchise Group. They have currently over 400 business brokers in the organization and have over 3,000 businesses for sale. They also have 120+ franchisees in the US and several internationally. Andy is a recognized speaker and trainer in the subject of business sales, valuation and negotiations. He has taught his self-authored negotiations class to associations, construction companies, media sales teams, government agencies, high school & university students. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
35:50
February 21, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Maureen Canada, LIghthouse Point Marina
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Maureen Canada, President of Lighthouse Point Marina and Owner Operators of Nauti Dawg Marina Cafe.   For more information about Lighthouse Point Marina, visit http://lhpmarina.com/.  For Nauti Dawg Marina Cafe, visit http://www.nautidawg.com/. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
41:39
February 14, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest John Duran, Gecko ParX
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes John Duran, Founder and Owner of Gecko ParX. John has more than 24 years of experience in multiple management areas. His passion is working to bring start-up in the family entertainment businesses to market by focusing on definition of market, strategy, and product and then team building and execution.  He has broad operating experience across product management, marketing, sales, business development, strategic planning, and operations management including P&L management for $10M+ businesses. Diverse industry experience in family entertainment attractions, music festivals, concerts, media, e-commerce, logistics, social networking, marketing, and promotions.  For more information about Gecko ParX, visit http://geckoparx.com/. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
31:54
February 7, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest James Donnelly, Castle Group
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes James Donnelly, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Castle Group, the premier choice for community management. He is also a CPA, angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
40:48
January 31, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Sheryl Clark, Boston Proper
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Sheryl Clark, President and CEO of Boston Proper. Boston Proper is a omni-channel specialty retailer of distinctive Women's apparel, designed for today's independent, confident and active women. The product assortment includes casual sportswear and dresses, active-wear, travel separates, swimwear and outerwear along with coordinating accessories and footwear with a focus on quality, style and age-appropriate fit. Sheryl is responsible for the vision, growth and direction of the brand, oversees all aspects of P&L, business operations and directs merchandising, design, marketing and creative direction for Boston Proper. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
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January 24, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Abdol Moabery, GA Telesis
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking!This episode welcomes Abdol Moabery, the founder, President and CEO of GA Telesis, a leader in integrated aviation services with operations worldwide. Founded in 2002 by Mr. Moabery, GA Telesis has quickly grown to one of the largest firms in its sector, amassing vertically integrated global aviation services businesses including engine, component and structural maintenance and engineering, replacement parts distribution and supply-chain management, aircraft and engine leasing, and investment management. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
40:33
January 17, 2020
Recipe for Success with Guest Jarett Levan, BBX Capital Corporation
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Jarett Levan, President of BBX Capital Corporation.  Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
35:20
December 20, 2019
Recipe for Success with Guest Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, Children's Services Council of Broward County
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This show welcomes Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, President & CEO of Children's Services Council of Broward County. In her role, she works hard to dramatically transform young lives through a focus on supporting proven programs delivered by more than 100 “provider” agencies that achieve measureable outcomes, while ensuring transparency and accountability for the CSC.  Her leadership and advocacy on behalf of the children of Broward County has made a real difference for all Broward residents, and especially for Broward’s children. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
27:50
December 13, 2019
Recipe for Success with Guest Michele DiMeo, Monte Restaurant Development Group
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Michele DiMeo, Chief Operating Officer of Monte Restaurant Development Group and President of Squisito Franchise Enterprises Inc. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
37:25
December 6, 2019
Recipe for Success with Guest Tony Coley, BB&T
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Tony Coley, Regional President of BB&T.  Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
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November 29, 2019
Recipe for Success with Guest Joe Mullings, The Mullings Group
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This show welcomes Joe Mullings, Founder of The Mullings Group, host of TrueFuture TV, President & CEO of Dragonfly Stories.   Joe Mullings and his firm have completed more searches in the medical device industry than any other search firm. More than 7,000 searches with more than 500 different companies in the Life Sciences space.  The Mullings Group, established in 1992, is the country's leading Executive Search Firm in the medical device space. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
34:15
November 26, 2019
Recipe for Success with Guest Gary Press, Lifestyle Media Group
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Gary Press, Chairman of Lifestyle Media Group. Gary was honored last year at the 2018 Ultimate Night Out! Gary has over 30 years in the advertising, marketing and publishing industries. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
34:40
November 15, 2019
Recipe for Success with Guest Carmen Russo, Retired Superintendent of Schools
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally.  Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Carmen Russo, mother of host and Junior Achievement President & CEO Laurie Sallarulo. Carmen shares her experience and successes from her career in education. Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.
32:59
November 8, 2019
Recipe for Success with Guest Steve Nudelberg, On The Ball Ventures
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking!  Steve Nudelberg is an author, expert sales trainer, consultant, keynote speaker, and serial entrepreneur. Steve created On the Ball – a company that invests time and talent in emerging businesses and corporate teams to help them grow. Steve is an energetic powerhouse who infuses adrenaline and ideas to ignite individuals and teams to sharpen overall performance Steve’s 27 core Leadership Rules of Engagement within this book, Confessions of a Serial Salesman, have been developed over decades of corporate and entrepreneurial leadership endeavors.
30:31
November 1, 2019
Recipe for Success with Guest Aliya Aaron, AMR Healthcare Consulting
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes guest Aliya Aaron, MSHS, BSN, RN, Founder and CEO of AMR Healthcare Consulting and Nursing Innovation Hub. This dynamic woman is a registered nurse, informaticist, software developer, author, health-tech entrepreneur, wife, mother and all around amazing mentor to today's youth. She's also a Junior Achievement Alumnus from North Carolina.
30:00
October 25, 2019
Recipe for Success with Guest Mark Alfieri, BrandStar
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes guest Mark Alfieri, Founder and CEO of BrandStar. Mark has been in the content marketing and branded Entertainment space since 1994 With over 20 years of experience and the production of over 10,000 national television advertising, branding, and marketing campaigns for some of the world’s largest companies, Mark is the passion and vision behind O2 Media and is a pioneer in the Branded Entertainment industry. In 2008 Mark acquired BrandStar and developed a full service content marketing agency as part of the portfolio of O2 Media companies. BrandStar has become the flagship brand of the group.
39:48
October 18, 2019
Recipe for Success with Guest Bob Birdsong, OK Generators
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes guest Bob Birdsong, President and Owner of OK Generators, the largest independent dealer in standby power systems in the U.S. Bob also serves on the Junior Achievement of South Florida and other Board of Directors, is a member of the JA Business Hall of Fame, a US Navy veteran and even appeared in a Bowflex commercial. He has some tremendous stories to share.
33:43
October 11, 2019
Recipe for Success with Guest Pamela Alexander Huizenga, CoLab Farms
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally. Let's Get Cooking! The first episode welcomes guest Pamela Alexander Huizenga, owner of Pamela Huizenga Jewelry and CoLab Farms. She is a vertical farming, veggie growing, egg collecting, clean food cooking, property developing, jewelry designing, stone cutting, business starting wife and mother. 
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October 4, 2019