Lourdes Fanjul joins the board of directors of the Kravis Center
Lourdes Fanjul was elected to the board of directors of the Kravis Center, where she will serve for a three-year term.
Jeffrey Stoops has been re-elected Chairman of the Board. The other officers re-elected for 2021-2022 were John Kessler, vice president; Sherry Barrat, vice-president; David Lambert, treasurer; and James Harpel, secretary. Mark Levy and Joseph Sanches received the designation of life trustee after completing the maximum term as a member of the board of directors.
“The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts welcomes Lourdes Fanjul to the board of directors,” Mr. Stoops said in a statement. “She has served on the Kravis Center Education Committee since 2019 and her extensive nonprofit leadership experience and professional educational background will be an exceptional asset to the Board of Directors and the overall success of the Kravis Center.”
Ms. Fanjul is originally from Florida, born and raised in Coral Gables. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Psychology. His teaching experience includes Sunset Elementary in Miami as well as Nightingale Bamford School in New York. Ms. Fanjul currently serves on the Education Committee of the Kravis Center, the Board of the Glades Foundation and the Board of the MIR Foundation, as well as a Director Emeritus of the Palm Beach Day Academy. Previously, she served on the Palm Beach Day Academy Board of Directors from 2003 to 2019 as a Director, Vice President and President. She has also served on the board of directors of the Playground Theater and Mary’s Meals. She has been married to Pepe Fanjul Jr. for 22 years and they have two children.
“The Kravis Center enriches the lives of residents of Palm Beach County and South Florida and offers its students an exceptional education and awareness program,” Fanjul said in the statement. “I am honored to serve on its board of directors and to help the center fulfill its mission.
Ward Damon’s lawyers receive kudos from their peers
Five attorneys from the law firm Ward Damon have been selected by their peers to be featured in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The 2022 edition of Best Lawyers highlights the top 6% of lawyers in private practice in 147 practice areas and is based on over 10.8 million reviews.
The lawyers recognized among Best Lawyers for 2022 are as follows:
¦ Philip H. Ward III, Managing Partner – Restricted Companies and Business Law; and real estate law
¦ Conrad Damon, shareholder partner – real estate law
¦ I. Jeffrey Pheterson, equity partner – labor law-individuals
Eddie E. Stephens III, Partner – Family Law
¦ Bari L. Goldstein, Partner – employment law-management
Dane Leitner, financial partner of the firm, was recognized in the field of litigation – real estate, for the second edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America. Leitner also focuses his practice in the area of family law and matrimonial law.
Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by clients and legal professionals as an important honor. For nearly 40 years, Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession and the public as the most reliable and impartial source of legal references.
Oxbridge Academy appoints its Commercial Director
Oxbridge Academy announces the appointment of Rebecca De Jesús as Private School Business Director for Grades 7-12, overseeing business office, IT, maintenance, facilities, security, catering services and human resources. She will also be the school treasurer.
Ms. De Jesús joined Oxbridge in March 2014 as Controller after holding accounting positions at Oxbow and Caler, Donten, Levine, Porter & Veil. Since joining Oxbridge, she has also served as Chief Financial Officer and has been the driving force behind innovation in the business office since her arrival.
Ms. De Jesús is a Chartered CPA with a Masters in Forensic Accounting and a Chartered Global Management Accountant designation.
In addition, the following staff promotions have been announced:
¦ Lisa Weger has been promoted to Accountant Manager, having served as Accounting Supervisor and Financial Aid Coordinator since 2016. She will be responsible for all Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Purchasing, Student Accounts and Financial Aid.
¦ Chris Marino has been promoted to Director of Admissions. She led the admissions team this year to achieve tremendous success towards the school’s admission goals for high school and new college. Marino has been with Oxbridge since 2011, holding several positions, most recently as Associate Director of Admissions.
¦ Meghan Albanese will take on the role of Assistant Director of Admissions as the school continues to maximize efforts to enroll middle and high school students. Albanese joined Oxbridge in October 2019 after spending 17 years at Palm Beach Day Academy as Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.
Christopher Brodsky was promoted to junior programmer in the IT department. He joined Oxbridge in February 2018 as an IT Help Desk Technician. In his new role, he will focus on integrating school-wide software.
Hannah’s Home Hires PBA Graduate
Hannah’s Home of South Florida has hired Mary Arden Carroll as Director of Public Relations and Capital Development, a new position. The addition is part of a larger plan to grow the organization and add capacity for new residents.
Ms. Carroll graduated in May from Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she majored in public relations. Originally from Rome, Georgia, Ms. Carroll and several classmates developed a PR campaign for Hannah’s Home as part of their classes at PBA.
Maternities rarely allow residents to stay long term. Hannah’s Home offers a two-year residential program with food, shelter, clothing and medical care at no cost to its residents. Hannah’s Home in Tequesta can accommodate up to eight women and their babies. Since the opening of its doors, nearly 60 babies have been accommodated.
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