Our People

William Brasmar is President of Sweets Foundation. He has been a Palm Beach County resident since 1988, a fifth generation native  Floridian, born in Miami. Married to his wife Susan, lives in Lake Worth with their four cats. William’s interests include bike riding, boating, and auto racing. President of KPA Promotions, Inc, a full service promotional products provider in West Palm Beach. William joined the Sweets Foundation to help build a better Palm Beach County.

Ken Shenkman, Ph.D. is Treasurer and co-founder of Sweets Foundation. Born in New York, he has been a resident of Palm Beach County since 1998 and lives in Lake Worth with his wife and two children. He is active in assisting his children’s elementary school and is a leader in Cub Scout Pack 224 in Lake Worth. He is Vice President of Bulk Candy Store, and spends his days promoting company’s business at bulkcandystore.com.

Brian Shenkman is a Co-Founder and Director. Born in Brooklyn New York, Brian has been a resident of Palm Beach County for the past 24 years. Happily married for 10 years to my wife Lisa with three children. David (13), Abigail (6) and newborn Samantha (9 months). I started my company back in 1991 and it is still going strong. Had an idea in 2010 when I got too many requests for donations and not knowing where they went to start Sweets Foundation to help “Local” people and help build a better Palm Beach. My hobbies are working, working and spending time with friends and family and more working.

Rich Walker is a Director and the owner of Discount Equipment & Power To Go with locations in Palm Beach County, Orlando, and Tampa. He is a Wellington residence since 1990, where he lives with his wife Adriane Walker. He was born in Tampa Florida and is a third generation Florida native.

Mark W. Smith is a Director. He is a 1978 graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL Mr. Smith is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. He began his career with then Big 8 firm, Coopers and Lybrand where he served successfully until 1980. While at Coopers, Mr. Smith gained vast experience in auditing a variety of companies and was promoted into management prior to leaving to start his own CPA practice. Mr. Smith has been involved in a variety of business ventures. He was founder and President of Southeast Employee Management Company, which was a start-up firm engaged in the PEO industry , Real Estate Broker and Appraiser , Life and Health Agent, Internet Services and an Import business. He has experience firsthand with day to day operations of many types of businesses.