Larissa Siegel Lara
Larissa Siegel Lara joined the Deering Estate Foundation as the Executive Director in May 2018. She is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the Foundation as well as fundraising, marketing and community outreach, reporting to the board of directors. Larissa enjoyed a 17-year career at the Burger King Corporation, with various roles, including vice president of IT operations, vice president of global business services and vice president of management and training. She also held various engineering roles at IBM and Motorola.
She has been involved in various community organizations, including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Habitat For Humanity and The Education Fund’s Teach-A-Thon. Currently, she serves as a councilmember for the Village of Palmetto Bay. Larissa and her family have called Palmetto Bay home for 20 years.