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Board of Directors


Jacqueline M. Fermin 
  Director of Property Management, Holladay Properties

Jacqueline M. Fermín, President of BOMA Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches, is the Director of Property Management for Holladay Properties. She is a licensed real estate broker for the state of Florida and holds Real Property Administrator (RPA®) and Facilities Management Administrator (FMA®) designations through BOMI International. Jacqueline also serves on the BOMA Southern Region Board of Directors.

Jacqueline has been involved with BOMA since 2007 and actively participates with many committees. She currently heads the SLRP (Strategic Long Range Planning) Committee and is TOBY Committee Co-Chair for 2015 along with Megan Purdue. She has been a TOBY judge as well as a TOBY Team Leader various times throughout her tenure with BOMA.

With three TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year Award) Medical Office category in 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 as well as a BOMA Southern Region TOBY for Medical Office category in 2015, Jacqueline and her team have successfully turned properties that were in need of management and operational attention into award-winning buildings. These successes took them onto the BOMA International competition in 2014.

She looks forward to her involvement with BOMA Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches and is proud to be associated with an amazing group of professionals from which she can learn and grow with.


Phone: 954-475-9526
Vice President 

Megan Purdue 

Ms. Purdue is a Senior Property Manager with Stiles Property Management where she has enjoyed over 10 years of personal and professional growth and development.  Prior to joining Stiles, Ms. Purdue was an accountant in both the public and private sectors of business. Ms. Purdue currently manages and supports portfolios in Sunrise and Miramar.

Ms. Purdue joined BOMA Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches in 2008.  She served on Future Leaders Council in 2014 and served as an officer for the Board of Directors in 2015-2017.  Ms. Purdue currently serves on the Board as President.  Megan has supported the TOBY Committee since 2013.

Phone: 954-846-0883
Immediate Past President 

Cary Fronstin 

Senior Vice President, Director of Management at Foundry Commercial.

Cary has over 23 years in the commercial real estate industry as an appraiser, property manager, and asset manager. At Urban, Cary oversees the nationwide office and industrial portfolio responsible for maximizing asset value. He is the current President of BOMA Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches and a Past President of BOMA Florida and serves on BOMA International's Executive Committee. Cary earned his Bachelors Degree specializing in real estate from the Florida State University, was appointed to the BOMA Fellows by BOMA International, and also earned the RPA designation from BOMI Institute and LEED Green Associate designation from GBCI. He has served as our Government Affairs Chair since 2007.  

Executive Director 

Melanie Schrul 
  Executive Director, BOMA Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beaches, Inc.

With over 19 years of association management experience Melanie brings knowledge and passion to associations. Melanie is the former Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Chapter of NAIOP and has served on numerous associations’ Board of Directors.

Melanie has worked as the Executive Director for BOMA Fort Lauderdale and The Palm Beaches since 2002 and the Executive Director for BOMA Florida from 2006 - 2016. She is responsible for the increased size, participation and notoriety of BOMA FTL/PB both state-wide and locally. She was instrumental in the BOMA Southern Region Conference in 2007 and has garnered several BOMA International Awards for Best Practices. In 2004 Melanie incorporated and owns Management Association Services, Inc. (MAS, INC.)

Most recently she was awarded the contract to be the Executive Director for BOMA Greater Tampa Bay.  Melanie is also contracted to help manage the BOMA Southern Region Conference that will be held in April 2018 at Margaritaville in Hollywood Beach, FL. 

Melanie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Sciences and a minor in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University. She is the past Chair for the BOMA International Association Executive Council, a BOMA International appointment. Melanie was hand selected from this region to serve on the BOMA One Standards Compliance Task Force.  In 2017 she was appointed as the Chair for the Local Education Services Forum for BOMA International. 

Phone: 561-395-6664

Robert Farina 

President/Owner-RJF Environmental Consulting Services, Inc.

Rob has 20 years of Indoor Air Quality Investigation and assessing experience with an HVAC background as well rememdiation consulting. He is also a certified Thermal Photographer.

