Happy New Year, everyone. Hope you made it through the past year(s) relatively unscathed and with some sanity still intact. Here’s to 2022 signaling the end of this loathsome pandemic and the beginning of a “new normal” we can all live with.
I do have some good news. There’s a new podcast in town, my friends. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Podcast was officially launched at the Alliance’s annual dinner on October 21, 2021. It features dynamic conversations with the most influential business and community leaders in South Florida. The podcast is home to the Leadership Speaker Series which are held via ZOOM and have featured business leaders such as Ted Christie, CEO of Spirit Airlines, Peggy Johnson, CEO of Magic Leap, Gregory Haile, President of Broward College, Matthew Caldwell, Florida Panthers CEO, and a host of other South Florida business and community leaders.
During my video recordings for the 2021 Alliance’s Leadership Awards (you can check out the videos for this year’s winners HERE), they allowed me to also record a separate (and considerably longer) interview with a few of the winners. The first in that series is my interview with Dr. George L. Hanbury II, President and CEO of Nova Southeastern University (NSU). My second is an interview with Rufus James, Director of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport FXE.
In this episode, Rufus outlines the economic impact of the “other” major airport in Fort Lauderdale and talks about his humble upbringing in the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia and his remarkable journey to becoming Director of FXE. Give it a listen and don’t forget to subscribe to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Podcast (which is available on Spotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon music and on the Apple and Google podcast apps) – there are many more great interviews and content still to come…