Economic Development

Economic Development

Florida Building Commission. December 1998 – Present. Consultant to the Commission, a Governor Appointed 25 member Commission—convened to develop, implement, and revise a new statewide building code (Florida Building Code)—that to date has delivered consensus agreements for a Statewide Florida Building Code, four triennial code updates, and related programs including education and product approval systems. Ongoing responsibilities include planning and process design, public and stakeholder participation, agendas, reports, situation assessment, facilitation, and consultation and recommendations to Commission Chair and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (previously to the Department of Community Affairs). In addition to facilitating Commission meetings (over 110 meetings), responsibilities include facilitating the Commission’s technical advisory and program oversight committees (over 600 meetings), and since 1999 the facilitation of 58 special issue stakeholder workgroup projects involving over 175 meetings. Stakeholders include homebuilders, general contractors, building trades, architects, engineers, educators, building officials, multiple state agencies, multiple local governments, various affected industry groups and manufactures, and interested public.

National Recreational Boating Stakeholders Growth Summit (Sponsored by National Marine Manufacturers Association). December 2011. Worked with NMMA and other stakeholder groups to design, facilitate and report on a Recreational Boating Industry Growth Summit in Chicago. The Summit (December 13-14, 2011) was designed to engage all aspects of the recreational boating community (manufacturers, dealers, distributors, bankers, marinas, trade press, trade associations, insurance, big box retailers, consumer organizations, etc.) on a Recreational Boating Industry Growth Summit. The Summit provided an opportunity for recreational boating interests/stakeholders to engage in a facilitated discussion allowing for the sharing of information among stakeholders on key issues of concern in order to develop a range of options addressing key issues identified. The outcome of the Summit was to lay the foundation for and initiate a comprehensive strategy for recreational boating stakeholders targeted towards ensuring sustainable growth, including a series of concrete next steps based on the Summit results, and to ensure continued effective communication is fostered among stakeholders. The stakeholder successfully identified, evaluated and developed a joint action agenda for the Industry for ensuring sustainable growth.

Recreational Boating Leaders Workshop (Sponsored by National Marine Manufacturers Association). April 2012. with NMMA in a facilitated workshop format to engage the full range of recreational boating leaders to develop and agree on a cross-industry three-year implementation plan for priority actions that emerged from the Recreational Boating Growth Summit conducted in December 2011. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants representing a range of industry sectors including dealers, boat manufacturers, engine manufacturers, accessory manufacturers, marine distributors, marine electronics manufacturers and dealers, marinas, marine trade associations, publishers, standards and safety organizations and NGOs, banking and insurance companies, government agencies and marine representatives. The participants achieved consensus on a strategy for moving the industry forward and on a governance structure of representative stakeholders to implement the strategy.

National Association of Homebuilders. 1997. Designed, planned, consulted, and facilitated organizational start-up meetings for new “Builder 20 Clubs” forming across the Country.

National Association of Homebuilders. 1996. Designed, planned, consulted, and facilitated assessment and planning workshops for formation of “Builder 20 Clubs” across the Country.

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