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Al Tucker, Advocate Of Multicultural Tourism Passed Away!
Picture) Al Tucker second to the left with (left to right) from the Greater Miami Visitors & Convention Bureau. Al West CFO, Connie Kinnard Vice President of Multicultural Tourism & Development and CEO Bill Talbert.
This past weekend South Florida lost a champion in the field of multicultural diversity. Al Tucker was the vice president of Multicultural Business Development at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Al was responsible for outreach to minority communities across America with the intent of having them host their family reunions and annual conferences in Fort Lauderdale.
In recent years, he was able to attract organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), National Urban League, National Association of Black Accountants, 100 Hundred Black Men of America and more. He was also responsible for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau being one of the original sponsors of Jazz in the Gardens, one of the nation’s largest music festivals.
Al had a positive impact on the community. Many people will miss his presence such as Connie Kinnard, vice president of Multicultural Tourism & Development at the Greater Miami Visitors & Convention Bureau. Kinnard said, “This is a big loss for the tourism industry and the South Florida community. Al was a trailblazer and pushed for people of color in the convention and tourism world. He has been a friend and mentor to me for over 20 years and helped me personally when I was at the Nashville CVB in the development of our Multicultural Department there. He was also a cheerleader for me when I moved to Miami in 2015 to start working at the Greater Miami CVB. We were immediately connected by our joint partnership as destination sponsors of the Jazz in the Gardens Festival. We were both committed to working together in some way even beyond county lines. Al’s reach is deep and his impact is great. He has touched the life of many all over the country to include the lifelong friends and counterparts of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals, in which Al and many of us (African Americans) in the tourism industry are or have been members. Rest assured his legacy in tourism and diversity efforts, his commitment to the community and his work to support of community empowerment won’t be forgotten.”
Broward County Mayor Dale Holness said Al brought hundreds of millions of economic impact to Broward County and the South Florida region. “Al supported many organizations that brought their conferences and conventions to Broward County. Some of those organizations include … the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), … Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), … International Cricket, and almost all of the fraternities and sororities…. Al served with integrity, professionalism and honesty. He developed friendships with almost everyone he encountered. As Mayor of Broward County, I am honored to have served with Al. We developed a strong professional relationship and a great friendship. He will be missed by his family, his friends, his coworkers, and certainly Broward County’s government."
We at MIA MEDIA GROUP will miss you Al. Rest in peace!
Juliet Roulhac, FPL’s Director of External Affairs, received a special honor from the city of Tamarac
Juliet Roulhac (third from left), Florida Power & Light Company’s director of external affairs – Broward and West Florida, receives a proclamation from Tamarac stakeholders and city officials at a city commission meeting Feb. 12, 2020. Roulhac received the proclamation for Black History Month, in honor of her numerous community involvement efforts.
Simmons University Names Lynn Perry Wooten as Ninth President
BOSTON, -- Simmons University's Board of Trustees today announced that
Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten has been unanimously selected to serve as Simmons' ninth president effective July 1, 2020.