Charlie Egerton, founding shareholder at the law firm of Dean Mead Egerton Bloodworth Capuano & Bozarth PA, was recently elected 2014-2015 chair of the YMCA Metropolitan Board.
Egerton has been involved with the YMCA for more than 30 years, most recently in leading its $3.2 million annual support campaign. A YMCA member since 1981, he previously served as Board Chair and Scholarship Chair of the Downtown YMCA and led the annual support campaign for the Phillip & Peggy Crosby YMCA in Winter Park.
“No other organization impacts families and communities like the YMCA,” said Egerton. “I am proud to help lead the Y’s efforts to nurture youth at every stage of development, provide prevention-based health and wellness programs for people of all ages, and strengthen fragile communities that need us the most.”
Egerton has been named an Outstanding Tax Attorney in The Best Lawyers in America® for more than 25 years. He is a past chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, the nation’s largest organization of tax lawyers.
In addition to Egerton’s election, 14 new board members were confirmed during the organization’s recent annual meeting. Each will serve a two-year term, providing strategic direction and support for 27 YMCA family centers that serve 235,000 people per year in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Marion counties.
New board members include:
• Sonja Nicholson, Broker/Owner, REMAX
• Michael Wilde, Attorney, Baker Hostetter
• Ken Robinson, President/CEO Dr. Phillips Charities
• Pete Krzyzak, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo
• Paul Cavaliere, Director, Missiles and Fire Control, Lockheed Martin
• Dr. Robert Ford, Professor (retired), UCF College of Business Administration
• Eddy Moratin, Executive Director, LIFT Orlando
• Paul Roldan, CPA/Owner, Allgan Financial Services
• Jim Lewis, Regional V.P. & General Manager, Walmart Corp., Ocala
• Pastor Willie Barnes, Macedonia Church Eatonville.
• Thomas Williams, Accounting Manager, Wayne Densch, Inc.
• Ben Cohen, Senior Project Manager, Nephron Pharmaceuticals
In an effort to bring young, emerging Y leaders up through the organization, the Y also elected:
• Emily Qualmann, a junior at Lake Brantley High School
• Mitchina Dorson, a sophomore at Evans High School
“Charlie Egerton, as well as all of the Y’s new Metro Board members, are highly accomplished individuals who are passionate about the Y’s cause and mission,” said Jim Ferber, President/CEO of the YMCA of Central Florida. “We are deeply honored to have their leadership and guidance as the Y continues its efforts to strengthen every family and community in Central Florida.”