Stacy Ritter

President and CEO
Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Stacy Ritter was named President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) in June 2016 and is responsible for the administration of the GFLCVB including a robust 45-person organization with a $24 million operating budget, providing sales and marketing development that spans leisure, international, sports and convention and group sales, multicultural tourism and LGBTQ development, film and entertainment as well as national and international advertising and public relations. 

Prior to her position at the GFLCVB, she served as a Broward County Commissioner from November 2006 until June 2016, representing the 3rd District, and serving as Mayor of that Board from 2008 to 2009. Prior to serving in Broward County government, Ritter served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1996 to 2004, representing the 96th District, until the end of mandated term limits. 

Ritter has been a community activist for years with the National Council of Jewish Women and other organizations. She has been inducted into the Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame; was Woman of the Year by the American Jewish Congress, and a First Lady of Broward. In 2001, she was elected Chair of the Broward County Legislative Delegation by her colleagues. She chaired Broward County’s Management and Efficiency Study Committee from June 2004 to June 2006. She has been named one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Broward by Gold Coast Magazine, awarded as one of the 100 Outstanding Women by the Boys and Girls Club and named one of the “People to Know” in Greater Fort Lauderdale by Florida Trend magazine.

As Broward County Mayor, Ritter was instrumental in the County considering and moving forward with a new county courthouse as well as pushing for improvements at Broward’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, including the expansion of the south runway, which in turn is attracting new airline service and stimulating record-breaking passenger traffic. 

Ritter was born in Washington, D.C., and moved to Broward County in 1974, where she attended law school at Nova Southeastern College of Law. She is an attorney licensed by the Florida Bar. Stacy and her husband Russ live in Fort Lauderdale with their two adopted rescue dogs, Zoey and Frasier and have three children Matt (30), Scott (28), and Stephanie (27).