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Jumorrow Terra Johnson bio

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Corporate (Organization) Members:


A.I.D. Group –
      Wealth Management
Ambit Advertising & Public
      Relations

American National Bank
AvMed Health Plans

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Berger Singerman, Attys At Law
Broward County Clerk of Courts

Broward County Medical Assn.
Broward Health
City of Pompano Beach
First Green Bank
Florida Atlantic University
Henderson Behavioral Health
Marine Industries Assn SoFla

Memorial Healthcare System
Nova Southeastern University
Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
Pompano Bch Chamb Commerce
Seminole Tribe of Florida
The Everglades Foundation

Ron Bergeron , Roy Rogers

Kathy Koch, Cheryl Balaban, Marilyn Oliva

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The Tower Forum is a private, non-profit, non-partisan business organization established in 1976.  The organization consists of business executives, professionals, and others active in our community. It has become the “go-to” venue in Broward, where featured key players engage in discussions of timely issues to encourage positive change.

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Next breakfast discussion:
Thursday, December 5, 2019

(to RSVP, please scroll down to blue RSVP button)

Commercial Sex, Trafficking, & the Super Bowl

Human Trafficking, known as modern-day slavery, is the second largest criminal activity in the world and is a $150 billion a year industry. While it occurs year-round and worldwide, from major cities to small towns, how do major events like the upcoming Super Bowl create an environment ripe for human traffickers? How are Law Enforcement and others in the community responding? How can we help? Let’s have that discussion.

PANEL:

Barbara A. Martinez
Since 2009, Ms. Martinez has served as the Chief of the Special Prosecutions Section at the United States Attorney’s Office in Miami. Ms. Martinez is also the Human Trafficking Coordinator.

Theresa Kennedy
Ms. Kennedy returned to the Department of Children and Families as the Regional Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Southeast and Southern Regions in January 2018. She provides guidance to Child Protection Investigators, Case Management staff and community providers relative to Human Trafficking victims, as well as assisting with the development of legislation, policy and procedures related to this issue.

Detective Adam Granit

Adam Granit is currently a detective with the Davie Police Department, assigned to the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children and Human Trafficking Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Crimes Against Children Task Force.

MODERATOR:

Jumorrow Terra Johnson
Ms. Jumorrow Terra Johnson is a Victim Services Practitioner for the State of Florida with over 20 years of experience in the Criminal Justice and Social Service arena. Ms. Johnson is a vetted public speaker/trainer and is considered an expert in the area of Human Trafficking, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Crimes Against Women.

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AT: Tower Club, 28th Floor, One Financial Plaza, 100 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

WHEN: Thursday, 12/5/19; doors open at 6:45 a.m.; program begins at 7:45 a.m.; concludes around 9:15 a.m.

COST: No cost for paid members of Tower Forum; non-members: $35 (note: no cost for working media); credit card online, or mail check, payable to Tower Forum, P.O. Box #15041, Plantation, FL 33318; free parking for attendees until 10:00 a.m. Buffet breakfast included.

We encourage participants to join Tower Forum. While we invite you to attend 2 breakfasts at $35 each, you must join Tower Forum to attend thereafter. Membership is from date of joining through 9 consecutively scheduled breakfasts.

In order for us to provide sufficient breakfast and seating, RSVP’s and advance payments are required, and are non-refundable. Seating is limited.

RSVP’s submitted after Fri., 11/29/19, cannot be guaranteed a seat.


 

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Please consider joining Tower Forum, the best venue in Broward for 9 breakfasts of meaningful, thought-provoking discussion with key players.

  • Become an active participant and network with community business leaders, professionals and public officials.
  • Engage directly with key players regarding hot, current topics which impact you and the community.
  • Enjoy full buffet breakfasts in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious Tower Club.

Your membership begins on payment and lasts one year from joining. Submit your information with a credit card on our convenient online Membership Application, or print out the form and postal mail it with your check.

Glad to have you join…

Click here for New or Renewal Membership Application
Tony Abbate
Associate Provost, Broward Campuses
Florida Atlantic University
President of Tower Forum 2019-20

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Our breakfast location is always downtown at the Tower Club, 28th floor of the Regions Bank Building, (One Financial Plaza) 100 SE Third Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394. Doors open at 6:45 a.m.; program begins at 7:30 a.m.; it concludes around 9:15 a.m. Free parking until 10:00 A.M. at the One Financial Plaza garage, by obtaining receptionist’s stamp on ticket when exiting the breakfast.  The dates of the programs are the first Thursday of every month from Oct., 2019 through June, 2020:  10/3/19, 11/7/19, 12/5/19, 1/9/20, 2/6/20, 3/5/20, 4/2/20, 5/7/20, 6/4/20. The programs are formulated by the Program Planning Committee, chaired by Gerry Angeli (954.981.3333).

NOTE: THE 2020 JANUARY BREAKFAST DATE IS SHIFTED TO JANUARY 9.


Lisa Efird, Loma Grant, Chad Maxey

Jeff Wolfe, Patrick Harris, Hon. Susan Alspector, Lee Feldman

Steve Einhorn, Bianca Moreiras, Marty Kurtz

Art Pollack, Gerry Angeli, Teri Goldsmith,
Linda Cooke, Ric Green