Speakers Bureau Agency Listing

Welcome to Broward County's Speakers Bureau. Staff professionals and subject matter experts from Broward County agencies are available to speak on a variety of topics, including those listed below. Choose from the list of topics, or call an agency directly to collaborate on a topic.

 

Animal Care and Adoption

Promotes responsible pet ownership, animal care and licensing, community safety, adoptions, and pet population c​ontrol.

Lisa Mendheim, Education Outreach Coord​inator

954-359-1313

 

Aviation Department

Operates Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and North Perry Airport. FLL Speaker's Bureau offers presentations to business organizations, civic groups, and homeowner associations. Speakers discuss topics including the airport's rich history, growth, new destinations, terminal renovations and other improvement projects. Presentations last approximately 25 minutes and can be customized for your organization. To schedule a speaker contact:

 

Steve Belleme, Airport Development Manager 

954-359-2336

Marc Gambrill, Director of Capital Improvement Program 954-359-2343
Trevor Fisher, Director of Airport Expansion Program 954-359-6866
Mike Pacitto, Director of Planning 954-359-6103
 

Broward Addiction Recovery Center    

Provides programs to help ensure Broward County residents are self-sufficient, healthy and free from addiction. Education is one of the keys to preventing substance abuse. Members of the Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) staff are available as speakers for schools, community organizations and other groups that want to learn more about how to prevent alcohol and drug addiction, and how to provide hope, help and recovery for those who are addicted.

Jasmine Bascombe, Clinical Director

954-357-5082

 

Building Code Services Division

The Building Code Services Division protects public safety, health and welfare by administering and enforcing all applicable building codes, laws, rules, resolutions and regulations in effect in Broward County.  They ensure construction in the Broward Municipal Services District and also cities under contract which conform to the Florida Building Code and all other laws, ordinances, resolutions and regulations regarding construction, code enforcement, unsafe structure / minimum housing regulations, and elevator safety.  Mandates in Chapter 399 of the Florida State Statutes regarding elevator safety are monitored and strictly enforced by BCSD.  They also regulate all trades and occupations associated with the installation, repair, alteration, design or modification of electrical, plumbing, liquefied petroleum gas, mechanical systems, building construction industry; and engineered construction as mandated by the Florida Statutes and Chapter 9 of the Broward County Code of Ordinances.


Hip Cruz, Jr., Director

954-765-4400 ext 9848

​Damaris Lugo, Assistant Director, Contractor / Licensing and Enforcement

​954-765-4400 ext 9267

​Julio Briceno, Building Official / Contract Cities

​954-658-1808

​Dan O’linn, Assistant Building Official / Airport – BMSD

​954-658-1813

Ralph Gonzalez, Chief Building Code Inspector / Building Code Enforcement – BMSD

954-765-4400 X4840
954-658-1825

​William Redmond, Elevator Safety Program Supervisor

​954-765-4400 X9840
954-658-1902​


 

Community Partnerships Division
Provides planning, coordinating, administering and evaluating a comprehensive array of human services programs for children and adults including behavioral health, child care licensing, sexual assault treatment and counseling, health care, HIV/AIDS, and homeless services.

 

Mandy Wells, Director 

954-357-8647

William Green, Health Care Services

954-357-5398​

Michael Wright, Homeless Initiative Partnership 954-357-6167
​Dr. Phillip Harris, Children's Services ​​954-357-7249
 

Construction Management Division

Directs the planning, design and construction process for new and renovated County facilities.

 

Ariadna Musarra, Director  

954-357-6473

  

County Auditor

The Office of the County Auditor is responsible for the internal audit functions of the County.  Our main objectives are to assess the adequacy of internal controls within the County, determine compliance with contracts, laws and regulations and provide recommendations, when feasible, to correct or improve the accountability, efficiency and effectiveness of County agencies and programs.

Bob Melton

954-357-7590

 

Cultural Division
Enhances the community's cultural environment through the development of arts.

