Board of Trustees
William I. Koch
William I. Koch founded Oxbridge Academy in 2011 and has donated more than $100 million since the school’s inception. He is also the founder of Oxbow Carbon LLC, one of the world’s largest refinery and natural gas byproducts recyclers. Recognized as an entrepreneur, champion sailor (winner of the ’92 America’s Cup and four world championships), art collector, and philanthropist, Mr. Koch graduated from Culver Military Academy, then went on to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering. Generous with his time, Mr. Koch serves on numerous local and national boards, including the Palm Beach Police Foundation, the Museum of Fine Arts, the University Hospital, the Smithsonian Museum for American Art, and the President’s Circle for the National Academy of Arts, Science and Medicine. He is passionate about helping underserved children, and in addition to the support of Oxbridge, he contributes money, time, and energy to help individuals, teachers, and classrooms get the support needed; donated musical instruments and tutoring to children in Palm Beach County; and computers, and software for children with learning needs; and funded science programs around the world. Mr. Koch is the father of three Oxbridge Academy alumni, classes of ’15, ’16 and ’17.
David Rosow has served as Oxbridge Academy's CEO and a member of the Board of Trustees since 2017. The Director of Oxbow Carbon LLC since 2015, he was the former chairman of Rosow & Co; a trustee of Fidelity Select Co. and served as the chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Compliance Governance and Distribution Committees; chairman, president, and CEO of Moore & Munger; Chairman of Westport Bank and Trust; and lead director, chairman of the executive committee, on the board of Hudson United Bancorp. He served on the Dean's Advisory Board for the Yale School of Medicine. Mr. Rosow was a council member for the Town of Palm Beach from 2008-2012 and council president from 2009-2012 and served as a trustee for Fairfield Country Day School and Green Mountain College. He served as a U.S. Naval Officer 1964-1967 and has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota.
A native Floridian, Mrs. Bonutti has lived in Manalapan since 2004 and currently serves as the town’s Mayor Pro Tem. During the previous seven years, she served in various elected roles on the Manalapan town commission. She was appointed to the Architectural Commission (ARCOM), overseeing an annual budget of over $15 million. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Lois Pope Life Foundation and on the board of AC Delray. This non-profit organization provides recreational and competitive soccer programs for youth in the Delray Beach area. She has also volunteered for the Literacy Coalition of the Palm Beaches.
After earning a B.A. from Ole Miss, Mrs. Bonutti joined the Ford Motor Company in Berlin, Germany, as an IT project specialist. Following that, she worked in the marketing department of Stryker Orthopedics and at Bristol Myers Squibb in pharmaceutical sales.
Simone Bonutti is no stranger to Oxbridge Academy. She and her husband, Dr. Peter Bonutti, have six children, including two Oxbridge alums, classes of ’22 and ’23, and two current students, classes of ’25 and ’27. (Their two youngest are at Gulfstream School.)
Jay Boodheshwar serves the City of Naples, Florida, as the City Manager. Before beginning his service in May 2022, he served in various leadership roles for the Town of Palm Beach, Florida; the City of Massillon, Ohio; the City of East Chicago, Indiana; the City of Bloomington, Indiana; and the Town of Munster, Indiana. His public service experience in local government spans over 27 years, with 23 years in senior management roles. He has also held volunteer leadership roles with numerous non-profits and professional associations. Mr. Boodheshwar grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Administration from Bowling Green State University. He also began his graduate studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, and finished at Florida Atlantic University with a master’s degree in public administration. Active in numerous professional and non-profit organizations, he is a member of the International City Management Association and the Florida City and County Management Association and is past President of the Palm Beach County City Management Association. He is also the past chairman and a current executive committee board member for the Town of Palm Beach United Way. Mr. Boodheshwar and his wife are parents of two Oxbridge Alumni class of ‘15 and ‘18.
