voting will be done by present or proxy
Jim Goodwin (CFC Member)
I received my BS from Clemson University, my MS from Georgia Institute of Technology, and my PhD from the University of Michigan, all in chemical engineering. Between my MS and PhD, I served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two and a half years, teaching mathematics at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and at the University of Liberia in Monrovia, Liberia. I then studied French for 6 months at a Eurocentre in Neuchatel, Switzerland before returning to do my PhD at Michigan.
After receiving my PhD, I spent 18 months as a US-France Exchange Scientist at the French Institute of Catalysis in Lyon, France. Starting my academic career as an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of South Carolina in 1979, I moved to the University of Pittsburgh in 1980. After 21 years at the University of Pittsburgh where I became William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Chemical Engineering, I moved in 2000 to become Chairman of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University. Retiring from Clemson in 2012, my wife, Carol, and I moved permanently to Bull Point Plantation.
While in Pittsburgh, I also co-founded, was Vice President, and served on the Board of Directors of a small high-tech company, Altamira Instruments, from 1984-1994, when the company was sold. This company makes lab scale systems for research into catalysts and catalytic reactions and sells world-wide to industrial companies, government research laboratories, and research universities. My involvement with this company has provided me with extensive experience in budgeting, management, and marketing.
I has served as a consultant to Statoil of Norway, the US Department of Justice, other companies and patent law firms in the US and the UK in the fields of heterogeneous catalysis and synthetic fuels. During my academic career, I was the research advisor for and graduated 36 PhDs. I am an author of 246 scientific publications, as well as 12 US patents and 10 international (multi-country) patents.
As a permanent resident and homeowner at Bull Point, I am committed to maintaining the environment and quality standards that have existed at Bull Point for the past 25 years. I support the POA serving the needs of the property owners and would be honored to represent the property owners on the Board.
Polly Fenig (CFC MEMBER)
For those who do not know me, my name is Polly Fenig. I have lived in the Bull Point community full time since August of 2011. It has been such a pleasure to be a part of this extraordinary neighborhood. Bull Point, as we all know, lends impressive beauty along with amazing and talented neighbors. Recently,Several neighbors asked me to possibly serve on the contingency fund committee. Because of my past business experience, the neighbors seemed confident I could make relevant and informed suggestions to other committee members for the distribution of money allotted in this fund.
I grew up in Northern Virginia. After college, I taught physical education in a small private school in Alexandria. It was a small school with limited funds. I had the challenge of making sure my students had safe and sufficient equipment with limited funding. As a teacher, I was creative. That was such a building block that contributed to support helping to build future business success.
I developed my skills as a co owner and founder of four successful companies. Three of these businesses were franchised. In order for these companies to be as successful, we had to make decisions that benefited our franchisees and not just the franchisor. During that time, I worked with a team of corporate employees as well as franchisees to develop an online data base system that would be a successful tool for our franchisees to build their individual businesses. We had to allocate money budgeted for this project to only necessary tools needed to allow every franchisee to be efficient and effective. This was a difficult task since we had locations in other countries. It was accomplished with success and led to the sale of two businesses.
My intention is to lend valuable knowledge and distribute necessary funds into projects that will allow financial growth and benefit all property owners. Thank you for your time and the opportunity to work for our neighborhood in the continued effort to create the future of Bull Point.
ROBIN BRENDZA (CFC Member)
Robin and her husband Bob, have been property owners in Bull Point since 2003 and homeowners since 2006 – our decision to buy, build and now live here as full-time residents has been one of no regret and great appreciation for this stellar community. A fiscal conservative with two years of service as a member of the Contingency Committee and its current chair. I would like the opportunity to build on the operational insight gained, providing continuity, consistency and appropriate use of contingency monies.
An advocate for community service, Robin is currently an active paddler with Dragon Boat Beaufort whose mission supports individuals and families facing the financial and personal hardships of cancer. Prior to moving FT to Bull Point in 2015 she served the Exton, PA community as Judge of Elections for Uwchlan Township for 10 years, Co-Chaired the Uwchlan Township Historical Commission for 8 years, volunteered as a Career Counselor with the Women’s Resource Center in Wayne for six and the Boy Scouts of America during her sons’ enrollment in scouting through Eagle achievement.
