Board of Directors
Jeff Stay transitioned from his successful corporate sales career into an amazing life as an entrepreneur.
STAY INVOLVED owns the BNI Miami-Dade business networking organization with 1,200+ members in 36 locations, growing 20% annually. In 2015 it ranked #1 in the U.S., #3 in the World, and “Top 10” worldwide.
STAYSUCCESSFUL augments business development training programs by offering seminars that empower professionals to create mutually profitable relationships.
STAYPROFESSIONAL is a boutique consultancy improving businesses large and small in the areas of marketing, business development, operations, and corporate strategy.
PERSONAL LIFEJeff is married to Jennifer Menendez (a 4th grade teacher) and living in Coral Gables, they both love to entertain at home, California red wine, travel, staycations,boating and The VOICE. Something nobody knows about Jeff is that he was a Candidate for the FBI’s Miami Field Office in 1999.
COMMUNITY SERVICE Jeff has been a member of the GMCC since graduating Leadership Miami in 1998, having served on the SEO Committee & Member Growth. Jeff is currently the Chairman of the global BNI Foundation, and Founder of CSUITE Forum.
Andy is responsible for managing BNI franchises throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior tobjoining BNI he led a large team with BP Oil and ran his own business that specialized in coaching salesnteams. He has been involved in BNI for 14 years, as a member, then Executive Director before becoming involved with the global organization where he has held a number of positions including Interim CEO. He is a graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology and lives in the west of Ireland with his wife Sandra and their two children. He is passionate about military history, archery and strategy games.
Michael Walchonski, CPA, has served as BNI’s Chief Financial Officer since December of 2014. Based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Michael oversees all accounting and financial operations of the organization and supports the ongoing initiatives of the National Directors in over 70 countries around the world. Michael has previously worked with other franchisors in the healthcare laundry and non-medical home healthcare industries. Michael graduated from Drexel University and is an active member in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He currently serves on the BNI Foundation Board of Directors.
Secretary and Co-Founder of the BNI Foundation
Beth Misner is the Corporate Vice Chair of BNI, the Co-Founder of the BNI Foundation and Founder of the Journey Center Claremont. She is a certified sports nutritionist & martial arts instructor, a black belt in karate, tai chi/qi gong instructor, ordained Christian minister and meditation/prayer leader.
Graham Weihmiller joined BNI in 2014 to help execute BNI’s strategic plan that includes operational enhancements, continued membership growth, and ongoing global member expansion. Graham is passionate about building successful service organizations that have a remarkable value proposition and a positive social impact. Prior to BNI, he served as the CEO of a 32-year- old nationwide franchisor of homecare services. While there, he was a founding director of a foundation that provides homecare to those who cannot afford it. His previous leadership experience includes roles with Pioneer Equity Partners, American Franchise Company, Bank of America, Booz Allen and JP Morgan.