Board of Directors

David MyClymont
David MyClymontChair of the Board

I’m a leader in the not-for-profit sector, including broad experience managing and advising a wide range of philanthropic organizations. Since 2013, I’ve served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Palm Beach Symphony. Prior to that, I was President and CEO of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. During this time I’ve also managed my own consulting firms, one dedicated to supporting the operations of organizations and one to commercial finance.

As with any business, to be a successful nonprofit — and thereby effectively deliver the vital services it was established to provide — there must be an embrace of productive business systems and careful financial planning by both management and oversight boards. Effective fundraising is the foundation of any not-for-profit’s ongoing operations, but innovative and efficient managerial systems will make funds go farther — and do more.

I’m a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt executive that has brought accelerated revenue growth, operational improvements, and bold and strategic decision-making to the organizations I’ve led. I regularly consult with other nonprofits, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and foundations to help them achieve greater organizational effectiveness via business training, restructuring, and psychology-oriented business development tools.

In my current role, the expansion and support of robust education and community outreach programs are a particular focus. Building a pipeline for future growth is a key aspect of ensuring that an organization will thrive over the long haul.

In 2020, Symphony received a Muse Award for Outstanding Community Engagement from the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County due to its wide variety of programming in schools, free public venues, youth music, and music therapy efforts for underserved populations.

Carmen Bernard
Carmen BernardVice Chair

Direct Designations-Realtor, GRI

For over 24 years I have assisted relocation clients from Northeastern & Midwestern States and Canada in finding their perfect Florida lifestyle living residences. I provide excellence and attention to detail as a full-service dedicated real estate professional. I enjoy dining out and many consider me a FOODIE, hence I can refer you to the best local chef and restaurants. Travel is another hobby, specifically to Europe, followed by the Caribbean. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish.  I enjoy serving all cultures and provide a full-service concierge to assist with your desired lifestyle when you relocate to Southeast Florida. Sell, Buy or Rent. If you’re upsizing or downsizing your home due to a life change, I am here to assist with a network of professionals to serve from start to finish.

Michael Athmer
Michael SolomonSecretary
Known as “The Motivator” Michael Solomon, is a former NYPD Detective and bestselling author, he is the survivor of a bizarre double murder attempt on his life.

During his tenure in the intelligence division, he was assigned to protect the Shah of Iran and Madame Chang of Taiwan. He has personally met four U.S. Presidents. Michael was assigned as the intelligence officer to the U.S. State Department, where he participated in treaty negotiations between the United States and Turkey.

During his tenure in the Police Department while he worked as a part-time tax accountant, Michael discovered a flaw in the NYC Payroll procedures. In 1981, he proposed a change to the NYC disability law, which, when enacted, saved the city over $120 million, reduced taxes and balanced the city’s budget.

He retired from the Police Department and joined the corporate sector in finance and management. After losing three corporate positions, and nearly bankrupt, during the worst recession in 75 years he was motivated to embark on his own. Applying his own style of management, he was nominated by a national magazine for operating the best company in America in his field.

Achieving success, he returned to his old beliefs and started to take care of the less fortunate. His work for various charities earned him the respect and praise of his community.  In 2003, he was cited by both houses of the New York State Legislature in Senate and Assembly Resolutions as Humanitarian of the Year.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Sciences and a Masters with Distinction in Public Administration. He’s been a guest lecturer at numerous colleges and universities. In 2008, he presented the keynote address to the graduate school commencement at the New York Institute of Technology.

He is a Bestselling Author of three books.

 “Success By Default– The Depersonalization Of Corporate America” Listed as # 22 on the Amazon bestseller list.  A Forbes Magazine book club review said, “This book belongs on the desk of every CEO in America.

“Where Did My America Go?”  Listed as #6 on the Amazon bestseller list. New York Post columnist Steve Dunleavy said, “My only regret is that I didn’t write it.

The Conversion Prophecy.”  It won the 2017 “Reader’s Choice Award” for Best in Fiction. It has been written for the Hollywood screen.

