On March 11, 2019, the Board of Directors formed an Advisory Board to provide thoughts, advice, and non-binding recommendations to our Board. The Board may appoint up to six members to the Advisory Board with terms of three years. Members of the Advisory Board may include possible future Board members, former Board members, and other individuals whom the Board determines may be able to provide valuable insight.
Mr. Ehrlichman was appointed to the Advisory Board in March 2020. He is the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Porch Group, Inc., a vertical software and insurance company focused on helping make homeownership simple. Prior to Porch, Mr. Ehrlichman was the co-founder and CEO of Thriva until it was acquired by Active Network in 2007, where he served as the Chief Strategy Officer until 2012.
Brian E. Keeley
Mr. Keeley was appointed to the Advisory Board in April 2022. He previously served as a Watsco director from 2018 to 2022. Mr. Keeley was the Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health South Florida, Inc. (“Baptist Health”), the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in South Florida, with 12 hospitals, a network of more than 100 outpatient facilities and physician practices, and one of the nation’s largest international programs from 1986 to 2022. Under his leadership, Baptist Health implemented transformational technologies throughout its organization and has been rated among Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America. Mr. Keeley is a former member and board chair of the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Matthew A. Love
Mr. Love was appointed to the Advisory Board in November 2021. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, a nationally recognized nonprofit pediatric specialty hospital based in Miami. Mr. Love possesses more than 25 years of experience in financial and operational oversight in both adult and pediatric healthcare systems. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Ms. May was appointed to the Advisory Board in June 2021. She is an accomplished computer engineer recognized for her leadership and innovation in the development of software and web applications. Ms. May joined CNN in 1996 as a senior system/software developer and is currently part of a team responsible for migrating all of CNN’s legacy content to the cloud. Previously, she led several advanced projects, including CNNgo, the NewsApps Portal, and MS2, a video content management system that enables online viewers to watch live news coverage, which won CNN a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award in 2000. Prior to CNN, she worked in various technology positions for Indus International and BellSouth Corp.
Bob L. Moss
Mr. Moss was appointed to the Advisory Board in June 2023. He previously served as a director from 1992 to 2023, excluding a brief hiatus between 2012 and 2014. As a dynamic leader, Bob has successfully built two leading construction businesses over the past 50 years. As the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Moss & Associates LLC, he has turned the company into one of the largest general contractors in the Southern United States. Previously, Bob was Chairman and CEO of Centex Construction Group, where he spent 23 years building Centex into the largest domestic general building contractor in the nation.
Alan H. Potamkin
Mr. Potamkin was appointed to the Advisory Board in November 2022. He previously served as a Watsco director from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Potamkin is President and Chairman of Potamkin Companies, one of America’s largest privately held auto dealerships. He has various real estate holdings, and previously was the owner of several broadcast licenses. Presently, the majority of Mr. Potamkin’s time is spent working with Kristi House, Miami-Dade County’s Children’s Sexual Abuse Center.
Mr. Rice was appointed to the Advisory Board in June 2021. He is President of FPL Energy Services, a subsidiary company of NextEra Energy, Inc., a leading clean energy company and a provider of value residential, commercial and public-sector products and services. NextEra Energy is the parent company of Florida Power & Light, the largest rate-regulated utility in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold. Mr. Rice joined NextEra in 2002 and has held a number of leadership positions throughout his career.
Gary L. Tapella
Mr. Tapella was appointed to the Advisory Board in February 2022. He previously served as a Watsco director from 2006 to 2010. He is an Operating Partner of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC, a value-oriented, operationally focused private equity firm with $5 billion of capital commitments. Prior to joining One Rock he was an Operating Partner at Ripplewood Holdings, LLC from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Tapella retired from Rheem Manufacturing Company in 2005 as President and Chief Executive Officer following a 36-year career with the company. His experience there included managing Rheem’s Canadian and Singapore based pan-Asian companies and he served as Senior Vice President International and Chief Operating Officer.
Ms. Wilson was appointed to the Advisory Board in July 2019. She has served as Head of Cybersecurity for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Investment Technology since April 2017. She is responsible for the cybersecurity of wealth and investment management systems and the integrity and confidentiality of client data. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ms. Wilson spent 15 years at the National Security Agency, holding several key senior executive level leadership positions.