Research Park at Florida Atlantic University Announces New Officers
The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University announces its newly elected 2017 officers.
Michael I. Daszkal was elected chairman; Bob Swindell was elected vice chairman; and Dan Flynn was re-elected treasurer.
Chairman Daszkal is co-founder and managing partner of Daszkal Bolton, a boutique public accounting firm headquartered in Boca Raton. An honorary lifetime board member of The Haven, Daszkal serves as treasurer for PROPEL, an organization that supports the educational achievement and leadership development of South Palm Beach’s less fortunate youth. He is both a trustee and a board member of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, and a trustee of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce; he is a board member of the FAUCollege of Business, and is active in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the Business Development Board, and New World Angels. Daszkal was recently recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as an Ultimate CEO.
Vice Chairman Swindell is the President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. Swindell and his team assist local, national, and international companies already doing business in Broward County or prospective companies considering a move. He currently serves on several executive boards including NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association), SFTA (South Florida Technology Alliance), Career Source, and is past chairman of the EDC (Enterprise Development Corporation). In October of 2005, Swindell was appointed by the Broward County Commission to serve as one of the County’s representatives on the Florida Atlantic Research & Development Park Authority, and has previously served as chairman.
Treasurer Flynn, Ph.D. is vice president of research and oversees administration in the Division of Research atFAU, including the Office of Sponsored Programs, Research Integrity, Research Accounting, Technology Development, Veterinary Services, Research Communications, and the FAU Research Corporation. He has published 72 research articles and is the scientific founder of Protea Biosciences, a biotech company based inWest Virginia, where he has served on its board of directors for 12 years. Flynn has previously served on the editorial board and advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Association of American Medical College, and has been an active member of NIH study sections.
“Michael, Bob and Dan bring unique knowledge, expertise and talent to The Authority that helps the ResearchPark continue to grow and strengthen our community through innovation and invention while maximizing the academic and entrepreneurial talent and regional resources in South Florida to accelerate economic development and prosperity,” said Andrew Duffell, President and CEO of the Research Park.
Membership of the Research Park’s governing authority consists of three members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County, three members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Broward County and one member appointed by the president of Florida Atlantic University.