Cornell Crews, Chair
Mr Crews is the Fund Development/Community Relations Director for Partners For Self Employment Inc. (PSE), a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution and US Small Business Administration. PSE is a certified intermediary/ micro lender providing small business training, technical assistance, coaching and loans. Mr. Crews has served as program director, assistant grant writer and loan underwriter for the organization. He helped develop an extensive peer training model to serve start-up entrepreneurs and created the organization’s technical assistance/ coaching programs for seasoned businesses.
Mr. Crews joined the organization in 2000, after serving 23 years in the US Army. His assignments included Communications Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant and First Sergeant. His service involved several tours overseas and numerous deployments. His military training includes Airborne, Battle Staff College, Jumpmaster, Jungle Operations, Communications, Drill Sergeant School, Recondo, Ranger and Special Operations.
Mr Crews is the Chairman of the Board at Catalyst Miami, Chairman of The Florida Coalition of Micro-Business Developers, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Miami Beach Community Development Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Miami Dade Economic Advocacy Trust. He also serves on numerous other committees and programs serving small/micro-businesses in South Florida.
Mr Crews has BS in Music Performance from the University of Maryland.
Jay Witrock, Treasurer
Jason Witrock, Vice President at The Rosenfeld Group
Financial Advisor/Portfolio Manager
Jason applies more than 15 years of diverse financial experience to help high-net-worth individuals, their families and their businesses preserve and grow wealth. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Jason served in a variety of institutional investing roles on Wall Street, and he leverages this experience to dissect complex products, strategies and investment risk for his clients. As a member and partner in the Rosenfeld Group, his goal is helping investors find financial well-being with rational, personalized portfolios.
When serving clients, Jason strives to find a balance between progress and preservation by approaching wealth management like a baseball player who waits for the right pitch and consistently hits singles and doubles, rather than trying to hit the ball out of the park with every swing: While a homerun may be more exciting and headline worthy, when players “swing for the fences” they strike out far more often than they score. Risk-taking and glory make for great entertainment, but Jason believes consistent results are crucial for supporting his clients’ ideal outcomes.
Jason graduated cum laude from Northeastern University with a bachelor of science in business administration, concentrating in accounting and finance. He is dedicated to philanthropy and community development, and serves as a board member for the Miami Beach Leadership Academy and is a Founders Society Member of the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center
Judith Robertson has been a resident of Miami Beach since 1993 (by way of New England). Ms. Robertson has maintained a life-long career as an artist. Her art work has been shown in the US and abroad and is represented in private collections in California, New York, Florida, Switzerland, and Spain. In addition, she holds a key management position with a Miami Beach law firm. Ms. Robertson has been active in the community since her arrival, including involvement with the citizens coalition “Save Miami Beach”, various department review panels for the City of Miami Beach, the development of the Flamingo Park Historic District streetscape master plan, and the redesign of Flamingo Park. She served as co-chair of the Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association for 2 years and has been a Board member of the Miami Beach Community Development Corporation since 2010.