Winterfest, Inc. announced its Chairman of the Board, Board, and Advisory Members.  “The 2020-2021 Winterfest Board has a fresh new direction,” said Lisa Scott-Founds, Winterfest President & CEO. “It is exciting to begin a new era as we look towards our 50th Anniversary in 2021. 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 “Greatest Show on H2O.”

 

The Winterfest board of directors and advisors are composed of community leaders who are ambassadors for this South Florida signature event.

Executive Board of Directors

Susan Renneisen
Chairwoman

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Vice President of Community Affairs and Special Events

Ben Wesley
Past Chairman

FPL

External Affairs Manager

Ken Ortner
Treasurer

Gutta, Sharfi & Co. CPA’s

Partner

Robyn Vines
Counsel

Gray Robinson Attorneys at Law

Attorney

Lisa Duke
Secretary

Walter Duke + Partners

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Swenson
Parade Chair/Chair Elect

UBS Financial Services
The Garvin Financial Team

Senior VP - Wealth Mgmt

Johnny Williams
Assistant Treasurer

ProMotion Sports & Entertainment, LLC

Managing Partner

David Booth

Republic National Distributing Company

Division Manager on Premise

Nancy Daly
Past Chairwoman

Community Liason

Jim Dunn
Past Chair
Doug Jones

Sixth Star Entertainment & Marketing, Inc.

