Mr. Albert A. Tucker
Vice President of Multicultural Business Development
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau\
Phone: O. (954) 767-2456 C. (954) 830-2019 F. (954) 762-3332
ALBERT TUCKER serves as Vice President of Multicultural Business Development for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB), where he is focused on ensuring that organizations and families of diverse backgrounds select Greater Fort Lauderdale as the destination of choice for conferences and family reunions. It is Tucker’s vision to expose ethnically diverse individuals and groups to Greater Fort Lauderdale so that GFL becomes the destination of choice for individuals of color.
Over the past 4 years Greater Fort Lauderdale has been a magnet for Family Reunions, where that segment of the market has increased by more than 45%. Group business has expanded in a major way and over the past 4 years the destination has hosted national organizations such as the Alpha Kappa PSI Fraternity Province, the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), the National Urban League (NUL) and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), just to name a few. Over the next two years the destination is primed to welcome The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Southern Regional Conference and the 100 Black Men of America.
A key part of the GFLCVB’s outreach is to identify and support infrastructure and tourism projects that will facilitate multicultural visitor growth and Black economic empowerment. Tucker has been the leader in the development of a Permanent Home and Training Facility for the American Tennis Association, which will include the Black Tennis Hall of Fame. This $10 million project will provide the ATA and many HBCU’s with a home to preserve the rich history of the sport along with creating economic opportunities for a variety of Multicultural businesses.
In addition to his public service, Tucker currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Urban League of Broward County, Advisory Board of the 100 Black Men of Grater Fort Lauderdale and is intimately involved with the expansion of Jazz in the Gardens musical festival, which brings in more than 45,000 visitors to South Florida.