Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County Appoints Board Officers, Adds New Board Members
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County Appoints Board Officers, Adds New Board Members

Marlene Williams, President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County

Marlene Williams, a retired Xerox International executive who was the first Black woman to be named vice president of graphic arts for the Southeast United States, overseeing the United States and Canada, has been elected to serve a two-year term as chair of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County Board of Directors. Williams, the first Black woman to serve as board chair, has been a dedicated member of the nonprofit organization’s board for seven years and brings unparalleled international business experience and a sincere commitment to the agency’s leadership position.

“With her deep knowledge of our community, business and our one-on-one mentoring program, we couldn’t be more excited to have Marlene as our new board chair,” said Malena Mendez, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward. “Marlene inspires with her visionary approach and has always been a leader who serves by example. We are grateful to her and all of our board members.”

Marlene is joined on the Board by Lania Rittenhouse of Spirit Airlines, Vice Chair of the Board; David Angel, Esq., Treasurer; Chelsea Koff of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA, Legal Counsel; and Guillermo “Willy” Gomez, Past Chairman.

Jay Reynolds

Additionally, two new community leaders have joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County board of directors, WolfCreek Consultants owner Jay Reynolds and general manager Manuel Catedral.


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Reynolds owned and operated WolfCreek Consulting, Inc., a premier executive search firm. Reynolds has specialized in placing professionals in the finance, accounting, healthcare and IT fields for 21 years. Reynolds and his team at WolfCreek are involved in youth growth and development through community partnerships with multiple high school and college programs, providing paid internships and scholarships to students to help them prepare for college and/or choose their careers. Reynolds is also the past president of Alpha Phi Alpha, which is committed to mentoring youth of color through its Men of Tomorrow program, which aligns with the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission.

Manny Cathedral

Mr. Catedral has over 25 years of business leadership experience. He is currently Vice President of Business Development for the Americas at Collinson – Priority Pass. Prior to his current role, he was Vice President/Country Manager at Mastercard, where he successfully developed business strategies to drive profitability, loyalty solutions and product growth. His successful career path also includes leadership roles at American Express, where he was responsible for exponential growth in key markets in Latin America, as well as the launch of three youth development programs that he personally championed.

Catedral is a certified coach who truly enjoys mentoring the next generation of leaders and professionals, empowering young people to reach their full potential. He has served as a board member for Hispanic Unity of Florida, a mentor for Junior Achievement, a finance committee member for Big Brothers Big Sisters Broward Chapter, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, and the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association.

For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County has provided unparalleled access to resources, empowering young people to reach their full potential through meaningful mentoring relationships. These mentoring relationships build self-confidence and emotional well-being, encourage youth to stay on track to graduation and higher education, and help them create a plan for a successful future. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County is to ignite the power and promise of youth. For more information, visit www.bbbsbroward.org.