Broward College Foundation Board Names 2017 Officers

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The Broward College Foundation Board of Directors named its 2017 board officers, appointed a new director, and bestowed Chairman’s and MVP awards at its meeting on February 24.

The leaders elected to serve as 2017 board officers include:

Pamela Stephany, Board Chair. Stephany has served on the Broward College Foundation board since 2015 and stepped into the role of treasurer last year. A former member of the Broward College District Board of Trustees, she brings a passion for education and more than 30 years of experience implementing complex global financial and investment strategies to Broward College Foundation leadership.

Kyle Boos, 1st Vice Chair. Boos, who joined the Broward College Foundation board in 2013 and previously served as board secretary, is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor for Morgan Stanley. As a Broward College graduate, he was inducted into the prestigious Broward College Hall of Distinction as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2013.

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Bacardi Jackson, 2nd Vice Chair. Jackson, a board member since 2013 who also has served as secretary, is an attorney at Tucker Law Group, LLC, an AV-rated civil litigation boutique firm. She practices in Florida and Pennsylvania, representing a wide range of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, colleges and universities, government entities, and individuals.

Roy Krause, Treasurer. Krause, a CPA, joined the Broward College Foundation board in 2013. He is a Founding Partner and Senior Advisor with Foros Group, a premier financial and mergers and acquisitions advisory firm headquartered in New York City. He also is the former CEO of Spherion Corporation.


Shane Strum, Secretary. Strum, senior vice president of Memorial Healthcare System, leads Memorial’s strategic planning, marketing and corporate communications, and government relations efforts. He joined the Broward College Foundation board last year.


Gregory Tait, Past Chair. Tait has participated on the Broward College Foundation Board since 2008, serving as Board Chair from 2015 to 2016.  A CPA and Director at Cherry Bekaert financial and management services firm, Tait has more than 35 years of experience in audit, tax consulting and personal wealth management.


The Broward College Foundation Board also reappointed Richard Suss, CFP, to a three-year term.  Suss oversees business units that produce more than $30M in revenues from investment management, financial and estate planning, banking, lending, and insurance as Executive Director for UBS Wealth Management in Miami.


In addition, John Bochak was appointed to a one-year term on the board. Longtime Executive Vice President and now contractor for The Reunion Group, Bochak is experienced in providing fulfillment, information technology, payment processing, call center services, customer service, and direct mail to credit card clients.


Two special awards were presented at the Broward College Foundation annual meeting as well. George Weaver, Trustee with the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust, was presented with the Chairman’s Award for the second time for his generosity in supporting the College. Weaver has been instrumental in securing significant gifts for Broward College’s Aviation program and Buehler Planetarium and Observatory.

A second award recognized board member Roy Krause as Most Valuable Player. Krause was honored for going above and beyond in offering his time and talent to the Broward College Foundation board, having led its strategic planning effort and facilitating its 2015 retreat.

About the Broward College Foundation

The Broward College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the officially designated means of making private, charitable contributions to Broward College.  Its purpose is to change lives through education by providing community awareness, advocacy and funding to the College.  Members of the Foundation’s volunteer board of directors work closely with the College’s Office of Advancement to raise money to support scholarships, academic programs and learning facility enhancements.  They believe every person who is determined to change his or her life through the pursuit of higher education should be afforded that opportunity.  For more information, visit or call 954-201-7414.