Board of Directors

Michael Athmer
CHET TARTChair of the Board

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

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.

www.LuxuryRealtyofFlorida.com

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 Aretz
CHARLIE JANES

Charlie Janes helps business owners visualize and achieve better outcomes. He believes that successful leaders deserve a trusted advisor who can help them find their best path forward.

Charlie’s clients want accelerated profit growth, stronger teams, and systems to scale and optimized business valuation and transferability. They want to build “legacy” businesses that will thrive without them. His clients find purpose and achieve a work-life balance to enjoy life while reaching their fullest potential in less time with less stress. In 2022 his clients averaged profit growth in the 75% range.

Charlie provides his clients a unique perspective based on his experience building high-growth organizations, his FocalPoint, Exit Institute, and Value Builder certifications, and his current ownership of Right at Home West Palm Beach adult care business that has scaled from 1 to 130+ employees in two years.

Over a 30-year career in Silicon Valley, he helped grow several organizations from the ground up to over $100 million.  He participated in exits to tech titans like IBM, Oracle, Workday, and PTC. He helped other start-ups achieve funding from leading VC and PE firms. He has helped individuals achieve career success and emerge as leaders in some of the world’s most influential high-tech and Fortune 500 companies.

Lyman Phillips
LYMAN PHILLIPS

Lyman Phillips V is the founding principal and CEO of Golden Lion Capital Investments which is a commercial real estate investment and advisory firm based in Palm Beach. With a foundational background in the hospitality and commercial real estate industries, Lyman is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s overall strategic initiatives and plays the primary role in the company’s investment activities.

Originally from Natick, MA, Lyman currently resides in Palm Beach County. He graduated from UMass Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management within the Isenberg School of Management. Lyman currently serves as a member on the Planning and Development Board for the City of Boynton Beach, is on the Committee for the Palm Beach Young Professionals, and is on the Board for the Leadership Business Council.

Lyman visualizes the big picture and abstract concepts throughout the industry to find value in any situation. He is well connected, and culturally perceptive which combined with his geographical knowledge gives him an unparalleled awareness of major US markets.

Michael Athmer
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 jack@batcatmedia.com

You won’t be disappointed.