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Broward County > Public Communications > 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.

Accounting Division
Provides financial information for residents, legislative and oversight bodies, investors and creditors, to assess accountability and make social and economic decisions.

Animal Care
Promotes responsible pet ownership, animal care and licensing, community safety, adoptions, and pet population control.

Lisa Mendheim, Education Outreach Coordinator

954-359-1313

Aviation Department
Operates the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and North Perry Airport. Provides area residents with information about the Airport and its related projects. FLL's Speaker's Bureau offers presentations to business organizations, civic groups, and homeowner associations. Speakers can discuss a wide variety of topics including but not limited to the Airport's rich history, growth, and the South Runway Expansion Program. Presentations last approximately 25 minutes and can be customized for your organization to schedule a speaker contact:

Gregory Meyer

954-359-6116

Steve Belleme, Airport Development Manager 

954-359-2336

Winston Cannicle, Noise Control/Environmental Officer

954-359-6181

Allan Siegel, Community Outreach Coordinator 954-359-6978
Angela Newland, Aviation Assistant Director of Airport Development 954-359-6148
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.

Paul Faulk, Division Director

954-357-4860

Jasmine Bascombe, Clinical Director

954-357-5082

Community Partnerships Division
Provides planning, coordinating, administering and evaluating a comprehensive array of human service 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

Miriam Firpo-Jimenez, Nancy Cotterman Center 954-357-5775

Deborah Meidinger-Hosey, Child Care Licensing and
Enforcement

954-357-4800

Michael Wright, Homeless Initiative Partnership 954-357-6167
Linda Raybin, Children's Services 954-357-7249

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

Steve Hammond

954-357-7762

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Promotes leisure and meeting/convention travel to Broward County. Promotes economic development of Broward County.

Nicki E. Grossman, President

954-765-2477

John Webb, Senior Vice President 954-765-2460
Albert Tucker, Vice President, Multicultural Business Development 954-767-2456
Alfredo Gonzalez, Vice President, Tourism & International Sales 954-767-2446
Noelle P. Stevenson, Film Commissioner 954-767-2440

Christine Tascione, Vice President Convention and Group Sales

954-765-2466

Bruce Appel, Vice President of Administration

954-765-2477

Kim Butler, Vice President of Marketing and Communications

954-765-2442

Carlos J. Puentes, Convention Center Operations

954-765-5908

Mark Gatley, Convention Center Operations

954-765-5920

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

Earl Bosworth

954-357-7456

Jody Horne-Leshinsky

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, Assistant Director 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 physically and psychiatrically disabled elders, veterans, their dependants, and dependant survivors in an effort to help them remain independent in the community.

William Metcalf, Community Care for the Elderly

954-537-2936

Chavella Williams, Mental Health

954-537-2936

Owen Walker, Veterans Services

954-537-2936

Carol Wheat, Volunteer Services

954-537-2936

Emergency Management Division
Develops emergency planning, response, mitigation and recovery activities for Broward County. Free training and presentations on emergency management-related issues available upon request.

Miguel Ascarrunz

954-831-3908

Richard Allen

954-831-3909

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

954-357-8821

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

Environmental Licensing and Building Permitting

The Environmental Licensing and Building Permitting, protects public safety, health and welfare by administering and enforcing all applicable building, and consumer protection ordinances, codes, laws, rules, resolutions and regulations in effect in Broward County, Florida. The Division also ensures that all solid waste and hazardous materials management and related activities are conducted in accordance with governing regulations; provides 24-hour response to environmental complaints; coordinates the Surface Water Management Program, Domestic Wastewater Program, and Non-Domestic Wastewater/NPDES Programs; and administers the Tree Preservation and Abuse Ordinance.

Mona Fandel, Consumer Protection

954-765-5081

Joel Metter, Consumer Protection 954-765-5081
David Burgueno, Contractor, Licensing and Enforcement 954-765-5081
Elissa Taylor, FEMA Flood Maps and NAVD 88 954-519-1264
Ryan Goldman, Wetlands and Ecology 954-519-1266
Peter Burke, Tree Resources 954-519-1244
Sermin Unsal, Waste Management 954-519-1460

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

Samantha Danchuk, Climate Change 954-519-1295
Elizabeth Humple, Environmental Monitoring 954-519-1451
Reginal Page, Laboratory Operations 954-519-1422
Paul Krashefski, Land Stewardship Program 954-519-0305
Dr. Ken Banks, Marine Resources 954-519-1207
Diana Guidry, NatureScape Program 954-519-0317
Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Water Resources 954-519-1270
Barbara Powell, Water Resources 954-519-0356

Planning and Redevelopment Division
Coordinates and monitors the regulation of development projects throughout Broward County; administers the Broward County Land Development Code and Natural Resource Protection Code; administers the County’s impact fee and concurrency programs; performs traffic impact analyses, as required; administers the County’s plat review process; manages the comprehensive planning program, annexation program, and rezoning petition process; serves as a repository for demographic and economic data; manages the Geographic Information System (GIS) and provides GIS services to County agencies; administers and enforces applicable regulations related to zoning code inspections in the unincorporated Areas; and coordinates Code Enforcement activities in unincorporated areas

Maribel Feliciano, Land Use and Comprehensive Planning 954-519-1424

Vicki Morrow, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

954-357-6618

Javier Acevedo, Demographic Data 954-357-6861

Martin Berger, Land Development Code

954-357-6623

Evy Kalus, Impact Fees 954-357-6637

Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division
Protects Broward County's environment through environmental regulation and inspection, wellfield protection, and cleanup; and promotes environmental protection and conservation through public outreach. The Division administers the Go SOLAR grant program which makes it easier for residents and businesses to convert to solar energy, by reducing the cost and wait time associated with the installation process for photovoltaic (PV) rooftop solar systems.

Lorenzo Fernandez, Air Quality

954-519-1249

Josephina Cisneros, Go SOLAR Program 954-519-1215
Kenneth Dobies, Go SOLAR Program 954-519-0313
Kay Sommers, Climate Change, Go SOLAR Program 954-519-1257
David Vanlandingham, Environmental Cleanup 954-519-1478
Alfred Gomez, Pollution Prevention 954-519-1259
Jeffrey Halsey, Environmental Protection, Go SOLAR Program 954-519-1468
Ali Younes, Regulatory Inspections, Hazardous Materials and Storage Tanks 954-519-1286

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

Scott Campbell, Facilities Maintenance 

954-357-5590

Albert Peterson, Energy Management 954-357-6489

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.

Patricia West, Director

954-357-6367

Ismael Martinez, Assistant Director 954-357-6147

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

954-357-5001

Kathy Williamson-Wesley, Regional Manager, North Region Family Success Center (Pompano Beach)

954-357-5324

Angie Washington, Regional Manager, Northwest Family Success Center (Coral Springs)

954-357-4957

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

954-357-5625

Raynold Sam, Section Manager, Community Action Agency 954-357-5800
Audrey Ljung, Regional Manager, Community Action Agency 954-357-5803

Fleet Services
Fleet Services keeps the “wheels of government” turning, providing fleet services and vehicle and equipment maintenance programs.

Phyllis Braswell

954-357-6423

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 stormwate