Meet the Board
Michael J. Liss, Esq., President
Mike is the founder and President of the DBA. He was born and raised in Queens, N.Y. He left to attend law school in Dayton, Ohio, where he practiced for a decade prior to moving to Boca Raton. As a single parent, he raised his two college-aged kids in Boca, both of whom graduated Spanish River High School. He is married to Cheryl Van Hare. Mike is an attorney who handles HOA and Condominium disputes, as well as other real estate and business matters.
After moving his office to Downtown Boca Raton, Mike realized that a lot of people own businesses and work in Downtown Boca Raton, but there was no community of and for those people. He decided to form the Downtown Business Alliance of Boca Raton. Today, Mike is a Boca Raton business community figure, leader and organizer. He routinely appears before City Council, writes local opinion pieces, and fully participates in the civic life of Boca Raton.
George Sarkisian, Esq., Vice President
Gevork (George) Sarkisian is New Yorker by birth, but has spent most his life in Boca Raton. He is an alumnus of Florida Atlantic University and earned his J.D. at Nova Southeastern University. George is an active commercial real estate broker and a practicing attorney. His legal practice focuses on transactional real estate matters. George also provides guidance to landlords and retailers regarding commercial leasing and asset management.
Outside of his work life, George has a beautiful wife and a new-born baby boy. He has been involved with the Downtown Business Alliance (“DBA”) from its inception and serves on the Board of Directors. Through his involvement with the DBA, George has been able to develop relationships with his local community, as well as the people who make the City of Boca Raton work. George is determined to make a difference, not only in Downtown Boca's business community, but also in its philanthropic presence. He strives to make a lasting impact for both local and widespread charitable organizations.
Laureen Pannullo, Secretary
Principal, K&G Insurance House and Managing Partner iiMore, brings over 20 years of experience in the field first as an underwriter and then as a senior broker and risk management consultant. After years in New York, London and the Middle East with one of the world’s largest brokers, Mr. Katab relocated to South Florida and founded K&G Insurance House and more recently partnering with iiMore (Insurance Investments & More).
Mr. Katab has represented and brokered some of the largest global and regional firms, governmental projects, foreign Ministries and Royalty. Throughout his career he has been recognized for his outstanding client dedication and drive to better serve these clients with conventional and non-conventional support.
Mr. Katab has established employee benefit operations that have grown to be regional leaders with exceptional measurable results.
Mr. Katab holds a degree in Business from St. John’s University majoring in Insurance. Mr Katab is married with 2 boys, one in the investment field in NYC and the other one step away from Medical School.