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BOD - Officers
Bob Wright, Chairman and CEO
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:18

 

Mr. Wright has had a diversified career in law, general management, marketing, and television. He served as vice chairman of General Electric and president, CEO, and chairman of NBC and NBC Universal from 1986 to 2007. He formerly served as president of General Electric Financial Services and as president of Cox Cable Communications. Mr. Wright is a senior advisor of THL Capital, serves on the board of directors of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp, LLC, and AMC Networks Inc.; and is advisor to the Lustgarten Foundation and a trustee emeritus of New York Presbyterian Hospital. He was formerly a member of the executive committee of Rand Corporation and a director of EMI Group Global Ltd. Mr. Wright has been inducted into the Advertising, Broadcasting and Cable Halls of Fame. In 2005, Mr. Wright and his late wife, Suzanne, co-founded Autism Speaks, dedicated to raising public awareness and research funds for autism. It has committed more than $570 million to its mission, largely in science and medical research, and has become the world’s leading autism advocacy organization. Mr. Wright has played a leadership role in national autism legislation and advocates for federal funding of treatment and services for individuals with autism. The Wrights’ recognition for their advocacy and philanthropy includes being named in 2008 in the Heroes and Pioneers category of the TIME 100 annual list of influential people. The Wrights also received the first Double Helix Award for Corporate Leadership from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the NYU Child Advocacy Award, the Castle Connolly National Health Leadership Award, the American Ireland Fund Humanitarian Award, the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy 2011 Leadership Award, the Moffly Media’s Light a Fire Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Eugene M. Lang Lifetime Achievement Award from the I Have A Dream Foundation. In 2013, they received the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Dean’s Medal for Global Leadership in Autism Research and Advocacy. In addition, the Wrights received honorary degrees from St. John’s University, St. Joseph’s University, Fairfield University, and UMass Medical School. Mr. Wright graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, and the Law School of the University of Virginia. His 2016 memoir, “The Wright Stuff,” pays tribute to his wife of 49 years as his “chief passion officer” who was integral to his professional success. Mrs. Wright died of pancreatic cancer in July 2016. Together, the couple enjoyed spending time with their three children and six grandchildren. In honor of his wife and her battle with pancreatic cancer, Mr. Wright established the Suzanne Wright Foundation, dedicated to accelerating pancreatic cancer research through awareness. His focus as chairman is on making the fight against pancreatic cancer an urgent national priority.

BOD - Officers
J. Patterson Cooper, Secretary and Treasurer
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:27

Chair, Tax and Finance

Mr. Cooper has been a partner with Prudent Capital Partners since 2012. Prior to that he served as president and CEO of First Bank of the Palm Beaches; Deutsche Bank Florida (legacy Bankers Trust) and JPMorgan Chase (legacy Chemical Bank). He has held senior management positions in Asia, Europe and the United States in commercial, investment and private banking as well as asset management. Mr. Cooper is the immediate past chairman of the board of Camp Boggy Creek, a medical camp for children founded by Paul Newman and Norman Schwarzkopf. In Palm Beach County he has held leadership positions in the Economic Council, Town of Palm Beach United Way and the Local Initiative Support Corporation. He and his wife, Patricia, have been residents of Palm Beach since 1989.

BOD - Executive Committee
Michael L. Ainslie
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:30

Mr. Ainslie is a private investor. He served as president and chief executive of Sotheby’s Holdings, the parent of Sotheby’s auction and real estate business, 1984-94. Prior to Sotheby’s, Mr. Ainslie served as president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC. He has also served as president of Palmas del Mar, a subsidiary of the Sea Pines Company, and as an associate in McKinsey & Company’s New York office. Mr. Ainslie recently completed 15 years as the founding chairman of the Posse Foundation, which annually grants more than 700 university scholarships to outstanding graduates of New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, and Miami public high schools. Mr. Ainslie serves as a trustee emeritus of Vanderbilt University. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Vanderbilt University. He lives in Palm Beach with his wife, Suzanne, and their daughter. He has four grown children.

BOD - Directors
Robb Aley Allan
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:27

Mr. Allan is president of Gulfstream Group, Inc., a Palm Beach-based family office focusing on real estate and alternative investments. Born in Paris, he was raised in Charleston and New York, where he graduated from Columbia University. He was a researcher/analyst in the LandSat satellite program for NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies in New York and later reported on science, business, and technology for Newsweek. Subsequently, Mr. Allan founded Helical Systems Ltd., a technology consulting firm specializing in custom database and information systems for small enterprises. He became executive vice president with Myron A. Minskoff, Inc., a New York City real estate holding and development company that owned and developed commercial and residential properties throughout the NY metropolitan area, including one of Broadway’s largest theatres. He is a full-time Palm Beach resident, and is currently a director of the Palm Beach Biltmore Condominium Association.

BOD - Directors
Christian J. Angle
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014 16:41

Mr. Angle entered the real estate market in South Florida 14 years ago and quickly built a steadfast reputation of delivering results using his extensive real estate knowledge, aggressive marketing campaigns and the ability to successfully navigate in even the most complex negotiations. In 2006, he opened the doors to Christian Angle Real Estate, a boutique-style real estate brokerage firm in Palm Beach, which has achieved its place as one of the most successful real estate brokerages on the island and in Florida. In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Mr. Angle was nationally ranked among the top 250 Real Estate Professionals as referenced in the Real Trends/Wall Street Journal. His real estate sales total more than a billion dollars over the span of his career. Mr. Angle, his wife, Ann-Britt, and
their three children live on the Island. They are involved with and support numerous charitable organizations in the community.

BOD - Directors
Rand V. Araskog
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:28

Mr. Araskog was the chief executive and chairman of ITT Corporation for 18 years until his retirement in 1998 and he was the catalyst in its separation into three publicly traded companies. Mr. Araskog has also worked with Honeywell, Inc., and the office of the Secretary of Defense where he was appointed by Ronald Reagan as chairman of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Mr. Araskog was named an officer in the French Foreign Legion of Honor in 1987. He has also been awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy by the president of Italy, and the Order General Bernardo O’Higgins by the president of Chile. He is a director of Cablevision Systems Corp. Mr. Araskog graduated from the US Military Academy, West Point, and studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Hofstra University in 1990. He and his wife, Jessie, reside in Palm Beach, New York City and Southampton.

