FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 11, 2019) – Nearly 900 of Broward’s finest business and community leaders came together in support for The Galleria’s 13th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand. The evening of food, fashion and fun recognized 12 influential South Florida men, each representing one of 12 participating charities:

  • Joseph Brydon (Florida Children’s Theatre)
  • Bob Denison (History Fort Lauderdale)
  • Roman Cody Foster (HANDY)
  • Randy Gilbert (Art and Culture Center Hollywood)
  • Bill Hawk (Jack & Jill Children’s Center)
  • Chad Van Horn (Leadership Broward Foundation)
  • Representative Chip LaMarca (Henderson Behavioral Health)
  • Michael Lessne (Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
  • Tom Lynch (Take Stock in Children of Broward County)
  • Jordan Schiegner (Arc Broward)
  • Michael Soch (Covenant House Florida)
  • Carlton Washington, MBA (Kids in Distress)

“We are thankful for the overwhelming and continued support of this signature event,” said Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “The Galleria is proud to present this local tradition that recognizes leading men for the work they are doing while benefiting 12 vital not-for-profit organizations.”

Guests were treated to an open bar, live entertainment and gourmet selections from Arc Culinary, Blue Martini, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Cucina Caruso, Gallery One, The Mermaid Bar at Neiman Marcus, Ocean 2000, Moshka Indian Brasserie, NYY Steak at Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s, Tuscan Prime, Sweeter Days, and Valenti’s.

The highlight of the evening was the runway fashion show, hosted by WSVN News Anchor Diana Diaz, which featured the Men of Style honorees and professional models wearing the season’s top trending styles from Macy’s, Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus. Opening remarks were made by Allan Young, chairman of the Board for the South Florida Ford Dealers, along with Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale.

Event sponsors and contributors include South Florida Ford as the title sponsor, Signature Grand as a presenting sponsor, and supporting sponsors Bowen, Miclette & Britt of Florida, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Neiman Marcus, Health Gains, City & Shore magazine, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants, Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s, Blue Martini and Icelandic Glacial.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, is the largest and most upscale regional mall in Broward County. Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Dillard’s anchor the popular center, which also features 100 known stores, including Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Pandora and Fort Lauderdale’s first H&M. It is also home to Mynd Spa and a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s, P.F. Chang’s, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, and Blue Martini. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown, hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). Located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. through Sat. and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at