Board of Directors

Michael Athmer

Michael Athmer is multilingual with 35 years of International Sales and Marketing Management experience.

Born in Montreal, Canada and lived in Paris, France, Copenhagen, Denmark and The Hague, The Netherlands and moved to Florida in 2000.

Started an Insurance Agency in Florida in 2000 and later became Sales Manager for Southeast Employee Management Company. Worked as a Business Consultant for Progressive Employer Management Company, Regional Manager for Human Capital Group and is currently Sales Manager with United Tech Employee Management.

Michael is past President of BNI North Palm Beach, Past President of Toastmasters in Jupiter, Graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County Class 2006. Past Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach County, past Board Member of the Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County, past Chairman of the Board of The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, past Board Member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm beach County, past Board member of The Beyond Blind Institute and past Board Member of Leadership Palm Beach County. Michael is President of the Leadership Business Council and currently serves on the Palm Beach Public Orchestral Strings Foundation board

He is also active with the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Palm Beach County.

Michael is divorced, has a daughter Vivienne and lives in West Palm Beach.

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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.

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Juliza Kramer has worked in the media, financial and events industries and has over 10 years’ experience in marketing, public speaking, public relations and communications. Juliza graduated from the University of Florida with a major in telecommunications as she initially wanted to become a TV reporter but then life took her a different route.  She is a born and raised Florida girl who grew up in West Boca. Because she is originally from Palm Beach County she enjoys seeing the community flourish and serves many local organizations including the Palm Beach Chamber Young Professionals Council, Palm Beach Symphony Young Professionals Council, Palm Beach North Chamber Young Professionals Council, Ambassadors of the Honda Classic, IMPACT 100 Palm Beaches and of course serves as a Board Member of the Leadership Business Council. She is vivacious and always positive with a huge smile on her face which exemplifies her love of her career. On her personal time she enjoys traveling, trying new local restaurants, reading, being active and boating.”

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Executive Summary 

Professional advisor, motivational speaker & executive coach who applies a broad range of coaching methods, classic to innovative, depending on each client’s unique situation. I specialize in working with teams & organizations in areas of leadership development, culture change, values alignment, team performance, effective communication, & increased productivity.

The breadth of my work experience equips me to meet my clients as they are; uncovering key problem areas, identifying trigger points &, ultimately, eliminating roadblocks. I am recognized as a leader, educator & creator – known to communicate effectively & comfortably no matter the level, bridging gaps between my clients’ current situations & what they desire to achieve, whether they are individuals, teams, executives or corporations.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Personal Development | Leadership Training | Board Facilitation | Communication Skills | Financial Coaching | Sales Training | Keynote Presentations | Strategic Planning Facilitation | Public Workshops

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A resident of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Tom has over 30 years’ experience in public accounting and corporate accounting and finance. He began his career in 1985 with Divine, Blalock, Martin and Sellari, LLC and permanently rejoined the team in 2013. Additionally, Tom was the Controller and Treasurer of an international telecom consulting firm, V.P. of Finance of a home construction and development company and CFO of a national manufacturing company. Received Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1984, with a major in Accounting. He became a Florida Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1993 and he received the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation from the AICPA in 2012. Tom is a member of AICPA, FICPA and serves on the Board of Directors of Anchor Bank, and various professional, civic and charitable organizations.

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Jack Schulman is with BCoSF Media in Delay Beach and has over 25 years experience in video production and over 30 year in audio engineering.

He provides professionally produced HD and 4k videos for local businesses, individuals, musicians, entrepreneurs, and national corporations, as well as events. He can provide for TV, Bluray, DVD, and internet and also film in 3D.

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ERIC VAUGHN-FLAM ESQUIRE is an experienced business attorney having represented countless businesses over three decades in the services, manufacturing, retail, media and software industries, in corporate, commercial, real estate and litigation matters. In addition, Mr. Vaughn-Flam has deep experience in the area of Intellectual Property and currently serves as the Head of the Intellectual Property Department at Cooper Levenson, a national law firm.  As Mr. Vaughn-Flam explains it, you cannot be a business attorney without a thorough knowledge of Intellectual Property because the foundation of every business today is branding, content and technology – all areas of Intellectual Property.  Mr. Vaughn-Flam began his career as President of Cook Records and specialized in the music industry for many years, representing many top music artists.

In addition, Mr. Vaughn-Flam has a significant commercial practice, both transactional and litigation. Finally, Mr. Vaughn-Flam has been New York Counsel for International Blimpie Corporation for decades, and thus has extensive experience in franchising.