Earl Bosworth, Director

954-357-7456

Meredith Clements

954-357-7463

  

Economic and Small Business Development
Implements strategies to enhance Broward County’s economy and contribute to an improved quality of life for all residents. Areas of focus include value-added job creation, business expansion and retention, small business growth, business development, international trade development, export readiness and entrepreneurial training and development. Services are delivered by the agency and through partnerships with state, local and private sector organizations. The Office of Economic and Small Business Development promotes equal access to Broward County procurement opportunities for small business enterprises in local and federal small business programs, and helps position small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to take advantage of opportunities, and grow their businesses beyond Broward.  

Sandy-Michael McDonald, Director

954-357-5673

Christopher Atkinson, Business Manager 954-357-6560
Steven Tinsley, Economic Development and International Trade Manager

954-357-8075

Jasmine Jones, Community Relations and Outreach Manager

954-357-8076

  

Elderly and Veterans Services Division
Assists functionally impaired seniors, seniors with psychiatric disabilities and/or substance abuse disorders, and veterans of all ages, their dependents and dependent survivors, in an effort to help them remain independent in the community.

Mary Kittleson, Community Care for the Elderly

954-357-6622

Chevella Williams, Behavorial Health

954-357-6622

Manny Fuentes, Customer Relations and Senior Services

954-357-6622

Owen Walker, Veterans Services

954-357-6622

Patrick Cavanaugh, Public Education Coordinator

954-357-6622

 

Emergency Management Division

Develops emergency planning, response, mitigation and recovery activities for Broward County. Free training and presentations on emergency management-related issues such as Hazard Vulnerability, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response Operations, Disaster Assistance Programs, Citizen Corps Programs/Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Community Mitigation and Prevention, Business Resumption and Continuity of Operations, and Emergency Alert Notification Systems.

Lori Vun Kannon, Assistant Director 954-831-3933
 

Enterprise Technology Services 

Provides quality information technology services to County agencies. Plans, evaluates, develops and implements information technology in support of county-approved goals, objectives and priorities.

John Bruno, Director

954-357-8821

  

Environmental and Consumer Protection 

​Alfred Gomez, Environmental Regulatory Inspections, Hazardous Materials, Storage Tanks ​954-519-1259
​Eduard Koenig, Wellfields, Wellfield Protection ​954-519-1406
​Ali Younes, Pollution Prevention, Environmental Compliance Assistance ​954-519-1486
​Alfred Reid, Fuel Storage Tanks, Storage Tank Technical Issues ​954-519-1432
​Philip McChesney, Environmental and Consumer Protection ​954-357-6669
​Deborah Meidinger Hosey, Child Care Licensing and Enforcement ​954-357-4800, x0429
​William Karp, Child Care Licensing and Enforcement ​954-357-4800, x0458
​Gail Custode, Environmental and Consumer Protection, Enforcement ​954-519-1257
​Joe O’Geen, Consumer Protection ​954-765-4400, x9387
 

Environmental Engineering and Permitting Division  

Environmental Engineering and Permitting Division protects public health, safety, and welfare by administering and enforcing rules, policies and ordinances affecting the air, water, aquatic, wetland and tree resources of Broward County and the restoration of the environment.

Sermin Turegun, Director

954-519-1460

​Lorenzo Fernandez, Assistant Director ​954-519-1249​
​Carlos Adorisio, Engineering Unit Supervisor, Water and Environmental Licensing ​954-519-1206
​David Vanlandingham, Engineering Unit Supervisor – Cleanup, Brownfields, Solid Waste, Waste Transporters ​954-519-1478
​Robert Wong, Environmental Program Supervisor – Air Quality Licensing and Compliance ​954-519-1208
​Monica Pognon, Natural Resources Administrator – Air Monitoring and Outreach ​954-519-1476


Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department   

Encourages proper use of natural resources and promotes affordable housing, and redevelopment through the management of development activities and enforcement of animal care and adoption, building, environmental, zoning and consumer protection regulations

Henry Sniezak, Director​

954-357-6670

​Lenny Vialpando, Deputy Director ​954-357-6677

  

Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division

Protects and manages Broward County's beach and marine resources, provides countywide water resources planning and management, implements the County's land stewardship program, provides environmental monitoring and coordinates regional climate change initiatives.

