The story

The Strategic Forum (TSF) was founded in 1999 in New York City and expanded in 2004 to South Florida (Miami-Dade Broward and Palm Beach Counties). It is an organization consisting of CEOs, entrepreneurs and business leaders who believe in forming deep business and personal relationships based on mutual respect and trust, and continual learning and intellectual enrichment.

Current membership in the Strategic Forum is 57 (25 NYC and 32 South Florida) representing diverse public and private businesses and organizations.

Members meet monthly in a private setting to engage with prominent invited guests from business, government and civic organizations, exchange ideas, update each other on current developments in their organizations and assist each other in their respective endeavors.

The Strategic Forum has also instituted programs to engage select aspiring entrepreneurs and business school students. In South Florida, the Forum has a formal relationship with the Huizenga School of Business at Nova Southeastern University through which top-ranked MBA students attend meetings, receive mentors and have the opportunity to develop relationships with Forum members. In New York, The Strategic Forum has developed The Strategic Exchange made up of young CEOs, often just out of college, who have started their own businesses.

The South Florida Forum meets on the third Friday of every month at the Huizenga School of Business at Nova University in Broward Country. Other South Florida activities include an annual retreat, dinners where members introduce guests and, in conjunction with YPO-WPO, an annual Leadership Award Dinner honoring prominent figures in business and public service, with recent honorees including US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, FedEx Founder Chairman& CEO Fred Smith, former American Airlines Chairman & CEO Robert Crandall, former NY City Chancellor of Education, Joel Klein, and Miami Heat NBA head coach Erik Spoelstra.

The New York Forum meets the third Wednesday of every month in midtown Manhattan. Other New York activities include a number of cocktail parties for members who invite prominent and accomplished business associates, dinner events, and a yearly member friends and family outing. In addition, the members of both chapters regularly schedule “mini-meetings” where groups of six to eight members meet to discuss their organizations in more depth.