A PARTIAL LISTING OF MR. VAUGHN-FLAM’S PAST AND PRESENT CLIENTELE INCLUDES:

Disney Corporation
EI DuPont De Nemours
20 Century Fox
Sears Mortgage Corporation
SATELCOM
Inter National Ist Magazine
AEG-TV
Metropolitan Model Management
Meatloaf
Latoya Jackson
HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH
Wu Tang Clan
The Danish Royal Family
The Original Improv COMEDY CLUB
JELLY BEAN RECORDINGS INC.
Abercrombie & Kent
International Blimpie Corporation
Westminster Choir College

In the past, Mr. Vaughn-Flam has distinguished himself:

  • Having won an appeal in the case Dallal v. The NY Times, concerning groundbreaking copyright issues as applied to the Internet;
  • Concluding a music infringement action concerning Madonna’s hit Song “Holiday,” where for the first time ring tone technology was utilized as a critical element in the prosecution of the claim;
  • Representing the plaintiff in Hootie and the Blowfish v. Newman, in what is regarded as the largest management dispute on record; and
  • Mr. Vaughn-Flam previously acted as lead litigation counsel in the much-publicized multi-national securities lawsuit Daiwa Securities v. RCMCAF Ltd.

Mr. Vaughn-Flam has been previously involved as both counsel and a principal in the development of numerous startup companies, including:

  • Satelcom, a Dominican telecommunications company,
  • Neutocrete, a franchiser of proprietary construction material,
  • The Original New York Improv, a national brand comedy club, and numerous entertainment productions.

From 2000-2015 Mr. Vaughn-Flam was partner of Sanders Ortoli Vaughn-Flam Rosenstadt LLP. From 1985 to 1999 Eric Vaughn-Flam was the Senior and Founding partner of the law firm Selverne Vaughn-Flam & Mandelbaum.

Mr. Vaughn-Flam is married with two grown daughters. Before practicing law Mr. Vaughn-Flam was a successful fine artist, having sold over 100 paintings. He is an owner of family bratwurst manufacturing and restaurant business dating from 1431.  He enjoys tennis and sailing.

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Ashley Mock was born and raised in Jupiter, Florida; her love for her hometown is an understatement. Having gone to FAU where she majored in Marketing and with over ten years of experience in consulting, and professional recruitment, she had the opportunity to build and retain dynamic relationships in South Florida, with a concentration in Palm Beach County.

That most recent professional venture gave her the opportunity to consult a sales team and recruit for a national insurance and investment company. While part of her job was to consult a sales team, it also gave her the occasion to network with people outside of the finance industry.

Her current role has earned Ashley a spot on the Group One Mortgage team, using those skills to develop relationships in the mortgage industry.

She’s also very much involved with local chapters of nonprofit organizations in the community. Giving back to Palm Beach County is extremely important to her.

In her spare time, she enjoys boating, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

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Sandra Stella is the executive manager at Stella Art Conservation, a renowned conservation studio in West Palm Beach, specialized in museum-quality art restoration and conservation of paintings, sculptures, objects and artifacts, from the ancient to the contemporary.

Described as a strong and capable leader in every role she assumes, Sandra is as diverse and well-rounded as her resume. With experience in a variety of fields, she has earned her reputation as a valuable member of every team she joins.

Sandra boasts a 20-year professional career working with ambassadors, government ministers, policymakers, and executives in Africa, Italy, Canada, and the United States. Her global responsibilities included working closely with diplomats, as well as excelling in B2B and B2C roles. The ability to take a leadership role in such diverse, international projects is a testament to Sandra’s determination and devotion.

As a young child in Italy, Sandra developed a passion for helping abandoned and poverty-stricken children. After earning her master’s degree from the London School of Economics, this passion took her to Africa, where she spent ten years working for the diplomatic sector to better the lives of countless women and children.

With two children of her own, Sandra moved to Canada to seek new opportunities and provide for her family. The challenge of starting a new life in a new country has helped her grow not only personally, but professionally, as well. Sandra Stella’s perseverance in dealing with challenges and her ability to find creative solutions while thinking analytically have allowed her to spearhead projects and excel in every market she has immersed herself in.

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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 CEO’s’ in the past 5 years. Currently writing a book about true CEO s challenges.

Over the years, Mr. Tart’s financial investor and adviser 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

Michael Athmer

Legalshield/IDshield  Small Business & Employee Benefits Consultant

Born in New York from Puerto Rican parents, Carmen has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. In 2001 she established her own real estate brokerage in residential Luxury properties.  As I strive for career and personal development my interest in the ever-evolving current economic trends and demands in today’s global business world have awakened a new interest in my current career  with the team of professionals at LegalShield / IDshield offering services and products that are much in need and demand for today’s global environment, Identity Theft and Legal Services for Small Businesses and Individuals.