Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County recently named Andy Eccher of JM Family Enterprises/Southeast Toyota Distributors, Trisha Miracola of Bahia Mar Doubletree by Hilton, Michael Panster of ServPro, Bonnie Sherman, CPA, MBA, of Crowe Horwath LLP, and Phil Yaeger of Boost Creative Marketing to its board of directors.
Andy Eccher moved into the role of vice president-vehicle sales, accessory sales and sales planning at JM Family Enterprises/Southeast Toyota Distributors in October of this year. Having joined the company in 1992, Eccher has held multiple leadership posts, including vice president, vice president-market representation and vice president-operations and product development. Before joining JM Family Enterprises, Eccher spent four years with Arthur Andersen & Company in the New York City area. Eccher, a resident of Boca Raton, graduated from Connecticut’s Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
Trisha Miracola has been with the Bahia Mar Doubletree by Hilton for 20 years, with the exception of a one-year stint at Doubletree by Hilton Palm Beach Gardens, as director of catering and conference services. Miracola, a resident of Deerfield Beach, is a longtime friend of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County. One of her most significant contributions securing significant underwriting for the organization’s first Déjà Vu, now its signature fundraiser, 14 years ago.
Michael Panster, a 22-year veteran of the financial services industry, switched his career focus with the purchase of SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale South in 2014. Since acquiring the water damage restoration company, Panster has generated 25 to 30% growth each year and quadrupled the number of employees. He currently is in the process of expanding his SERVPRO franchise by opening a new operation on the west coast of Florida. Prior to launching SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale South, Panster was a proprietary bond trader at Rosenthal Collins Group for 13 years. He previously held the position of senior vice president of Cantor Fitzgerald in New York City. Panster, a Boca Raton resident, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Miami.
Bonnie Sherman, CPA, MBA, has held the position of audit manager at Crowe Horwath LLP for the past 3 years and has been with the firm since September 2008. In this post, Sherman specializes in external audits of banks and financial institutions that range from small community banks to large public companies in excess of $5 billion. Sherman, a Boca Raton resident, graduated from Ohio’s Youngstown State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. Since 2009, as the head of the Crowe Horwath Golf Scramble benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, Sherman was instrumental in raising a total of $39,000 for the organization.
Phil Yaeger, managing partner at Boost Creative Marketing, is a marketing professional with more than 30 years of experience in both large national firms and boutique firms. Prior to founding Boost Creative Marketing six years ago, Yaeger spent 10 years as executive vice president at Adcom Communications providing strategic marketing services for brand development. A resident of Dania Beach, Yaeger earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Arizona State University, with a major in advertising and a minor in marketing. He attended the Kenan Flagler Business School Executive Management Program at the University of North Carolina and is recipient of the American Advertising Federation’s highest award, the Silver Medal.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The organization partners with parents, guardians, volunteers and others in the community and holds itself accountable for each child in its program achieving: higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, educational success and avoidance of risky behaviors. For more information, visit www.bbbsbroward.org, call 954-584-9990 or e-mail email@example.com.