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 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 Co​​ord​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 De​velopment 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 drug addiction, and how to provide hope, help and recovery for those who are addicted.

Yvette Torres
ytorres@broward.org
​Janet Downie
​jdownie@broward.org​

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, D​irector   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 Ma​nager 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 Dir​ector 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, Dire​ctor 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 Prev​ention, 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   95​4-357-6040

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 9​​54-357-5280
- 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 Insu​rance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Officer 954-357-6047

Port Everglades Department
p> 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, Co​rporate 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, Assistan​t 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, Direc​tor 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 Purchas​ing 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 c ollects 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, Direct​​or 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, Commu​nity 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, Budg​et 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, Directo​r 954-831-0704

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