Now Accepting 2018 Nominations

Nominate an up-and-coming leader for LEAD Brevard’s 4 Under 40 recognition and fundraiser event at the Space Coast Convention Center on Friday, February 9, 2018. Nominations for this prestigious award are open to all young leaders under the age of 40. Professional achievements, community involvement and examples of leadership are considered as part of the selection process.

Nominees should possess the characteristics needed to improve the quality of life in our community through leadership and innovation. These characteristics – a combination of personal attributes, commitment to community and successful experience – demonstrate an ability to lead and innovate and they signal the potential to become a more significant leader in the coming years.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated excellence, creativity, integrity and initiative in their business or profession.
  • Provides valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
  • Clearly serves as a role model for others personally and professionally.
  • Showcases a commitment to his/her personal/professional development.
  • Is under the age of 40 on January 1, 2018 and lives or works in Brevard County.

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Nominations due to LEAD Brevard by Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Nominations open to the LEAD Brevard community for the 2018 Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon award. Please nominate a leader – create a legacy.

The Rodney S. Ketcham (RSK) Leadership Icon Award is presented to an individual that demonstrates a history of vision, service, and leadership for the betterment of Brevard.

The annual Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon Award recognizes a local leader for his/her contributions to the betterment and prosperity of the community. Established in 2009, the award has previously been bestowed upon Dr. Max King, 2009; Roger Dobson, 2010; Marilyn “Bunny” Finney, 2011; Barbara Moore, 2012; Bernie Simpkins, 2013; former Brevard County Commissioner Robin Fisher, 2014; Joseph A. Duda, 2015; Dr. Anthony Catanese, former President & CEO of Florida Institute of Technology 2016 and Dr. George Mikitarian, CEO Parrish Healthcare/Parrish Medical Center in 2017.

Rodney S. Ketcham was a philanthropist, a community champion and a business leader. In 1955 Mr. Ketcham began to make a name for himself in support of his adopted town, Cocoa Beach, as its first city manager. His real estate career encompassed his professional life while our community was the beneficiary of his civic engagement. He was instrumental in many endeavors…and will always be remembered for his leadership in our community. The RSK Award is presented to an individual that demonstrates a history of vision, service and leadership for the betterment of Brevard, while building a legacy of leaders along the way. This individual has established a reputation of character, trust and leadership for others to emulate. The recipient is a community leader who is serving as a mentor; advancing and encouraging the next generation of leaders.

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Nominations due to LEAD Brevard by Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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