Mark O'LoughliniMark O'Loughlin was elected Chair on April 17, 2018 after serving three years as Vice Chair. He is the President of TradeMark Graphics.  He was reappointed to the Board of Commissioners by Governor Scott for a term beginning May 16, 2016 and ending on November 18, 2019.  Mr. O'Loughlin's email address is




Michael S. Long was elected Vice Chair on April 17, 2018 after serving three years as the Chair. An active resident of Florida since 1969, he is a Commissioner for the City of Lighthouse Point, where he is currently serving his 19th year in office. As Commissioner, he has served as President for six terms. He formerly served as Vice-Chair of the Broward County Planning Council for six years, appointed by the Broward County Commission. Mr. Long also serves on the Lighthouse Point Police and Fire Pension Board. Mr. Long studied business management at Florida State University and earned a bachelor's in Education from Florida Atlantic University.

Mr. Long, whose appointment as executive director at Covenant House Florida takes effect on April 24, 2018, comes to the helm of Florida's largest charity dedicated to children and youth who experience homelessness in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. Mr. Long joins Covenant House Florida with a strong knowledge of homeless issues, funding and solutions, having served as Chief Development and Communications Officer for Broward Partnership for the past six years.  Broward Partnership operates the Broward County Homeless Assistance Center offering shelter and services to give men, women and families experiencing homelessness the opportunity to stabilize, engage and acquire the personal tools necessary to break the cycle of homelessness.

Mr. Long is a graduate of both the Leadership Florida and Leadership Broward programs. He is a  member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. In September of 2016, Mike was recognized by Broward College with the "Distinguished Alumni Community Service Award" and in 2018, the Leadership Broward Foundation in recognition of his exemplary work in our community. Mike and his wife Linda-Jean have two boys. He was appointed to the Board of Commissioners by Governor Scott for a term beginning July 29, 2014 and ending on February 17, 2017.  Mr. Long's email address is

Mercedes NúñezMercedes J. Nunez is a resident commissioner and represents all multi-family and Section 8 residents. She attended NYU Prep School, Hunter College and State University of NY at Binghamton. Ms. Núñez has worked as a 911 communications operator for the Broward Sheriff's Office and has been involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Association since 1978. She has recently been named an Hispanic Woman of Distinction for 2012 by the Latina Style Magazine, the nation's leading publication for Hispanic business women. She was reappointed by Governor Scott to the Board of Commissioners for a term beginning July 29, 2014 and ending on November 3, 2017.  Ms. Nunez's email address is


Russell MarcusRussell Marcus is the President and Executive Director of the Florida Opportunity Fund, a Florida focused venture capital fund backed by the State, which invests in technology businesses and other venture capital funds. Prior to joining the Florida Opportunity Fund in 2018, Russell was the Chief of Business Development with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, where he oversaw approvals of the State's key business incentive programs, including the Quick Action Closing Fund, the Qualified Target Industry Tax Incentive, the High-Impact Performance Incentive, and the Capital Investment Tax Credit programs. In addition, Russell managed Florida's venture capital and small business, minority business, and emergency business loan and guarantee programs.

Prior to joining DEO in 2013, Mr. Marcus was an associate at a the Fort Lauderdale office of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig in 2010, Mr. Marcus was a mergers and acquisitions associate at Clifford Chance and Dewey & LeBoeuf in New York, Mr. Marcus received a B.S. magna cum laude in applied economics and political science and a B.S. in finance from Florida State University in 2000 and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2004, where he was an Articles Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. 

Mr. Marcus was appointed to the Board of Commissioners by Governor Rick Scott for a term beginning May 16, 2016 and ending October 25, 2018. He also serves on the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission following his appointment by Governor Rick Scott on January 25, 2016. Mr. Marcus and his wife Rian Balfour, live in Coral Springs, Florida. Mr. Marcus' email address is

Karyne PompilusKaryne Pompilus is a former French and ESOL strategies teacher at MDCPS and Broward County Public Schools. She studied social-science and political science at Florida Atlantic University, earned a Master Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix and a certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Human Services Administration and Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Mrs. Pompilus is also a current doctorate candidate in these fields.  She has recently received a Higher Education Professional Engagement Grant Award from Fischler School of Education and Human Services and a Leadership and Dedication Award from Bethlehem Church.  Karyne and her husband Duke Louis have four young adults. Karyne Pompilus is the executive director for Actions for Better Future, Inc. She was appointed to the Board of Commissioners by Governor Rick Scott for a term beginning May 16, 2016 and ending October 31, 2017.  Mrs. Pompilus' email address is