By Gerry Czarnecki Nelson F. Hincapie joined the Voices For Children Foundation in 2009 as president and CEO. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, he began his career in Miami working with then-Mayor Alex Penelas to help establish universal pre-kindergarten. And while Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez served as...

By Peter Nasca Perhaps the third time’s a charm? Several years ago, while I was pitching a story to a writer/editor, I was told I was persistent “to the point of not being obnoxious.” I took that as a compliment. During my career as a public relations practitioner,...

By Julie Neitzel Many of us are familiar with Fortune magazine’s annual list of the 500 largest U.S. companies, which is a mark of prestige for those who are on it. More than 800 companies have been on it since its 1955 debut, when it focused primarily...

By Stephen Garber The foundation of effective communication remains the same whether someone is speaking to an individual or to a group. The most important communication skill we can learn is effective listening—what we call “power listening.” Power listening requires focus, concentration, effort and emotional awareness...

By Christine Alexis With football season underway, it’s a good time to consider the history of one of the sport’s iconic teams—the Miami Dolphins. They grew rapidly during their first six years, laying the foundation for their time-honored reputation. In 1966, their inaugural season in the American...

Rachel Sapoznik, who is on this month’s cover, is a business leader transcending what you would expect from someone in her line of work. I’ve had the pleasure to know Rachel most of my business journalism career in South Florida, and she’s always able to...

By Kevin Gale Charlie McCurdy is in a key position to help mold the future of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show as president and CEO of the global exhibitions division of London-based Informa. Informa, which had $1.7 billion in 2016 revenue, paid $133 million in March...