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President Vice President Treasurer
Patrick J. McGroder, III 
Phoenix, Arizona
Herman J. Russomanno
Miami, Florida
Christian D. Searcy
West Palm Beach, Florida


 Board of Trustees

William H. Clendenen, Jr.
New Haven, Connecticut
Jerry R. Palmer
Topeka, Kansas
Thomas V. Girardi
Los Angeles, California
Robert L. Parks
Miami, Florida
Peter C. John
Chicago, Illinois
Roman M. Silberfeld
Los Angeles, California

 Advisory Trustee Committee

Noël M. Ferris
Sacramento, California
J. Mark White
Birmingham, Alabama
A. Clifford Edwards
Billings, Montana



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