James Golden is a talk radio producer, call screener, and radio host best known for working 30 years with The Rush Limbaugh Show. Since 2001, he has been a producer/executive for Premiere Networks, the largest radio syndication company in the United States. As a senior partner of Golden Creative Communications, LLC., he launched a podcast, Rush Limbaugh: The Man Behind the GoldenEIB Microphone, on iHeart Radio. On August 23, 2021, he returned to WABC and sister station WLIR-FM to host a 4:00-5:00 afternoon show and Saturdays 7:00-10:00 am. He is also the author of the book Rush on The Radio: A Tribute from His Sidekick of 30 Years, published in November 2021.
Robert E. Kaufmann
Robert E. Kaufmann has been a member of the Oxbridge Foundation Board since 2013. An honors graduate of Harvard College, Mr. Kaufmann also graduated from the Harvard Business School. Early in his career, he was director of admissions at Harvard College and served nine years as the assistant and then associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. He was headmaster of Deerfield Academy (Massachusetts) from 1980 to 1994. He also served for five years as the executive director of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, an organization founded originally by Paul Newman that offers summer camps (as charities) for seriously ill children.
David S. Mack is a senior partner and Vice President of The Mack Company, a real estate development firm headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and Arizona. David formerly served as a Director of Mack-Cali Realty (now Veris Residential), where he pioneered the development of large, Class A office properties and helped increase the company's portfolio to more than 20 million square feet.
In addition to joining the Oxbridge Academy Board of Trustees, Mack serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the MorseLife Health System and Morse Health Center; is on the Board of Directors of the Kravis Center, Palm Beach Civic Association and the Fellowship of Christians and Jews; the Town of Palm Beach United Way; and is Chair of the Federation Liaison Committee of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach. As a member of the Board of Governors of Palm Beach Country Club, Mack serves as President of the Foundation, Chairman of Community Relations, and a member of the Admissions Committee. Additionally, he sits on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York, where he held multiple posts, including Board, Vice Chair, Commissioner on the Board of the Port Authority of NY and NJ, and Vice Chairman on the NY Motor Vehicles Board. He was a Deputy Superintendent, rank of Colonel, for the NY State Police for 14 years and is a member of the Board of the United Nations Commission of NY State.
Mack received his B.A. degree in business administration from Hofstra University, where he serves as a member and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of Northwell Health, a former trustee of North Shore Hospital and Long Island Jewish Hospital System, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Pratt Institute. David Mack serves as the 1st Assistant Commissioner of Nassau County Police Department, First Vice President of Palm Beach Police Foundation and, Undersheriff Executive Assistant for Governmental Affairs for Palm Beach County.
Sean founded the Lighthouse Group and serves as CEO and CIO. He is the chairman of the Lighthouse Group Executive Committee, the Lighthouse Group Investment Research Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of Navigator Global Investments, Lighthouse’s parent company. Before Lighthouse, Sean was the Outside Trader Investment Program Director for Trout Trading Management Company, Ltd. (Trout), based in Bermuda. At Trout, he allocated several hundred million dollars of the fund’s assets to external alternative asset strategies. Before joining Trout, he worked in auditing and corporate finance for Price Waterhouse. Sean graduated with high honors from Butler University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is actively involved in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Ball 4 Lyfe. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. He and his wife are parents to two Oxbridge Alumni, class of “18 and ’21.
Robert Simses is a partner with Simses & Associates. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University in 1968. From 1968 to 1971, he served on active duty as a member of the Naval Administrative Unit at the White House in Washington D.C. Mr. Simses received his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1974, a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University School of Law in 1979; and a Master of Laws in estate planning from the University of Miami School of Law in 1981. Before forming the law firm of Simses & Associates, he served as a senior tax law specialist with the Office of Chief Counsel in the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C. Bob is a trustee of the First Tee (national board) and a director of the First Tee of the Palm Beaches. In addition, he serves as a director of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation; the Friends of Recreation, Inc.; the Par 3 Foundation; the Louise B. Blackman Family Foundation; the Jean Keller Carros and Robert Carros Foundation; the Elayne and Donald Flamm Foundation; and the Ava F. Roosevelt Foundation. Mr. Simses and his wife are parents to one Oxbridge Academy alumni, class of ’16.