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Fort Lauderdale has been my home for more than 50 years. I’m privileged to have gotten to know so many people in our community through my childhood and career. I have many fond memories of spending time on the water with my family and friends here in the Venice of America. That lifelong love and need to protect our waterways and unique community lifestyle became my passion and the focus of my career.
We’ve all been witness to the rapid growth and development of our city. Fort Lauderdale is no longer the sleepy winter playground or Spring Break haven of the past. It has become a vibrant, exciting and diverse city with many opportunities and new attractions. Unfortunately, protecting our environment, lifestyle and safety has not been met with the same attention, focus or investment.
I’ve spent my career successfully solving complex issues and challenges at the City, County, State and Federal levels, by bringing a new approach and fresh perspective developed through years of experience. I’ve been a relentless champion for our City and marine community for more than 30 years and I want to bring my home-grown passion, proven hands-on experiences and innovative approach to City Hall to represent the residents of District IV.
Established in 1999, NautiCom Communications Inc. is a woman-owned business with a strong record of success. As an association management and event company, my team and I have successfully generated and managed millions of dollars for our client’s respective missions, created dynamic public relations campaigns as well as developed and implemented a variety of non-profit events and environmental programs at the local, national and international levels that generated millions of dollars of support for those charities. I’ve spent my entire career being a successful champion for my clients by working collaboratively for positive change. I’ve advocated on behalf of South Florida in Tallahassee on a multitude of political issues and passed Federal and International legislation to benefit the yachting industry and the hundreds of thousands of jobs and economic impact they represent.
I’m experienced at how to get things done and will continue that mission for the citizens of Fort Lauderdale.
A glimpse into my governmental experience!
Current & Previous Association Management Clients
U.S. Superyacht Association
Marine Council of Miami
Executives’ Association of Greater Miami
The oldest association in the state of Florida
Greater Sunrise Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Himmarshee Village Association
South Florida Interactive Marketing Association
Previous Event Clients
Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament
Los Suenos International Billfish Tournament Series
Fort Lauderdale Kingfish Classic
Palm Harbor Marina
Ground Breaking and Grand Opening
Roscioli Yachting Center
Ground Breaking and Grand Opening
Make Mine a Million
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
National Fishing Coordinator
Fisher Island Fishing Tournament
Business Organizations (Past and Present)
Fort Lauderdale Marine Advisory Board
Appointed for three terms
Marine Industries Association of South Florida Board of Directors
Broward County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Appointed to the Marketing and Advisory Council
National Marine Trades Council Chair
American Society of Association Executives
Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club Downtown
Co-Team Leader – Marine Industry
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Appointed by Governor for three terms
National Association of Woman Business Owners
Community & Charitable Organizations
(Past & Present)
Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade
Broward Navy Days & Fleet Week
Take A Hero Fishing
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
Coastal Conservation Association
The Billfish Foundation
International Game Fish Association
Caymus Wine Event to Benefit Dwight Stephenson & Cystic Fibrosis Foundations Committee
Hurricane Dorian Relief Committee
The Inspire Initiative
Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Pinion Board Member
Fundraising arm for Special Olympics
Superbowl Host Committees
Miami Dolphins Weekend Fundraising Committee
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No matter how much this City continues to grow, it’s the heart of our citizens that defines who we are and I’m proud to be one of you.
Let’s work together to make our City the best it can be.
Preserve & Protect Our Waterway Environment
Improve our Infrastructure and Transportation
Improve & Protect Our Public Safety