Caribbean-American to be honored at Leadership Broward’s Annual Dinner

FORT LAUDERDALE – Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc., a countywide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in leadership and the importance of community involvement, has announced this year’s prominent honorees for its “Profiles in Leadership Dinner and Dance” on Fri., Nov. 16, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at the Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie.

This year touting a royal theme, the honorees are: Caribbean-American, Levi G. Williams, Partner, Fertig and Gramling, George L. Hanbury, II, PH.D., executive vice president/chief operating officer, Nova Southeastern University; Edith Schaffer Lederberg, executive director, Aging and Disability Resource Center for Broward County; Dr. Harold “Hackie” Reitman, Orthopedic Surgeon (retired); and Mark Templeton, CEO, Citrix Systems, Inc.

“This annual event recognizes individuals who have excelled in their professions, while making significant contributions to the community, “said Anne T. Hotte, executive director of Leadership Broward Foundation. “It is our honor to celebrate the accomplishments of these men and women as we inspire others to take leading roles on important issues and concerns that impact us all.”


Levi G. Williams, Esq. is passionately dedicated to issues that affect youth and minorities of Broward County and his involvement has been profound.

Some of his many contributions include work with Friends of Children, Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward, Broward County School Board Diversity Committee, South Florida Human Rights Council, Urban League of Broward County, Minority Development & Empowerment, Inc. and the Florida Council On The Status Of Black Men And Boys.

Levi G. Williams, Esq.

In addition, Williams also serves on Broward Community College’s Board of Trustees. His awards include the Legal Aid Service of Broward County/The Russell E. Carlisle Advocacy Award, JM Family’s African American Achievers Award in Business & Entrepreneurism and “The Margaret & Cato Roach Award in Human Relations” by the National Conference for Community and Justice.

George L. Hanbury, II, PH.D. has played a leading role in shaping Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Hanbury led negotiations for the development of the 325,000-square-foot NSU library, enabling the Broward County community access to NSU’s research materials.

Edith Schaffer Lederberg recently celebrated 30 years with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County. Throughout her entire career, Lederberg has remained one of the most influential advocates for elders locally and throughout the U.S.

Dr. Harold “Hackie” Reitman is a professional heavyweight boxer committed to helping disadvantaged children in the community and he graciously donates his funds from boxing to children’s charities. Dr. Reitman also reaches out to youth through The Harold Reitman Unit of the Broward Boys and Girls Club.

Mark Templeton has shown commendable leadership through both the South Florida Leadership Foundation and Deliver the Dream. Initiated by Templeton in 2003, the South Florida Community Leadership Foundation ensures that Broward County schools run as efficiently as possible to improve student achievement and overall school performance.

Since 1982, Leadership Broward has graduated more than 2,500 business, civic and non-profit professionals and high school students from its intense nine-month leadership development program. During this same period, more than 350 non-profit organizations have benefited from the community projects conducted by each Leadership class.

Participants receive a comprehensive insight into Broward County’s infrastructure and critical issues. Youth Leadership Broward offers similar training for high school juniors and the Senior Executive Orientation allows senior-level executives to participate in an abbreviated development program. Leadership Broward also provides its members with a host of enriching programs throughout the year.

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