In The Spotlight

Dani Seig

New Member Spotlight
Age: 28
Current Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Birthplace: Harrisburg, PA
Family: Husband, Joseph. Father, Scott
Career: Loan Organizer/Mortgage Broker

How long have you been an EWPBF member? October 2017

Why did you choose this organization? One of the women who I have an incredible amount of respect for, Jennifer Rodriguez, mentioned some of the incredible ways this organization gives back to the community.  As soon as I heard about the scholarship programs and the focus on community outreach, I knew I wanted to learn more.  When I was first invited to an event, I was immediately impressed with the level of professionalism from current members and thought this could be an incredible way to both give back to the community and learn from the success of inspiring women.

What are your goals as an Emerging Leader member? I would love to become immersed in as many EWPBF activities as I can to learn more about the organization, help give back to the community and get to know more of the members.

What challenges have you faced in your career? When I first changed industries, this meant I had to learn the difference between being busy and being productive in a new role.  To this day I continually analyze where I spend the most time and where I obtain the most results and occasionally change my business plan accordingly.

As a member, what can you bring to EWPBF? I have a background in psychology, marketing, and finance.  I hope to bridge these together to reach more young women in the community and help them overcome obstacles they are currently faced with.

Are there any EWPBF events coming up you’re excited to attend? I am extremely excited about the 35th Annual Women in Leadership Awards in April.  I am looking forward to hearing inspirational stories from women in leadership positions in Palm Beach County.

Is there a specific memorable moment that stands out to you during your time with EWPBF that made you think, “this is why I joined this organization”? Absolutely.  At the fall luncheon, I felt an immense sense of gratitude when I heard the scholarship recipients discussing the impact these scholarships had on their lives.  It was incredible to think of the opportunities these young women now have and how bright their futures will be.

Is there anything else you’d like to add? Thank you so much to the women before me who built this organization and helped countless women along the way. I look forward to continuing the tradition!

Jackie Halderman

Member Spotlight
Age: 64
Current Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Birthplace: Ashland, Ohio
Family: Husband, David Halderman
Career: Director of Marketing and Public Relations

How long have you been an EWPBF member? 1999

Why did you choose this organization? After going through Leadership Palm Beach County, Nancy Goldman encouraged me to become a member since EWPB was the organization for women leaders.

What are your goals as a member? To raise awareness of the many contributions brought by our women leaders to this community. To network and socialize with women who have similar values and goals.

As a member, what can you bring to EWPBF? I bring knowledge and perspective gained from my experiences working in a variety of very different positions in a variety of industries. I have also lived in Palm Beach County 40 years and have served on a number of Boards, including EPWB for many years.  I bring skills, knowledge, and contacts acquired through my business and community affiliations, both locally and nationally.

Are there any EWPBF events coming up you’re excited to attend? WILA is our flagship event and every year proves to be inspiring.

Is there a specific memorable moment that stands out to you during your time with EWPBF that made you think, “this is why I volunteer”? Most recently, I was very moved by and proud of the number of both women and men from the community who attended the Debbie Bornstein Holinstat event. Several of our guests have contacted me regarding membership since attending the luncheon.

Is there anything else you’d like to add? If we always stay true to our Mission and Vision, EWPB will continue to be a strong presence in our community.

Misty Travani

Member's Business Spotlight
Age: 56
Current Residence: West Palm Beach, FL
Birthplace: Lake Worth, FL
Family: Married to Al Travani 22 years; Two daughters: Brittany 29 and Aly 21
Career: I have been practicing as a certified public accountant for 34 years in Palm Beach County in the tax consulting and compliance arena with a detour as a CFO for 4 of those years

How long have you been an EWPBF member? 2009

Tell us about your business? Travani & Richter PA was established in 2002 between myself and my business partner, Darline Richter.  We are located in Jupiter, FL.  We each have over 30 years of public accounting experience, both formerly with Deloitte & Touche, and each of us having industry experience as well.  Our objective is to be trusted business advisors to our clients as well as provide exceptional service and attention in a small firm atmosphere.  Our firm focuses on full service to high net worth individuals which include trusts, foundations, small business, retirement planning and estate planning. We have three other accountants and our office manager that are part of our client service team.

Describe your role? I am one of the founding partners in our firm with extensive client contact with a goal to further develop those relationships while staying involved in the community and looking for our firm growth opportunities.

What are your goals for your business? We generate new business opportunities only through referrals.  We are fortunate to have a great network of other professionals, such as attorneys, investment advisors, and bankers as well as our existing clients.  We want to continue growing our practice, serving our clients and creating long-term trusted relationships.

What challenges have you faced professionally? Balance is always a challenge.  One must try to achieve a balance between personal and professional time.  We have been able to achieve great balance and flexibility by owning our own firm and placing a strong emphasis on our family without sacrificing professionalism.  Our clients know they always have someone that can help them when they call.

Does your business produce any special events/promos and if so, do you have any coming up you would like to share? No

Is there a specific memorable moment that stands out to you during your career made you think, “this is why I love my job? I was a 2008 recipient of the American Free Enterprise Companion Medal from Palm Beach Atlantic University which was a tremendous honor.  I was accompanied that day by Suzy Petersen, an EWPB member since 1984 and my mentor at Deloitte and Touche.  My partner, Darline Richter, was honored that day also.

Is there anything else you’d like to add? Since receiving the Companion Medal, I have been very involved with the University, serving on the Rinker School Business Advisory Board.  Also, Darline and I have endowed a scholarship at PBAU in honor of Suzy Petersen. This scholarship is given annually to a female accounting student. We really enjoy helping young women through this scholarship and feel this is an opportunity to pay it forward for all the blessings we have received.