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Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share the ingredients that make them successful. The show is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida.

Junior Achievement of South Florida Recipe for Success Laurie Sallarulo

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Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share the ingredients that make them successful. The show is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida.

    Recipe for Success with Guest Jack Kosakowski, Junior Achievement USA

    Recipe for Success with Guest Jack Kosakowski, Junior Achievement USA

    Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally.



    Let's get cooking! Jack Kosakowski is the President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA. He has more than 45 years of leadership experience in a federated organizational structure. Jack's specialties include nonprofit management, board development, fundraising, event management, financial literacy education, workforce readiness education, entrepreneurship education and public speaking.



    For JA USA, he oversees the operation of a federated organization with 106 offices located across the United States reaching over 4.8 million K-12 students through over 220,000 volunteers. Total funds raised exceed $165 million.



    Junior Achievement USA is at https://jausa.ja.org/.



    For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org.



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    • 30 min
    Recipe for Success with Guest Commissioner Ben Sorensen, City of Fort Lauderdale

    Recipe for Success with Guest Commissioner Ben Sorensen, City of Fort Lauderdale

    Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally.



    Let's get cooking! Ben Sorensen was sworn in as the Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner of District 4 on March 20, 2018. Ben was then named Vice Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale and served as Vice Mayor from April 3, 2018 to April 2, 2019. Ben was unopposed at the end of qualifying on June 12, 2020 and is automatically elected Commissioner District on November 3, 2020 for a 4 years term.  



    A third-generation Presbyterian minister, Ben is a former volunteer Chaplain for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and a current volunteer Chaplain for the Hollywood Police Department. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Leadership Broward Foundation and is a former member of the Broward County Human Rights Board, a former Guardian Ad Litem First Responder and served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Council Board of Governors. Ben is a founding member of Mission United, a program of the United Way of Broward County that focuses on ending veteran homelessness. 



    Ben is the third generation in his family to serve in the United States Armed Forces. Ben’s grandfather served as a Staff Sergeant in the Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945. Ben’s father served in the Army as a Chaplain from 1960 to 1969, rising to the rank of Captain. Ben proudly serves in the Navy Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander specializing in intelligence where his responsibilities include identifying, analyzing, and disseminating real-time intelligence in support of operational warfare. 



    In 2007, Ben co-founded and currently serves as Vice President of Optimum Associates, LLC, which provides leadership, sales and management training to large corporations, small businesses and non-profit organizations. Ben has earned six degrees: a Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University, a Doctor of Ministry from Amridge University, a Master of Divinity from Amridge University, a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, a Master of Arts of Leadership and Liberal Studies from Duquesne University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University. While at Georgetown Law, Ben studied International Trade Law under current United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. 



    Ben is married to Anna Sorensen, who works at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and they are proud parents of Alexandra and Louise. 



    For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org.



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    • 35 min
    Recipe for Success with Guest Marcell Haywood, Encompass

    Recipe for Success with Guest Marcell Haywood, Encompass

    Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally.



    Let's get cooking! Marcell D. Haywood is an entrepreneur and business executive.  He is currently the CEO of Thesis Holdings, a diversified holding company with equity interests in a range of SaaS and traditional service businesses.



    He studied at Florida State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Masters degree in Information Technology in addition to receiving continuing executive education at London Business School.



    Marcell’s core business and investment strategy centers on scalable ventures that specifically target the intersection of technology and age-old service industries.



    Through his role as CEO of Thesis Holdings, Marcell is a Board Member and investor in a number of its portfolio companies including:  Kodo (Boulder, CO), Combine Athletics (Miami, FL) and BuyChain (Austin, TX), all US based software technology companies.



    Marcell is also the Founder & CEO of Encompass, a leading provider of facility maintenance software and services founded while earning his graduate degree in college.  In his role as Founder & CEO, Marcell has made it a point to provide better opportunities to service professionals in the South Florida community.



    Marcell’s community involvement reaches beyond the entrepreneurship arena.  A graduate of Leadership Broward Class XXVIII, Marcell volunteers his time to mentor young entrepreneurs as a former board member of Entrepreneurs Organization and FAU Tech Runway.  Marcell is currently a board member of Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Workshop, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and the Community Foundation of Broward in addition to participating regularly as a guest speaker in local and national business conferences.



    In his free time, Marcell loves travelling with his son, Lincoln, and wife, Natalie.  He also thoroughly enjoys team sports and is an avid scuba diver.



    Marcell believes that the key to living a meaningful life is to aim high in purpose, doing something that you truly love, with incredible people who share your same values.



    For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org.



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    • 32 min
    Recipe for Success with Guest Georgia Lehoczky, Walgreens

    Recipe for Success with Guest Georgia Lehoczky, Walgreens

    Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally.



