FAU Alumni Association Announces 2015-16 Executive Committee and New Board Members

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) Board recently announced its 2015-16 executive committee.

FAUAA Chair Tiffany Weimar ’08, ’10

By amy haycock | 7/13/2015
The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) Board recently announced its 2015-16 executive committee. Former Vice Chair Tiffany Weimar ’08, ’10 is the Board’s new chair, taking over for Benjamin Dickinson ’04, who served as 2014-15 chair. Former treasurer Pablo Paez ’03, ’08 will serve as vice chair. Danielle Leitch ’93 continues her service as secretary, and Roland Valdivieso ’98 joins the executive committee as treasurer.

Weimar is currently the business development manager at RGD Consulting Engineers in Jupiter. She is responsible for fostering and expanding partnerships in the South Florida, Orlando and Naples markets with corporate entities as well as RGD’s healthcare, education, hospitality and mixed-use sectors. Weimar served as FAU’s student body president and University trustee in 2009-10, during which she managed an $8.5 million annual operating budget, was instrumental in securing a $1 million contribution to FAU’s on-campus football stadium, as well as served on FAU’s Presidential Search Committee.

“It is truly an honor to lead the Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association during a critical time in our organization’s history,” said Weimar. “Our Board is comprised of talented professionals who are passionate about our university and dedicated to elevating it beyond its true potential. I look forward to working with the board and FAU’s leadership to engage our FAU family on a national level.”
The board also welcomed three new members, noted for their civic service and professional accomplishments.

Garrett Astler ’11, ’13 has a strong record of success in the field of marketing and advertising, presently working as a client strategist at MoreVisibility in Boca Raton. He was inducted into the Parliament of OWLs (Older Wiser Leaders), FAU’s alumni leadership society, in 2011 after providing considerable direction to FAU’s on-campus television station, Owl TV, during his undergraduate years. Astler also serves on the steering committee for PULSE, the under-40 professionals group of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

Craig Podradchik ’98, ’00 is an audit and assurance partner at Daszkal Bolton, a regional accounting, tax and advisory services firm in South Florida. Throughout his career in public accounting, he has shown his FAU pride by becoming a lifetime member of the FAUAA, as well as through campus recruiting efforts at FAU for two global accounting firms. Podradchik also designed and launched an audit internship program that is primarily focused on FAU.

Jared Stark ’09 is an in-house counsel for the Kolter Group, a large real estate developer in West Palm Beach. During his undergraduate career, Stark served as a tour guide for the Office of Admissions and was risk management chair for Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He also was elected to FAU’s House of Representatives, served as the Student Government’s chair of elections, as well as its attorney general. Stark earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2013.

For more information about the FAUAA, visit www.faualumni.org.