Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is tasked with helping support and grow the Alumni Association. The Board provides key assistance on a variety of initiatives: scholarships, community outreach, and association membership. They are dedicated to bridging connections between alumni, students, and community members.

The 2024-25 Executive Committee

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Justine Avila ’05

Board Chair
Principal Designer, A Jolie Design, Inc.
About

Justine Avila is the principal designer at A Jolie Design, Inc., a boutique interior design firm in South Florida, specializing in residential and yacht design. She is also the Co-Founder and Marketing Specialist at SummitEdge Advisory. With more than 20 years of experience in the marketing, design, and yachting industry, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her work. Avila is extremely dedicated and enthusiastic about engaging and reconnecting with fellow alumni.

Aryeh Lehrer ’03

Vice Chair
Vice President of Talent Attraction and Acquisition, Comcast
About

Aryeh Lehrer is the vice president of talent attraction and acquisition at Comcast. In this capacity, his teams oversee hiring at all levels for the Fortune 30 industry leader across their national footprint.

Kris Wall ’01

Treasurer
Financial Advisor/Managing Director, Ameritrade Financial Services, LLC
About

Kris Wall started in the financial services field following his graduation from Florida Atlantic and is now in his 22nd year as a financial advisor. He first started with A.G. Edwards and Sons, before moving his practice to Stifel Financial in 2009 and finally to Ameriprise in 2018. Wall helps individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations develop and implement financial plans, and manage investment strategies.

Aleeka Perryman ’02

Secretary
Accounts Payable Manager, Starboard Group Management
About

Aleeka Perryman is an accounts payable manager at Starboard Group Management. She has been in the corporate accounting industry for more than 20 years.

Chris Ferreira ’16, ’20

Alumni Engagement Liaison
Director of Corporate Relations, The GEO Group
About

Chris Ferreira is the Director of Corporate Relations at The GEO Group overseeing investor relations, external communications, media relations, and community engagement. He has nearly a decade of experience in corporate communications and community engagement initiatives. He is a two-time graduate of Florida Atlantic, having received his bachelor’s degree in political science, and his master’s degree in business administration.

Michael Miller Jr. ’98, ’04

Officer-at-Large
Vice President, Fifth Third Bank
About

Michael Miller has been in the banking industry for the past 25 years. He is a vice president at Fifth Third Bank in the Special Assets Group. Miller is tasked with the direct and orderly liquidation/exit and rehabilitation of very large and complex credits with a high dollar impact to the organization.

Thomas Zeichman

Thomas Zeichman ’09

Immediate Past Chair
Partner, Beighley, Myrick, Udell, Lynne + Zeichman, P.A.
About

Thomas Zeichman is a partner at Beighley, Myrick, Udell, Lynne + Zeichman, P.A. He leads the bankruptcy and restructuring practice where he represents debtors, creditors and trustees in the various insolvency matters. Additionally, he represents sellers and purchasers in distressed asset situations.

Thomas Zeichman

Thomas Zeichman

Partner
Beighley, Myrick, Udell, Lynne + Zeichman, P.A.
About

Thomas Zeichman is a partner at Beighley, Myrick, Udell, Lynne + Zeichman, P.A. He leads the bankruptcy and restructuring practice where he represents debtors, creditors and trustees in the various insolvency matters. Additionally, he represents sellers and purchasers in distressed asset situations.