Name: David Armstrong Jr.
Company: Leadership Florida
New position: 2013-2014 chair
Past experience: Armstrong has served Leadership Florida since 2000. He is the first chair from Broward County in Leadership Florida’s 31 year history. Armstrong is also the president of Broward College and is a member of the Broward College Foundation Board of Directors.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? “‘Go t o college and get a good education!’ This was advice I heard repeatedly from my family and teachers in high school in a place and time when first generation students of modest means in rural Alabama had limited opportunity or encouragement to attend college. It has been by far the best advice I have ever received, and we should all be giving more middle school and high school students the same advice to go to college, or a technical school to learn a trade or skill, if they want to be competitive and have sustainable careers in the future. Far too many families think they cannot afford college, but with financial aid and affordable community and state colleges especially everyone can afford to go and the payoff will be significant over a lifetime!”