 

Nicole Sharp, Beach Restoration

954-519-1231

Dr. Samantha Danchuk, Climate Change/Energy Sustainability 954-519-1295
Ileana Suarez-Hale, Environmental Monitoring / Lab Operations 954-519-1477
Paul Krashefski, Land Stewardship Program 954-519-1297
Dr. Ken Banks, Marine Resources 954-519-1207
Rose Bechard-Butman, NatureScape Program 954-519-0317
Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Climate Change 954-519-1270
Dr. Carolina Maran, Water Resources 954-519-0356

Facilities Management Division      

Manages, operates, maintains and handles security of County-owned and leased facilities.

Scott Campbell, Director

954-357-5590

Barry Allen, Energy Management 954-357-6222


Family Success Administration Division
Through Family Success Centers and other programs, helps families and individuals achieve and maintain health, safety and economic stability. Assists with housing, food, utilities, job and skills training, budgeting skills, and mental health services.

Ismael Martinez, Director

954-357-5003

Natalie Beasley, Assistant Director 954-357-6403

Helen Hinton, Regional Manager, Edgar P. Mills Family Success Center (Central)

954-357-5001

Ofelia Cardenas, Regional Manager, South Region Family Success Center (West Park)/Davie Family Success Center 

954-357-5625

​Efram Crenshaw, Human Services Administrator, Community Action Agency ​954-357-5800
Sarah Curtis, Section Manager, Housing Options 954-357-5055

Audrey Ljung, Outreach Coordinator, Community Action Agency

954-357-5803

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

Stacy Ritter, President

954-765-8999

Ed Simon, Senior Vice President, Convention Sales & Services 954-767-2459
Fernando Harb, Senior Vice President, Tourism Sales​t 954-767-2448
Ivan Pato, Senior Vice President, Administration 954-767-2477

Jessica Savage, Senior Vice President, Marketing Communications

954-767-2444

Richard Gray, Vice President, LGBTQ+

954-767-2484

Noelle Stevenson, Vice President, Film, Music, Fashion & Creative

954-767-2440

Carol Hudson, Vice President, Sports Business Development

954-767-2470

​Albert Tucker, Vice President, Multicultural Business Development ​954-767-2456
​Kelly Tortoriello, Vice President, Strategic Client Services ​954-767-2476

Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division
Maintains County road system and bridges including cleaning and moving, patching and resurfacing, canal and guardrail maintenance, street cleaning and stormwater drainage installation as well as mosquito control.

Anh Ton, Director

 954-357-6040

  

Highway and Construction Engineering Division
Manages major roadway improvement projects under the County's capital improvement program, conducts roadway inspections for County roadways and manages intersection improvement and congestion management projects.

Richard Tornese, Director

954-577-4579

  

Housing Finance and Community Development Division        
Provide housing which persons and families of low, moderate or middle income can afford, and capital for investment in such housing. Create partnerships, maximize resources and find new tools to develop and preserve affordable housing and improve communities.

Ralph Stone/Suzanne Fejes, Affordable Housing Programs​

954-357-4900

Suzanne Weiss, First Time Homebuyers/Mortgage Credit Certificate, Neighborhood Stabilization Program 954-357-4921
Norm Howard, Housing Finance Authority/Mortgage Credit Certifidations/Mortgage Review Bonds 954-357-4925
Glenn Amoruso, Redevelopment 954-357-6679
 
Human Resources Division
Maintains a fulfilling work environment by promoting professional and personal development, career advancement, competitive job benefits, and a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity and workplace equity.

Mary McDonald, Acting Director 954-357-6044


Human Services Department

Provides innovative and integrated health and human services that promote wellness and self-sufficiency to promote quality of life for all Broward County residents.

Kimm Campbell, D​irector

954-357-6385


Intergovernmental Affairs / Boards Section

Coordinates the state and federal programs and administers the board appointment process.

C. Marty Cassini, Manager 954-357-6440


Libraries Division
Provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation.