BOD - Directors
Christine Aylward
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:29

Mrs. Aylward was born and raised in China. She has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Jiangsu Institute of Technology, a graduate degree in information science from Jilin University of Technology, and a graduate degree in industrial engineering from University of Wisconsin. She taught at the Jiangsu Institute of Technology and worked for the metal casting industry in Wisconsin as a systems engineer. Mrs. Aylward has been a trustee for the Norton Museum of Art, the Palm Beach Day School and the Jiangsu University Alumni Association of the United States. Mrs. Aylward is on the board of SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico. She and her husband have been involved with many civic and charitable groups in the community and beyond. They live in Palm Beach and Santa Fe. They have two grown children.

BOD - Directors
John W. Ballantine
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:30

Mr. Ballantine is a private investor and former chairman of the board of Healthways, Inc., a director/trustee of DeutscheFunds and a director of Portland General Electric. He previously served on the boards of First Oak Brook Bancshares and the Oak Brook Bank, Enron (post-bankruptcy), Prisma Energy International (a wholly-owned Enron subsidiary), FNB Corp., and Tokheim Corp. He also served as chairman of the Financial Services advisory group for Glencoe Capital, a private equity firm. Mr. Ballantine retired in 1998 from First Chicago NBD Corp., where he served as executive vice president and chief risk management officer. He was previously responsible for international banking operations, the company’s New York operations, Latin American banking, corporate planning, US financial institutions business, and a variety of trust operations at the company and its predecessor, First Chicago Corp. Mr. Ballantine is a director and past vice chairman of the board of trustees of Window to the World Communications, Inc., and serves on the boards of Public Radio International and Music and Dance Theater Chicago (Harris Theater). He is also past chairman and president of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Mr. Ballantine holds a BA from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from University of Michigan.

BOD - Directors
Lisbeth R. Barron
Posted by Susi Trenery
Published: Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:20

Ms. Barron is the chairman and CEO of Barron International Group, LLC. She has covered the Media, Entertainment and Leisure sectors on Wall Street for 30 years as an industry-leading investment banker, strategic advisor and business development executive for a global client base. During her career, she has consummated over $60 billion in transactions. Ms. Barron is considered a trusted advisor to top corporations and CEOs, shaping their strategic direction and designing proprietary capital-raising structures. Prior to establishing her own firm, she was a Partner at Berenson & Company and at Centerview Partners. She led the Entertainment Industry Investment Banking practice at Bear Stearns for 11 years, where she was an elected member of the Bear Stearns President’s Advisory Council and was instrumental in helping to secure and maintain the Media Group’s top ranking on Wall Street. During her 7 years at SBC Warburg, Ms. Barron was an Institutional Investor-ranked senior equity research analyst, and then head of its Media & Entertainment Corporate Finance team for the Americas. She has been a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School and a panelist for the American Film Institute. She was a business commentator on CNN and CNBC and has been cited in numerous feature articles in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and Business Week. Ms. Barron holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA from Florida Atlantic University with Highest Honors, where she was also the recipient of its Alumni Hall of Fame Award. She is a major supporter of non-profit arts, medical and humanitarian initiatives. Ms. Barron resides in Manhattan and Palm Beach and is a championship Backgammon player and an accomplished singer and pianist.

BOD - Directors
Keith D. Beaty
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:33

Mr. Beaty is a private investor. He was a cofounder of 3i, Implant Innovations, Inc., a global dental implant company based in Palm Beach Gardens. Prior to founding 3i, he was CEO of Latham Manufacturing Company. From 2003 through 2013, he was the principal shareholder and chairman of Exuma Technologies, Inc., a company that provides software to the marine industry. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Beaty was staff engineer for the Governor’s Florida Energy Committee, which was established during the Arab oil embargo in the early 1970s, was involved in founding and initiating operations for Florida Solar Energy Center, and has consulted and conducted research in the energy field. He has been involved in numerous business activities in Florida and internationally, and served on the board of directors of Fidelity Federal Bank and Trust of West Palm Beach. Mr. Beaty’s charitable activities include Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, serving as former chairman of the board of Gulfstream Goodwill Industries and coaching youth league sports for many years. He has lived in Palm Beach County since 1977. Mr. Beaty and his wife, Linda, have two children and two grandchildren.

BOD - Directors
Warren Belmar
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014 16:41

Mr. Belmar serves as managing director of Capitol Counsel Group, LLC (CCG), a firm that assists clients in the energy and financial services sectors to navigate federal regulatory and grant programs. From 2006 to 2009, he served as deputy general counsel for Energy Policy at the US Department of Energy, where he was a principal legal advisor to the Secretary and senior DOE officials.
Prior to that, Mr. Belmar’s legal career had been spent in private practice in Washington DC, primarily with the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, including 22 years as a partner representing clients in the energy and financial services sectors on regulatory and legislative matters. He is an honors graduate of Brooklyn College and Columbia Law School, and he currently serves as chair of the American Bar Association’s Federal Clean Energy Finance Committee, as a member of the Council of the ABA’s Senior Lawyers Division, as a senior fellow at the Administrative Conference of the United States, as a senior counsel at the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, and as a life member of the American Law Institute.

BOD - Directors
Gregory S. Belton
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014 16:41

Mr. Belton is executive chairman of HUB International HKMB|Ontario, a Top 10 global insurance brokerage with offices throughout Canada and the US. At age 29, he purchased Muntz & Beatty Inc., which grew to become Canada’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage, HKMB. In 2008, HKMB was acquired by HUB International, in which Mr. Belton retains a significant shareholding. Mr. Belton is chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award World Fellowship; a director of St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award USA, and Securefact Corporation; past co-chairman of the Curators’ Circle of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the first non-American chairman of Assurex Global, and chairman of the YPO Upper Canada Chapter. He has received numerous national and international awards: the Order of Canada (2016); Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) (2009); the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2003); the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012); Knight Commander with Star, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (KCHS) (2006); and YPO Legacy Award (2003). He and his wife, Susie, have three children and reside in Toronto and Palm Beach.

