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Native of Hybart Alabama. Resident of City Of Delray for 27 years. As owner of MAC Express Cleaning Services Inc., I’m both diligent and committed to providing a service of excellence to others. Formally employed with Target Stores and Motorola, has provided me with a unique sense of humanity, a passion to be involved, create positive change and a personal promise to give back to the local communities. It has been my civic duty and responsibility to continue to find the time to give back either through tutoring, mentoring, coaching and or organizing. I not only promise but I am obligated to the citizens of our city to represent the CRA board with dignity and honesty that best serves everyone.
Allen “Sandy” Zeller has resided in the City of Delray Beach for 14 years and has actively participated in various community efforts in the City. He has served as President of the Marina Historic District Homeowners Association & was on the Board of the Marina Bay Owners Assn. Mr. Zeller is a lawyer licensed in NJ. Prior to moving full time to Delray Beach, he represented numerous municipal and governmental entities for over 30 years serving as solicitor, planning & zoning board attorney & redevelopment attorney. He looks forward to bringing this past experience to the CRA Board in order to help further the continuing mission of the CRA in the City of Delray Beach.
Annette Gray is an established Business Management and Economic Development Specialist, an international keynote speaker and trainer. She is a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified Business Consultant. She is the CEO of Global Business Development Center, Broker Owner of Global Real-Estate Collaborative and Founder/President of GBDC Entrepreneurship Institute 501© (3). She is a former Commissioner and Vice- Chair of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the former Vice-Chair of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC). She is a certified Micro Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Instructor and certified as a specialist in Federal Government procurement. She is the former Vice Chair of The Delray Beach Arts in Public Places Board and Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the Florida Real-Estate Association Commercial Alliance Education Board. Annette is the past winner of the Palm Beach Small Business of the Year Award, the Unsung Hero Award Winner 2016, Class Ceiling Award Winner 2017 and nominee of the Executive Women in Leadership Award. Annette has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Management and Leadership from The University of Liverpool (London, England) and a Management and Leadership Certification from Harvard University.
Prior to entrepreneurship, she led and managed teams at Fortune 500 Companies, such as MBNA America Bank and government entities such as the City of Boynton Beach CRA and West Palm Beach DDA. She has over twenty years of experience in marketing, economic development and strategic planning in the private and public sectors. Her business ownership over the last fifteen years has provided her with a diverse insight into the many aspects of how to run a successful business and has enabled her to speak from experience on a wide variety of topics. These topics include: Marketing, Customer Service, Communication, Time Management, Team Building Decision Making, Goal Setting, Action Plans, Business Growth Strategies, Change Management, Globalization of the Market Place, Building a successful workforce Entrepreneurship of all ages, Managing and Growing a Business and International Marketing.
In Progress: DBA (Doctorate in Business emphasis in Management & Entrepreneurship, University of Liverpool (London, England) Management and Leadership Certification from Harvard University
MBA (Masters in Business emphasis in Management) Wilmington University Bachelors of Arts (Mass Communication & French) Lincoln University
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification FAU Certificate Micro Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Instructor Florida Atlantic University
Leadership Boynton Beach
CCIM Candidate FRA Certificate ABC CRAs & Development Organization Affiliations
Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Realtors Association of Miami Commercial Realtors Alliance of Miami CCIM Candidate Member Urban Land Institute International Downtown Association
Florida Festival Events Associations FFEA
Florida Redevelopment Associations FRA
Dedrick D. Straghn is a native of Delray Beach, FL and a product of the West Atlantic Neighborhood. Mr. Straghn graduated third in his class from Bethune Cookman-University with a B.A. in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctor from Howard University, School of Law and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2000. Upon moving back to the area in 2004, he opened his law practice in the heart of the West Atlantic Neighborhood. Mr. Straghn is general practice civil litigator with an emphasis in Labor and Employment, Municipal Law, Probate & Estate Planning and Appellate practice. He is the grandson of Alfred “Zack” Straghn, a lifelong community activist in the City of Delray Beach and former CRA Board member. Like his grandfather, Mr. Straghn is an avid supporter of community rights and frequent attendee of community meetings. He and his wife, Anitra have 6 children; Ryala, Adore, Fearless, Endear, Loveyu and Courageous.
Daniel Rose grew up in South Florida and graduated from the University of South Florida in 1997 with a BBA in Criminology and Speech Communication. After obtaining his Juris Doctorate from Touro Law Center in 2000, he was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2001. Mr. Rose founded his general practice law firm “Daniel J. Rose, P.A.” in 2005 and in 2007 received his NFLPA Agent Certification and founded Gridiron Sports Agency, a full service NFL agency which has negotiated numerous NFL Contracts and endorsements for current and former NFL players and members of the entertainment field. In addition to being an attorney, agent, and on and off member of the Recording Academy (Grammys), Rose volunteers for numerous non-profit charities such as the Special Olympics.
A dynamic and influential force within South Florida’s travel and hospitality industry, Balestriere has been the GM of Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas since 2003, overseeing its dramatic transformation from a sleepy getaway to one of this area’s most popular boutique hotels, with 28 distinctive suites and four luxury villas. Balestriere also serves in leadership positions for several civic and hospitality organizations such as incoming Chairman of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and Florida Superior Small Lodging Association. Balestriere is Past Chair of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC) and is currently the DBMC’s liason for the Delray Beach CRA.
A native of Delray Beach, Mr. Cox grew up in the West Atlantic neighborhood and is one of its success stories. Mr. Cox’s diverse background extends over 30 years beginning with his first Job with the City of Delray Beach Utilities Department in 1986. Mr. Cox is the first African American licensed architect born and raised in Palm Beach County who established an architectural practice. In addition to having a MBA, Mr. Cox is a certified building official, plans examiner and building inspector. Reggie has served on numerous advisory boards over the last 14 years and looks forward to continue volunteering for the betterment of the community.