LPBC Committees

Volunteers are at the heart of Leadership Palm Beach County, and our committees are a great way for alumni to stay engaged in the leadership of the organization.

Committee chairs are appointed by the board chair for a one-year renewable term and work in partnership with Leadership Palm Beach County staff. All committee members must be LPBC alumni or community leaders in good standing and must be able to fulfill the primary responsibilities of the committee. 

Below are a list of committees, along with a short description.  If you would like to contact the committee for more information, please click the name(s) of the chairpeople to email them directly.

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     Program Committees
      Event Committees
  Mission Support Committees

 


Program Committees 
 

Leadership Engage Program 

Program Chairs: Jan Rodusky and Rich Viens
Meeting Schedule: Traditionally, breakfast/lunch meetings as needed for upcoming session day(s).

The committee’s primary goal is to provide information to emerging leaders through the leadership curriculum and equip participants with knowledge of various challenges, issues and initiatives in Palm Beach County.  The committee plans each session day (9 + make up day) agenda, contacts speakers, confirms sponsors and reviews evaluations for improvement from year to year. 

 

Leadership Grow Program 

Program Chairs: Kenny Rampersad and Zach Berg
Meeting Schedule: Traditionally, First Friday of the Month from 8 - 9 a.m. at The Palm Beach Post, 2751 S. Dixie Hwy., WPB. Subject to change based on committee availability.

The committee’s primary goal is to prepare promising high school juniors for future success and civic engagement in Palm Beach County.   The committee plans each session day (7 total) agenda, contacts speakers, confirms sponsors and reviews evaluations for improvement from year to year.   The committee is also responsible for Opening Retreat and Graduation planning, as well as reviewing college scholarship applications and selecting the recipients. 

For those alumni/volunteers attending session days, a Volunteer Application Disclosure form will need to be filled out and returned to Charles Frazier, LPBC Board of Governors President.  A secure background check, via First Advantage, will take place for the safety and security of Leadership Grow students as well as the organization.

 

Leadership Focus Program

Program Chairs: Pepe Sosa and Mark Holbert
Meeting Schedule: Traditionally the third Thursday of the Month from 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. at a location traditionally in PBG.  Subject to change based on committee availability.

The committee’s primary goal is to design and deliver community leadership programming for busy executives and professionals new to Palm Beach County.   Focus is 2 ½ days usually held in January.   The committee plans the program agenda, contacts speakers, confirms sponsors and reviews evaluations for improvement from year to year. 

Leadership Aspire Program 

Program Chairs: Eddie Stephens and Tammy Clarke

The committee’s primary goal is to design and deliver community leadership programming to create a pipeline for leaders based on the mission of LPBC to educate and unite leaders to build a better community. There will be quarterly 4-hour workshops presented on themes including behaviors of a leader, strategic planning, managing change, and leadership competencies. The committee plans the workshops, confirms sponsors and reviews evaluations for improvement from year to year.

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Event Committees


Holiday Breakfast 

Committee Chair: Huntley Miller
Meeting Schedule: Meetings based on committee availabilty starting in September at The Palm Beach Post, 2751 S. Dixie Hwy., WPB.  Subject to change based on committee availability.

The committee’s primary goal is to reconnect LPBC alumni during the holidays and provide a venue for updates on LPBC. The committee oversees the event logistics including venue selection, programming and silent auction.

Songwriters in the Round 

Committee Chairs: Jenni Garrison and Hannah Sosa 
Meeting Schedule: Once a month until event in March. Two meetings in February. Meetings take place at the Palm Beach Post, 2751 S. Dixie Hwy., WPB.  Subject to change based on committee availability.

The committee’s primary goal is to reconnect LPBC alumni with a unique, high energy night on the town with some of Nashville’s top songwriters while raising funds to support LPBC’s Youth Leadership Program.  The committee coordinates all aspects of producing the event including:  the identification and attraction of amazing country songwriters, design and execution of a successful show and solicitation of sponsors. 

