Winterfest, Inc. announced its Chairman of the Board, Board, and Advisory Members.  “The 2023-2024 Winterfest Board is excited to begin a new era as we celebrate our 52nd Anniversary,” said Lisa Scott-Founds, Winterfest President & CEO. “We are always striving to be bigger and better year after year, and our board is committed now more than ever to bring the community the ‘Best Show on H2O’.”

The Winterfest board of directors and advisors are composed of community leaders who are ambassadors for this South Florida signature event. Look in our Gallery for photos of the Board Installation at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and annual retreats at various locations.

Executive Board of Directors

Officers

Bill Walker
Chairman

Water Taxi

Owner

Robyn Vines
Chair Elect

Gray Robinson Attorneys at Law

Attorney

Mark Swenson
Immediate Past Chair

UBS Financial Services
The Garvin Financial Team

Senior VP - Wealth Mgmt

Karla Nelson-Thatcher
Secretary

Hotwire Communications

Senior Vice President
Marketing, Media, Public, & Government Affairs

Alyssa Lovitt
Assistant Secretary

ILOVITT Events

President

Julio Ramirez
Treasurer

Fifth Third Bank

Senior Vice President,
Senior Commercial Banker for South Florida

Lisa Duke
Assistant Treasurer

Walter Duke + Partners

Chief Financial Officer

Johnny Williams
Legal Counsel

Brown Forman

Lisa Scott-Founds
President

Winterfest, Inc.

At Large

Britt Lanier
Boat Parade Chair

Two Men and a Truck

Owner

Dan Lindblade
At Large

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

President & CEO

Ken Ortner
At Large

Kenneth A Ortner, P.A.

Owner

Susan Renneisen
Title Sponsor

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Vice President of Community Affairs and Special Events

Stacy Ritter
At Large

Visit Lauderdale

President & CEO

Bob Swindell
At Large

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

President and CEO

Board of Directors

Bill Beckman

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)

Care Continuum/SE

Sally Bergeron

Bergeron Emergency Services

Client Relations

David Bond

US Brick

President / Owner

David Boothe

Republic National Distributing Company

Division Manager On Premise

Georgie Brown

SoFlo Collective

Nancy Daly

Community Liaison

Barry Flanigan

SYS Yachts

Yacht Broker

Kate Goldman

Baptist Health

Director - Government & Community Relations

David Greenberger
Grandstand Chair

SCG & Associates

Owner/President

James Harrison

Frank and Jimmie's Propeller

Owner

Bryce Hollweg

Florida Panthers Hockey Club

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Huseman

Amazon

Vice President, Public Policy

Alex Iriarte

Bally Sun

Marketing Consultant

Michael Johnson

Clearpath EPM

CEO

Doug Jones

Sixth Star Entertainment & Marketing, Inc.

President

Michael Kelly

Bradford

President & CEO

Chris Krzemien

Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors

Past President

Connie Doyle Loewenthal

iHeart Media

Senior Account Executive

Kristene Lundblad

Lank Oil Company

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Burnadette Norris-Weeks

Burnadertte Norris Weeks, P.A.

Attorney

Brian Olsen

The BPM Group

CEO

Lily Pardo

WSVN Channel 7

Director of Public Relations & Community Affairs

Andrew Robinson

Robinson Jewelers

President / Owner

Steve Savor

Savior-Faire

Michelle Simon

Lifestyle Media Group

Publisher

Ed Strobel

Island Solar, Inc.

Jeff Stukel

Suntex Marina

General Manager

Shane Strum

Broward Health

Chief Executive Officer

Bob Venero

Future Tech Enterprises

President & CEO

JP Villanueva

GTB (representing South Florida Ford)

Associate Account Director

Chaz Warrington

DEX Imaging

Carl Williams

City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Director

Liaisons, Honorary & Emeritus

Paul Castronovo
Honorary

iHeart Radio

Radio Personality

Tammy Gail
Honorary

Floridata Market Research

President

Roxana Garciga

Republic National Distributing Co.

