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Corporate Members:

ACR Electronics, Inc.
Ambit Advertising & Public

American National Bank
AvMed Health Plans

Baptist Health South Florida
Becker & Poliakoff, PA
Berger Singerman, Attys At Law
Broward Children’s Center
Broward County Medical Assn.
Broward County Council of
     Professional Firefighters
Broward Housing Solutions
Colodny, Fass, PA
Dunham Insurance Services
EBS Advisors, Inc.
First Bank Florida
First Green Bank
Florida Atlantic University
FPL(Fla Power & Light Co)
FOP, Ft Laud Lodge 31
Henderson Behavioral Health
Horkey & Associates, PA
Iberia Bank
Marcum LLP
Marine Industries Assn SFla
Meehan Finance Group of ……Wells Fargo Advisors
Memorial Healthcare System
Nova Southeastern University
Patricia Hartman CPA PA
Pompano Bch Chamb Commerce
Red Sea International
Seminole Tribe of Florida
SmartWater CSI, LLC
S Fla Regional Transp Authority

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VIDEO of 2/5/15 U.S.-Cuba Relations breakfast on C-Span

Sen. Bob Graham, Mike Gelin

Sen. Bob Graham, Mike Gelin

Sen. George LeMieux, Anthony Man

Sen. George LeMieux, Tony Man

Marilyn Oliva, Tony Fins, Charles Verner

Marilyn Oliva, Tony Fins, Charles Verner

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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 from industries and professions in south Florida. The Tower Forum has become the “go-to” discussion venue in Broward, where these leaders identify critical issues facing our community, engage in public dialogue, and encourage positive change.


Our next breakfast is

Thurs., May 4, 2017

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

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Referred to by some as the most pressing concern today, cyber security and privacy in the Digital Age impacts every corner of our lives. From business to politics to warfare to daily living, none of us can afford to ignore its reach. Tower Forum has assembled an across-the-board panel to address the topic. Hear how it plays out globally, locally, nationally, and for us as individuals, and how we can protect ourselves against cyber attacks.

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Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, USN. Raised in Plantation, Florida, and graduated in 1984 from the U.S. Naval Academy, rising swiftly through the ranks. In 2016, she assumed duties as the deputy chief of naval operations for Information Warfare and the 66th director of Naval Intelligence.As a flag officer, Tighe served as commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/commander, U.S. 10th Fleet; U.S. Cyber Command deputy J3; director, Decision Superiority in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6); interim president of the Naval Postgraduate School; and deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet.

Mike Orosz. Director Operational Safety and Security, Citrix. For over 18 years, served as an intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Army. He has routinely participated in the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff daily briefings and regularly contributed to the U.S. Presidential Daily Intelligence Brief (PDB).


James Parrish, Ph.D.  Chair, Department of Information Systems and Cybersecurity, Nova Southeastern University College of Engineering & Computing. Part of the faculty for the Executive MBA (EMBA) program in the College of Business and for the Technology Innovation program in the College of Engineering and InformationTechnology. He is an active researcher whose academic interests include knowledge management systems, social engineering, decision support systems, and IT strategy. 



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

WHEN: Thursday, 5/4/17; doors open at 6:45 a.m.; program begins at 7:30 a.m.; concludes around 9:15 a.m.; free parking until 9:30 a.m. COST: Breakfast and parking included for 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.

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 received after 5:00 p.m., Friday, 4/28/17

cannot be assured a seat.

Please consider joining the most popular go-to venue in Broward for 9 breakfasts of meaningful, thought-provoking discussion.

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Become an active participant and network with community business leaders, professionals and public officials.  Be informed and stimulated by 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


Bob Swindell
President of Tower Forum 2016-17
Pres./CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

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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 9:30 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., 2016 through June, 2017:  10/6/16, 11/3/16, 12/1/16, 1/5/17, 2/2/17, 3/2/17, 4/6/17, 5/4/17, 6/1/17. The programs are formulated by the Program Planning Committee, chaired by Tony Abbate (954.236.1285) .



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Robert Barron, Jane Carrié, Bianca Moreiras

Doug Lyons, Burnadette Norris-Weeks

Doug Lyons, Burnadette Norris-Weeks

Steve Einhorn, Kathy Koch, Marty Kurtz

Steve Einhorn, Kathy Koch, Marty Kurtz

Lee Feldman, Charles Caulkins, Linda Cooke, Calvin Glidewell

Lee Feldman, Charles Caulkins, Linda Cooke, Calvin Glidewell


Bob Swindell, Jean McIntyre, Dr. J.Preston Jones