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FAU National Alumni Association Announces New Executive Committee and Board Members

BOCA RATON, FL (June 21, 2012) – The Florida Atlantic University National Alumni Association (FAUNAA) Board recently announced its new executive committee. Craig Richman '79 is the Board's new chair, taking over for Romayne Berry '98, who served as chair since 2010. Continuing their service as members of the FAUNAA Board's executive committee are former treasurer Jorge Cabrera '98, who is now vice chair, and secretary Tiffany Weimar '07. Michael Lansing '02 joins the executive committee as treasurer.

Richman joined the FAUNAA Board in 2009 and previously served as vice chair. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from FAU and is president of Richman Capital Management, an investment management firm that consults with high net worth individuals, foundations and pensionplans.Richman is a former president of the Rotary Club of Boca Raton and trustee member of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

"I am honored to serve as FAUNAA Board chair," said Richman. "I look forward to working with my fellow board members to advance the mission of the alumni association and continue to pave the way for a bright future for FAU."

The board also welcomed three new members, noted for their civic service and professional accomplishments.

Reinaldo (Rey) Moré '74 is a retired senior executive of Motorola, Inc., where he served as senior vice president and chief quality officer. He is passionate about science and technology education and serves on the executive advisory boards of FIRST Robotics and the FAU College of Engineering & Computer Science. Moré was named one of the top 50 Latinos in Technology for five consecutive years and was inducted into the FAU National Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 2005.

Pablo E. Paez '03, '08 is vice president of corporate relations for The GEO Group, Inc. and executive director of The GEO Group Foundation. He received bachelor's degrees in finance and real estate, as well as an MBA from FAU. Paez was student body president from 2002 to 2003 and represented FAU as the first student member on the Florida Board of Governors. He previously served on the FAUNAA Board from 2003 to 2009.

Roland Valdivieso '98 is vice president and senior commercial banker for TD Bank, providing financial solutions to mid-size businesses in South Florida. He received a bachelor's degree in management from the College of Business at FAU and served as a student orientation leader and president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.Valdivieso is a member of the Broward Alliance for economic development, and previously served on the FAUNAA Board from 2001 to 2007.

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

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