Leadership Team

Bob Crandall

Bob and his wife Jan Crandall moved to Florida after his retirement in 1998, and made their new home in Piper’s Landing in Palm City. The Crandalls are snow birds, summering in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where they enjoy frequent visits from their three children and seven grandchildren. Jan is an enthusiastic gardener, while Bob prefers golf, bridge and business. In their prior life, Bob spent 40 years in the airline business, the last 15 as President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Airlines.  He continues to serve as a Director and consultant to various companies. 

Jane Feinstein

Jane moved to Palm Beach Gardens in 2006, drawn by its relaxed lifestyle, warm community and temperate weather. She is a member of the Board of Governors of Frenchman’s Creek, and also serves as Chair of its External Affairs Committee. In addition to her Frenchman’s Creek duties, Jane is a member of the Board of Directors of King’s College, a liberal arts college in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where she chairs the Board’s Committee on Academic and Professional Affairs. She is a past president of her synagogue and also a member of its Board of Trustees. Jane and her husband, Peter, are the proud parents of three sons and one “amazing” daughter-in-law.

Michael Ferdinandi

Michael and his wife Lucille have lived in Florida since 2007.  He currently serves as President of the Frenchman’s Reserve Property Owners’ Association and is the Secretary of the Board for the Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club.

Michael has more than 35 years of business experience in senior roles at Ford Motor Company, PepsiCo, and CVS Health.  He received Bachelors and Masters degrees from Rhode Island College and a Doctoral Degree from Boston University.  Michael and his wife have two sons and one grandchild.

Judy Goldenberg

A resident of Florida since 1996, Judy shares a home with her husband and golden retriever in Jupiter. Judy is Vice President of the Master Property Owners Association of the Golf Village at Admirals Cove, and Co-Chairman of the Government Liaison Committee for the community. Like many Floridians, Judy is also an avid golfer, and encourages women of all ages to get into the swing of the game through her role as President of the Palm Beach County Women’s Golf Association. Judy and her husband have two adult children and two grandchildren. A graduate of Indiana University, her background is in administration with an emphasis in program development, budget and long-range planning, fund development, and special events coordination. She has served on numerous Boards and Foundations, several as President.

Captain Dana Goward

Dana Goward is the Proprietor at Maritime Governance, LLC, a consultancy offering advice and counsel on a wide variety of maritime navigation, search and rescue, maritime domain awareness, and governance issues. Capt. Goward has more than four decades of experience in the maritime industry and is also a bridge expert. He retired in 2013 from the U.S. Federal Senior Executive Service as the nation’s maritime navigation authority, with 12 business lines budgeted at over $1.3B/yr. He has represented the U.S. at the International Maritime Organization, the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities, the U.N. anti-piracy working group, and other international forums.

A licensed helicopter and fixed wing pilot, Dana commanded the U.S. Coast Guard’s air station in New Orleans and served as the service’s first Chief, Office of Board Forces, before retiring as a Captain.

He is also President of the Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation, Chairman of the Board for the Association for Rescue at Sea, and is a member of the governing council for the Institute of Navigation.

Bridge Administration Specific: Capt. Goward was responsible for permitting and regulation of over 18,000 bridges over the navigable waters of the United States and a nationwide staff of 45.The portfolio included $225B in bridge construction projects requesting permits.

He also served as Department of Homeland Security representative to White House’s “President’s Steering Committee on Federal Infrastructure Permitting and Review Process Improvement,” a Deputy Secretary-level group created by presidential executive order. Negotiated agreements between competing interests and authorities on highly charged, nationally significant, $1.3B to $3.4B bridge construction and modification projects publicly tracked by White House.

Brent Hanlon

Brent is a Florida native, who grew up in Jupiter.  As General Manager of Loblolly, a private club and association located in Martin County, he is responsible for overseeing daily operations, five separate Property Owner Associations, a Marina, a privately-held real estate company and many other activities. He serves on the External Issues Committee for Loblolly, which focuses on anything that might adversely impact quality of life in Martin County generally, including, notably, the local boating community.

Brent currently serves as Chairman of the CARE FL Steering Committee and has held many leadership positions on hospital boards and not-for-profit foundations. Brent and his wife have one son and a granddaughter and live in Hobe Sound.

Tom Hewitt

Tom and his wife Marlene spent 15 years living in LongBoat Key, Florida. It was a community they dearly loved, and thought they would never leave. Then they visited Jupiter, instantly fell in love with the area, and moved to Admiral’s Cove where they have been residents since 2005.

Today, Tom’s focus is entirely local. He and his wife support a number of community programs, including Wounded Warriors. The couple’s two children and four grandchildren share their love of Jupiter, and visit as often as possible.

An aerospace engineer by training, Tom is the founder and former CEO of Federal Sources in Northern Virginia, which provides consulting and market research to companies interested in procuring federal government work. Previously, Tom was on the board of directors of the Admiral’s Cove Property Owners Association. He served as president in 2013.

