Young Executive Committee
|Stephen O. Alexander
New York Life
The original Steve O, Mr. Alexander is a Financial Services Professional for New York Life Insurance Company. In this role, he helps both individuals and companies with their contingency planning, as well as identifying their financial needs. He then determines which financial products can best help them meet their objectives. One of his primary missions is to uncover guaranteed income that his clients can depend on throughout their retirement.
Prior to his current role, he was a Client Service Liaison for Pershing LLC (a BNY Mellon subsidiary), where he focused on assisting Broker-Dealers and Institutional Clients with block trade orders and advanced asset allocations. Before joining Pershing LLC in 2010, Steve worked as a Senior Investment Accountant for BNY Mellon. Before that, he was a founding member of the Trading Analytics Group at Charles Schwab, a team of professionals who educated both retail clients and investment advisors in fundamental and technical analysis.
Steve attended Rollins College, where his studies included Economics and Computer Science. He is currently pursuing both his ChFC and CFP thru the American College. He is a member of the Orlando Chamber of Commerce, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Urban League, and Toastmasters. He also serves as Vice President of his local BNI chapter. In his free time, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys canoeing the Wekiva River and playing chess.
Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School of Business
From the central Florida area, Amanda completed her Bachelors of Art at the University of Central Florida. She is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business with focuses in both International Business and Marketing Management. In addition to school, Amanda works part time at the Golf Channel in the Partnership Initiatives department. In her free time she enjoys long-distance running, cooking and spending time with her bulldog Revolver. Amanda is also currently serving on the Board of Directors for Lighthouse of Central Florida.
Robyn Borowsky is an Inside Sales Manager at Seal Shield, an infection control company. She grew up in Miami, FL, graduated from UCF in 2005 and returned to Orlando in October of 2012. Robyn makes every effort to be involved in her community and leave things better than how she found them.
|Lauren E. Harju, CPA
Ernst & Young, LLP
A Central Florida native, Lauren graduated from the University of Florida in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Masters of Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida, has over nine years of experience in public accounting and currently works for Ernst & Young, LLP in Orlando. Her professional experience includes auditing entities in a variety of industries and focuses on not-for-profit and government entities.
University of Central Florida - Public Administration
Ms. Sharinita Hester is a native of Tampa, Florida. Her college background began in journalism, as she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Radio-Television, at the University of Central Florida. After graduating in the Fall of 2010, she recognized her strong passion for the field of public affairs. Soon after, she made the decision to apply for the Public Administration graduate program at the University of Central Florida. Her future plans include working in the area of public affairs reporting, covering anything from White House briefings to healthcare policy updates. She also has plans to one day open a non-profit agency. The program, will teach young boys and girls how to overcome past circumstances through the use of public speaking. The organization will also teach students the importance of being assertive and give them an opportunity to change the world one speech at a time.
BMO Harris Bank
About me: I grew up in the Orlando area, in Apopka. I graduated from Apopka high, (GO DARTERS!) then went to University of North Florida in Jacksonville where I received a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a minor in Entrepreneurship. I moved home and have since started my career in banking, where I am your local neighborhood banker at BMO Harris Bank. I have struggled with low vision my whole life and have fond memories of participating in various programs and events that LCF put on in years past. I am grateful that I am now in a position to be able to make a contribution to an organization that did so much for me as a child and young adult.
Winter Park Health Foundation and Healthy Central Florida
Asher Levine graduated from UCF with a marketing degree in 2011. Since graduation Asher has been working as the Marketing and Social Media Specialist for the Winter Park Health Foundation and Healthy Central Florida. Asher loves to stay active, is a self-described "health nut" and enjoys cooking.
Central Florida Retina
Adlyn Lugo is a highly motivated and enthusiastic person. She was born in San German, Puerto Rico and has lived in Central Florida with her family for the past 22 years. Adlyn has always had a passion for serving the community and making a difference in the lives of others.
In 2007, Adlyn completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Adlyn’s professional career in ophthalmology has enabled her to work in many of the industry’s sub-specialties including refractive, cornea, occuoplastics and presently retina. Adlyn is currently the Manager of Practice Development at Central Florida Retina and The Macular Degeneration Center. Adlyn works as a liaison between her practice and the optometric and ophthalmology communities in the Central Florida region.
Ferrell Wealth Management
Sean Olenek was taught from a very early age the importance in helping others. He believes that people’s compassion and generosity can strengthen a community. Sean is a Financial Advisor for Ferrell Wealth Management and is responsible for helping clients with multifaceted decisions that impact their financial success. He primarily focuses on developing new relationships and sharing how the firm can assist individuals and families achieve their long-term financial goals.
As an Orlando native, Sean attended Saint Mary Magdalen, Trinity Preparatory School, and went on to earn a full scholarship to play Division I baseball at Mercer University as an Academic All American. He then transferred to Florida State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Sean is a member of Trinity Preparatory School Alumni Advisory Board, the Fund Development Committee for Seniors First Inc., the Young Executives Committee for Lighthouse Inc., the Florida Citrus Sports Club, and the Orlando Seminole Boosters. In his free time he enjoys coaching Winter Park Babe Ruth Baseball, playing tennis, softball, and fishing.
|Justine L. Siergey, O.D.
Yager Eye Institute
Justine L. Siergey O.D. is a local optometrist specializing in difficult to fit contact lenses and dry eyes. She grew up in Calgary, Canada and attended the University of Alberta before graduating from optometry school at Pacific University in Oregon. After years of snow and rain, Justine and her husband Matthew love the weather in Central Florida. In her spare time she loves to share meals with friends and family and is an avid football fan. After dedicating her career to vision care she is delighted to share her passion with Lighthouse Central Florida.
University of Central Florida - Sociology
Jamie Thomas is a Florida native and moved to Orlando in 2006. She is scheduled to graduate with a degree in Sociology from the University of Central Florida in early 2014. Jamie holds positions in a number of clubs at UCF including Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Sociology, and is also involved with Knights Advocates. Jamie is scheduled to present at the Southern Sociological Conference in Charlotte, NC in April 2014. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys running, hiking, surfing, and snow-skiing. Go Knights!
Kathy holds the role of Marketing Coordinator at Hutton, a Central Florida high - end boutique recently voted Best Women's Boutique in Orlando. As the Marketing Coordinator she works directly with the owner, Susan Johnson, who is also the chairwoman on the board of directors at Lighthouse Central Florida. She is responsible for aligning all marketing initiatives and creating and delivering marketing ideas, materials, and scheduling all to form a seamless course of events. Her efforts at Hutton are all aimed at driving sales and keeping brand consistency.
Before her current role as Marketing Coordinator at Hutton she received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She is also an Orlando native, who graduated from Pine Castle Christian Academy. In her spare time she enjoys running, cooking, and reading.