Orange Bowl

Orange Bowl Committee elects ten new members


Miami Lakes, FL ( – The Orange Bowl Committee announces the election of ten new Active Members for the 2014-15 year. New member elections were held on March 10, 2014. Sergio Abreu, Katherine H. Antonello, Alberto de Cardenas, Robert Christophe Frazier, Nan A. Markowitz, Dev Ramesh Motwani, Brian M. Poulin, Douglas M. Seaton, Effie D. Silva, and Hector Tundidor Jr. were all elected as Active Members of the Orange Bowl Committee. With the addition of the ten new Active Members, the Orange Bowl Committee has grown to include 360 members.

The Orange Bowl Committee was created in 1935 and is a non-profit sports organization that promotes and serves South Florida year-round to inspire youth, engage the community and enhance the South Florida economy. 2014-15 marks the 81st Discover Orange Bowl, 21st Annual MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic and the 16th season of the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance. The Committee’s continued support of South Florida, through the funding of various youth sports initiatives, scholarships and community improvements, benefits more than 16,000 local youth annually. The 81st Discover Orange Bowl Game will be played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on December 31, 2014.

New Active Members

  • Sergio Abreu, Director of Local Government, Community Relations and Economic Development for TECO Energy. Sergio Abreu manages the department that handles TECO Energy’s external affairs in South Florida. Prior to working for TECO Energy, Abreu built and sold a luggage handling business that serviced airlines at Miami International Airport and bulk luggage delivery for the South Florida cruise industry. Abreu serves as a board member for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the American Red Cross and on the President’s Council for Florida International University. Abreu received his BA in Political Science and his MBA from Florida International University. He lives in Miami, FL with his wife and three children.
  • Katherine H. Antonello, Chief Actuary, National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). Katherine Antonello has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. She is the executive responsible for the Actuarial and Economic Services division of NCCI which includes rate and loss cost filings, legislative analyses, compilation and analysis of insurance industry results, residual market reserving, actuarial products, and research. She has lived in South Florida for nearly 20 years with her husband and three sons and attended college in Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham Southern College, BS in Mathematics). She volunteers her time with several organizations including the Navy Sea Cadets, Navy Junior ROTC and Science Olympiad. She and her family live in Boca Raton, FL.
  • Alberto de Cardenas, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for MasTec Inc. Alberto de Cardenas manages all legal affairs, involvement in all Board of Director and corporate governance matters, financing, mergers and acquisition activities as well as other executive activities for MasTec Inc., an infrastructure engineering and construction company. He is a founding member of the BBVA Compass Miami Advisory Board. Cardenas earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Florida, a MS in Taxation from Florida International University and attended the George Washington University Law School. Cardenas is involved in several organizations including serving as the Chairman of the Legal Cabinet for the United Way of Miami-Dade County, the Board of Directors for Easter Seals of South Florida and participating in Florida Leadership Class XXXII. He lives in Pinecrest, FL with his wife and three children.
  • Robert Christophe Frazier, Lead Capital Analyst, Citrix Systems, Inc. Robert Christophe Frazier has 15 years of experience in business finance. He’s a fourth generation Miamian with an established South Florida legacy. Frazier’s great grandfather started the Miami Times newspaper in 1923. Frazier’s mother Regina Jollivette Frazier and uncle, Cyrus Jollivette, are both Senior Members of the Orange Bowl Committee. Frazier received a BA in Economics from Duke University and a MBA in Finance from the University of Miami. He serves on the Board of Directors for Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School and is Polemarch for the Miami Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He lives in Coconut Grove, FL.
  • Nan A. Markowitz, Office of Management and Budget, Miami-Dade County. Nan A. Markowitz has worked for local and state government agencies for more than 25 years. Over the years, volunteering has been a priority for her. She is currently on the City of Coral Gables Cultural Development Board and Foster Care Review Board of Directors. Some of her past positions include the University of Miami Alumni Association Board of Trustees, the United Way of Miami-Dade County Board of Trustees, Girl Scout Council Board of Directors, Coconut Grove Arts Festival Board of Directors and she participated in Leadership Miami. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Miami. She lives in Coral Gables, FL with her son.
  • Dev Ramesh Motwani, President, Merrimac Ventures. Dev Ramesh Motwani has been involved in his family’s hotel business in Fort Lauderdale, FL since he was a teen. He now oversees the business that has expanded into a real estate development, management and investment company. Since 2008, Motwani has chaired the Jeb Bush Classic Beach Bash Benefitting Cystic Fibrosis. He is also a member of the Broward Center for the Performance Arts Foundation Board. Motwani has served on the board for a number of South Florida organizations including the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Riverwalk Trust, The South Florida Land Trust and the Broward Housing Partnership. He double majored in Economics and Public Policy at Duke University and earned a MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Brian M. Poulin, Principal, Evergreen Partners. Brian M. Poulin owns and manages a real estate management and development firm that specializes in affordable housing nationwide. He currently serves on the board for multiple organizations: the Humane Society of Broward County, Nova Southeastern University Sports Advisory Board and the Institute for Responsible Affordable Housing Preservation. He was also appointed by the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale to the Fort. Lauderdale Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. He graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Economics. He went on to receive a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law and LL.M in Taxation from Boston University. He lives in Fort. Lauderdale, FL with his wife.
  • Douglas M. Seaton, Managing Partner, D. Seaton and Associates. Douglas M. Seaton has been practicing law for the past 15 years and is a member of the Bar in Florida, New York and Washington D.C. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, his family moved to New York in 1990. He graduated from Tufts University and he received his J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Following graduation and before practicing law, he spent time as an educator in the New York City public school system. He is a Trustee for the United Way of Miami-Dade County. He lives in Miami Shores, FL with his wife and three children.
  • Effie D. Silva, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery. Effie D. Silva practices international commercial litigation and arbitration for the law firm McDermott Will & Emery. Among others, Silva is on the Board of Directors for the Dade County Bar Association and the Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. She played Division III soccer, basketball and lacrosse at Wellesley College where she double majored in International Relations and Studio Art. She went on to receive her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. As a former collegiate athlete, she is passionate about sports and believes in the positive impact it has on children. She lives in Miami, FL.
  • Hector Tundidor Jr., Miami Managing Partner and Florida Transaction Advisory Service Leader for Ernst & Young LLP. Hector Tundidor Jr. has been with Ernst & Young since 2000. He serves on several boards including the United Way of Miami-Dade Campaign Cabinet Advisory Board, the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation President’s Council Advisory Board, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting, the Cuban-American Association of Certified Public Accounts and Easter Seals. He also co-founded EY/FIU student Teaching Lab. Tundidor Jr. was born, raised and educated in Miami-Dade County. He received his B.A. in Accounting from Florida International University and his M.S. in Accounting from the University of Miami. He lives in Miami with his wife and three children.

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