    Let's get cooking! Georgia Lehoczky is a Region Healthcare Pharmacy Director for Walgreen Co., the nationwide drugstore chain headquartered in Deerfield, IL. She is responsible for leading Walgreens pharmacy operations for 550 locations representing over 6000 team members in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, South West Florida, Tampa, Palm Beach, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico markets.



    Georgia joined Walgreens as a Pharmacy Intern in 1987. During her tenure, she has held various leadership positions, starting as a Pharmacy Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL., to Pharmacy Supervisor in Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL. 



    She transitioned to her current position as Regional Healthcare Director from 2009 to 2013 overseeing the South Florida and Puerto Rico markets. From 2013 to present Georgia is leading specialty and retail pharmacies in South Florida, South West Florida and Puerto Rico in pharmacy operations. In this role she works closely with government entities, healthcare systems and is involved with various projects that potentially impact the community and the company.



    She has mentored many pharmacy interns since 1999 and in February 2017 was recognized as National Preceptor of the Month in Drug Store News. Georgia has also been recognized as one of The Most Influential Business Women in South Florida in 2016. She serves on the boards of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Diabetes Association, Extraordinary Women Leading Change, the Ronald McDonald House, Muscular Sclerosis Society, the Larkin Pharmacy School Advisory Committee and NSU Palm Beach Advisory Committee. She is actively involved with such charities as the Diabetes Research Institute, Cystic Fibrosis, Gilda’s Club, Dolphins Cancer Challenge and various HIV/AIDS organizations among many others. Georgia is a staunch advocate for patient care, giving back to the community and is the Corporate Social Responsibility Champion for Walgreens in her Region. 



    Georgia was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She attended Albany College of Pharmacy- Union University in New York where she received her Bachelor Degree in science.  She is certified and has active licenses with the Florida Board of Pharmacy, New York Board of Pharmacy, and Illinois Board of Pharmacy. In addition, she serves as an adjunct faculty preceptor for various schools such as Larkin University, College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy, the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, College of Pharmacy. 



    Personally, Georgia enjoys spending time with her family, supporting sports, dance and academic events with her three children. Professionally, her mission is to advance the role of the community pharmacy.  



    Walgreens is at https://www.walgreens.com/.



    For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org.



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    • 30 min
    Recipe for Success with Guest Patrick Daoud, Daoud's Fine Jewelry

    Recipe for Success with Guest Patrick Daoud, Daoud's Fine Jewelry

    Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally.



    Let's get cooking! Patrick Daoud is the 4th Generation owner of Daoud’s Fine Jewelry established in 1895 and located in Fort Lauderdale. Patrick was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. Originally went to school to become a dentist and also worked full time at the family store. The more he worked in the family store, he loved it and wanted to fully be in the jewelry business. 



    In addition to his passion for the Jewelry business, Patrick is a dedicated philanthropist. Believing in giving back to his community, Patrick sits on the board of A Prom to Remember and Friends of Birch State Park. Patrick donates to dozens of local charities such as Children’s Home Society, Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation, Pace Center for Girls, Charity Guild, Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Junior Achievement, The Royal Dames, Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Jack and Jill and many more.



    Learn more about Daoud's Fine Jewelry at https://www.daouds.com/.



    For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org.



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    • 33 min
    Recipe for Success with Guest Joe Russo, South Florida Tech

    Recipe for Success with Guest Joe Russo, South Florida Tech

    Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally.



    Let's get cooking! Joe Russo is the founding CEO of the South Florida Tech Association (formerly known as Palm Beach Tech), a nonprofit committed to Building South Florida into a Tech Hub.



    Since its founding as the Palm Beach Tech Association in July 2015, Joe led the organization to attract over 165 corporate members and over 8,000 professionals to their community, with an annual budget over $250,000 and 3 full time staff.



    In 2016, Joe spearheaded and effort to bring Downtown West Palm Beach its first coworking space, raising over $150,000 with the Knight Foundation, City of West Palm Beach, and private donors.



    In 2018, Palm Beach Tech launched 1909, a nonprofit supporting entrepreneurs throughout the Palm Beaches by partnering with the FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and with $350,000 in support from the Knight Foundation and four (4) local Cities.



    Since 2013, Joe has also served on the Palm Beach County STEM Council, Business Development Board Taskforces, Chamber of Commerce Councils, SunFest Committees, and on the Boards of Kayla Cares 4 Kids and the Big Heart Brigade.



    A Native Floridian, he attended Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach and Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. 



    Learn more about South Florida Tech at https://southfloridatech.com/.



    For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit  https://www.jasouthflorida.org.



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    • 30 min

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