Professional Services

BOB SWINDELL

PRESIDENT & CEO, GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE ALLIANCE, FORT LAUDERDALE

A University of Florida graduate, Swindell got a start in the business world through his family’s Fort Lauderdale-based industrial supply company.

After nearly two decades running Champion Manufacturing, Swindell sold the company and joined the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance in 2003 as senior vice president of business development.

In 2009, he was named president and CEO of the alliance, a public-private partnership that promotes economic development for Broward County and 31 municipalities.

Over the past decade, Swindell has worked closely with CEOs and local governmental leaders to bring about significant job growth to the greater Broward County area.

Most recently, Swindell has been focusing on the challenge of providing affordable/workforce housing.

“Many of our Broward County residents are highly cost-burdened in the percentage of income they must spend for housing,” says Swindell. “As our state’s population continues to grow, we must ensure we have housing for our existing and future workforce at all wage levels.”

Swindell also is a strong advocate for continued investment in the community’s key infrastructure assets that include Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades, one of the busiest cruise ship ports in the world.

Philip Anson

STS Aviation Group

Brian Ballard

Ballard Partners

Christine Barney

rbb Communications

Rodney Barreto

Barreto Group

Sarah Bascom

Bascom Communications & Consulting

Hilarie Bass

Bass Institute for Diversity & Inclusion

LARRY BERRYMAN

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Brett Beveridge

Revenue Optimization Companies

Ronald Book

Ronald L. Book PA

Paul Bradshaw

Southern Group

Brian Butler

Vistra Communications

Kelly Cohen

Southern Group

Brendan Courtney

HealthTrust Workforce Solutions

DANIEL DAVIS

JACKSONVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

John Delaney

FIORENTINO GROUP

Brett Doster

Front Line Strategies

Chris Dudley

Southern Group

Tom Feeney

Associated Industries of Florida

Michael Finney

Beacon Council

Marty Fiorentino

Fiorentino Group

Eugene Franklin

Florida Black Chamber of Commerce

Tim Giuliani

Orlando Economic Partnership

Adam Goodman

Ballard Partners

Barry Gould

Eisneramper

Blain Heckaman

Kaufman Rossin

Bill Herrle

National Federation of Independent Business

Rick Homans

Tampa Bay Partnership

John Jennings

Waste Pro USA

Drew Levine

G4S Secure Solutions USA

Suneera Madhani

FattMerchant

Tina McCain Matte

Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold

MICHAEL MUNZ

DALTON AGENCY

Bennett Napier

Partners in Association Management

Luis H. Navas

Global Governance Advisors

PEGGY NORDEEN

STARMARK INTERNATIONAL

Carey O’Donnell

O’Donnell Agency

Mark Perlberg

Oasis Outsourcing

George Platt

LSN Partners

Phil Purcell

Marine Industries Association

Craig Richard

Tampa Bay EDC

Steve Riggs

Carr Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors

Ron Sachs

Sachs Media Group

Tadd Schwartz

Schwartz Media Strategies

Kelly Smallridge

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

John Sowinski

Consensus Communications

JAY STARKMAN

ENGAGE PEO

Bob Swindell

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Gray Swoope

VisionFirst Advisors

Julie Talenfeld

BoardroomPR

Cory Tilley

CoreMessage

Rick Walsh

Knob Hill Group

Lynda Weatherman

Space Coast EDC

Mark Wilson

Florida Chamber of Commerce

SAM ZIETZ

TOUCHSUITE

George Zoley

Geo Group