FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 21, 2019) – The Broward County Chapter of the American Red Cross announced that Gary Resnick will join its Board of Directors.
Resnick was born in Newark, N.J. After receiving his bachelor's degree from Bucknell University, he attended Rutgers University School of Law where he received his juris doctor with honors and was editor of the Rutgers Law Journal. Prior to joining the GrayRobinson law firm in Fort Lauderdale, he was the director of law and public policy for MediaOne, one of the nation's largest cable and broadband companies, and was responsible for, among other things, its legal, regulatory, and Florida and federal government affairs programs.
Currently, Resnick is a shareholder with GrayRobinson, P.A. and concentrates his practice in the representation of local governments and private clients in government and regulatory affairs, communications, cable and broadband law, charter schools and land use. He served as the chair of the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee to the Federal Communications Commission, which consists of 15 state, local and tribal officials from throughout the country who advise the FCC on national communications policy.
In addition to his legal career, Resnick serves as a commissioner for the City of Wilton Manors, Fla., having been first elected to the City Commission in March 1998, re-elected several times and then elected mayor initially in 2008 and served as mayor for five consecutive terms.
Resnick has been involved in leadership positions with numerous local civic and community organizations. His extensive volunteer undertakings reflect his long-standing commitment to improve his community. On the local level, he is a member of the Wilton Manors Friends of the Library, Wilton Manors Historical Society, Wilton Manors Business Association, and has been a strong supporter of Kids in Distress, Pride Center at Equality Park, Poverello Center, Pace Center, the Area Agency on Aging and the American Cancer Society. He served on the Board of Directors of the Charter School of Excellence, Children's Home Society and as a trustee with the Alzheimer's Family Center. He is an alumnus of Leadership Broward and Leadership Florida, served on the Broward County Historical Commission and the Broward County Cultural Affairs Council, and chaired the Council's Committee for awarding grants to local governments and neighborhood associations. In addition, he served as the president of the Broward County League of Cities in 2009-10 and currently serves as its treasurer.
On a national level, Resnick serves on the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities and on the Legal Advisory Committee, advising the NLC on which cases to support appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Resnick has served on the Board of Directors of the Florida League of Cities since 2003, has served on the League’s Executive Committee, and chaired the League’s 2014 Technology Leadership Committee which published the book, “The Future Is Closer Than You Think: Cities Take On Technology.” Previously, he chaired two policy committees of the Florida League of Cities dealing with transportation and urban administration issues. He was also elected to the Florida League of Mayors Board of Directors. On a personal level, Resnick and his longtime partner, Eric, live in Wilton Manors.
“Gary is a well-respected leader in the community and we are delighted to have him serve on our Board of Directors,” said Paula Prendergast, executive director of the Broward County Chapter. “His expertise of local government operations will be an incredible asset to our chapter especially during times of disaster response.”
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Facebook and Twitter at @SFLRedCross.
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