Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of John Loos III, and the reappointments of Mercedes Núñez, Mark O’Loughlin and Michael Long to the Broward County Housing Authority.

John Loos III

Loos, of Fort Lauderdale, is the vice president of First Lauderdale Investments, a family-owned investment and development company, a position he has held since 2005. Loos is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association and passionate about community issues. Loos is appointed to a four-year term.

Mercedes Núñez

Núñez, of Davie, is a housing resident and represents multi-family and Section 8 residents. Núñez worked as a 911 communications operator with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office from 1978 until 1980. She was recently been named Hispanic Woman of Distinction by the Latina Style Magazine. She has served on the board since 1989. Núñez is reappointed to a four-year term.

Mark O’Loughlin

O’Loughlin, of Pembroke Pines, is the president and owner of TradeMark Graphics, Inc., a printing company, since 2001. He has served on the Pembroke Pines Economic Development Board since 2016, and the Broward County Public Schools Technology Advisory Committee since 2016. He was appointed to the board in 2014 and currently serves as chair. O’Loughlin is reappointed to a four-year term.

Michael Long         

Long, of Lighthouse Point, currently serves as the senior director of the Healthcare Professions Division at Nova Southeastern University. He previously served as the chief executive officer of Covenant House Florida, a youth shelter, from 2018 until 2019. He previously was the chief development and communications officer with Broward Partnership for the Homeless from 2011 until 2018 and he served as vice president of Broward Health from 2008 until 2010 where he oversaw the Broward Health Foundation. Long has served as a City Commissioner with the City of Lighthouse Point since 1999. Long earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing education from Florida Atlantic University. Long is reappointed to a four-year term.



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