The Broward College Foundation appointed George I. Platt, Managing Partner of LSN Partners, to its Board of Directors during its September 24 board meeting.
A resident of Fort Lauderdale and Waynesville, North Carolina, Platt has practiced law in Florida for the past 45 years, focusing on environmental and land use law and government affairs. He has been active in politics, including service as a Broward County Commissioner, Chair of the Broward Democratic Party, and Treasurer of the Florida Democratic Party.
Platt earned his Associate of Arts degree from Broward Community College and in 1982 he was the first to be recognized by the college as a Distinguished Alumnus. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Platt joined the Peace Corps immediately following his graduation from UNC. He and his wife, Anne, did community development work in Colon, Panama. Platt attended law school in Boston, earning his Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University. He worked in legal services, including civil rights work at the Harvard Center for Law and Education.
Platt has held leadership positions with every non-profit board for which he has served, most notably the Florida Atlantic University Foundation, where he co-chaired their capital campaign, the most successful in the university’s history. He has served as a Trustee for the Museum of Art, former chair of the Broward County Library Foundation and Florida House on Capitol Hill. He truly understands the value of non-profit in our community and is a well-respected advocate for public higher education as evidenced by his volunteer time and service as chair of the Florida Board of Community Colleges, chair of the Florida Atlantic University Foundation Board, board member of the Florida College System Foundation, trustee of Nova Southeastern University, and chair of the Florida Education Facilities Study Committee.
Nancy O’Donnell-Wilson, Broward College’s Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of the Broward College Foundation, believes Platt will definitely be an asset to the board. “He has a true passion for our work,” she says, “and as a distinguished alumnus of Broward College, George serves as yet another fine example of the unlimited possibilities that one can experience when education, ambition and hard work are put into action. He’s had a stellar career as an attorney, public servant and tireless volunteer. And he is an all-around fantastic human being.”
Platt and his wife endowed the Kate and Melina Platt Memorial Scholarship with the Broward College Foundation in honor of their late daughters.