Brightline Names David Helfman New Vice President of Corporate Partnerships

MIAMI, Fla. – October, 2017Brightline, the first privately funded express intercity passenger rail service in Florida, is readying for its anticipated launch by growing its leadership team. The company announced today that David Helfman, a veteran executive from the sports sales industry, has joined Brightline as Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. Helfman will lead the charge on identifying and generating corporate partnerships for Brightline's facilities.

“We are excited to build our executive team as Brightline gears up for its official launch,” said Brightline President and CEO Dave Howard. “David Helfman is a proven leader with an extensive background that will ensure Brightline's corporate partnerships are unparalleled.” 

Helfman has built a distinguished career in sports sales, most recently serving as the Director of Corporate Partnerships for the Miami Dolphins. During his time with the Dolphins, Helfman generated more than $10 million in revenue and accomplished such feats as building the departmental strategy for the sale of five new luxury clubs and leading partnership sales efforts for the Miami Dolphins Foundation. Prior to the Dolphins, Helfman also served as the Director of Corporate Partnerships for the Miami Heat between 2008 and 2014 and as Marketing Solutions Manager for the Florida Panthers three years prior. His hospitality orientation and passion for people is well-suited for Brightline's customer-centric mission.

 “I've been fortunate to work with some exceptional sports teams in the past, and I see many similarities on the horizon in my new role with Brightline,” shares Helfman. “It's an incredible opportunity to work on a project that will positively transform the state. I'm thrilled to be joining their talented team and look forward to securing effective partnerships that elevate the Brightline experience for years to come.”

Brightline will redefine what it means to travel by train in America, with service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach launching later this year. For more information, please go to

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About Brightline

Brightline is the new benchmark for travel by train in America with express inter-city passenger rail service connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with future service to Orlando. Providing a travel option that lives at the intersection of transportation and hospitality, the service will ease the stress of traffic, provide a simple and intuitive experience from door to destination, and foster new opportunities to explore more of Southeast Florida. Brightline is the only privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the United States. For more information, visit our website: and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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