Leadership Celebration

Committee Chairs: Keely Gideon-Taylor and Mary Aguilar
Meeting Schedule: TBA

The committee’s primary goal is to recognize LPBC alumni who exemplify the core values of LPBC through an annual event.  The committee oversees and implements the award nomination process, identifies sponsors and coordinates the event details to spotlight nominees and award recipient.

Community Initiatives

Committee Chair: Rick Sartory
Meeting Schedule: TBA

The committee’s primary goal is to provide LPBC alumni and members of the community with access to key community leaders to discuss a range of salient topics in Palm Beach County.   The Committee helps to identify key community issues and presenters, coordinate 6-10 events annually including the Lunch & Learn series, Legislative update, and Candidate Forums; as well as, identify other opportunities to education the LPBC Alumni of these issues. 

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Mission Support Committees
 

Alumni Relations  

Committee Chairs: Catherine Blomeke and Rick Sartory 
Meeting Schedule: Traditionally held the first Thursday of the Month from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at The Palm Beach Post, 2751 S. Dixie Hwy., WPB.  Subject to change based on committee availability.

The committee’s primary goal is to encourage alumni commitment to and engagement with LPBC and Palm Beach County.  The committee accomplishes this through a number of sub-committees including: Leadership Plus, Ambassadors, Friends & Family Activities; Alumni Session Day; Volunteering Leaders and Up Close and Personal. 

 

Civic Engagement Projects 

Committee Chairs: Brad Hertzberg and Lindsay White
Meeting Schedule: Meet July 30 to review RFPs, then meet throughout the year as needed (Opening/Closing Retreat).  Also, Class Project Luncheon's to review progress traditionally held over the lunch hour the third Wednesday of the month from 12 - 1 p.m. at The Palm Beach Post, 2751 S. Dixie Hwy., WPB.  Subject to change based on committee availability.

The committee’s primary goal is to successfully select and execute the civic engagement “class projects” for the Leadership Program.   The committee is responsible for the development and dissemination of the RFP, to provide guidance for proposing organizations as they develop proposals, and to select finalists.  The committee also guides the Class through selection, then execution of the Class Projects.

 

Leadership Engage Opening & Closing Retreats

Committee Chair: Jessica Cecere and Vicki Chouris
Meeting Schedule: Traditionally, as needed in July and August, and again in April at The Palm Beach Post, 2751 S. Dixie Hwy., WPB.  Subject to change based on committee availability.

The committee’s primary goal is to plan and facilitate the Leadership Program opening and closing retreats for the Leadership Program.  The committee helps to refine and develop the agendas, activities and experiences that help bond the class during the opening retreat for a more productive program experience.  The committee also helps to develop the agenda and facilitate the closing retreat to gather information from the class to better prepare for the following year. 

 

Marketing and Public Relations

Committee Chairs: Alexia Savage and Cheryl Baldwin
Meeting Schedule: The third Thursday of the month, bi-monthly from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. at  The Palm Beach Post, 2751 S. Dixie Hwy., WPB. Subject to change based on committee availability.

The committee’s primary goal is to develop and execute a communication plan that will raise awareness about LPBC’s programs and enhance the organization’s image.  The committee helps to develop and implement a communications strategy to increase press opportunities and ensure all messaging consistently reflects the LPBC mission and vision.

 

Recruitment 

Committee Chairs: Deana Pizzo and Jack Rice

The committee’s primary goal is to attract qualified applicants from diverse industries and backgrounds for the Leadership Program and FOCUS.  The committee is asked to strategically identify individuals and organizations for candidate recruitment as well as help secure and plan information sessions throughout the county. 

 

Finance

Committee Chair: Board Treasurer, Lisa Johnson

This committee is responsible for the financial oversight of Leadership, including developing and overseeing the preparation of the Annual Budget, monitoring adherence to the Annual Budget, developing and preparing periodic financial reports to the Executive Committee and Board of Governors, overseeing investments of Leadership, and developing and recommending financial control and policies.  All members are appointed by the President.

 

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