Edward Gilhuly Interviews Leonard Goldberg, President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization South Florida

Aeronautical Entrepreneur, Leonard Goldberg, has over 30 years of Aviation Experience. He founded Gold Aviation Services in 1995 and acquired a Part 135 Charter Operator, Dolphin Atlantic, in 1997 becoming one of the industry’s most respected Aircraft Charter, Management and Maintenance Companies. During his career he has been involved in over 100,000 flight hours and over 50 aircraft acquisitions. Leonard is experienced in all aircraft technical review requirements, including: technical documentation review, pre-buy inspections, aircraft acceptance, maintenance programs, daily aircraft operations and all other aspects of purchasing and operating aircraft.

Leonard is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration and holds a Commercial Pilot’s License with Flight Instructor privileges. He is currently active in Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA), serves as a board member of Experience Aviation. Philanthropically he and his wife are active supporters of Gilda’s Club South Florida.

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Edward Gilhuly is president of LEFT Communication and holds thirty years of experience providing communications and public affairs counsel for a wide range of corporate, governmental, academic, labor and non-profit organizations.

He also serves as an adjunct professor at Florida International University teaching strategic and crisis communication courses.

He is active on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Miami; volunteers as a mentor and advisory committee member of Nyah Project; and supports numerous other civic, social justice and environmental conservation initiatives.

He began his career as a newspaper correspondent and holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Louisiana State University.

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Interview Questions:

Q1: What is Entrepreneurs’ Organization South Florida? Who belongs and what is its mission?

Q2: How long have you been a member and what are some of the biggest benefits to entrepreneurs?

Q3: What are your thoughts/experiences on South Florida as a business hub, entrepreneurial ecosystem?

Q4: What is the biggest benefit or best advice or support you have received in EO while building and growing your own business?

Q5: Tell us about Gold Aviation?

Q6: You’re also very committed to supporting civic causes and organizations. Please tell us about some of the efforts/highlights and why you’ve made this a priority?

Q7: Now you’ve taken an even greater leadership role in EO after all these years. How and/or why now?

Q8: What is your mission/your goals for the group over the next two years?

EO SOFLO highlights peer-to-peer learning and experience sharing for members, as well as fostering South Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and overall economy. EO SOFLO maintains strategic partnerships with numerous colleges, universities and other South Florida institutions to launch and grow entrepreneurship and business success.

For more information on EO membership and entrepreneurship resources, go to www.eosoflo.com.

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