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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

Corporate Members:

  • 211-Broward
  • ACR Electronics, Inc.
  • Ambit Advertising & PR
  • AvMed Health Plans
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Becker & Poliakoff, PA
  • Berger Singerman, Attys At Law
  • Broward College
  • Broward County Medical Association
  • Broward Health Medical Center
  • Cartaya & Associates, Architects
  • Colodny, Fass
  • Dunham Insurance Services
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Yacht Brokers Association
  • FPL (Florida Power & Light Co)
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Fort Lauderdale Lodge 31
  • Henderson Behavioral Health
  • Horkey & Associates
  • Iberia Bank
  • Kelley Kronenberg
  • Kerney & Associates
  • Leadership Broward Foundation
  • Legacy Bank of Florida
  • Marine Industries Association of South Florida
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Regent Bank
  • SmartWater CSI, LLC
  • South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
  • TD Bank
  • The Rhodes Insurance Group
  • Tripp Scott

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

Thurs., May 7, 2015

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

Pedestrians vs. cars:    how can we be friendly to both?


One of the core concerns in this controversial urban planning issue pits how easy it should be to access our desired destination versus safe, unimpeded pedestrian use of streets. Share the insights of our expert panel who juggle technical forecasting, political factors, costs, and lifestyle considerations.


Kim Briesemeister, Redevelopment Management Associates

Kim is a principal with RMA, a management and consulting firm specializing in providing redevelopment, economic development, urban design, and real estate and marketing consulting.

Gregory Stuart, CEO, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization

Greg brings more than 20 years of transportation and land use planning experience in both private and public sectors. He secured Federal appropriations for major transportation projects, modified state rules to facilitate traffic mitigation and stimulated redevelopment efforts by working cooperatively with municipalities, counties, the Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.

Sam Poole, Berger Singerman

Sam Poole has extensive experience in planning and zoning in the development and redevelopment of Florida’s cities. He has over 25 years of experience addressing both conventional and new urbanism land development issues in Florida.



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

WHEN: Thursday, 5/7/15; doors open at 7 a.m.; program begins at 7:45 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. Seating is limited.


RSVP’s received after 5:00 p.m., Friday,5/1/15, cannot be assured a seat.

Glad to have you join…

Click here for New or Renewal Membership Application

Calvin E. Glidewell, Jr., CEO Broward Health Medical Center & Chris Evert Children's Hospital

President of Tower Forum Calvin E. Glidewell, Jr., CEO Broward Health Medical Center & Chris Evert Children’s Hospital

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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 7:00 a.m.; program begins at 7:45 a.m.; it concludes around 9:00 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., 2014 through June, 2015: 10/2/14, 11/6/14, 12/4/14, 1/8/15, 2/5/15, 3/5/15, 4/2/15, 5/7/15, 6/4/15. Except: Please note that the 1/1/15 breakfast has been shifted to 1/8/15. The programs are formulated by the Program Planning Committee, chaired by Linda Cooke (954.494.7779) and Todd Stone (954.804.9454). clickheretobeadded2 Robert Barron, Jane Carrié, J. David Armstrong

Robert Barron, Jane Carrié, J. David Armstrong

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

Tracy Mandart, Charlene Bender, Bob Swindell

Tracy Mandart, Charlene Bender, Bob Swindell