Message from President & CEO Wendy Spencer
Dear Leadership Florida Members,
I am absolutely thrilled with the success of our 36th Annual Meeting, which took place in Sarasota earlier this month! An amazing time was had by all, and I was overjoyed to see so many of you during the event.
More than 700 members and their guests filled the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom where we were educated, inspired, motivated and entertained by the most influential speakers and brightest entertainers of the day. With the most content offerings in Leadership Florida history, it was truly a historic moment for our organization.
I was blown away by the Calusa Region and would like to thank our Annual Meeting Co-Chairs, Emily Walsh (Cornerstone XXXIV) and Geri Waksler (Cornerstone XXXIII) along with the entire Annual Meeting committee for all of their hard work putting together the phenomenal excursions and welcome bags. They were the dream team during the planning and execution of the event and have set the bar very high for future committees. Look out, Orlando committee!  Plans for next year's Annual Meeting will begin to take shape soon, so mark your calendars to attend on June 20-23 in Orlando at Disney.
As our year comes to a close, I would like to take a moment and thank our outgoing Board Members Roxanne Joffe (Cornerstone XXIX), Roymi Membiela (Cornerstone XXII), Carlos Garcia (Cornerstone XXIX), David Capece (Cornerstone XXXIII), John Dailey (Cornerstone XXVI), Jeff Wahlen (Cornerstone XXI), Tina Ekblad (Connect V), Terin Barbas Cremer (Connect III), and Vicki Weber (Cornerstone VIII and Ex Officio). These outstanding members have played a key role in strengthening Leadership Florida, and I along with the entire Leadership Florida family truly appreciate all of their hard work. 

The 2018-19 Board of Directors and Leadership Team will be shared in the July E-Cast. Get ready for an exciting 2018-19 year! 
Wendy Spencer
Leadership Florida President and CEO
Thank You Outgoing Board Members
Roymi Membiela
Cornerstone XXII
Roxanne Joffe
Cornerstone XXIX
Terin Barbas Cremer
Connect III
David Capece
Cornerstone XXXIII
Vicki Weber
Cornerstone VIII & Ex Officio
Jeff Wahlen
Cornerstone XXI
John Dailey
Cornerstone XXVI
Carlos Garcia
Cornerstone XXIX
Annual Meeting Evaluations Needed
Your opinion matters! Please click the evaluation button and tell us your thoughts on this year's Annual Meeting. We will use the evaluations to improve the experience of future meetings.
Annual Meeting Photo Share
We want to see your pictures from the Annual Meeting! Please post your memories to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and remember to tag Leadership Florida. To view all the images from the Annual Meeting click the button below.
Presentations from the Annual Meeting
Members were so impressed with the Annual Meeting speakers that they have asked us to share the speaker presentations and videos. If you would like to view a presentation/video from a specific session or speaker, please click on the buttons below.
2017-18 Award Winners
Congratulations to The Honorable Rosemary Barkett, Leadership Florida Honorary Member, on winning the LeRoy Collins Lifetime Achievement Award! Please visit the link HERE to view the press release announcement.

To see Judge Barkett's acceptance video click HERE .
Congratulations to the JASMYN organization for winning the Florida Regional Impact Award! Please visit the link HERE to view the press release announcement.
Congratulations to Mayor Don Slesnick II, Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class IX, on winning the Distinguished Member Award! Please visit the link HERE to view the press release announcement.
Congratulations to Mike Freed, Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class XXXIII, on winning the "But For" Leadership Florida Award! Please visit the link HERE to view the press release announcement.
London Registration Deadline is June 30!

With overwhelming member interest for London, we have placed an attendee cap of 150 people on the event. Currently, there are 114 members, including guests registered for the trip. With only 36 slots remaining and the registration deadline approaching, we ask that you register right away if you are interested in attending. 

This is another “don’t miss” event so register or find out more information HERE .
Important details to know:
  • Sunday, December 2 through Friday, December 7, 2018
Price Packages:
  • $3,500 (Per Couple) $2,750 (Per Single)
What's Included:
  • Five nights at the St. Ermin’s Hotel (a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel), which is smartly located in the Westminster area near Buckingham Palace and St. James Park. 
  • ALL of the listed excursions, museums, sightseeing trips in the attached itinerary.
  • Private transportation to all excursions.
  • Several meals throughout the trip and breakfast each morning at the hotel.  

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Pratt at rpratt@leadershipflorida.org
Leadership Florida Job Board
Send us your company’s job openings! Leadership Florida would like to help your company secure rock star talent to join your team. As members send us word of exciting new available positions, we will be posting them to our website, promoting them on social media and sending them out in our monthly E-casts.  We hope you enjoy this added membership benefit.


Opportunities Industrialization Centers of South Florida is looking for a new Director of Workforce Development! Click HERE to view the full job description.  Qualified applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at hr@oicsfl.org .

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has an opening for Vice President, Strategic Communications and Marketing.  All interested candidates should complete an application through the Community Foundation’s recruitment website and include a current resume and cover letter. Please apply online at www.CFSarasota.org . For additional information or questions, please contact Amy Helms, Manager, Human Resources at AHelms@CFSarasota.org. Click HERE t o view the full job description. 

City Year Miami is actively searching for the next great leader to serve as the Executive Director! To view the job description click   HERE . Additionally, included below is the link to the online portal where candidates may submit their online application, attaching their resume and cover letter in the "Resume/CV" field on the "My Experience" page within the application portal.   https://cityyear.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CityYear/job/Miami-FL/Executive-Director_R2256

Please send any jobs you would like advertised to Rachel Pratt at rpratt@leadershipflorida.org .
Upcoming Events
  • Saturday, July 7, 2018: Coke Zero 400 "but for" Attending members have been selected.
Facebook Groups
Leadership Florida's New Regional Facebook Groups are now open for you to join!

We ask that each of you go to your region's Facebook group and request to join right now. Being a member of your region's Facebook group allows you to know the latest and greatest happenings within your region, and helps you stay engaged. We want to make sure you are always in the know, so join now!

Thank You Annual Meeting Sponsors!
All sponsors can be seen on the Leadership Florida website found HERE .