On September 11, 2013, the BCBA named Braulio Rosa as its new Executive Director. Many of you know Braulio from working with him as Assistant Executive Director beginning in 2011 and then as Acting Executive Director since May of this year. He has done an outstanding job in his time at the Bar. Some of you also know him on a personal level as former BCBA President Victor DiBianchi’s brother-in-law.
As many of you are aware, Past President Bruce Weihe chaired an Executive Director Search Committee over the past few months. The Committee put in a lot of hard work reviewing and interviewing qualified people from all over the country with a variety of backgrounds. Braulio was the unanimous choice of the committee and was recommended to the Board for selection.
Braulio brings a wide educational and employment background to our Bar Association. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Masters degrees in both Teaching and Public Administration, all from Florida Atlantic University. He also was a Hebrew linguist during his service in the U.S. Navy.
In 1994, he began his professional career as Adolescent Services Coordinator at Broward College. He then spent thirteen years working for the Town of Davie. His first position there was as event specialist, where among the events he supervised was the Davie Rodeo. Planning and supervising our events is obviously a major part of his new job. He then moved to Davie’s Public Information Department. Much of the experience he gained there prepared him for key responsibilities with our Bar, as well. Among his responsibilities there was to be the editor of the official town publication. When he came to the BCBA, he spearheaded the transformation of the Barrister from an ordinary newsletter that cost the Bar thousands of dollars each year into the professional magazine you are now reading, which is already paying for itself.
Perhaps the most valuable skill he brought to us from Davie was his experience in strategic planning. For many years, members have questioned what the long term vision was for our Bar Association. During his interview with the committee, Braulio laid out some exciting ideas to expand our Bar’s programming and to create new services for our members. Braulio has worked with myself and Michael Fischler to set aside a portion of our Board meetings during which Michael leads the Directors in a strategic planning workshop on a different topic each month.
On a personal level, Braulio has been married to the lovely Marilyn for 18 years and has two beautiful children, Annabelle and Anthony
All of us are excited about working with Braulio as he leads our Bar Association into providing new levels of service to our membership and the community in the coming years.