Board/Staff


Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Team

  • Genia Duncan Ellis, President and CEO
  • Rose Faraone, Vice President Marketing/Communications
  • Patrick A. Harris, Vice President of Sponsorship & Membership
  • Kimberley Spellacy, Accounting Director 
  • Maureen Potter, Event Manager
  • Jordan Thomfohrde, Administrative Manager
  • Jo Ann Smith, Parks Coordinator

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • CHAIR: John Ropes, Ropes Associates, Inc.
  • VICE CHAIR: Lacey Brisson, BB&T
  • TREASURER: Micki Scavone, Carr Workplace
  • SECRETARY: Katie Donahue, The Riverside Hotel
  • IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR: Jim Ellis, Ellis Diversified, Inc.
  • AT LARGE: Jeff Falkanger, FSMY
  • AT LARGE: James Ferriero, First Life Financial
  • AT LARGE: Howard Elfman, The Agency
  • AT LARGE: Karla Nelson Thatcher, Hotwire Communications
  • AT LARGE: Richard Rodriguez, Centuric LLC

DIRECTORS

  • Lori Adelson, HR Law Pro
  • David Beckey, Seacoast Bank
  • Andrew Britton, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Joe Eppy, The Eppy Group
  • Jim Farrick, Kunin Associates
  • Ann Marie Fox Mancuso, Richard J. Fox Foundations
  • Maxine Gomez, Dry Tech
  • Jacqui Hartnett, Starmark
  • Michelle Klymko, Klymko Law, P.A.
  • Mike Kubinski, ID Automotive
  • Britt Lanier, Two Men and a Truck
  • Michael Marshall, Gunster
  • Blaise McGinley, Stiles Corp.
  • Melissa Milroy, Galleria
  • Kenny Pak, The Restaurant People
  • Margarethe Sorensen, Make-up Artist
  • *Barbra Stern, Law Office of Barbra Stern, P.A.
  • Jerome Vogel, Vogel Law
  • Bill Walker, Water Taxi

ADVISORY

  • Aaron Abramoff, The Restaurant People
  • Mary Adams, The Employee Relations Group
  • *Mark Budwig, S. MARK Graphics
  • Nectaria Chakas, Lochrie & Chakas
  • Roger Craft, Sunchase Group, LLC
  • *Courtney Crush, Crush Law
  • Bob Dugan, EDSA
  • Jill Ginsberg, Ginsberg Shulman PL
  • Tim Heiser, City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue
  • Steve Hudson, Hudson Capital
  • Lynn-Ann Ierna, Midgard Management Group
  • Nadia Locke, E Sciences
  • *Renée Korbel Quinn, QuinnProQuo Corporate Strategies
  • Enrique Sanchez, City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Rec.
  • Jack Seiler, Seiler, Sautter, Zaden, Rimes & Wahlbrink
  • Lisa Siegel, Beer Famous Group
  • Tyler Smillie, Bank of America Private Bank
  • Paul Weinberg, Keith & Associates
  • Michael Weymouth,  The Las Olas Company

*Former Board Chair

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Past Presidents/Board Chairs

  • 1989 – 1992    Cynthia Lubin
  • 1992 – 1994    Welcom Henry Watson Jr.
  • 1994 – 1996    Virginia ‘Ginny’ Miller
  • 1996 – 1997    Bob Brantmeyer
  • 1997 – 1999    Randy Dunlap
  • 1999 – 2000    Brenda Sigurdson
  • 2000 – 2002    Kenneth Ortner
  • 2002 – 2004    Stephen K. Tilbrook 
  • 2004 – 2006    Renée Korbel Quinn
  • 2006 – 2008    Kelley Shanley
  • 2008 – 2010    Tom Vogel
  • 2010 – 2012    Mark Budwig
  • 2012 – 2014    Courtney Crush
  • 2014 – 2015    Gregory Oram
  • 2015 – 2016    Barbra Stern
  • 2016 – 2019    Jim Ellis