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
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
External Affairs Area Manager, FPL
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Vice President – Member Development
Director, Community Relations, Castle Group
Carol L. Henderson
Deputy Executive Director of Intergovernmental & Outreach, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization
Corporate Controller, Accounting, Stiles
Derek L. Koger
Executive Director of Tribal Community Development, Seminole Tribe of Florida
President, Jenco Properties
Creative Director, Florida Panthers
J. Scott McCleneghen
Executive Vice President for South East Regional Commercial Group, First Horizon/Iberiabank
Dean, Academic Pathway Arts, Humanities & Design, Broward College
CEO, Starmark International
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
CEO, Burdette Beckmann, Inc.
SVP, Strategic Projects, BBX Capital
Robyn Vegas, Executive Director