Board of Directors
After graduation from the University of Miami, where he was a member of the sailing team, Michael crewed in the BBYRA series on Tom Seghi’s Henderson 30 and Melges 24, as well as Sean Brown’s J/24. Michael lives and works in Coral Gables as a risk manager for Obstetricians & Gynecologists Risk Retention Group of America—a medical malpractice insurance company.
Michael is Partner + Director of Operations of Learner Nation–a cutting-edge e-learning software solutions company. He graduated from the University of Miami with an M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering and worked for seven years as Project Engineer at Gannett Fleming Inc. and principal liaison with the Florida Department of Transportation. Michael also serves on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches (ECOMB). Michael served as president of the University of Miami’s sailing club and continued sailing through the BBYRA racing circuit in Miami.
After graduating from Duke in 2011 where he was the Captain of the National Champion Duke Cycling Team, Chris started Foster, a mobile social network. Chris is also involved with his family’s company American Health Associates where he leads mergers and acquisitions and business development.
Ashley is the Executive Director of Marketing at Lilly & Associates International–a multinational transportation and logistics company. After graduating from the University of Central Florida Ashley worked in the George W. Bush Presidential Administration in both the White House Office of Legislative Affairs and the Department of Homeland Security. She later worked as a Legislative Assistant for the premier retail trade association, Retail Industry Leaders Association.
Doug is the Human Resources Director at Bertram Yachts–a Feretti Group company. He began his career at Tiara Yachts as Manager of Employee Relations. He followed this with positions in the automotive industry and, most recently, Doug served as the Human Resources Director at Pursuit Boats.
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