BOD - Directors
Howard Bernick
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014 16:41

Mr. Bernick is president of Bernick Advisory Limited, a private investment advisory company in Chicago. He was born in Canada and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1973. He began his career with Wood Gundy, a leading Canadian investment banking firm, and moved to Chicago in 1974 to join First Boston Corporation. In 1977 Mr. Bernick joined Alberto-Culver Company. He became a director of Alberto in 1986, and was named president and COO in 1988 and CEO in 1994. He retired as president, CEO and a director after thirty years at Alberto-Culver, a $5 billion NYSE-listed marketer of beauty care products and the world's largest beauty supply distribution company through its Sally Beauty subsidiary. Mr. Bernick is a member of the World Presidents' Organization, Chief Executives Organization, Economic Club of Chicago, and Commercial Club of Chicago; a director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Palm Beach Civic Association; and a member of the board of trustees at the Field Museum in Chicago. He also serves on the board of directors of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and the Duchossois Group, Inc. Mr. Bernick was a director of Wrigley Company until its $24 billion merger into Mars in October 2008.

BOD - Directors
Richard S. Bernstein
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:34

Mr. Bernstein is the CEO and founder of Richard S. Bernstein & Associates Inc., a national leader in the healthcare and life insurance industry. For 40 years, he has advised many of America's wealthiest families and businesses with their estate planning and healthcare needs. He has consistently ranked among the top insurance agents in the world. Mr. Bernstein’s professional accolades include Forum 400, Million Dollar Roundtable, and Top of the Table. He received the 2011 Ultimate CEO award from South Florida Business Journal and is one of the founding members of the Forum Club. Mr. Bernstein is also a speaker for top industry, government, and think-tank organizations, including the Forum 400, of which he is a life-time member. He has a BA in finance from University of Miami, earning the J. Edwin Larson Scholarship for Insurance Studies. Mr. Bernstein has been featured as an estate planning and health care expert on national and local media outlets including Fox Business News, NBC, CBS, ABC, Miami Herald, New York’s WOR News Talk Radio, the Mancow Morning Show in Chicago, America’s Radio Network, Bloomberg Radio, Newsmax Magazine and Forbes. He serves as a weekly guest financial columnist for Palm Beach Society Magazine.

BOD - Executive Committee
John J. Borland
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:31

Chair, Palm Beach County Committee

Mr. Borland is a chartered financial analyst and a general partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Since joining the firm in 1991, he has run its Chicago and Palm Beach offices, as well as its national wealth management business. Prior to joining Brown Brothers Harriman, he served as executive vice president of Fiduciary Management Associates and in various positions for Northern Trust Company. Mr. Borland is a graduate of Harvard College and University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He and his wife, Suzanne, live in Palm Beach, and have three children and seven grandchildren.

BOD - Directors
James R. Borynack
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:40

Mr. Borynack is chairman and CEO of Wally Findlay Galleries International, Inc., founded as Findlay Galleries in 1870, America’s second oldest art gallery. An alumnus of the Parsons School of Design, he joined Wally Findlay Galleries in 1972 and acquired the international company in 1998. Mr. Borynack is a lifetime member of the board of directors of Bellevue Hospital Center’s Children of Bellevue and was awarded the Los Ninos Image Award for Philanthropy by New York’s Committee for Hispanic Children and Familes. He was a development member of American Ballet Theatre, an advisor to the NY State Prison in Art Program and a member of the Presidents Council of the New School in NYC. Mr. Borynack is on the board of directors for the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, chairman of the National Hospice Foundation and of their board of governors, and president of the US Committee for UNESCO. He is also on the board of directors for Hospice of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach Symphony, and a member of the United Way Tocqueville Society. He is a trustee of Foundation for the Pontifical Institute of Theology at Posillipo (Naples, Italy) and on the board of directors of Manhattan Jewish Health Services, Hospice and Palliative Care.

BOD - Directors
Nancy Goodman Brinker
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:42

In 1982, Ambassador Brinker founded the breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in her sister’s memory. A year later she started the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, a highly successful annual education and fundraising event. She is a Cancer Advocate and Global Consultant, and Founder, Susan G. Komen. She served as US Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary 2001-03 and most recently as US Chief of Protocol 2007-08. In 2008, President George W. Bush appointed her to the Kennedy Center board of trustees. Ambassador Brinker has received numerous accolades for her work, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in 2009, the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, the Trumpet Foundation’s President’s Award, the Independent Women’s Forum Barbara K. Olson Woman of Valor Award, the Champions of Excellence Award presented by the Centers for Disease Control, the Forbes Trailblazer Award, and inclusion in the Ladies Home Journal’s 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century and Biography Magazine’s 25 Most Powerful Women in America. She was also included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2008 and was recently inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

BOD - Directors
Peter S. Broberg
Posted by Susi Trenery
Published: Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:21

Mr. Broberg was born and grew up in Palm Beach, Florida. After attending Palm Beach High School, he attended Dartmouth College where he played on the last Ivy League Baseball team to date to play in the College World Series. After his junior year, he signed to play professional baseball with the Washington Senators and played Major League Baseball thereafter for nine years. Mr. Broberg graduated from Dartmouth while playing professional baseball, then attended Nova Southeastern Law School where he was on the Law Review and was published in the Nova Law Journal. After graduating law school, he joined Coe & Broberg LLP. Besides practicing law Mr. Broberg has been a director of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce; was the chairman of the Palm Beach Recreational Commission; was a member of the Palm Beach Board of Adjustments & Appeals; was a member of the Palm Beach Planning & Zoning Commission; was a member of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission and has been inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame.

BOD - Directors
Charles Rosner Bronfman
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:34

Mr. Bronfman retired as an active businessman in 2001 following a 50-year career with the Seagram Company Ltd. Born and raised in Montreal, he began his philanthropic career at 17. In 1973 he was elected president of the Montreal Federation for a two-year term. In 1996, he moved to the US and in 1999 was named founding chair of United Jewish Communities (now JFNA). In 1985, he and his late wife founded the Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies. Its core programs encourage young people to strengthen their knowledge and appreciation of their history, heritage and cultural identity. Through the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Historica Canada, and the Karev program in Israel, as well as Birthright Israel, these programs have more than achieved their goals. He has been an important investor in Israel and a major supporter of the Israel Museum and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He was founding chairman and principal owner of the Montreal Expos, the first Major League Baseball club outside the US, which he and his partners sold in 1991. Mr. Bronfman is a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada (PC) and Companion of the Order of Canada (CC), Canada's highest civilian honor. He holds honorary doctorates from universities in Israel, the US and Canada, where he continues to be active in philanthropic initiatives.

