Authority Members & Staff


The Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority was created in 1985 by Palm Beach and Broward county commissions and is a special district organized according to Chapter 159 of the Florida Statutes.  Three members of the Authority are appointed by each commission and the seventh member is appointed by the President of Florida Atlantic University.

The Authority has appointed a full-time president and chief executive officer to implement policy and direct the operations of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University.

  • Andrew Duffell, MBA - President & CEO    
  • Christine Burres, BIM - Director of Operations
  • Jaqueline Wales - Office Administrator

In legal matters, the Authority is represented by general counsel.


Organization Chart