Francisco Bergaz Joins Foundation Board
Tallahassee, FL (April 7, 2020) – Francisco A. Bergaz, managing director of the Miami-based Bekun LLC and Bervest LLC investment companies, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida.
Foundation Board Chair Richard A. Corbett announced the three-year appointment, citing Bergaz’s passion for outdoor youth education and recreation, as well as his personal dedication to hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.
“Francisco brings a new perspective, great knowledge and energy to the board. We are excited to work with him to reach younger audiences and create new opportunities for children, teens and their families to spend more time in nature,” Corbett said.
Nominated by Foundation board member Ignacio G. Borbolla, head of the Coral Gables-based Borbolla Insurance Agencies, Bergaz worked for 15 years in the spirits and food industries, leading the export division at Quirch Foods to double-digit annual growth. He oversaw expansion of the Panamei Brand, as well as Chiquita. Born in Spain and raised there and Miami, Bergaz served on the Bacardi Limited board for the past four years and previously helped manage many of its brands in Europe. He is also on the board for the Outdoor Sportsmen’s Foundation. He attended Fordham Business School in New York City, and he and his family split their time between Miami and coastal South Carolina. Bergaz said he is pleased to have the opportunity to serve on the Foundation board. “I have a lifelong appreciation of conservation work, particularly as an avid outdoorsman. I appreciate this opportunity to help lead and contribute to the success of the Foundation,” he said.