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Leadership Florida Elects Beth Kigel as Incoming Chair

Beth Kigel, President and CEO of Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, was installed by Leadership Florida as its chair-elect for the 2016-2017 year at the organization’s annual conference in Orlando on June 26. Kigel is a graduate of Leadership Florida’s Class XXIX and has co-chaired the Leadership Florida produced debates for U.S. Senate and Florida Governor, since 2012. She is the co-chair for Florida’s U.S. Senate debate in October, at Broward College.

Since 1982, Leadership Florida, a respected non-partisan convener, has taken the lead in Florida for training and developing leaders with a statewide, rather than parochial, view of our state’s resources and needs. The organization produces educational programming for a wide spectrum of Florida’s leaders, including chief executive officers new to the state, seasoned business and non-profit executives, elected officials, young professionals, leaders in Florida K-12 education, and top college and university students.  Its members are diverse in opinion, age, gender, geography, skills, interests, experience, ethnicity, occupation, and political affiliation, but unified in their respect for one another, and in their commitment to building a better state for all our citizens.

Leadership Florida, in partnership with the Florida Press Association, has produced 6 statewide televised political debates since 2006 and this year will be producing a debate in the Florida race for United States Senate on October 26, 2016 at Broward College in Davie, Florida.

“I’m honored to be elected as incoming chair and give back to an organization that has done so much for Florida as it unifies our state leaders and addresses our most pressing issues,” said Kigel. “I look forward to working with each of our Regional Councils and the Board of Directors this year as we engage our members and communities in creating a better Florida.”

Beth Kigel was appointed by Governor Scott to the Florida Transportation Commission in January 2012 and was subsequently reappointed and confirmed by the Florida Senate in 2016. Her additional public service includes the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, the Palm Beach County Groundwater and Natural Resources Protection Board, and the Roger Dean Stadium Advisory Board. Beth has served as a Trustee and Board Member of area Chambers of Commerce, an Executive Committee member of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, and the 2012 Chair of the William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education. In 2015, Beth was named to the Leadership Florida Board of Directors, and appointed to The World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems Board of Directors.

 

About Leadership Florida

For thirty-five years, Leadership Florida has developed a reputation as a builder of a stronger, diverse statewide sense of community. A respected non-partisan convener of committed individuals, Leadership Florida enhances the knowledge and leadership abilities of Florida’s leaders through educational programs and by encouraging collaborative work for the betterment of our state. Leadership Florida provides Floridians essential information and a meaningful forum for their opinions, and creates opportunities for shared experiences that are inviting, inspiring and of lasting value. Leadership Florida is a federally registered trademark.

 

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