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 last 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). That was followed by my interview with Imran Siddiqui of Broward College’s unique BCEx program and finally, an interview with Rufus James, Director of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport FXE.
This episode features my chat with Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Gale breaks down the dynamics of airport operations (trust me, it’s far more interesting than it sounds), talks about the upcoming improvements to the airport (the “Master Plan”), the airport’s economic impact on the community and surviving the Coronavirus pandemic. As a native of Philadelphia, he also informs us what he might do should the NY Giants need to land at FLL for a football game (it isn’t very nice).
Give it a listen…