Who We Are

Business for the Arts of Broward is a not-for-profit organization that educates the business community about the importance of Broward County’s art and cultural community and engages them in building connections between cultural vitality, creative success, and economic development.

Innovative programs include Art in the Workplace, Art Curation, Arts Mean Business Speaker Series, Art & Soul , ART + STROLL, Art & Somm and Public Art curation. Business for the Arts of Broward has engaged businesses and their employees in the arts and established new funding sources that will help the arts thrive and drive economic development for our local economy. We’ve created an endowed art fund at the Community Foundation of Broward to support the cultural arts in our community.

About Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of local business owners and executives who have a passion about preserving and promoting the Arts and Culture in Broward County.


Jarett S. Levan, Chair
CEO & President, BBX Capital

Joey Epstein, CPA, CGMA, Vice Chair
BDO, Managing Director

Eris Sandler, Treasurer
EVP, Market President, North Broward, Palm Beach & Treasure Coast, BankUnited

Maria Pierson, Secretary
Co-Founder & CEO, Pierson Grant Public Relations

Brian R. Kopelowitz, Esq., Immediate Past Chair
Kopelowitz, Ostrow, Ferguson, Weiselberg, Gilbert,  Founding Partner



Marc Aptakin
President | CEO, MAD/Yes We Are MAD Group

Jennifer Bales Drake, Esq.
Vice Chair, Public Private Partnerships Practice Group, Becker

Shanti Bruce, Ph.D.
Professor | Department Chair, Department of Communication, Media and the Arts Halmos College of Arts and Sciences,  Nova Southeastern University

Tim Bryant
External Affairs Area Manager, FPL

Gail Bulfin
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Vice President – Member Development

Cathy Donnelly
Director, Community Relations, Castle Group

Carol L. Henderson
Deputy Executive Director of Intergovernmental & Outreach, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization

Tali Karp
Corporate Controller, Accounting, Stiles

Derek L. Koger
Executive Director of Tribal Community Development, Seminole Tribe of Florida

Mark Kravitz
President, Jenco Properties

Jérémie Lortie
Creative Director, Florida Panthers

J. Scott McCleneghen
Executive Vice President for South East Regional Commercial Group, First Horizon/Iberiabank

Scott Miller
Dean, Academic Pathway Arts, Humanities & Design, Broward College

Peggy Nordeen
CEO, Starmark International

John O’Grady
Co-Founder, Bob Industries

Alexandra Lee-Lytle Pracek
Director of Art, Creative, Amazon Prime Video

Jessica B. Sander, Esq.
Senior Litigation Associate, Greenspoon Marder

Kevin A. Shacter
Senior Vice President | Senior Fiduciary Officer, Northern Trust

Robert Taylor
CEO, Burdette Beckmann, Inc.

Ex Officio

Terry Frank
SVP, Strategic Projects, BBX Capital

Robyn Vegas, Executive Director