Access Services 954-357-8687
Administration Manager - Customer Service 954-357-7511

Adult Literacy Services

954-357-6237

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center 954-357-6282
Bienes Museum of the Modern Book 954-357-8692

Books-by-Mail

954-357-5757

Creation Station 954-357-5554

Community Engagement - Public Programs, Services, and Outreach 

954-357-7496

E-Services

954-357-7977

Historical Archives / Historical Research Library 954-357-7417

Main Library Information and Reference Services

954-357-7444

Main Library Main Tours 954-357-7443

Interlibrary Loan Services

954-357-7442

Summer Learning

954-357-7409

Summer Learning - Grants 954-357-7386

Talking Book Library

954-357-7555

Teen Space / Technology 954-357-7344

Volunteer Services

954-201-8381 

Youth Services

954-357-7470

 

Management and Budget, Office of 
Coordinates budget and management policy activities of county government and analyzes the fiscal impact of all proposed county ordinances and relevant proposed state legislation.

Norm Foster, Director 954-357-6346

 

Medical Examiner and Trauma Services
Investigates all violent, suspicious, unnatural and unattended deaths, and performs toxicology testing for drugs and poisons for police and health departments. Topics include role of the medical examiner, alcohol abuse and alcoholism, traffic injuries, poisonings, trauma services, ambulance certifications/enforcement, drug abuse and domestic violence.

Craig Mallak, M.D., Medical Examiner

954-357-5200

Gary Kunsman, Ph.D., Chief Toxicologist

954-357-5220

Dr. Wendy Snead, Associate Medical Examiner

954-357-5216

 

Parks and Recreation Division 

Broward County Parks and Recreation mission statement can be distilled down to three key words: Recreation. Preservation. Education. Our countywide network of regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas offers recreational and educational opportunities for all ages. The Parks also offers community outreach programs on a countywide basis – Special Populations Section, Volunteers/Community Partnerships, SWIM Central, and Extension Education. 

Parks Public Communications Group

954-357-8114

Extension Education

954-357-5270

- Commercial Horticulture 954-357-5279
- Urban Horticulture 954-357-5280
- 4-H Youth Development 954-357-5278
- Family and Consumer Sciences 954-357-5277
Operations 954-357-8704/8802

Special Populations Programs (Persons with Disabilities)

954-357-8170
TTY: 954-537-2844
 

Planning and Development Group 954-357-8114
- Natural Resources and Land Management Section 954-357-8114

SWIM Central

954-357-7946

Volunteers/Community Partnerships

954-357-8153/8181


Planning and Development Management Division
The Division administers programs and services that encourage sustainable development through the regulation and enforcement of Broward County Land Development and Natural Resource Protection Codes. Some of the programs and services include plat review process; impact fee and concurrency programs; comprehensive planning; annexation; and Broward Municipal Services District planning, code enforcement and zoning services. The Division serves as a repository for demographic and economic data, manages the Geographic Information System (GIS) and provides GIS services to County agencies.

​Maribel Feliciano, Land Use, Comprehensive Planning, Broward Municipal Services District 954-519-1424
Jo Sesodia, Demographic Data 954-357-6634

Thuy Turner, Land Development Code/Impact Fees

954-357-6623

Richard Ferrer, Historic Preservation 954-357-973


Professional Standards / Human Rights
Professional Standards/Human Rights investigates employment, housing and public accommodations discrimination, ethics, Wage Recovery, Living Wage, and Cone of Silence violations. The Section oversees 3 Advisory Boards. The ADA/HIPAA component investigates violations of HIPAA regulations, reviews employee ADA accommodations requests, and ensures compliance with the ADA for those seeking access to County programs, services, activities, or facilities.​

Myrielle Smith 954-357-6500
Steve Patterson, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Administrator/Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Officer 954-357-6047


Port Everglades Department
Maintains an active Speakers Bureau whose members are available to make presentations tailored to your business group, civic group or community organization on a variety of topics, including the Port’s operations, environmental programs, the cruise and cargo industries, international trade and the seaport’s on-going capital improvement program.