President

Robert Kornahrens
Past Chairman

Advanced Roofing / Advanced Green Technologies

President

Robert Leider
Past Chairman

In Memory

WSVN Channel 7

Executive Vice President / General Manager

Dan Lindblade

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

President & CEO

Gregg Snowden

South Florida Ford

Vice President/Account Director

Karla Nelson-Thatcher

Hotwire Communications

VP, Corporate Communications, Public and Government Affairs   

GEMMS, Government, Education, Media, Medical and Security

Bob Swindell

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

President and CEO

Board of Directors

Ron Brandenburg

Holy Cross Hospital

CFO

Kim Butler

Marketing Director

Dania Pointe

Amanda Cifu Burke

Florida Panthers

Director of Marketing

Nicole Covar

iHeart Media

Director of Marketing & Events

Heiko Dobrikow

Riverside Hotel

General Manager Executive

Vice-President at the Las Olas Company

John Dunnuck

Broward College

Chief Operating Officer

Barry Flanigan

Bradford Marine

Yacht Sale Broker

Heather Geronemus

Ultimate Software

Public Relations

David Greenberger
Grandstand Chair

SCG & Associates

Owner/President

James Harrison

Frank and Jimmie's Propeller

Owner

Tim Ivy

Fox Sports Florida

Vice President, Marketing & Programming

Michael Johnson

Clearpath Alerts

Managing Director

Britt Lanier

Two Men and a Truck

Owner

Ron Lennen

Past President
Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors

Compass Florida

Wendy Liebowitz
Silent Auction Chair

Fidelity Investments

VP, Branch Manager

Alyssa Lovitt
White Party Chair

ILOVITT Events

President

Kristene Tokesky

Lank Oil Company

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Lois Marino

BBX Capital Foundation

Director of Community Engagement

Ted Morley

Maritime Professional Training

President

Steve Nudelberg

On the Ball

President

Lily Pardo

WSVN Channel 7

Director of Public Relations & Community Affairs

Gary Press

Lifestyle Media Group

President

Renée K. Quinn

QuinnProQuo
Strategies & Communication

President

James Ray

Fifth Third Bank, Official Bank of Winterfest

Senior Vice President

Stacy Ritter

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau 

President & CEO

Rocki Rockingham

Newell Brands

Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources

Captain Lee Rosbach

Below Deck – Bravo TV

Captain

Steve Savor

Anderson Group

Chief Executive Officer

Ed Strobel

Sunshine Solar Services

Owner

Carlos Suarez

Venice Magazine

CEO & Founder

Phil Thornburg

City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Director

Larry Van Dusseldorp

VanDee Fulfillment

Owner

Bill Walker

Water Taxi

Owner

Paul Castronovo
Honorary

iHeart Radio

Radio Personality

Tammy Gail
Honorary

Floridata Market Research

President

Ina Lee
Chairman Emeritus

Travelhost Magazine of Greater Fort Lauderdale

President

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

Jon Aughey

BB&T Bank

Vice President

Michael Baer

Edrington Americas

Regional Sales Director

Issac Benharoche

Light Up The Night

Managing Partner

Gary Bitner

Bitner Group

CEO

David Blattner

Becker & Poliakoff

Attorney

Kim Bokamper

Bokampers

Owner

Ryan Campbell

COMPASS

Realtor

Connie Chaney
Sondra Dane

Supreme Lending

Mortgage Specialist

Cathy Danielle

4-D’s Realty

President

Tim Davey

Global Marine Travel (GMT)

President

Steve Day

Blue Martini

Owner

Andrew Doole

Informa

Vice President

Tim Drushella

Stephen’s Distributing/Budweiser

Director of Marketing and Sales

Genia Duncan Ellis

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Inc.

Go Riverwalk Magazine

President/CEO

Bill Feinberg

Allied Kitchen & Bath

President

Andrew France

Total Wine

Regional Manager

Luke Freeman

Wizard Creation

President

Philip Goldfarb

Fontainbleau Miami Beach

President & Chief Operating Office

Eli Goldshtein

Light Up The Night

Managing Partner

Frank Gutta

Gutta, Sharfi & Co. CPA’s, Inc.

CPA, PFS

Alice Harry

Timpano

Sales Manager

Paul Kahn
Kristin Kauffmann

Blue Truck Productions

President/Executive Producer

Jonathan Keith

Jonathan Keith, P.A. & Associates

President

Frank Krauser

NFL Alumni 

Retired

Alexa Lanier

Two Men and a Truck

Marketing

Connie Doyle Loewenthal

iHeart Media

Senior Account Executive

Rosy Lopez

Rosy Strategies

Chief Executive Officer

Kimberly Maroe

Broward County Board of County Commissioners

Public Information Manager

Jay Marhefka

Crown Wine and Spirits

Director of Marketing

Sean McCaffrey

Florida Panthers

Chief of Staff

Kitty McGowan

NautiCom Communications, Inc.

President

David Meadors

Broward Impact Window & Door Inc.

Owner

Ginny Miller
Past Chairman

Miller Construction Company

Director, Community Relations

John Moorman

Carroll’s Jewelers

Jewelry Designer

Jack Namer

EyeOnSouthFlorida

President

Kim Nguyen

Harbor Nails & Hair

Owner

Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson

Nova Southeastern University

Community Relations

Dionne Polite

AARP Florida

Director of State Operations

Nadine Rockwell

CCM Lauderdale Yacht Club

Edie Rodriguez

Ponant Cruises

Corporate Special Advisor

Duree Ross

Durée & Company

President & CEO

Paul Sallarulo

Nexera Medical Inc.

President

Jack Seiler

Law Offices of Seiler, Sautter, Zaden & Rimes

Sarah Spurlock

City of Fort Lauderdale

Nighttime Economy Manager

Noelle Stevenson

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

Vice President, Film, Music, Fashion & Create

Todd Stone

The Stone Law Group

Todd I. Stone, Esq.

Shane Strum

Governor Ron DeSantis Office

Cheif of Staff

Kim Sweers

FB Marine Group

Managing Partner

Lauren Talchik

Charter One Yachts

President

Lt. Derek Wallin

United States Coast Guard

Lieutenant/Commanding Officer

Chaz Warrington

DEX Imaging

South Florida General Manager

Capt. Larry Watkins

United States Navy

Commanding Officer European Command J3

Mike Weymouth

The Las Olas Company

President

Rosalie Wheatley

T&T Realty, Inc.

President

Leo Zieman

FPL

Customer Service Technology Support