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The mission of the Trustee program is to involve senior executives in leadership roles the opportunity to meet and form alliances with other community leaders. We also discuss and reach consensus on pressing South Florida issues such as transportation, workforce development, regulatory reform and international trade to name but four.  This is offered through monthly Trustee receptions and Board of Directors/Trustee luncheons available only to the member designated as such, as well as round table discussions and forums maximizing your opportunity to learn and network.  Exclusive to the Trustee program is our 8-at-8 breakfast series which provides for a more intimate opportunity in which Trustees develop lasting relationships.




Jean McIntrye, iBeria Bank, is serving as Chair of the Trustee program. has been a Chamber member since 2004 and knows the importance of adding value to the Trustee program.

Active Trustee members are invited to sit on the Trustee Advisory Board, which meets the first Monday of each month at 4 pm at the Chamber building.


•Standing invitation to all Board Meetings & annual personal meeting with Chamber President/CEO.
•Establish communications with new Trustee members to make them feel welcome and engaged in the Chamber community.
•Help Trustees understand the value of their membership and assist with retention; re-engage non-active Trustee members.
•One-on-one's: Encourage Trustee's to meet one new person at each Trustee event and set-up an off-site one-on-one appointment.

Thank you for your on-going support.
Jean McIntyre
VIce President/Branch Manager, iBeria Bank

For additional information, contact the Kristy Favata, Assistant to the President & CEO,


Trustee Events Details


Board of Directors / Trustee Luncheon 
On the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. this luncheon is exclusively for the Chamber's Board of Directors and Trustee, and Chairman's Circle members. This high caliber event includes an update from the Chamber president on local and regional issues as well as the induction of any new Trustee and Chairman's Circle members. Each month, a keynote speaker addresses timely issues in the community.
Trustee and Chairman's Circle Receptions
Trustee reception are held once a month on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at a Chamber member's location who has been selected to host the event. This allows Trustee members to network with one another and build strong alliances. Each month, a speaker provides a short presentation on issues of importance.


8-at-8 Breakfast Series

Be part of our breakfast 8-at-8 series held monthly at the exclusive Tower Club in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  You will participate in an intimate dialogue with other Trustees and have the opportunity to present your business dynamics.  This highly popular program is free to all Trustees.


Trustee Advisory Board and Networking Meetings

Held in the Chamber Chart Room on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. these meetings set the tone and momentum of the Trustee Program. You will hear from Community Leaders, give your input on what topics should be covered in our Monthly Luncheons and other timely and critical matters affectting our elite group of members.

For additional information, contact the Kristy Favata, Assistant to the President & CEO,


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Member of the Month

April 2017 Member of the Month 

Dr. Beatriz Perez, Middle River Animal Hospital

Dr. Beatriz Perez has been a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce since 2016, and has helped a number of Chamber members by providing quality medicine and compassionate care to animals.

Middle River Animal Hospital is a locally owned animal hospital that helps maintain the bond between parent and pet. They are a cloud based hospital with the latest equipment to provide the best possible care to animals, also offering house calls and providing in-home hospice care.

As a relatively new member, Dr. Perez understands the importance of networking through the Chamber of Commerce in order to promote her own business as well as encourage other businesses to patronize in our local community. She is an active member of the GLBX Leads groups and shares her experiences with the chamber with the local community. Dr. Perez strives to be a source of information and supports fellow members in order to help maintain and enhance the economic environment in Fort Lauderdale.

Prior to owning Middle River Animal Hospital, Dr. Beatriz Perez studied as the University of Florida where she received her Bachelors in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Previous jobs include working for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, after which Dr. Perez attended Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduating, she completed a small animal internship and worked locally for 7 years. Middle River Animal Hospital will be having it’s 1 Year Anniversary this year, and Dr. Beatriz Perez is proud to have dedicated her hospital to her beloved pets whom have made her the veterinarian she is today.

When not connecting with other members at the Chamber and running her hospital, Dr. Perez is a supporter of animal rescue groups all over Broward County. She donates services and goods to both animal and non-animal based Non-Profits. She is also currently a partner with Beyond Nine Cat Rescue. In her free time, Dr. Perez enjoys spending time with family and friends. You can find her fishing on a boat with her dad, snorkeling with her husband or travelling the world with friends.