  • He was selected among others as 2006 Time Magazine Person of the Year.
  • He has Guest appearances on over 350 national radio and television programs including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNBC, FOX, FOX Business News, and
  • He has appeared as a panelist on the Fox Business News show The Mangru Report.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Atlantic University College of Business, an active member of the Forum Club, World Affairs Council, the Economic Forum and a Board Member of The Leadership Business Council.

As a National Business, Motivational and Political speaker, Michael is sought after by many organizations and corporations. He is known as the speaker who leaves his audiences laughing, inspired, and begging for more.

Justin Cerone

Justin Cerone is an entrepreneur and digital marketing leader based in West Palm Beach, FL. He currently serves as CEO of Lincoln Digital Group , which specializes in marketing solutions that maximize lifetime value for B2C Brands. His nearly 15 years of digital marketing experience has enabled public, private and franchise businesses from South Florida to South America uniquely transform their marketing presence, and made Lincoln Digital Group a Global Agency Awards 2022 and 2023 B2C Agency of the Year Finalist.

Notably, Justin has successfully negotiated customized “Big Game” activations with CBS and NBC affiliates, as well as digital marketing sponsorships with LiveNation on behalf of clients. He is a keynote speaker and published author on topics of digital marketing attribution for the C-Suite, and routinely delivers Return on Ad Spend full year results of more than $20 for his longest-standing clients.

Chris Leith
Michael Miller

Michael Miller currently resides in Palm Beach County, FL where he happily serves his family, his church, and his community. He is a problem solver and is taking action to assist business owners in consulting and development. His goal is to add as much value wherever he is and to impact the world by exemplifying strong leadership with high moral character.

Most recently, Michael is the Founder of Lux Auto Club, a luxury rental car company and technology for car-sharing hosts. He leads a group of professionals in business and leadership development in the local area, and serves on the board of the Leadership Business Council.

Previously, Michael has been a long-time participant and supporter of various business groups. He has a vast background in Franchising with his years at a world-renowned company United Franchise Group. Michael has launched and grown companies in marketing, technology development, residential services, along with moving storage and transportation logistics.

Michael attended Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania for a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management. In his spare time, Michael is completing courses toward an MBA and MDIV while accumulating development courses in the technology sector to broaden his education and value he can bring to the world.

Passion, creativity, and teamwork drive Michael every single day to impact everyone around him for the better. He's a lifelong learner and a lifelong teacher. He wishes to add value and leave a lasting impression with everyone he meets.

Jeri Muoio
Jeri Muoio

Dr. Jeri Muoio is Founder and CEO of Great Cities for All, a business focused on building great work cultures, developing leaders within both public and private sector organizations, leadership coaching, and training.

She also serves as an adjunct professor at FAU’s College of Business, where she teaches Leadership and Organizations to MBA students.

Muoio is the former Mayor of West Palm Beach and was first elected Mayor in March 2011. She was reelected in March 2015. As Mayor. Muoio was responsible for all operations of the City. Previously, Muoio served on the West Palm Beach City Commission for four years.

During her administration, Mayor Muoio presided over an economic resurgence in the city. Her focus on strengthening the economy led to hundreds of new jobs in West Palm Beach. Under her leadership, business tax receipts increased by 61%, property values increased by 45% and job growth rose 20%, more than double the national average. She created the Flagler Financial District, now home to more than 300 financial services companies.

As Mayor, Muoio focused on making West Palm Beach a great place for employees to work, believing that employees who are proud of where they work better serve the community. Through a partnership with the Great Place to Work Organization, Muoio worked to build a work culture based on trust.

Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Muoio served as Assistant Superintendent in both the Chappaqua, New York School District and the Fayetteville-Manlius, New York School District.

Muoio is a Training Partner with the Center for Serving Leadership, a John Maxwell Certified Trainer and Coach, and a John Maxwell Certified Corporate Facilitator. She also works in partnership with the Great Place to Work organization.

She holds a Ph.D. from Syracuse University.