BOD - Directors
Paula Sammons Butler
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014 16:41

Mrs. Butler is the director and vice president of Subaru Distributors Corporation and the director of Diversified Automotive Inc. She graduated from the Hockaday School in Dallas, TX, completed three years at the University of Texas at Austin and received a BA from Manhattanville College, summa cum laude. Mrs. Butler graduated Pace Law School, JD cum laude, and is a member of the Bars of New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia. She has served on the board of visitors of the Hockaday School, the Auxiliary Board of St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester, the board of trustees of Manhattanville College, and the United Nations Hospitality Committee. She is the founder of the Auxiliary Board of the Rye Free Reading Room and a member of its board. Mrs. Butler was co-chairman of the Fiftieth Anniversary United Nations Ambassadors’ Ball, and has served as chairman of the Marymount Manhattan Ball in NYC, the St. Vincent’s Hospital Ball in Westchester County, and the American Heart Association Ball in Palm Beach. Mrs. Butler and her husband,
Robert T., have two daughters who are graduates of Brown University and Fordham Law. The Butlers live in Palm Beach and in Southampton, Newport, Nantucket, and Rye, NY.

BOD - Directors
Philip M. Byrne
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:42

Mr. Byrne, a graduate of Holy Cross College and Harvard Business School, is a chartered financial analyst. He spent 30 years in the investment management business as a data-processing manager, securities analyst, and portfolio manager for several mutual funds and large institutional accounts. He was president of Keystone Investment Management Corp., the investment counsel arm of Keystone Investments, and was one of the partners who bought Keystone from Travelers Corp. in 1989. Mr. Byrne sat on the board of Keystone Investments, Massachusetts Company (America's oldest trust company), and several smaller, private companies. He served as a lieutenant in the US Air Force and as a captain in the Air Force Reserves and the Air National Guard. As a cadet he served as commander of the Color Guard for President John F. Kennedy. He was active in many sports, was world champion (Masters Division) in the decathlon in 2001, held several senior administrative positions in the Masters Division of USA Track & Field, and was part of the world championship maxi-yacht racing programs on both Matador (1990) and Merit (1992). Mr. Byrne has also been active in numerous civic organizations in Boston and in Palm Beach.

BOD - Directors
Richard P. Callahan
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:43

Mr. Callahan served as general counsel of Oxbow Carbon LLC, headquartered in West Palm Beach for 29 years, before retiring in 2013. He was affiliated with William I. Koch in his successful defense of the America’s Cup in 1992. Mr. Callahan is the past president of the Palm Beach membership of the Hospice Foundation and past chairman of the board of Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation. He is also on the board of directors of Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, the board of Oxbow Carbon LLC, and on the board of advisors for Startup Palm Beach. Prior to joining Oxbow, Mr. Callahan practiced law in Boston. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Suffolk University Law School.

BOD - Directors
John K. Castle
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:43

Mr. Castle is the chairman and CEO of Castle Harlan, Inc., a private merchant bank. In his career, he has owned or controlled companies such as Delaware Management, Ethan Allen, Truck Components, Inc., INDSPEC Chemical Corp., Envirotech and Sealed Air Corporation. Mr. Castle was president and CEO of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, Inc., one of Wall Street's largest investment banks, and a director of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S. He served as trustee and chairman of the board of New York Medical College. Mr. Castle is a trustee of MIT. He serves on the New York Presbyterian Hospital board of trustees, formerly served on the University Visiting Committee for Harvard Business School and was chairman of the Columbia-Presbyterian Health Sciences Advisory Council. He received his bachelor's degree from MIT and his MBA with high distinction as Baker Scholar from Harvard.

BOD - Executive Committee
George A. Cohon
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:33

Mr. Cohon, founder of McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada and McDonald’s in Russia, was born in Chicago. He practiced corporate law in Chicago (1961-67), then moved to Toronto as the licensee of McDonald’s Corporation. He served as president, chairman and CEO of McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada for 25 years. His best-selling autobiography, To Russia With Fries, recounts his drive to open McDonald’s in the former Soviet Union; the first restaurant opened in 1990. Mr. Cohon became a Canadian citizen in 1975. Among other awards, he has received the highest public service awards from three continents: he is an officer of the Order of Canada for his outstanding contribution to his country; he received the Order of Ontario; he was awarded Russia’s Order of Friendship; and he received the Israel Prime Minister’s Medal. Mr. Cohon is the founder of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Canada and in Russia, a founding patron of Ronald McDonald Houses, and a former director on the boards of Royal Bank of Canada and Astral Media Inc. He graduated from Drake University and Northwestern University School of Law. He lives in Toronto and Palm Beach with his wife, Susan. They have two sons and three grandchildren.

BOD - Directors
Mark W. Cook
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:47

Mr. Cook is currently president of Royal Palm Management, a commercial property management firm in Palm Beach. He was born in Memphis, TN. After graduating from the Woodberry Forest School and Vanderbilt University, he began his business career at Presidential Bank in Sarasota, and later joined his father, Edward in business in Palm Beach. Mark serves on the boards of Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach, Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, Town of Palm Beach United Way, Max Planck Florida Foundation, South Florida PBS and the Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults.

BOD - Directors
Lewis S.W. Crampton
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:20

Mr. Crampton has a diverse background in communications, operations management, and fund development. He began his career as a writer and business consultant and was commissioner of Massachusetts Department of Community Affairs. He served in the US Environmental Protection Agency as director of Office of Management Systems and Evaluation (1980-83) and as EPA’s associate administrator (1989-92). Mr. Crampton was vice president for communications and environmental affairs with Waste Management Inc., vice president for communications with American Medical Association, and is currently president and CEO of South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. His professional affiliations include American Association of Museums, Association of Science Museum Directors and Association of Science and Technology Centers. He is a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Master Chorale of South Florida. Mr. Crampton received his BA cum laude in public and international affairs from Princeton and his MA in Eastern Asian studies from Harvard. He was also in the MIT PhD program for Urban Studies and Planning.

