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VOL. 32 NO. 2                                    FAX 561-624-9088 • E-MAIL                                     FEBRUARY 2022

                                    PGA POA Annual Meeting And Election

            The PGA POA Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 6 p.m. in the PGA Resort Grand Ballroom. The meeting notice will be sent in mid-February
         and will contain an update on the proposed sculpture at the PGA main entry. At the meeting, five individuals will be elected to serve on the nine member Board of Governors.
         Please see the information below and continued on page 2 for each of  the candidates: Keith Ahronheim, Michael (Mike) Bernstein, Robert (Bob) Brown, Mike Engelsher,
         Robert (Bob) Kramer, James (Jim) Kraus and David B. Reiss.

          PGA Property Owners Association, Inc. – Candidate Information

                               Board Of Governors Election And Annual Meeting: March 16, 2022

      Keith Ahronheim                                    systems in Colorado, Texas and Ohio. Among his many   Mike Engelsher
                                                         responsibilities was ensuring each health care system(s)
         Keith purchased a home in the Patio Homes community   had a clear strategic plan to guide its future.     Mike has been a full time resident of Eagleton Lakes
      in 2006 and became a full time resident in 2010. He has      Mike  has  served  on  many  different  community   since 1999. Mike is a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean
      served on the POA Board for the past four years and serves   Boards of Trustees and HOA’s throughout his career. He   War. He studied Economics and Transportation Law at
      on the Security and Rules committees. In addition, he has   is an active volunteer at the Palm Beach Gardens Police   New York  University  and  he  was  admitted  to  practice
      served on the Patio Homes HOA Board for the past ten   Department and, for the past year he served on the PGA   before  several  Federal  Transportation  Regulatory
      years and is currently the HOA Treasurer.          POA Architectural Review Committee in preparation for   Agencies.  Prior  to  retiring  from American  Express  as
         He is a graduate of the Stetson University College of Law   running for the election to the PGA Board of Governors.  Corporate Director of Worldwide Logistics, his business
      and holds a BA Economics from Adelphi University, Garden      He appreciates the beauty of PGA National and wants   career  included  holding  senior  executive  Distribution,
      City, N.Y. Keith has always been involved in community   the opportunity to continue to serve his home community.   Logistics and  Transportation Management positions
      service. He currently serves on the City of Palm Beach   Specifically, he hopes to enhance open communications   with Fortune 100 companies. He served on the Boards
      Gardens Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the   between the PGA Board of Governors and the residents;   of Directors of a number of business trade associations.
      County of Palm Beach Fair Housing and Equal Employment   strive to increase the value of our homes and communities;      Mike was elected to the POA PGA Board of Governors
      Advisory Board. His background includes being a guest   and ensure a future vision and plan for PGA National is   in  2006.  Mike  served  as  Vice  President  until  2017
      lecturer for the Executive Leadership Council, Palm Beach   openly communicated.                     when he was elected President. Mike also chaired the
      State College; Chairman Homeless Committee for Palm                                                  Architectural  Review  Committee  through  2017  and
      Beach County Affordable Housing Coalition; Executive   Robert (Bob) Brown                            continues to Chair the POA Security Committee. Mike
      Committee member of Palm Beach Continuum of Care                                                     also served on the Veterans Garden dedication committee.
      (Homeless & Housing Alliance of PB County); in House      Bob and his wife, Estelle, live in General Pointe and   He represents PGA POA as a Director of the North County
      General Counsel for Real Estate Education and Community   have  been  full  time  residents  of  PGA  National  since   Neighborhood Coalition and until recently was a member
      Housing, Inc. (R.E.A.C.H.) in Palm Beach Gardens and   1994. Bob and Estelle have both been active in the PGA   of the Eagleton Lakes HOA Board of Directors.
      VP for Chase Bank. He is also a volunteer captain for PGA   community since they moved here. They were originally      Mike would appreciate the opportunity to continue
      Men’s  Golf Tournament  (Honda  Classic),  Gainsbridge   residents of Villa D’ Este where Bob served on their Board   serving on the PGA Board of Governors. As a full time
      LPGA at Boca Rio Boca and The TimberTech PGA Tour   as Secretary/Treasurer. He has also served on the PGA   resident, he is very aware of the need for PGA to remain
      Championship at the Broken Sound Club.             Members Club Golf Committee and is the past Treasurer of   competitive with newer communities. It is important to
         Keith feels he would continue to be an asset to the   the Eagleton Pointe HOA and past Treasurer of PGA POA   him that the POA Board remains committed to improving
      PGA POA Board of Governors and would appreciate the   Board of Governors. Bob also a member of the Security   and maintaining the quality of life in PGA National.
      opportunity  to  continue  to  provide  his  experience  and   and Architectural Review Committees for PGA POA. With
      expertise to the Board and residents of PGA.       his background in Systems Engineering and knowledge   Robert (Bob) Kramer
                                                         of Computer Systems, he helps with the Board’s focus on
      Michael (Mike) Bernstein                           beautification and security while monitoring finances.     Bob Kramer and his wife, Marilyn, purchased their
                                                            Bob has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering   home in Fairway Villas in 2010. Bob has served on the
         Mike and his wife, Robin, were frequent visitors to   and did post graduate work in Nuclear Physics. During his   Fairway Villas Board since 2012 and is currently their
      the PGA National community for 25 years. In 2019, they   employment he worked on the first automated air traffic   Treasurer. Since joining the PGA POA Board of Governors
      moved to the Marlwood Estates community as full-time   control  system,  Doppler  radar  systems  and Air Traffic   in 2015, he has assisted with a number of Committees and
      residents.                                         Control Systems. Before retiring and moving to PGA, he   is presently the Chairman of the Maintenance Committee
         He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he   spent 18 years working on the Hubble Space Telescope   and Rules Committee. Bob is currently the Treasurer of
      received  his  B.S.  in  Microbiology  and  an  M.P.H.  in   (HST) as Systems Engineering Manager. Bob also was   the PGA POA Board of Governors.
      Health Care Administration. Prior to retirement, he spent   part of the Payload Control Center at NASA for the launch      Bob  holds  an  MBA  in Accounting  from  St.  John’s
      40 years serving as a Senior Executive in distinguished   and checkout of the HST and its first servicing mission.  University. Before moving to Florida, he was the Manager
      health care systems. His responsibilities included strategic      He appreciates your support and would be honored to   of Taxation, Finance and Employee Benefits for Swiss
      and operational oversight of multiple hospitals and he   continue to serve the residents of PGA National by serving   Air. After leaving Swiss Air, he served on a number of
      served  as  the  Chief  Strategy  Officer  in  multi-hospital   on the PGA POA Board of Governors.   philanthropic organizations and was on the Board of the
                                                                                                           International Airline Federal Credit Union for over ten
                                                                                                           years, including eight years as Treasurer. This background
                                                                                                           has given Bob a unique ability to work with residents and
                                                                                                           other board members to find amicable solutions to many
                                                                                                              Bob would appreciate the opportunity to serve another
                                                                                                           term  on  the  Board  of  Governors  and  to  ensure  that
                                                                                                           improvements continue to be made to the POA common
                                                                                                           areas in order for property values to continue to increase.

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