Brand Ambassador

Ina Lee
Chairman Emeritus

Travelhost Magazine of Greater Fort Lauderdale

President

John Nigro
Liaison

Inform

Advisory Board

James Allen

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Chairman Hard Rock International CEO Seminole Gaming

Paul Anderson

Tampa Port Authority

Chief Executive Officer

Gerry Angeli

DTG Group

CEO & President

Carl M. Berkelhammer

Brighton Bank

Mortgage Banker

Gary Bitner

Bitner Group

CEO

David Blattner

Becker & Poliakoff

Attorney

Kim Bokamper

Bokampers

Owner

Ron Brandenburg
Kim Butler

KimButlerPR

CSO-Creative Strategy Officer

Ryan Campbell

Compass Realty

Real Estate Advisor

Amy Carpenter

Premier Estate Properties

Broker Associate

Connie Chaney

Community Liaison

Pat Clarke

JetLinx

Director, Jet Card Sales

Gary Correll
Past Chair

Community Liaison

Nicole Covar

Covar Global Marketing & Entertainment

President

Joseph P. Cox

Museum of Discovery and Science

President & CEO

Lt. Justin Dadlani

United States Coast Guard

Lieutenant / Commanding Officer

Sondra Dane

Supreme Lending

Mortgage Specialist

Brad Daniel

America's ATM

President

Steve Day

Blue Martini

Owner

Kenneth DeBritto

KL Media
Partner Ai Media Group

CEO

Melanie Dickinson

South Florida Business Journal

President & Publisher

Andrew Doole

Informa

Vice President

Tim Drushella

Stephen’s Distributing/Budweiser

Director of Marketing and Sales

Jim Dunn

James Dunn Consulting, LLC

President and CEO

Genia Duncan Ellis

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Inc.

Go Riverwalk Magazine

President/CEO

Candice Ericks

TSE Consulting

Milin Espino

Memorial Healthcare

Administrative Director of Community Relations

Bill Feinberg

Allied Kitchen & Bath

President

Regina Foltz

Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgery

Administrator

Saul Fonseca

Dennis Friel

Connected by Water

Owner

Andrew France

Total Wine & More

Regional Manager

David Greenberg

Florida Panthers

Strategic Advisor

Frank Gutta

Frank Gutta & Co CPA's PA

CPA, PFS

Alice Harry

Mundial SmartKnives

South East Ambassador

Stu Jones

Florida Powerboat Club

President / Club Founder

Paul Kahn

Community Liasion

Jonathan Keith

Compass Realty

Real Estate Advisor

Rob Kornahrens
Past Chair

Advanced Roofing / Advanced Green Technologies

President

Frank Krauser

NFL Alumni 

Retired

Alexa Lanier

Two Men and a Truck

Director of Marketing

Ashton Lauritzen

Aqua Flight

Terry Lee

PLA Sports Bar

Wendy Liebowitz

JP Morgan Securities

Market Director of Wealth

Michael Linder

Silver Lining Inflight Catering / SFL Hospitality Group

Owner

Kimberly Maroe

Broward County Board of County Commissioners

Public Information Manager

Kitty McGowan

NautiCom Communications, Inc.

President

Tim McGowan

Anchor Mechanical, Inc.

Ginny Miller
Past Chair

Miller Construction Company

Director, Community Relations

John Moorman

Carroll’s Jewelers

Vice President

Lisa Morley

Maritime Professional Training

Executive Vice President

Terry J. Mularkey, MAS, CFRE

Nova Southeastern University

Vice President, University Advancement & Chief of Staff

Jack Namer

EyeOnSouthFlorida

President

Kim Nguyen

Harbor Nails & Hair

Owner

Wendy Osty

Osty Skincare

President & Founder

Dionne Polite

AARP Florida

Director of State Operations

Rocki Rockingham

Community Liason

Nadine Rockwell

Coral Ridge Yacht Club

Ben Rogers

City of Fort Lauderdale

Director of Transportation and Mobility

Paul Sallarulo

Nexera Medical Inc.

President

Jack Seiler

Law Offices of Seiler, Sautter, Zaden & Rimes

Todd Stone

The Stone Law Group

President

Carlos Suarez

Venice Magazine

Publisher

Lauren Talchik

Charter One Yachts

President

Susan Tompkins Payne

One Sotheby's

Realtor

Carol Tracz

Riverside Hotel

Director of Sales & Marketing

Rear Adm. Larry Watkins

United States Navy

Director, Network Engagement Team, U.S. Southern Command

Ben Wesley
PAST CHAIR

Florida Power & Light

External Affairs Manager

Mike Weymouth

The Las Olas Company

President

Leo Zieman

Florida Power & Light

Retired

Steve Ziff

Loud and Live

Chief Business Officer

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