Have luch with Tim Ryan

Born in Broward General Hospital in 1956, Tim was the third of seven children born to Johanna Betty (Rasch) and A.J. Ryan, Jr. Tim follows in a long family tradition of public service to the people of Broward County. His father, A.J. Ryan, Jr., served in the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate from 1956 – 1967. Grandfather, A.J. Ryan, Sr., served on both the Dania Beach City Commission and Hollywood City Commission in the 1920s and on the Port Everglades Commission in the 1930s. Tim’s grandmother, Genevieve Ryan, was the first woman to be realtor of the year in the state of Florida in 1958 and was elected national president of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary in 1965.

A 1974 graduate of Chaminade High School (now Chaminade-Madonna), Tim attended the University of Florida where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics with high honors (1978), as well as his law degree (1981). In 1981, he joined the family law firm of Ryan & Ryan, which was founded by his father in 1955. Today, he is the firm’s Managing Partner, and knows first-hand both the rewards and challenges faced by owners of small businesses

Tim has been active in a number of community service organizations, including the Dania Beach Improvement Committee, the Fort Lauderdale Jaycees, the Broward County Guardian Ad Litem program, the Hollywood Rotary Club and the Ft. Lauderdale Emerald Society. He has earned recognition while serving as Special Counsel for the City of Dania Beach for the past 25 years, and received the Florida Teaching Profession “Friend of Education” award and the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono award for his volunteer services.

Tim Ryan and his wife, Debbie (Miller), have been married for 26 years, and live in Dania Beach. They have four children – Johanna, 23, Brendan, 20, Colman, 15, and Catriona, 12…..From Sentinal

Have lunch with Nelson J. Zambrano

He is a Former US Army Officer (Lieutenant Colonel) having served in Infantry – Special Forces and Military Intelligence units. He has served in the Middle East and Latin America to include Colombia, advising both the US and Colombian governments.

He also completed a project, in which the City of Fort Lauderdale participated by investing into the project. The City of Fort Lauderdale provided CRA (Community Redevelopment Act) funds and city resources into one of the multifamily properties. No small feat, since this occurred 2008-2009 during the time of the largest economic meltdown the U.S. has been thru since the Great Depression of the 1930’s.

He is also writing a book on US Real Estate Investing.

Hollywood Commissioner Peter Hernandez

Commissioner Hernandez attended Apollo Middle School and McArthur High School. He was not able to finish high school because in 1978, his family started a sand, gravel, and construction materials business. He began to work with his father to keep the business running. Later, Commissioner Hernandez went back to school and got his high school diploma. As an adult, he has taken business classes at Broward College.
Throughout the years, Commissioner Hernandez has volunteered for several boards and committees serving the community such as:

The Broward County Zoning BoardHollywood Hispanic Affairs CouncilUnsafe Structures BoardHollywood Sister Cities InternationalDevelopment Review Board, and other subcommitteesResource Recovery BoardFlorida League of Cities Legislative Policy Committee Member

He was the Chair of Hollywood’s 75th Birthday Celebration in 2000. He also became part of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club serving as President of both these organizations. As part of his involvement he became a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) member, realizing that through giving, one receives.

Consul General of Canada Susan Harper

Susan Harper Consul General Susan Harper Biography Consul General of Canada in Miami Susan Harper (Master of Business Administration, Ivey School of Business, Western University; Bachelor of Arts with Honours [Math, English] Queen’s University). Prior to joining the Department of External Affairs in 1983, Ms. Harper taught at both Cambrian College in Sudbury, and George Brown College in Toronto. She held trade positions in Yaoundé, Paris and Buenos Aires before becoming Ambassador in Montevideo, Uruguay in 2001. She subsequently was posted to the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C, where she became Minister (Economic) from 2008-2009. In Ottawa, she was Director General, Trade Controls and Technical Barriers from 2009-2013, and then Director General and Senior Arctic Official (2013-16). Susan has two children, who keep her academic, financial management and diplomatic skills honed

Join Us For Lunch With Jeffery Granoff

I am a Miami native and graduate of the University of Florida in accounting. My wife and I have been
married for 25 years, we have two children in college, and are active in our community. As my parents
aged I helped them manage their financial and personal affairs, an experience which helped me appreciate
the difference that proper financial management may have on an individual’s well-being. This experience
continues to inspire me every day.
My clients benefit from my genuine dedication to their well-being. Much of my work involves helping
them to identify their most important financial needs and then designing financial solutions to help them
achieve their goals. The confidence and satisfaction my clients demonstrate in making informed decisions
to help improve their financial position and security is an outcome I strive to achieve with each
engagement. 3055794037

Lunch With Captain A.J. Tolbert retired USAF.

Captain Arnold J. Tolbert began his military service as an Air Force ROTC cadet at the University of South Carolina where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in 1975. His first duty assignment was at Whiteman AFB, MO where he served as a Deputy Combat Crew Commander and missile launch officer. His next duty assignment was Chief Disaster Preparedness at Spangdahlem AFB, Germany during which he was selected to attend undergraduate pilot training at Vance AFB, OK. As a pilot, he was stationed at Warner Robbins, AFB, GA where he flew the KC 135 and finally at Sheppard AFB, TX where he was a T37 instructor pilot.

He separated from the Air Force in 1987 and went on to complete a 21-year career with American Airlines. He has over 17,000 hours of flight time and holds type rating in the Boeing 737 & 727; the Airbus 300-600; and the McDonald Douglas 11. He has been serving as the Chair of the Department of Aviation & Safety at Florida Memorial University since 2008