Barry Mawn

Barry has devoted his life to teaching and caring for those in his community, and country. Born and raised in Woburn, Mass., Barry attended Boston College, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education. After teaching school – sixth grade – for a while, Barry decided to follow another calling, into the US military. In 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, Barry enlisted in the Army. When his tour ended three years later, Barry joined the FBI, where he continued his path of service to country. He retired from the FBI in 2002, having served proudly, and with distinction, for 30 years – the last two as the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York office.

Today, Barry and his wife, Carol, have a home in Loblolly in Hobe Sound, which they enjoy sharing with their six children and five grandchildren during family visits. Barry currently serves on the Board of Governors at Loblolly, and Chairs the Loblolly External Issues Committee.

Steve Ryan (Senior Advisor and Legal Counsel)

Stephen M. Ryan is head of the Government Strategies Practice Group in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Washington, D.C., office. He provides lobbying, litigation and counseling services, often for the high-technology community, and companies in highly regulated industries. He has broad experience in addressing the combined legal, political and press related challenges stemming from congressional oversight and investigation. Steve has been recognized by Washington D.C. Super Lawyers as being among the top five percent in political law as well as by the Best Lawyers in America as being among the top government relations lawyers.

Steve earned his J.D. from the Notre Dame Law School, and his B.S. from Cornell University. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. He served as the law clerk for the Honorable Robert A. Grant, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana.

Nicholas Schaus

Nicholas Schaus graduated from Boston College in 1954. His career in real estate development started at Connecticut General Life in Hartford. In 1961 he successfully led an effort to change California’s building code which limited high-rise buildings to 20 stories. Next was the development of a 40-story spec office in Los Angeles, today, known as Union Bank Square. In 1962 he was involved in the land acquisition, financing and development of Columbia, Maryland.

In Hartford for 35 years, he was on boards of hospitals and schools (Vice Chair of the University of Hartford Board of Regents).

In 1895, Nick’s great grandfather built a summer home in Jamestown, RI. A better sailor than golfer, Nick has been in 18 Newport Bermuda Races, a return trip single-handed, and numerous trans-Atlantic crossings.

Nick and his wife Bobbi (married since 1960) have four married children and thirteen grandchildren. They moved to Vero Beach in 1992. Local politics, land use and the environment have been Nick’s focus. Retaining the, serene, quiet, safe, small town characteristics of Indian River County, which now includes the defeat of All Aboard Florida is his 24-hour-a-day mission.

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith Is President of the Jupiter Island Residents Association. Chris is also chairman of  the Jupiter island Board of Adjustment, a quasi-judicial board, responsible for granting variances to the town’s land development regulations. He is also the vice president of the Jupiter Island Historical Society, and he serves on the Hurricane executive committee for the Town of Jupiter Island, managing the town’s computerized hurricane alert system. Chris also served on the board of the Jupiter Island Impact Review Committee, which evaluates building plans on the island, and also served on the board of the Hobe Sound Community Chest and on the board of the Hobe Sound Nature Center.

Chris lived in Japan for 9 years, Brussels, Belgium for 11 years and Seattle, Washington for 9 years.  He has lived on Jupiter Island since 1990.

Prior to his retirement, he spent 10 years with IBM, 18 years with ITT and 7 years with Microsoft, primarily in computers, software, international management, and startups.

Chris started his career with IBM, developing the first computer monitor, this being the reason we now have screens on our computers. Chris then went to ITT as vice president of ITT Data Services, and then vice president of ITT’s Far East and Pacific division living in Tokyo, then Director of industrial products and computers, living in Brussels.

Chris ended his career with many successful years as vice president of Microsoft International, managing Microsoft companies in Europe, Asia, the Far East, the Pacific, Central and South America, Russia, and the Middle East. Chris managed startups in 15 countries and managed most of the 30 countries that comprised Microsoft international.

Chris and his wife Linda stay very engaged with civic activities, family, and friends.

Robert Snyder 

Robert is retired as President of Rockefeller family company. He also served as President of Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Westchester County, New York, as well as serving as an Officer and on the Boards of several not-for-profits, including the Westchester County Association, United Way, Boys Scouts and the YMCA.  Robert has a 30-year association with Mariner Sands Country Club in Hobe Sound and moved there seasonally in 2008. He has served on the Board of the Mariner Sands Chapel and continues to be active in its music program. He is an active golfer and was a member of the Board of Governors from 2013-2016.  During the summer, he and his wife Margie spend time in Water Mill, NY and Bridgton, Maine. 

Bill Ward

Bill is a third generation Floridian, and proud of it. He was born and raised in Orlando, as was his father and grandfather. Bill is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned a Master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Bill and his wife, Christy, and their two daughters relocated to Stuart in 2006. And while Orlando will always have a special place in their hearts, Stuart, for Bill and his family, is definitely home.

Bill is the Chief Operating Officer of Mariner Sands, a 728-acre club in Stuart that prides itself on being a good neighbor. Every year, Mariner Sands participates in fundraising events and typically raises nearly $400,000 for local charitable causes. Bill is also active in his local church, St. Mary’s, and participates on a personal level in a variety of mission and outreach programs.