Maisy Alpert, Corporate and Community Relations

954-468-3505


Public Communications, Office of 
Administers the County’s communications with residents, businesses, visitors and employees to market and increase awareness of County services and programs. Manages the County’s website. Handles public information during emergencies.

Margaret Stapleton, Director

954-357-6931

Ric Barrick, Assistant Director

954-357-8541

 

Public Works Department
The Broward County Public Works Department manages design, construction and maintenance of the County's streets, storm water systems and building facilities. This includes maintenance and operation of virtually all traffic signals in the County. The department also provides water and wastewater services to large portions of the County's residents. In conjunction with the Broward County Resource Recovery Board and City governments, the department also manages the regional solid waste and recycling program.

Thomas Hutka, Director 954-357-6410


Purchasing Division
Procures goods, services and construction for Broward County Government agencies under the supervision of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.

Brenda J. Billingsley, Director, "Doing Business with Broward County" & General Purchasing

954-357-6070

Glenn Marcos, "Doing Business with Broward County" & General Purchasing

954-357-6072


Records, Taxes and Treasury Division
Records, stores and provides copies of public documents as part of the official record of Broward County Government. Operates the Value Adjustment Board, which settles disputes between taxpayers and the Property Appraiser concerning property taxation. Revenue Collection collects ad valorem (property) taxes and other taxes set at the local level, including those by Special Levying Districts, State Agencies and the County Commission. Acts as an agent for several state departments, including the Department of Revenue, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Tom Kennedy, Director

954-357-5777

Gary Mehringer, Assistant Director

954-357-5440

Jeannie Terwilliger, Recording

954-357-7274

Claudio Manicone, Tax Deeds and Tangible Personal Property Taxes, Tax Collection, and Licenses

954-357-8638

Dana Buker, Tax Deeds and Tangible Personal Property Taxes, Tax Collection, and Licenses

954-357-5378

Andre Morrell, Document Control/Minutes/Records Management 

954-357-7298
Paul Rowe, Auto Tag and Vessel Registration 954-797-8779
Randall Luechauer, Tourist Development Tax 954-357-6171
​Chris Stotz, Division Outreach  ​​954-357-7264

 

Risk Management Division
Administers the County’s self insurance program for workers’ compensation, general liability, automobile liability, and property damage claims. Manages the safety and occupational health of County employees.

Roger Moore, Assistant Director

954-357-7219


Seaport Engineering and Construction Division
Plans for seaport development, to maintain existing facilities and manage design, engineering and construction of new facilities for Port Everglades clients and Broward County staff while protecting the environment within the Port jurisdictional area.

John Foglesong, Director

954-468-0142

 

Solid Waste and Recycling Services
Manages Broward County's waste and recycling services for the Broward Municipal Services District; provides optional services for participating municipalities such as: residential household hazardous waste disposal, residential bulk waste disposal, and Keep Broward Beautiful programs; operates three residential drop-off centers and the Broward County Landfill; provides recycling services for County government facilities and County parks.

Jeff Turpin, Director

954-474-184


Traffic Engineering Division
Provides for the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicular traffic within the County.

Scott Brunner, Director

954-847-2600


Transit Division
Providing clean, safe, reliable and efficient transit services to the community.

Tim Garling, Deputy Director

954-357-8424

Barney McCoy, Service and Planning 954-357-8369
Tara Crawford, Service and Planning 954-357-8381
Jonathan Roberson, Transit Planning 954-357-8338
Gwendolyn Belton, Media Relations 954-357-8366
Jacque-Ann Isaacs, Community Bus Service 954-357-7713
Paul Strobis, Paratransit Services 954-357-8321
Tarnell Carroll, Youth Groups 954-357-8347

 

Transportation Department
Providing mobility options to keep the public and County government on the move. 

Chris Walton, Director

954-357-8301

Nikki Brooks, Budget

954-357-8586


Water and Wastewater Services
Provides water and wastewater management services and programs, balancing quality of life needs with sound environmental practices.

Alan Garcia, Director

954-831-0704

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