Jack Schulman
Jack Schulman

Jack Schulman is the executive producer for BatCat Media Group in Delray Beach and has over 30 years experience in video production and over 40 years in audio engineering.

He provides professionally produced HD and 4k videos for local and national businesses, entrepreneurs, websites, theater, schools, as well as TV commercials and infomercials. He can also film in 3D.

He can also provide live broadcasts in full HD quality. Some of his live broadcasts have included: "The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition" held at Lynn University which was live streamed in conjunction with The Violin Channel, a “Candidates Forum for Commission Seats,” and live music broadcasts.

BatCat Media Group has a video and music studio in Delray Beach, where he also films music videos and records and mixes music for local and touring acts.

Add to this, he’s also a professional musician with his own music videos and has created his own internet TV network where he is producing his own music show, “Jack & Friends.” If you have an idea for a show, or need a professional video, or A/V for an event, just get in touch with him at

You won’t be disappointed.

Dr. Brian Strow
Dr. Brian Strow

Brian serves as Dean of the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. School of Business and Professor of Economics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Prior to his move to South Florida, Dean Strow served as the WKU BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at Western Kentucky University.  Dr. Strow earned his undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Wheaton College (IL) and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Strow has published research in the fields of economic freedom, macroeconomics, welfare economics, labor economics, economics education, and economic history.  He has served as an economic advisor to local, state, and national elected officials including two past Speakers of the US House of Representatives and a current US Senator.  He has also worked as a budget analyst for the US Department of Labor and as forensic economist serving as an expert witness in legal cases to determine loss of earning potential.

Dean Strow has served as President of the Kentucky Economic Association, is a former member of the Board of Scholars for the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, and is a current member of Young America’s Foundation Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise board of Advisors.

Brian served two terms as a Bowling Green, Kentucky City Commissioner. During his elected tenure, he helped create a tax incremental financing district that resulted in the Tampa Bay Ray’s single A affiliate relocating to Bowling Green as an anchor for a successful economic redevelopment of the downtown district.  He also served as Chairman of the Bowling Green/ Warren County Convention Center Corporation.

Michael Athmer
Chet Tart

Business Executive

Certified Coach and Trainer

Mr. Tart a media executive, sales and talent Coach with over 35 years of seasoned broadcast experience from on-air personality, radio station owner, network executive and entrepreneur, who has owned and operated small-to-mid size radio companies and was President of the Business Talk Radio Network. Over his ownership career, Mr. Tart (with a series of various financial and operating partners) owned, operated and improved stations in markets ranging from communities of under 50,000 to the “top 50” rated markets. Chet Tart has coached sales and on talent for the past 20 years. Chet Tart has raised over twenty-five million in capital for start up. Chet Tart is a certified trainer for John Maxwell leadership system and certified with the Sander Sales Process. Sales training for social media and software companies.

Mr. Tart is currently coaching already effective companies, Palm Beach Police and Fire departments and Palm Beach County government entities. Training has included basic leadership keys, fashioning a plan to construct a company’s core values and purpose plus develop a framework to craft a unique culture for each municipality. Today Mr. Tart is a one on one coach for CEOs and their leadership team. In 2016 Mr. Tart increased a broadcast division from barely breaking even to increased sales of 28 percent in 13 months. Mr. Tart joined a Treasure Coast Radio station and in two years improved the internal team culture environment and increased sales to over 27 percent.

Mr. Tart has created a provocative series of interviews with the Palm Beach Leaders Business Council with fortune 500 CEOs in the past 5 years. Currently writing a book about true CEOs challenges.

Over the years, Mr. Tart’s financial investor and advisor has been the Stone family –W. Clement Stone of the Success Unlimited Magazine and Think and Grow Rich Fame. The values by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone became the corner stone for many operating principles. In Mr. Tart’s career he has been consulted by Edward Deming of TQM to produce core quality backbone cultures. Currently coaching companies and individuals with business culture, hiring and delivering customized solutions that empower organizations.

Chet Tart was recently inducted in the Emerson College Radio Hall Of Fame 2014 and was nominated to service on the Board of Advisors