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Event Spotlight | Tee Off 2020

on February 5, 2020 / by Nikki Cabus ,

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Presented by Crown Castle , Palm Beach Tech hosted our inaugural TEE OFF at the new hi-tech Drive Shack West Palm BeachThe members-only event included lunch, a special presentation, and golf.

This was an opportunity for the Palm Beach Tech community to come together and learn about PBT’s mission, vision, and what was been accomplished to date, as well as, what’s planned for 2020.

With this being Palm Beach Tech’s 5th year, 2020 will be focusing on offering more educational workshops, industry specific events, leader drive discussions, opportunities to give back to our future tech generations, as well as, networking with peers that will ultimately aid in building.

The “Tee Off” had 75 members in attendance with over 50 companies being represented. Attendees traveled from all over South Florida including Martin County and Miami-Dade County. Check out the Tee Off’s photo album!

Joe Russo, CEO and Executive Director of Palm Beach Tech Association

Joe Russo, President & CEO of Palm Beach Tech, kicked off the event with an overview of the organization’s mission and vision, as well as introductions. He later reviewed the 2019 Annual Review with data showing the nonprofit’s growth and local reach.



Sheldon Jordan, VP of Engineering & Operations for Crown Castle, gave the keynote of the afternoon. Sheldon is responsible for coordinating annual business plan deliverables for the Network Engineering and Operations organization, while also helping to shape the direction and execution of longer range goals.
A 23-year industry veteran, Sheldon has most recently worked as the Director of Network Operations for Small Cells.


Michael Fowler, CIO of FPL and Palm Beach Tech Board Chair, spoke on the importance of an organization like PBT from both an individual member and corporate member standpoint. He gave examples of his own experience showing the value in areas such as talent and education.



Nikki Cabus, VP of Development - Palm Beach Tech Association

Nikki Cabus, VP of Development for Palm Beach Tech, introduced the new 2020 initiates and gave an overview of upcoming events and educational workshops. She also spoke about the importance of giving back to the future generation of tech through the Code Palm Beach program. Nikki urged all members to attend an event, volunteer, and get involved in growing our South Florida Tech ecosystem.



Thank you to all our members for coming out to Friday’s event and to our additional sponsors, BD Liberator Medical and AppleOne Employment Services.

Want to get more involved? Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming events, or reach out to VP of Development

Check out Palm Beach Tech’s  2019 highlight video for a recap of the year, inside scoop from the PBT staff and how Palm Beach Tech is helping South Florida’s Tech Community!



Event Spotlight | Tee Off 2020