BOD - Directors
John F. Cregan
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:48

Mr. Cregan is a managing director for Stifel Financial, responsible for the firm’s private wealth management offices in Palm Beach and Miami, which it recently acquired from Barclays. He has worked in financial services for nearly 40 years and been in Palm Beach since 2010. From 2001 to 2010, he was president and CEO of Hotchkiss Associates LLC, a Chicago-based investment advisory firm, where he managed equity-focused client portfolios, oversaw asset allocation, and directed the firm’s strategy. In 2009, he led Hotchkiss’s merger into United Capital Financial Advisors of Newport Beach, CA. Prior to joining Hotchkiss, Mr. Cregan spent 24 years in institutional fixed-income sales and management roles, primarily at Morgan Stanley in New York and Chicago, and with Barclays Capital as national sales manager. He previously served as a director and chair of the investment committee of Chicago Botanic Garden and is a former trustee of Dickinson College, where he long served as a member of the investment committee. Mr. Cregan was also three-time chair of the Children’s Memorial Hospital ProAm Golf Tournament in Lake Forest, IL. He holds a BA in English literature from Dickinson College.

BOD - Directors
Ralph N. Del Deo
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:52

Mr. Del Deo was a senior partner in the law firm of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger and Vecchione (now Gibbons PC) and specialized in commercial, corporate and intellectual property litigation. He graduated from Rutgers School of Law with honors, Princeton University and Lawrenceville School. He authored books on practice and evidence in the New Jersey Courts and served on the New Jersey Supreme Court rules committee. Mr. Del Deo was a member of the Third Circuit Judicial Conference, and chaired its Lawyers’ Advisory Committee. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He was appointed by the governor to the former board of institutional trustees of New Jersey. He was a founder and director of Bernards State Bank (now part of Wells Fargo) and a director of National Discount Brokers (acquired by Deutsche Bank); he served as a trustee of Papermill Playhouse, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Gill St. Bernard’s School and other nonprofits. Mr. Del Deo is chairman of the Appeals Trial Board of the American Kennel Club and is chairman of the board of trustees of the Father John Foundation for the Handicapped and the Poor. He and his wife, Blanche, belong to the Beach Club.

BOD - Directors
Dr. Michael T.B. Dennis
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:53

Dr. Dennis is currently founding chairman of FAU’s College of Medicine board, trustee of Florida Atlantic University, president of Palm Beach County Medical Society’s Services Board, annual chairman of the Future of Medicine Summit, secretary of Florida’s Institute for Health Innovation, Finance Committee member of the Health Care District, and weekly contributor to the Sun Sentinel’s Influential South Florida 100. He received his BA from Harvard and MD from UF (AOA Honorary Society) with extensive externships at Guy’s Hospital (London) and Johns Hopkins. During his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Stanford, he created a Nurse Practitioner/Physicians Assistant program, receiving recognition from President Reagan, who appointed him to the Health Manpower Commission and Medical Practice Act Committee. He was commander of the 416th Medical Service Flight (USAF) during the Vietnam conflict and senior warden of the St. Mary/St. Jude Maine parish. He chaired the Town’s Medical Care Commission and founded the Medical Education Forum of the Palm Beaches, which provided the Regional Medical Care Guide to the community. In 2006-08 he was vice chairman of the Civic Association. He spent 27 years traveling overseas to provide pro bono repair of congenital defects. Married 51 years, he and Phyllis have three children and a wonderful extended family.

BOD - Executive Committee
David A. Duffy
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:34

Chair, Public Safety Committee

Mr. Duffy is the retired founder and chairman of Duffy & Shanley, Inc., a public relations/marketing firm in Providence, RI, serving national and regional clients. His early career included positions as newspaper reporter, US Army officer, and publicist with General Electric. Active in politics and government affairs, he served as a special assistant in the office of the US Secretary of Transportation and counsel to numerous election campaigns, and he worked on many special projects worldwide for NY Govenor and US Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller. Mr. Duffy is a past national chair of the National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ). He has also chaired the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, and served eight years as chair of the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority. He is a 1961 graduate of Providence College, which awarded him an honorary degree in 2011. He is past vice chair of the college’s board of trustees. He and his wife, Heidi, reside in Palm Beach and North Kingstown, RI.

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Susanne Durst
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014 16:41

Mrs. Durst is an environmental activist. Born in Denmark, she spent part of her childhood on her grandparents’ self-sustaining farm. Her parents worked in landscapes and the flower industry. Mrs. Durst traveled all over Europe with her father studying plant growth, and earth conditions in the wild and in nurseries. At 21, she moved to New York City for a job at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital as a lab technician in cancer research program for melanomas. She married Douglas Durst in 1967, and they have three children. Along with her husband, Mrs. Durst founded one of New York’s largest certified organic farms – McEnroe Organic. The farm has been in
operation for more than 30 years, has a large teaching facility and focuses not only on sustainability and organic growing, but also the importance of the environment and the wildlife within it. She previously was a board member of the Nature Conservancy and the
Audubon Society. Mrs. Durst has been coming with her family and horses to Wellington, Florida, for the past 35 years. After her horses were retired, she moved to Palm Beach where she now is involved in the coalition for the protection of the wildlife in our unique inlet and lagoon communities.

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E. Llwyd Ecclestone
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:36

Chair, Bridge Committee

Mr. Ecclestone began his career in real estate development and construction in Michigan. His numerous Palm Beach County projects include Lost Tree Village, Old Port Cove, PGA National Resort and Spa, Forum III, Tower 1555 and several apartment projects. For his distinguished community efforts, he has received the Outstanding Business Leader Award and an honorary Doctorate of Law from Northwood University, the Elmer Hedrick Award for Excellence from Gold Coast Builders Association, the John D. MacArthur Business Leader of the Year Award from the Palm Beach Post and the Palm Tree Award from Palm Beach Police Foundation. Mr. Ecclestone was a founding trustee for Florida Atlantic University and the Palm Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau and is life trustee for the Kravis Center. He is the former chairman and current board member of the Aviation and Airport Advisory Committee for Palm Beach International Airport and currently serves as chairman of the Shore Protection Board for the Town of Palm Beach.

