FAU Foundation Board Elects Patricia McKay as Chair

The Florida Atlantic University Foundation Board recently held its annual meeting and election of officers.

Patricia McKay ’78 was elected as the Board’s new chair, taking over for Bruce Allen ’71, who served as chair since 2013.


By amy-haycock | 8/15/2015

The Florida Atlantic University Foundation Board recently held its annual meeting and election of officers.  Patricia McKay ’78 was elected as the Board’s new chair, taking over for Bruce Allen ’71, who served as chair since 2013. Former treasurer Brett Greenberg was elected vice chair and Chris  Fluehr  continues his service as secretary.  Stewart Martin ’89 joins the executive committee as treasurer.  

McKay  joined the  FAU  Foundation Board  in 200 9  and previously served as  secretary, treasurer and  vice chair.  She is a partner at Templeton & Company,  a South Florida-based accounting and management advisory firm. McKay  formerly   w as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Office Depot, Inc., where she also served on its board of directors. She  was inducted into the  FAU  Alumni Hall of Fame in  2006   and  was named an Influential Business Woman and as a Key Partner by  The South Florida Business Journal .  

We have a great year ahead of us with President Kelly’s leadership of FAU coupled with the dynamic energy of a great foundation board of directors, full of business lead ers that share his passion and ‘ unbridled ambition  for our fine university ,” said McKay. “ As an FAU  a lumna, I’m very proud to serve as  c hair of the FAU Foundation Board of Directors.  

The  B oard also welcome d   three  new members, noted for their civic service and professional accomplishments.  

Michael Kaufman   is  founder, president and CEO of Kaufman Lynn Construction, one of the largest construction companies in South Florida.  He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce,  and  is a me mber of the Tocqueville Society  and  the  Board of Business. Kaufman previously served on the Dean’s Advisory Board for FAU’s Charles  E. Schmidt College of Medicine  and as chair of the FAU Foundation Board from 2009-11 .  

Brian M.  Poulin is a principal of Evergreen Partners, LLC, Preservation Management, Inc., an affiliated property management company, and Evergreen Communities, LLC, a real estate development company focused on new construction of affordable housing. He  has a background in tax law and has been a developer and owner  of rental real estate for more than 20 years.   Poulin   serves on the boards of the Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation and the National Leased Housing Association.  

John V.  Zells  is the executive vice president/ chief marketing officer   of IBM Southeast Employees’ Federal Credit Union. He leads IBM SECU’s merger  and  acquisition and congressional advocacy initiatives.  Zells  is the author of  “Outrunning the Competition ”  ( Credit Union Executives Socie ty, 2000)  and a featured speaker and guest lecturer at national conferences and universities. He serves on the boards of  TrustBridge , Inc. and Affiliates and the University of Massachusetts Isenberg Business School.  

“I am pleased to welcome our  three  new members to the FAU Foundation Board,” said  David  Kian , interim  executive director of the FAU Foundation. “ I look forwa rd to working with them  to advance the mission of the Foundation and help FAU soar to new heights.”  

For more information   about the FAU Foundation ,   visit   http://fauf.fau.edu .    

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