GCCF Elects Cahn as Board Chair, Saunders as Vice Chair



The Board of Directors of Gulf Coast Community Foundation has elected Judy Cahn as chair and Michael Saunders as vice chair for one-year terms as officers. The Gulf Coast Board also reelected Anand Pallegar, Joe Stephan and Pauline Wamsler to three-year terms as members of the board. All Gulf Coast Board terms begin on July 1.

Cahn, a community volunteer and philanthropist who previously worked for 35 years in investment banking, has been a Gulf Coast Community Foundation Board member since 2011. This will be her second year as chair. Saunders, founder and CEO of Sarasota-based real-estate firm Michael Saunders & Company, also has served on the Gulf Coast Board for eight years. She has chaired numerous committees in that time, and she will chair the Board’s Governance Committee this year in addition to serving as vice chair. Pallegar and Stephan, who have served on the Board since 2016, were elected to their second three-year term. Wamlser has served on the Board since 2013 and was elected to her third and final term. The other members of the Gulf Coast Board for the 2019-20 year are Anne Essner, David Green, Rod Hershberger, Tracy Knight, Lisa Krouse, Mark Pritchett, David Sessions, Peter Soderberg and Susan Sofia.

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