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Pepe Fanjul Jr.
Posted by Susi Trenery
Published: Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:23

Mr. Fanjul is vice president of Fanjul Corp. and executive vice president of Florida Crystals Corporation, both headquartered in Palm Beach County. His responsibilities include government relations, corporate communications, land development and real estate investments. Fanjul Corp., parent of the Fanjul group of companies, is a privately held diversified agricultural, real estate, resort and power-generating company with global operations and holdings in North America, the Caribbean and Europe. Florida Crystals Corporation is a leading sugar producer and the first fully integrated cane sugar company in the US; its biomass renewable energy facility, the largest in North America, powers its sugar operations and 60,000 homes. Fanjul Corp. and Florida Crystals are headquartered in Palm Beach County. Prior to joining Fanjul Corp. and Florida Crystals, Mr. Fanjul was a principal at several investment banking firms, including Rhone Group LLC. He currently serves on the boards of Florida Crystals Corporation; American Sugar Refining; Inc.; Central Romana Corporation (Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic); BlueGate Partners, LLC; and the Sugar Association (formerly as chairman); he is also president of the Florida Sugar Cane League. Mr. Fanjul holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from the University of Miami.

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William B. Finneran
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:55

Mr. Finneran is a founding partner of EXOP Capital LLC. Six years prior to forming EXOP Capital, he was managing director of Wachovia Securities and, before that, he spent 30 years with CIBC Oppenheimer Corp., an investment banking and securities brokerage firm in New York, as a managing director. Mr. Finneran holds an honorary doctorate in commercial science from Villanova University, where he also earned his bachelor's degree in economics. Mr. Finneran is chairman and CEO of Edison Control Corporation. He currently serves as vice chairman of the Partnership for Inner-City Education of the Archdiocese of New York and is a founding member of the board of directors for Sacred Heart School in Lake Worth, FL. He is a member of the MD Anderson Board of Visitors and the Anderson Assembly, and serves on the board of the Ireland-U.S. Council and as a director of the Palm Beach Civic Association. Mr. Finneran formerly served on the national board of Operation Smile in Norfolk, VA, and on the board of trustees at Villanova University. He also served as president of the Colony Beach and Tennis Association and on the board of directors of Covenant House for ten years.

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Frances Fisher
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014 16:41

Mrs. Fisher has enjoyed a distinguished volunteer career, serving in numerous leadership positions for charitable organizations throughout Palm Beach County for more than 18 years. She is currently president of the board of trustees of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens; vice president of the board of trustees for Palm Beach Day Academy and H.O.W. (Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper); member of the board of advisors for the LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University; and a trustee of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. Mrs. Fisher also serves as a member of the Vestry at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. She is active in the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches as an organizer of the annual Women in Leadership Awards and scholarship programs. Prior to joining the Palm Beach community, she served in the West Wing of the White House as special assistant to the Counsel for President George H.W. Bush and co-founded and directed the National Environmental Policy Institute in Washington, DC. Mrs. Fisher is a native of Tuscaloosa, AL, and a graduate of the University of Alabama. She and her husband, Jeff, have one son, Harrison (age 13).

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John E. Flagg III
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:55

Mr. Flagg, who has more than 35 years of insurance sales experience, has recently joined Celedinas Insurance Group, working with the Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens offices to develop an employee benefits and advanced life department. He was previously area vice president with Arthur J. Gallagher. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at Cornelius, Johnson & Clark, later known as Acordia and currently known as Wells Fargo Insurance in West Palm Beach. Mr. Flagg developed and operated a benefits division of Cornelius, Johnson & Clark and later became regional vice president. He graduated from Boston University with a BS in business administration. In addition to his professional career, Mr. Flagg is an active member in Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, Hospice of Palm Beach County, Rosarian Academy and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

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Lynn A. Foster
Posted by Susi Trenery
Published: Wednesday, 22 February 2017 13:51

Mrs. Foster is retired executive vice president and director of research at Ashbridge Investment Management. She was formerly investment officer with Smith, Barney, Harris, Upham and the John Hancock Life Insurance Company, where she was the equity health care analyst and director of client reporting and communications. Mrs. Foster was president of the board of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York and on the executive committees of the Population Council and the World Wildlife Fund. She served as treasurer of Network 20/20 and the Fishers Island Conservancy, and she is a former trustee of Connecticut College, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Franklin Institute. Mrs. Foster grew up in Hawaii, earned a BA at Connecticut College, studied Soviet literature at the Radcliffe Institute, and received an MBA with honors from Boston University. Mrs. Foster moved from New York City to Palm Beach in 2011. In 2014 she received the Polly Earl Award from the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach for the renovation of her landmarked house designed by Maurice Fatio.

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Stephanie T. Foster
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:55

Ms. Foster is president of the John H. Foster Foundation. Before retiring in 2010, she was a director of the US Private Client Services division of Deutsche Bank, where she advised high-net-worth families, endowments and pension funds. She specialized in investment management and advisory services. Previously, she spent six years with Lehman Brothers, Inc. Private Client Group and started her investment career as an equity research analyst with CIBC Oppenheimer. Ms. Foster is a trustee of the Asia Society and sits on its Contemporary Art Council as well as its finance and budget, audit investment, and development committees. She and her husband are founders of the Asia Society Policy Institute. Ms. Foster is a managing director of the Metropolitan Opera and member of its marketing and strategic planning committees, as well as a trustee of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and was co-chair of the advancement and finance committee. Ms. Foster, born and raised in Locust Valley and East Hampton, NY, currently resides in New York City with her husband, John, who is chairman and founder of HealthPoint Capital in New York. Her interests include the visual and performing arts, golf, upland game shooting and world travel.

