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(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – The Broward Education Foundation (BEF) has announced the addition of six new members to the Board of Directors.

The new board members are: Alexandra Escobar, Shari Francis, Sergio E. Franco, Clover Lawrence, Ruth Lynch and Edward MacPherson.

Escobar is the Campus College Chair in the College of Education at the University of Phoenix in Miramar. She supervises 25 associate faculty members and supports more than 100 students. She is a resident of Weston.

Francis is the Tier 2 Diversity Merchandising Manager and Merchant at Office Depot. She ensures the inclusion of diverse suppliers in Office Depot’s product assortment and spearheads the industry’s first catalog dedicated to products from certified diverse suppliers. She is a resident of Pembroke Pines.

Franco has served in the investment and equity industry since 2005. He is currently a private equity valuation associate at Sun Capital Partners in Boca Raton. He is a resident of Aventura.

Lawrence has served as the Vice President and Program Manager at Wells Fargo Bank for the past 15 years. He supports 50 of Wells Fargo’s Retail Stores in the Broward County and is an active co-chair and member of the Wells Fargo’s Diversity & Inclusion Council. He resides in West Palm Beach.

Lynch is president and owner of R & R Business and Political Consulting, a firm that specializes in business, education and political consulting. She is a resident of Lauderhill.

MacPherson is a managing partner at MPR Equities, LLC, in Fort Lauderdale where he oversees the firm’s current portfolio. He is also the CEO of Rejuvenetics, LLC, in Sunrise, a distributor offering specialized whole-food, plant-based products for fitness, general wellness and skin care. He is resident of Fort Lauderdale.

“Serving a non-profit like the Broward Education Foundation requires dedication, time and commitment,” said Thomas Serevino, president and CEO of BEF. “We are incredibly grateful for the service of Alexandra, Shari, Sergio, Clover, Ruth and Edward for giving their time and talent and I know they will provide tremendous benefits to the board and organization as a whole.”

About the Broward Education Foundation:

Established in 1983, the nonprofit Broward Education Foundation (BEF) aligns with Broward County Public Schools by providing support for innovative teaching to advance Pre K-12 achievement; critically needed educational materials for Title I school teachers and students, and scholarships for qualified high school seniors. Each year, the Foundation contributes more than $2 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.

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