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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board Officers

Co-Chair

Louis Balbirer
Principal, Kaufman, Rossin & Co.

Co-Chair

Michael Fowler
Vice President of IT, Florida Power & Light

Secretary

James Stepan
Managing Shareholder, Law Offices of James A. Stepan, P.A.

Treasurer

Rich Viens
CFO, PeakActivity

Interim CEO (non voting)

Nikki Cabus
Interim CEO, Tech Hub

Talent Vice Chair

Tony Casciotta
CIO & VP of IT, Broward College

Executive Committee

David Coddington
Sr. VP of Business Development, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance & TechGateway

Executive Committee

Sanjay Deo
Founder & President, 24By7Security, Inc.

Talent Chair

Mihai Fonoage
VP, Engineering
Modernizing Medicine

Executive Committee

Christopher Leonard
CEO, Velocity Solutions

Startup Chair

Sarah Lucas
COO
New World Angels

Membership Chair

Lonnie Maier
Head of Sales
Crown Castle

Gender Diversity

  • Male
  • Female

Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian
  • Asian / Indian
  • Hispanic
  • African American

Geographic Representation

  • Palm Beach
  • Broward
  • Miami-Dade
  • Treasure Coast

Board Members

Scott Adams
CEO
STRAX Intelligence Group

Richard Berkowitz
Founding & Executive Chairman, Berkowitz, Pollack, Brant

Glen Benjamin
Community Account Manager, LAN InfoTech

Kelly Boyle
Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services

Stephanie Brock
CFO Consultant, Colson Strategies LLC.

Cam Collins
CTO
Disaster Mgmt. Group

Mike Conway
CTOBidtellect

Cristina Escalante
COOThe SilverLogic

Ray Ferrero Jr.
Chancellor, Nova Southeastern University

John Ficarra
Senior Account Executive, ipfone

Chris Fleck
VP, Emerging Solutions, Citrix

Tyler Frederick
Chief Architect
3C Interactive

Alex Funkhouser
CEO, Sherlock Talent

Allie Hernandez
Partner Manager, Pure Storage

John Igoe
Shareholder
Locke Lord

Tammy Kennedy
PEO Senior Sales Specialist, Gallagher

Andrew Koenig
PresidentCITY Furniture

Grace Kurian
Senior Director, NextEra Energy

Jeremy Lawson
Community Lead
Cognizant Softvision

Gerry Litrento
Senior Executive
Bank United

John Machado
CTO
United Kronos Group

John McLaughlin
Principal Field Engineer
Tintri

Johanna Mikkola
Co-Founder & CEO
BrainStation Miami

Robert Morcos
CEO
Social Mobile

Andy Parry
Vice President, IT
Office Depot

Deana Pizzo
CEO
IT Solutions of South Florida

Martha Poulter
CIO
Royal Caribbean Cruises

Jeremy Ring
Venture Partner
ClearSky Venture Capital

Jeff Sass
Cheif Marketing Officer
Paw.com

Kevin Scott
Head of Technology
PGA of America

Jeff Sturman
Senior Vice President
Memorial Healthcare System

Larry Thompson
CEO
Intotoware

Sheela VanHoose
Partner
The Southern Group

Christine Vanderpool
CISO
Florida Crystals

Mark Volchek
Founding Partner
Las Olas Venture Capital

Rhys Williams
Co-Founder
MedicSmart

Jonathan Wolfe
Senior Director
AutoNation

Government Ex-Officio Members

Michael Udine
Vice Mayor
Broward County

Maria Sachs
Commissioner
Palm Beach County

University Ex-Officio Members

Antonio Delgado
Dean of Engineering, Technology and Design
Miami Dade College

Brent Ferns
Associate Dean, Computer Science
Palm Beach State College

Christian Boniforti
CSTO
Lynn University

Hari Kalva
Associate Chair, Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Florida Atlantic University

John Volakis
Dean of Engineering
Florida International University

Meline Kevorkian
Dean of Computing and Engineering
Nova Southeastern University

Economic & Workforce Ex-Officio Members

Andrew Duffell
President & CEO
Research Park at FAU

Christine Johnson
VP, Innovation
Beacon Council

Leigh-Ann Buchanan
President
aīre ventures

Michael Corbit
Vice President
CareerSource Palm Beach

Rob Evans
Director of Business Development
CareerSource Broward

Shawn Rowan
Vice President
Business Development Board of Palm Beach

Board Committees

Talent

Community

Startup

Membership

Founding Board of Directors

Board Members serving at least one year through 2015-2017

Aaron Wormus | Member
Alan Murphy Jr. | Chairman
Alyson Seligman | Member
AJ Ripin | Committee Chair
Brian Cartland | Ex-Officio Member
Bryan Conklin | Startup Council Chair
Chris Cook | Treasurer

Chris Nielson | Member
Clay Williams | Member
David Bates | Member
Frank Barbato | Member
Gabriel Goldstein | Vice Chairman
Gregg Weiss | Member
Henry Tavarez | Member

Jacqueline Grellinger | Member
Jim York | Member
John Studdard | Member
Kevin Hutchinson | Member
Michael Fowler | Committee Chair
Ryan Boylston | Member
Shawn Rowan | Ex-Officio Member