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Gerald Frank
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:49

Chair, Underground Utilities Committee

Mr. Frank is the retired president of Hardware Supply Company, a distribution firm he co-founded in 1955 and one of the earliest developers of computerized distribution in the industry. He also founded construction and water purification companies in Philadelphia. Mr. Frank served as chairman of Middle Atlantic Hardware Association, Allied Hardware Services, and Pro Distribution Company. He also served as a director of BDP International, a global logistics and freight forwarding company. Mr. Frank has served with civic associations in Philadelphia, Delaware County, PA, and Stone Harbor, NJ. He is the past president of his condominium association and past co-chairman of the Citizens Association of Palm Beach. He is also a graduate of Palm Beach Citizens Police and Fire Rescue Academies and is on the board of directors of Palm Beach Crime Watch. He is a volunteer with the Palm Beach Police VIPS Program, as well as the secretary/treasurer of Palm Beach Police Foundation. Mr. Frank is on the Executive Committee of Palm Beach Civic Association and is vice-chair of the Town of Palm Beach Shore Protection Board.

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Andrew S. Frazier
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:57

Mr. Frazier is the retired president and CEO of Western World Insurance Group, a New Jersey-based specialty insurer which underwrites difficult commercial risks on a nationwide basis. He represented the shareholders in the sale of the company to Validus Holdings of Bermuda, and he continues to be an advisor in the private equity marketplace. He also is a trustee for Brown Brothers Harriman Mutual Fund Group. Prior to joining Western World in 1982, Mr. Frazier was a money manager for the British merchant bank J. Henry Schroder. He has served as a director of Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices. Mr. Frazier was born and raised in Winchester, MA. He received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts/American history from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in business administration from University of Chicago. Mr. Frazier and his wife, Nancy, who have two grown children, purchased a Palm Beach home in 2005 and became residents four years later. They have a summer home in Bay Head, NJ.

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Cynthia Friedman
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:01

Ms. Friedman is active in the fields of business, education, the arts, and national politics. The owner of a commercial and residential real estate firm in Pittsburgh, PA, she also serves as a member of the board of trustees of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. For the past five years, Ms. Friedman has been a member and supporter of American Friends of the Louvre, an organization of American and French art lovers. She previously served for eight years as a member of the Collectors Committee of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1999, she served on the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities for three years. She is currently on the board of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York City. In 1993, Ms. Friedman co-founded Woman's Leadership Forum (WLF) of the Democratic National Committee, which created a woman's finance council within the DNC. The WLF is now made up of a national community of dynamic women leaders raising substantial resources, building political networks, and reaching women voters in 50 states. She is a board member of The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, a member of the Society of the Four Arts, served as president of Ballet Florida, and was a director of Palm Beach Centennial Commission.

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Susan Keegan Gary
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:03

Ms. Gary retired as vice president and director of justice programs in business development for AECOM, an international architectural and engineering firm based in Los Angeles, and is a graduate of Florida Executive Leadership Institute. She served as legislative director with National Sheriffs’ Association in Washington, DC, and on boards for National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Law Enforcement Special Olympics. She was also special advisor to Centers for Disease Control. She currently serves on the Town of Palm Beach Utilities Undergrounding Task Force. She received her BA from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT, and a master’s degree in public administration from University of Arizona.

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Bruce Gendelman
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:03

Mr. Gendelman is chairman of Bruce Gendelman Company, Inc., a national property/casualty insurance broker. The firm specializes in very high-net-worth personal property and casualty insurance and commercial programs. He founded the company in 1982 and has clients in all states and staff in 22 cities. Mr. Gendelman graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with an honors degree in economics, studied at the graduate business school and received his JD from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of State Bar of Wisconsin and Florida State Bar. Mr. Gendelman Vice Chairman of the Board of the Norton Museum. His interests include photography and oil painting. He and his wife, Lori, have four grown children and reside in Palm Beach.

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David Harrison Gilmour
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:04

Mr. Gilmour is a Canadian-born entrepreneur who, with his long-time partner Peter Munk, founded the South Pacific Hotel Corporation in 1969; it became the largest hotel chain in the South Pacific. A decade later, the chain was sold and the partners formed Barrick Gold Corporation, now the world’s largest and most profitable gold-mining firm. Mr. Gilmour founded FIJI Water LLC, the fastest-growing premium US beverage when he divested himself of the company in 2004. After visiting Wakaya, an island of unspoiled natural beauty, he purchased it in 1972, and in 1990 he and his wife, Jill, opened the Wakaya Club & Spa as an exclusive resort. In the early 2000s Mr. Gilmour acquired Zinio, the world’s largest digital magazine newsstand. Zinio pioneered paperless distribution and has introduced innovative digital marketing practices to many publishers. His newest venture is Wakaya Perfection, a suite of products that features certified organic and sustainable products. The Gilmours’ charitable focus is on preschool education; they have built preschools in several areas of Fiji and the US. In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Gilmour was awarded the Order of Fiji in 1998. The Gilmours spend their time in Fiji, Palm Beach and New York.

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Rudolph W. Giuliani
Posted by Susi Trenery
Published: Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:24

Mr. Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, was born in 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Manhattan College, and New York University Law School. After joining the office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Giuliani rose quickly through the ranks, becoming the Chief of the Narcotics Unit at age 29. In 1983, President Reagan appointed him as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Giuliani spearheaded successful efforts against organized crime, white-collar criminals, drug dealers and corrupt elected officials. Few U.S. Attorneys in history can match his record of 4,152 convictions with only 25 reversals. In 1993, he was elected Mayor of the City of New York and focused on reducing crime, reforming welfare, and improving the quality of life. Under his leadership, overall crime was cut by 56%, murder was cut by 66%, and New York City—once considered the crime capital of the country—became the safest large city in America according to the FBI. On September 11, 2001, having narrowly missed being crushed when the Twin Towers fell as a result of terrorist attacks, Mayor Giuliani immediately began leading the recovery of the city as it faced its darkest hour. He was named “Person of the Year” by TIME magazine, knighted by the Queen of England, dubbed “Rudy the Rock” by French President Jacques Chirac, and former first lady Nancy Reagan presented him with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award. In January, 2002 he founded Giuliani Partners, a professional services firm and is i is also the Global Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Practice. In May of 2003, Mr. Giuliani married Judith S. Nathan. She was a Founding Member of the Board of Trustees of the Twin Towers Fund, which raised and distributed $216,000,000 to over 600 recipients.

