George L. Hanbury II bio

Andrew Duffell, MBA bio

Alan Levan bio

Bob Swindell bio
TF anniv year sealCorporate (Organization) Members:

ACR Electronics, Inc.
Ambit Advertising & Public

American National Bank
AvMed Health Plans

B Ocean Resort
Berger Singerman, Attys At Law
Broward County Clerk of Courts

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

Memorial Healthcare System
Nova Southeastern University
Pompano Bch Chamb Commerce
Riverside Hotel
Seminole Tribe of Florida
S Fla Regional Transp Authority

Sen. Bob Graham, Mike Gelin

Sen. Bob Graham, Mike Gelin

Sen. George LeMieux, Anthony Man

Sen. George LeMieux, Tony Man

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 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.


Next breakfast discussion:
Thursday, May 2, 2019

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


Advances in South Florida, Part III: 

Competing in a global economy, Broward County is rapidly positioning itself as a national startup and technology sector.

  • The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® – a Frame of Mind – is a workplace for thousands of workers, an incubator for new companies, a growth engine for emerging businesses, a living laboratory for new technologies, and an interface between business and academia.
  • Nova Southeastern University is opening its Broward Innovation Center in the fall, a 60,000-square-foot incubator and accelerator project.The goal is to elevate Broward County as a national technology hub. NSU said the project would help attract and retain talent in the technology sector and assist new, innovative companies to grow locally, as well as benefit large technology companies already based in Broward.
Our expert panel of key players offers the rationale and the processes for this collaborative surge of resources in innovation and invention for our region.


Andrew Duffell

Andrew Duffell, MBA, is president & CEO of the Research Park at FAU. His international background and multiple economic development roles have shaped his forward-thinking and problem-solving approach regarding the development of South Florida’s economy using technology as a catalyst. 

Dr. George Hanbury

George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., is the sixth president of Nova Southeastern University the largest, not-for-profit, private university in Florida. He assumed the role of President and CEO in July 2011. Under Dr. Hanbury’s leadership, NSU became one of only 37 universities in the nation to hold the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s dual designation of both “Community Engaged” and “High Research Activity.”

Alan Levan

Alan Levan  serves as Chairman and CEO of BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX, OTCQX: BBXTB), has served as Chairman of numerous companies, and been a driving force in raising more than $2 billion in debt and equity. In addition to sizable and consistent support of South Florida over the years, he has received numerous community awards. Mr. Levan is a member of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Finance Committee, and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Susie and Alan B. Levan NSU Ambassadors Board.

MODERATOR: Bob Swindell, CEO/Pres., The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

The Alliance is Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development. Their mission is to lead Broward County in building a stronger and more diverse economy. It is accomplished by promoting increased public/private sector collaboration, delivering business development initiatives focused on new investment and job growth, enhancing the competitiveness of Broward’s business climate and driving regional initiatives. Among his numerous positions on community boards, Bob was appointed by the Broward County Commission to the Florida Atlantic Research & Development Park Authority.

SPONSOR MAY BREAKFAST: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance


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

WHEN: Thursday, 5/2/19; doors open at 6:45 a.m.; program begins at 7:45 a.m.; concludes around 9:15 a.m.; free parking for attendees until 10:00 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. 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 Friday, 4/26, cannot be guaranteed a seat.



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

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…

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Lee R. Feldman
President of Tower Forum 2018-19

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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., 2018 through June, 2019:  10/4/18, 11/1/18, 12/6/18, 1/10/19, 2/7/19, 3/7/19, 4/4/19, 5/2/19, 6/6/19. The programs are formulated by the Program -Planning Committee, co-chaired by Gerry Angeli (954.981.3333) and Barry Levy (954.554.7270).


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