FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Elects Three New Board Members
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (July 24, 2012) – The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties announced the appointment of three new Board members at their May Board meeting. Anson Beard, Judge Kathleen Kroll and Peter Matwiczyk have joined the Board effective July 1, 2012.
Anson McCook Beard, Jr. of Palm Beach, FL is a former Managing Director and Inside Board Member of Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. In addition, he served as a Trustee of the Morgan Stanley Foundation, was Vice Chairman of the National Association of Securities Dealers and Chairman of its NASDAQ, Inc. subsidiary. After serving in several executive positions at Morgan Stanley for 17 years, Mr. Beard is now retired and is an Advisory Director of the firm.
Judge Kathleen Kroll, of West Palm Beach, FL is a Circuit Court Judge in the 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County FL. She was elected to the County Court bench in 1984 and appointed by the Governor to the Circuit Bench in 1994. Prior to taking the bench she was a general litigation attorney for the national law firm of Baskin and Sears in Boca Raton. She spent four years with the Public Defender’s Office where she served as Senior Trial Assistant and Chief of Capital Crimes. In Washington D.C. she worked for the Department of Justice in the Office for the Improvement in the Administration of Justice.
Judge Kroll has taught for the local School Board in adult education courses and at Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University. She served as Assistant Dean in the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies and is a faculty member of the Florida Judicial College.
She served as Chief Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida and as Administrative Judge both in the County Court and Circuit Court, presently serving as Administrative Judge in the Juvenile Division. She has served on the Boards of the Palm Beach Day Academy, Mental Health Association and Red Cross.
Peter Matwiczyk, of Palm Beach, FL, is a partner at the law firm Matwiczyk & Brown, LLP and has practiced law in Florida for over thirty years. Mr. Matwiczyk has been a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC) since 1992 and is an active member of the ACTEC Fiduciary Litigation Committee since 1995. Mr. Matwiczyk has been active in local community activities, including serving on the Board of Directors of WPBT-TV, Public Television Channel 2, and as president of the Dreyer Park Zoo (Palm Beach Zoo). Mr. Matwiczyk is a returning Board member of the Community Foundation having served from 2002 to 2011.
"We welcome our three new Board members. Their business acumen and guidance will be tremendous assets to the Community Foundation as we continue to focus on fulfilling our mission and investing in our communities,” comments Leslie Lilly, President and CEO of the Community Foundation.
Other members of the Community Foundation's Board of Directors include: Deborah Dale Pucillo, Chair, Pedro del Sol, George T. Elmore, Kathleen B. Emmett, Sally Gingras, Katherine P. Goldsmith, Paulette Koch, Andrew Kushner, Lawrence J. Miller, Lisa Newcomer Mulhall, J. B. Murray, David G. Ober, James F. Orr III, Virginia H. Smith, Douglas A. Stockham, Steven A. Templeton, Royall Victor III and Roy J. Zuckerberg.
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About the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
As one of Florida’s largest community foundations, the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties joins with other foundations, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders to address the needs of the community and build consensus for solutions. Together with our family of donors, the Foundation has invested over $86 million in Palm Beach and Martin Counties since opening our doors in 1972 and has awarded grants and led initiatives that address food security, affordable housing and education. The Community Foundation has total assets of more than $130 million. For more information, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.