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Local wealth management expert and family therapist author appointed to The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County’s Advisory Board.

West Palm Beach, Florida (January 25, 2021) – The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, among the largest global nonprofit providers of social services to people living in impoverished communities around the world, announced the appointment of William Mikus as Chairman of its Advisory Board. Author and family therapist Kristin MacDermott was also inducted as Board member. Mikus, who joined the Board in 2016, succeeds David Ackerman, who served as Chairman since 2019

Words are inadequate to express how much David Ackerman has meant to The Salvation Army over the past two years,” said Area Commander, Major James Hall.  “His leadership has been instrumental in helping us successfully navigate the most challenging crisis we have ever faced.  He is not only a man of unquestionable integrity but modeled what it meant to be courageous in the face of adversity.”

“It has been a great honor to have served as Chairman of the Advisory Board,” said Ackerman. “Our Advisory Board is in a great place with Bill Mikus as Chair. He brings his superior business experience and acumen, along with his engaging and charismatic leadership style, to this role. The Salvation Army takes on the most pressing needs our community helping children, teens, the elderly, victims of human trafficking and those hurt by COVID’ s devastating health and economic impacts. We are grateful for Bill’s wisdom and commitment to serve in guiding our Board through these times with continued success.”

William John Mikus is a Managing Partner at Dakota Wealth Management in Palm Beach, Florida, with over 4 decades of experience in the financial markets. “I am deeply honored to have been appointed as the Chairman of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County’s Advisory Board,” said Mikus. “During this historically challenging time it is a privilege to contribute to The Salvation Army’s 156-year efforts to help the “Least, the Last and the Lost.”  It is my goal to continue the momentum started by Budge Jamison (Chair 2017/2019) and David Ackerman, (Chair 2019/2021, whose thoughtful leadership has strengthened and enhanced The Army’s commitment to our community.”

New Board Member, Kristin MacDermott, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a decade of research in resilience. Kristin is the author of It Takes Two Minutes to Shift Your Mindset and Build Resilience (2019). “Until recently, I had no idea how many lives The Salvation Army touches, said MacDermott. “I knew they supported people at Christmastime, but I was blown away to learn about the vast array of programs and services they provide to thousands of families in Palm Beach County all year long. I am honored to be part of an organization that has the capacity to help so many people when they need it most.”

If you would like more information about The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, and/or make a financial contribution, to please contact Frank Marangos, Director of Development and Communications at 561.686.3530 and/or visit www.salvationarmypalmbeachcounty.org. Facebook information can be found @salarmypbco.

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The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years.

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