Historic Stranahan House Museum Announces New Board President

Two local community leaders also join Stranahan House Board of Directors

The Historic Stranahan House Museum has named Michael Gossman as president of its Board of Directors. In addition, the Board has added two new members, Whitney Dutton and Matthew McAloon.

Gossman is a shareholder of MSL CPAs & Advisors. With more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, auditing, business consulting and forensic services, Gossman leads the firm’s audit and accounting team as well as its middle market practice group. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is also Certified in Financial Forensics. A resident of Fort Lauderdale, Gossman is an audit committee member of the Broward County Housing Authority and a volunteer at the Salvation Army of Fort Lauderdale. He is an alumnus of Leadership Broward Class XXXI and Emerge Broward.

Additionally, Whitney Dutton, founder of Dutton Real Estate Services at RE/MAX First, a full-service residential real estate group in Greater Fort Lauderdale, joined the Stranahan House Board of Directors. Dutton is a top producer in South Florida’s real estate industry. He specializes in brokering historic homes in Fort Lauderdale and is passionate about historic property preservation throughout the city. He previously worked with the Federal Housing Authority to successfully manage and market more than 20,000 HUD homes in Michigan and Ohio.

 loanDepot Sales Manager Matthew McAloon also joined the Stranahan House Board of Directors. A successful residential mortgage originator with more than 40 years of experience, McAloon resides in Fort Lauderdale and has previously served as a board member of Rebuilding Together of Broward, the Plantation Chamber of Commerce and the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the City of Plantation Affordable Housing Advisory Board and the City of Plantation Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. McAloon is a graduate of Leadership Broward Class XXVI, Southwest Broward Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class XIII and the Plantation Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class VII.

About Historic Stranahan House and Museum

The Stranahan House was built in 1901, when Broward County was no more than a bleak southern frontier supposedly unsuited for human habitation. The existing residents were the Seminoles, who traveled down the New River to Frank Stranahan’s trading post to do business. Over the years as Fort Lauderdale grew and developed, the house became a post office, boarding house, restaurant and home to the “Founding Father” and “First Lady” of Fort Lauderdale – Frank and Ivy Stranahan. Today it stands as the oldest home in Fort Lauderdale and an epicenter of Broward County’s long and fascinating history. For more information, visit www.stranahanhouse.org.