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John Bussel Appointed President of American Technion Society-South Florida Chapter

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Posted on 11/16/2012 @ 11:16 AM

MIAMI, FL (November 16, 2012) – John Bussel, a Miami financial advisor and investment professional, is the new president of the American Technion Society (ATS)-South Florida Chapter (which includes all of Miami-Dade and Broward County). "I have been heavily involved with the Technion and ATS for more than ten years, and am honored to assume this new and exciting position," said Bussel, whose term will extend through 2014. "Our chapter has a magnificent legacy of supporting Israel's premier science and technology university, and we intend to continue that tradition in the years ahead."

As a principal and regional director of the Hewins Financial Advisors Miami office, Bussel serves numerous private clients and family-based foundations, and has a special interest in family wealth management. A member of the CFA Institute and CFA Miami, Bussel is actively engaged in his community as chair of the Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and as vice chair of the Barry University Board of Trustees, where he chairs its Committee on Trustees. In addition, he is a director of the Florida International University foundation and a member of its investment committee. At the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut, Bussel is a trustee and chair of the Committee on Trustees. Bussel also serves on the investment committees of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Foundation, Barry University, and Loomis Chaffee School.

Bussel succeeds Senator Paul B. Steinberg, a local attorney and businessman who has served as president of the chapter since 2002. Sen. Steinberg helped direct significant philanthropy from the Miami Beach-based Five Millers Foundation to the Technion, and his tenure resulted in an Honorary Fellowship from the Technion earlier this year. "I want to thank Sen. Steinberg for his extraordinary leadership and dedication over the past decade," added Bussel.

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is Israel's leading science and technology university. Home to the country's first winners of the Nobel Prize in science, it commands a worldwide reputation for its pioneering work in nanotechnology, computer science, biotechnology, water-resource management, materials engineering, aerospace and medicine. The majority of the founders and managers of Israel's high-tech companies are alumni. Based in New York City, the American Technion Society (ATS) is the leading American organization supporting higher education in Israel, with offices around the country.

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