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Leadership Fort Lauderdale



The future of our communities depends upon well-informed and involved leaders. Leadership Fort Lauderdale is designed to create better communities by identifying, educating and motivating leaders.

Founded in 1994, the program is sponsored by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. A participant in Leadership Fort Lauderdale will:

  • Develop an awareness of business issues and challenges facing your community and the region.

  • Discover your personal leadership strengths, and find new areas where you can make meaningful contributions.Increase your ability to articulate a vision of the community and put that vision into action.
  • Network with a diverse, regional group of community and business leaders.
  • Make a commitment to creating better communities.


An investment in Leadership Fort Lauderdale will yield significant dividends in terms of knowledge, understanding and experience. The program appeals to a diverse audience of active and involved men and women.
  • Small business owners, managers and career-minded individuals who want to expand their knowledge of business and community issues and strengthen their involvement in community affairs.
  • Individuals from the public sector who seek a broader view of the community and a better understanding of local and regional business issues.
  • Concerned community volunteers who aspire to increase their effectiveness in the community.
  • Existing and emerging leaders who hope to shape the direction of their community and region.

Participation in Leadership Fort Lauderdale is open to any Chamber member or non-member interested in expanding knowledge of community and business issues.


Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Committed to becoming more involved in the community & the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Committed to increase your effectiveness in the community through active participation
  • Interest in developing personal leadership skills

Download Application (PDF)

For more information about Leadership Fort Lauderdale, please contact

Dolores Molina
Administrative Coordinator

(954) 462-6000, ext 8723

Carolyn Michaels
Exec VP, Program Director

(954) 462-6000, ext 8759

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November 2016 Member of the Month 

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.