A graduate of Widener University with a Masters in Administrative Science from The Johns Hopkins University. Her working career within HR Operations and Strategic Partnerships for Honeywell, Right Management and Bentley Systems included career transition, global talent management, contract negotiations, EEO/AAP compliance initiatives including EVerify, executive coaching and university relations programs and recruitment.
I look forward to the opportunity of providing continued support.
JON ATTRIDGE (CFC Member)
After a four year search, my wife Janet and I purchased a Bull Point lot in 2014. We had the pleasure of being our own general contractor and moved into our home in June 2016. We feel very fortunate to have found and be apart of this wonderfully unique community.
We moved from a smaller neighborhood in Charlotte, NC, where I was a POA board member and sole member of the ARB for 3 years. My seven years experience running the family mechanical contracting business on Long Island, New York, contributed to my ability to successfully oversee the new construction in Chatsworth development.
I graduated from the NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University with a BS degree in Ceramic Engineering.
Throughout my technical career I’ve held the following positions: Process Engineer, Production Manager, Technical Service Manager, Development Engineer and VP Research & Development. Companies I’ve worked for include Kohler, Marazzi Tile, Climatic Mechanical, Ciba Geigy, Degussa and Prince Minerals.
After working for Prince Minerals for 16 years, I’m fortunate to continue with this company as a part time consultant.
I am a current member of the Contingency Fund Committee and look forward to being on the committee next year.
I believe my technical background and contracting experience has brought a valuable perspective to this year’s committee.
Michael E. Pellecchia (CFC member)
I have lived in Bull Point for only 2.5 years. I expect to stay here for the long haul.
I am running for a position on the Contingency Fund. I am a former Board of Director thru May, 2018. I believe in full transparency and availability to our members. I would like to see quarterly reports published either on the website or emailed to the membership. I also would stress a 10 year plan showing projected revenues from dues and expenditures for projects that fit the description of the governing documents. That projected cash flow would allow us to maximize our investment strategy, getting the biggest return on our funds. I would also provide to the community a reconciliation of the balances each quarter.
I began my career as a CPA with Deloitte Touche. After obtaining exposure to a variety of industries, I took a job as an auditor with Union Carbide to be exposed to international accounting practice and special investigations. Took a job as Controller in their consumer productions division. Moved into the homecare industry with Apria Healthcare as their Controller covering the New England states. I traded in my finance shoes to become an Operator of the business; home infusion, respiratory and medical equipment. My first business was $75mil. My specialty was M&A and integrations, considering my background in finance, strategic planning and budgeting. I was elected to serve on the board of directors for the New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association. Once again I found myself with an opportunity in another home health field, physical, speech and occupational therapy, as well as orthotics and prosthetics. I added to my experiences by learning how to do “start-up” locations. I also found I had a skill for designing operation centers. I worked with contractors and architects to design two centers, both in excess of 125,000 sft. I spent 3 years doing double duty by serving as a lobbyist for the Home Care association in Connecticut. Wanting more responsibility, I took a job as a VP for Praxair Healthcare running an operation of $130mil, 800 employees, across 11 states. I ended my career by slowing the pace, taking a Home Care Director role in a retirement life community, where I provided health services for 8 communities in Pennsylvania. I retired from there and moved to South Carolina.
A special interest of mine is real estate. I watch real estates trends in my neighborhood. I bought a house in a beach resort in New Jersey. I rented this home out, maximizing our investment. When it came time to sell, I did it by eliminating the real estate agent and contacting a developer, working on a design for a new home, offered financing to the developer in exchange for a higher sales price, interest on the loan, and a cut of their profit on the resale of the property. It was noted as the most creative deal at the shore that real estate agents had seen.
Mary D’Ambrosio (CFC MEMBER)
I am a full time resident of Bull Point since 2017. My husband and I have been members of Bull Point since 2010 when we built our home here. I am a member of the Florida Bar as an attorney in good standing from 1989 to the present. I served four terms under the appointment of three Florida Governors as a Judge of Compensation Claims in the West Palm Beach District Office from 2001-2017, at which time I decided to retire to Bull Point. During my tenure, I decided thousands of cases, some involving life changing decisions for the parties. I was appointed by the Chief Judge as the Administrative Judge for 16 years and my responsibilities included the oversight of 16 staff members and control of the office budget, among other things. I served as Treasurer of the Conference of Judges for three years and Secretary of the Conference for two years. I have accounting training, having handled the books for several law firms over the years. I am currently employed as a Florida trained Circuit Civil Mediator as well as a South Carolina Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.