Rob has been a member since 2001. Served on Education chairperson 2003-2007 -TOBY Chairperson 2006 -TOBY committee member 2004, 2005, 2007- BOMA Day Chairperson 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 -Membership Chairperson 2008, 2009, 2010, Green Committee member 2009/2010 , Board of director since 2005, Education MOLD instructor.

"BOMA has allowed me to open my own business due to the continued support by our members. BOMA has allowed me to thrive as a transplanted New Yorker in South Florida since 2001".

Phone: (561) 674-4370

Craig Grosby 

Craig is current Vice President of Property Management for Ivy Realty Services, Inc.  Craig has been working in the property management field since 1981, and achieved his CPM® designation in 1984. Craig currently manages over 1,000,000 SF of assets in So. Florida. 

Craig has been a member of BOMA since 1999 and currently serves as Chair- Nominations Committee, Chair- Ad-Hoc By-Laws Committee, is a member of Strategic Long Range Planning (SLRP) commitee, and is a BOMI Certified Instructor. Craig’s prior committee work includes; Membership and Programming.

Craig served as Secretary/Treasurer in 2011-2012.  

Craig was awarded the Property Manager of the Year in 2008-2009.

Phone: 9545236551

Don Letendre 

Don was named Associate Member of the year twice and rose from the Future Leadership Council to the Board quickly due to his leadership skills.  He has co-chaired BOMA Day (golf) for 6 years and was the "man behind the scenes" for TOBY for as many years. 

Phone: (954) 581-1927

Chris Rotolo 

Chris brings more than 22 years of commercial property management experience. Prior to joining Stiles, Ms. Rotolo was the district manager for Gaedeke Landers, Ltd. in Fort Lauderdale, overseeing 15 Class A office buildings and a staff from Miami to Washington, DC. Her duties included the reviewing and monitoring of financial and property operations, supervising personnel and tenant relations, and assisting in property acquisitions. Currently, she manages executive responsibilities for Stiles’ entire portfolio of properties as well as all three divisions of Stiles Property Management, including Tenant Improvements, Maintenance, and Management.

Chris was the President of BOMA Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beaches for a 2009-2010 term. Prior to becoming President, Ms. Rotolo acted as Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and has been a Board Member for over six years. She remains very active in committee level activities and has chaired both the Programs Committee as well as the Strategic Long Range Planning (SLRP) Committee.

Phone: (954) 627-9392
Lauren Stephenson 
  Vice President, Harvard Maintenance, Inc.

As the Vice President for Harvard Maintenance, Inc., Lauren Stephenson has over a decade of hands-on experience in all aspects of the commercial cleaning industry.

Lauren has been extremely active in BOMA for several years. She has served on the following committees; Programming, TOBY, Strategic Long Range Planning, Sustainability, 2007 Southern Region Co-Chair and served as the BOMA Florida Marketing Chair. Her awards include, 2008 BOMA Outstanding Member of the Year, 2010 TOBY Sponsorship Chair and 2010 BOMA Associate of the Year. In 2011 Lauren was honored as the Outstanding Member of the Year.

Phone: (954) 484–7765
Future Leadersip Council 

Lynda Bowie 

Lynda currently serves as Vice President for Modern Image Landscape & Design, a full service commercial landscape maintenance contractor.  Prior to starting Modern Image with her husband Jeff in 2003, she worked as an Account Executive in the Public Relations/Event Management field.        

Lynda has been a BOMA member since 2004. She is very active in the chapter and serves on the BOMA Board of Directors as a Future Leader.  She also serves as a Tri-Chair of the Programming Committee and as the raffle prize chair for the BOMA Day committee.  Lynda enjoys  being a TOBY judge which she has done since 2006.   In 2011 Lynda was awarded the Outstanding Member of the Year.  

Phone: (954) 316-7300
Future Leadersip Council 

George Hendrix 


George currently serves in the capacity of Business Development/Marketing in South Florida for Universal Protection Security Service.  Universal Protection provides unmatched security service and solutions by creating partnerships with our valued employees and clients.

George has been a member of BOMA since 2008.  He is very active in the local and serves as co-chair of BOMA Day, co-chair of the TOBY’s Day-Of/Production team and serves on the Membership Committee.       


Phone: (954) 415-3496