Biz Briefs


FAU Tech Runway class graduates
Florida Atlantic University’s Tech Runway recently celebrated the graduation of “Venture Class III.” The founders of the four companies in “Venture Class III” honored at the ceremony:
Thomas Gregory of Sofla Sunwear, a lifestyle brand of clothing established to represent the unique culture of South Florida; Ray Briant of TiloTag, a patented smartphone app that allows you to discover the memories that surround you; June Adams and James Khalil of PowerCalc, the first SaaS-based software that completely automates the electrical engineering calculations for the building, construction, and facility management industries that is compliant with the National Electrical Code (NEC); and Carly Asher Yoost of The Child Rescue Coalition, a nonprofit organization that builds sophisticated technology to track child predators across the globe.
Delray law firm celebrates 10 years
Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group in downtown Delray Beach recently celebrated its 10th year anniversary.
Abbey Delray hires new executive director
Mark Trepanier is Abbey Delray’s new executive director. In his new position, Trepanier is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the senior living community, which features 352-residential living apartment homes and villas and services and amenities for its more than 450 residents.
As a Life Care community, Abbey Delray also offers on-site health services and dedicated assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing residences. Lifespace Communities is the not-for-profit organization that owns Abbey Delray and 11 other senior living communities around the country.
Before joining Abbey Delray, Trepanier worked as a regional executive director for ClubLink Corporation, a golf and country club management company. For more than a decade, he oversaw operations for multiple clubs, most recently in Florida, and prior to that in Canada.
“Providing a culture of hospitality and empowering staff to deliver that to country club members is a big part of my background,” Trepanned said in a statement. “Running a senior living community like Abbey Delray is similar to a country club, except there is an even larger opportunity to provide exceptional service because of the health care component.”
Tommy Bahama heading to the Ave.
The laid back vibes of Tommy Bahama will be heading to Atlantic Avenue soon.
According to the company’s website, there are plans to open a store spring 2017 at 133 E. Atlantic Ave.
The location is the former site of Ginjer Boutique.
Boca actuary selected as a ‘Women to Watch’ by Business Insurance
Boca’s National Council on Compensation Insurance’s first female chief actuary Kathy Antonello, FCAS, FSA, MAAA, was named one of 25 “Women to Watch” last year by Business Insurance.
She was recognized last month during a leadership conference and awards luncheon in New York.
Business Insurance started the Women to Watch awards program in 2006 to recognize women leaders doing outstanding work in risk management and commercial insurance. Business Insurance readers nominate candidates for Women to Watch, and a panel of Business Insurance editors selected the honorees based on those nominations. Nominations are evaluated on four criteria: recent professional accomplishments, expertise, leadership and future career prospects.
“We are pleased that Business Insurance has chosen to recognize Kathy’s many professional accomplishments by selecting her as a Woman to Watch in 2016,” said NCCI President and CEO Bill Donnell.
Antonello is NCCI’s first female chief actuary and leads the Actuarial and Economic Services (AES) Division, which contributes to maintaining a healthy workers compensation system through the design and delivery of all actuarial and economic work at NCCI.
Antonello earned her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Birmingham-Southern College. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.