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Altig to highlight Chamber’s Annual Meeting

One of the world’s most respected and accurate research economists will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s 105 Annual meeting presented by the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, January 13, 7:30 am at the Global Event Center at First Baptist Church.

Dr. David Altig, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will meet with the Chamber’s Council of Economic Advisors at its quarterly meeting then make a presentation at the annual event attracting 400 attendees.

“There is a lot of optimism for 2015 as we pass the gavel from 2014 Chair Courtney Crush, Crush Law, to Calvin Glidewell, Broward Health Medical Center,” said Dan Lindblade, CAE, president and CEO of the Chamber.  “Our leadership remains focused on sustaining the free enterprise system within our core economic areas of tourism, marine, real estate and international trade,” he said.

The Chamber’s leadership team is comprised of Glidewell, Crush, Heiko Dobrikow, The Las Olas Co., 2016 chair-elect, Keith Costello, Centennial Bank, 2017 chair-elect designate, Suzanne Bogdan, Fisher  Phillips, general counsel, Michael Pecchia, Ernst and Young, treasurer, Juliet Roulhac, FP&L, elected director, Bill Feinberg, Allied Kitchen and Bath, elected director, Richard Clark, Clark Leadership Consulting, chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, and Candice Ericks, Ericks Consulting, chair of Government Affairs Committee.

The 2015 Chamber Board of Directors is comprised of 69 business leaders elected or appointed to oversee the organization’s program of work.

To register for the Chamber’s Annual Meeting go to or call 954/462-6000.


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Andy Perrot, Lightship Entertaintment

Andy has been a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce since 2013.  Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts at Williams College in 1990 and initially worked at WCVB-TV in Boston before being hired by Lifetime Television in New York. In 1997 Andy was recruited by Disney to work as a Producer in Orlando. He left Disney in 1999 to start his own production company, Lightship Entertainment. Lightship Media is a full service production company specializing in producing television shows, commercials and promotional videos of all kinds. Under Andy’s supervision, the company has produced more than a dozen prime time shows for Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, the Science Channel and Destination America on various subjects ranging from the thrill rides at Walt Disney World to the latest innovations in concept car design. Andy is actively involved in the Chamber through the GLBX Council and the GLBX Leads Group. He serves on the GLBX Board of Directors and has been appointed Chair Elect for 2017. Andy played a crucial part in planning the very successful Artopia event; one of the Chambers’ annual events held at the NSU Museum of Art in 2016. On his free time, Andy spends time with his dog Bella and enjoys spending time with friends on his boat.