Jerome Majzlin bio

OVERVIEW:

More than 50 years experience in government relations, public relations, marketing, education, development, facilitating, project management and workforce development in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Mr. Majzlin’s training and experience encompass community outreach, national policy, city and state management, secondary and college education, law, customer service, event planning, learning networks, communities of practice, cross-government leadership councils, educational leadership and systems change.

WORK EXPERIENCE (complete work history as requested)

2008-present
Contract; Executive Director
Tower Forum
Private, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization of prominent individuals, businesses, and professionals in Broward County, Florida; , meeting monthly from Oct-June regarding current topics of Broward County interest; convenes for breakfast and discussion at the Tower Club, Fort Lauderdale. He coordinates fiscal management, membership, sponsorship, website and programming with Board of Directors. See website: www.towerforum.org

2003-2013
full-time; Executive Director
BROWARD DAYS Tallahassee
Year long, non-partisan, county-wide advocacy effort culminated in two day event in Tallahassee, Florida, served 400-600 people; published 52 page magazine, conducted 5 Fort Lauderdale receptions, 3 Professional Workshops, 26 legislative issues teams; 8-10 Tallahassee receptions, workshops, panel discussions. Worked with trade associations, industry coalitions, chambers of commerce, municipal councils and businesses to arrive at consensus issues for state legislature. Responsible for overseeing fundraising, event planning, scheduling, database/website management, all fiscal management.

1999-2003
full-time; Vice President, Government Relations & Education/Workforce Development
The Broward Alliance: public/private partnership for economic growth
Liaison to local, state and federal government; developed effective communications for engaging Broward Alliance members in political and public policy objectives; participated in, hosted and coordinated meetings with government officials; facilitator between educational community and business community; established presentations and partnerships in furtherance of workforce development, business attraction; coordinated legislative issues teams for BROWARD DAYS Tallahassee; established Academy of Information Technology in 10 public high schools (largest in nation) in cooperation with technology industry; selected by and worked with the White House government reform effort: National Partnership for Reinventing Government (21st Century Skills Workforce); as supervisor special events planning, produced 4 major luncheon/dinner events per year; external affairs (i.e. Friends of the Airport) coordination; negotiated contract for evaluation of Broward School Readiness Coalition by FAU; budget management team, BSRC; assisted marketing team to attract, retain or expand over 350 companies, notably DeVry University; created and organized BROWARDworks! (countywide workforce development conference)

1996-1999
full-time; Director of Development & Alumni
Nova Southeastern University, University School
Institutional advancement team raised over $18 million/annum, projects for NSU; fund-raising; events planning; prospect cultivation; established alumni organization; annual fund giving; major gift giving; established endowments – an inroad for U-School; marketing team NSU; supervised raising of over $500,000 per annum for U-School development; doubled net for golf tournament event

1982-1996
full-time; President
Jerome Majzlin & Associates, Inc.: public relations, marketing, advertising firm
Effecting the public relations, marketing, advertising, creative/copy writing, strategies, print/film/media for professional and other services, educational institutions, cultural institutions, political candidates (7 winning campaigns, local and state); devised and implemented political campaign strategies; education/training seminars for Small Business Development Center (SBA), Nova Southeastern University, and Broward College, Adjunct Faculty

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

o Broward Days Tallahassee team leader and coordinator for five years; on Steering & Executive Committees
o Vision Broward participant – Government task force
o Vice President Community Development, Plantation Chamber of Commerce
o Regent Bank Community Advisory Board
o Coordinating Council of Broward; Steering Committee; Strategic Planning Retreat
o Darden/Curry Partnership for School Executive Leadership, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia – by invitation of district superintendent; 2 summer sessions
o Nova Southeastern University President’s Associates
o School Board Broward County Superintendent’s Strategic Planning Committees
o Broward Workforce Development Board – High Skills/High Wages, Better Jobs/Better Wages Committees; Regional High Skills/High Wages Committee (Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach); Strategic Planning Retreat
o Academy of Information Technology: convened Annual Conference; Advisory Board
o Broward Literacy Coalition; Board of Directors; Strategic Planning Retreat
o Office of Economic Development and The Broward Alliance Strategic Planning Retreat
o Broward School Readiness Coalition; Board of Directors; Finance, By-Laws Revision, Contract Negotiating Committees; Strategic Planning Retreat
o President, Broward Art Guild; on Board of Directors – 7 years
o President, Theatre Company of Plantation; on Board of Directors – 8 years
o Public Relations, Theatre Company of Plantation
o Publisher & editor of annual Plantation magazine; Plantation Quarterly magazine
o contract; Video Producer; Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn, N.Y., for Ministry of Health of Afghanistan: produced educational documentaries

EDUCATION

Postgraduate:
Adelphi University (Garden City, N.Y.), 1969, M.A. Language Arts, Secondary Ed.
New York University Law School (New York, N.Y.), courses 1961-62; clerkship, law offices of Theodore Charnas,
Esq., N.Y.C. (1962-1968); qualification on motion for New York Bar examination (N.Y. State Court of Appeals)
NYU, grad. courses, School of the Arts 1971; City College of The City University of New York, courses 1966-67

Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA.), 1961, B.A. English, Psychology

High School:
George School (Newtown, PA.), 1957, diploma

Computer applications:
Microsoft Word, Excel; Adobe PageMaker, Photoshop; Blackbaud’s Raisers’ Edge; Swiftpage ACT!; Quickbooks, WordPress

Licensing:
Board of Education, NYC, teacher, secondary school language arts
University of Florida Institute of Food & Agricultural Services: Master Gardener Certificate

Conversant in French