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Judy Goodman
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:05

Ms. Goodman, an attorney, is president of Judy Goodman, PA, a public policy firm that consults for clients in issues in healthcare, strategy and research. She was vice president of Photo Electronics Corp. (1975-2003) and served as editorial director for their broadcast division, WPEC-TV, the CBS affiliate in the Palm Beaches. Ms. Goodman founded and served as first executive director and later chairman for the local arts council. She is a life trustee of Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; a distinguished life trustee and former chairman of South Florida Fair, which inducted her to the South Florida Hall of Fame; and a board member of the Economic Council. She co-chaired the successful reauthorization of the Children’s Services Council in 2014. Ms. Goodman received her BA from Stephens College in Columbia, MO, andher JD and MBA from Nova Southeastern University. She teaches as adjunct professor of healthcare law for graduate and undergraduate students in the Business School at Florida Atlantic University,Graduate Health Administration Programs (2011-2017). She has lived in Palm Beach for more than 40 years and is married to J. John Goodman MD. They have two grown sons together and recently welcomed a granddaughter.

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Murray H. Goodman
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:06

Mr. Goodman founded The Goodman Company in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1958 after 10 years in the general contracting business. The company is privately owned and was formed to develop regional shopping malls and related real estate projects, and it has developed, owned and managed more than 26 million square feet in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Virginia and Florida. The company relocated to West Palm Beach in 1974. Mr. Goodman is regarded as a pioneer of the regional super-mall concept. He also developed the Esplanade and Neiman Marcus on Worth Avenue and Phillips Point in West Palm Beach. Mr. Goodman has served on many philanthropic boards including the Jewish Federation of Allentown, PA; U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation; Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston, MA; Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach; and the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate and honorary trustee of Lehigh University.

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George D. Gould
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:06

Mr. Gould was vice chairman of Klingenstein, Fields & Company (an investment management firm) since August 1989. From 1985 to 1988, he was undersecretary for finance of Department of the Treasury. Prior to that, Mr. Gould was a general partner with Wertheim & Co., Inc., and chairman of Madison Resources. At the request of President Reagan, he chaired Working Group on Financial Markets to examine the effect of the October 19, 1987, stock market crash. From 1963 to 1978, Mr. Gould was a partner and then chairman of Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette Securities Corp. He served as a director and then chairman of Illinois Central Railway (1989-98) and as chairman of American Hungarian Enterprise Fund for the US government in Budapest. He was the presiding director and the chair of the board’s governance and finance committees at Freddie Mac. Mr. Gould is a graduate of Andover, Yale, and Harvard School of Business, and he was made an honorary Doctor of Laws by New York University.

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Jeff Greene
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:07

Mr. Greene is a private investor whose diversified portfolio includes commercial and residential real estate holdings, retail interests and hotel properties. The son of a religious school teacher and small business owner in Massachusetts, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Harvard University. Raised to appreciate the value of hard work, Mr. Greene paid for his own education, working several jobs while attending classes. His first real estate purchase was a multifamily home near Harvard University campus, which he rented out while enrolled. Over the next 35 years, he successfully accumulated a real estate and investment portfolio valued at over three billion dollars. Today, Mr. Greene is an active philanthropist who continues to value hard work, a good education and the importance of the middle class. He is a signatory of the Buffett-Gates Giving Pledge. The Greene Institute’s Closing the Gap Conference is an annual event bringing together many of the world’s most respected academics and political leaders to discuss the importance of maintaining a skilled middle class. Mr. Greene and his wife, Mei Sze, founded the Greene School, dedicated to empowering high-performing students to be adaptive, confident and productive stewards of an evolving world. The Greene reside in Palm Beach with their three children.

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Stuart J. Haft
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:19

Mr. Haft is a shareholder of the law firm of Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A. in Palm Beach and serves on its board of directors. His practice is dedicated to sophisticated estate and trust planning and administration. He and his wife, Allie, are actively involved with numerous local nonprofit organizations. Mr. Haft is a graduate of the University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He resides in Palm Beach with his wife and their daughters, Jordan and Blair, who are fourth-generation residents.

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J. Ira Harris
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:20

Mr. Harris is the chairman of J. I. Harris & Associates, a financial consulting firm he formed in 1998. Previously, he was in charge of the Midwest operation of Blair & Company before joining Salomon Brothers in 1969 as a general partner. He served as a member of the executive committee of Salomon Brothers 1978-83 and as a director of Phibro-Salomon. In 1988, he joined Lazard Freres & Company as a senior partner and member of its management committee. Mr. Harris is a life trustee of Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Corporation and Museum of Science and Industry. He is also a life member of the board of directors of the Kravis Center and is on the executive committee of Town of Palm Beach United Way. He currently serves as a director of Big Shoulders Fund for the Chicago Parochial School System, is a member of Kellogg Graduate School Advisory Board, and is a life director for Chicago Public Library Foundation and for National Center for Learning Disabilities in New York City. Mr. Harris is a 1959 graduate of University of Michigan, where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in April 2012.

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Sean M. Healey
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:20

Mr. Healey is chairman and CEO of Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (NYSE: AMG), a global asset management company with more than $540 billion in assets under management.  He joined AMG in 1995 and has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 2001. Mr. Healey holds a number of nonprofit board positions, including serving as co-chairman of the board of trustees of Peabody Essex Museum, and as a member of Council on Foreign Relations, Visiting Committee of Harvard Law School, and the board of trustees of International Game Fish Association. In 2006, he was appointed to serve on the President’s Export Council, the nation’s principal advisory committee on international trade. Mr. Healey received a JD from Harvard Law School and was an editor of Harvard Law Review. He received an MA from University College, Dublin, and an AB from Harvard College.

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James G. Held
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:21

Mr. Held is president and CEO of JPBK Holdings, Inc., a private investment and real estate holding company founded in 2000. Mr. Held has held a variety of executive positions including chairman and CEO of Home Shopping Network, president and CEO of Smart Bargains, president and CEO of Adrienne Vittadini, Inc., and various executive positions at QVC, Inc., Bloomingdale’s, and other retail and wholesale businesses. He is chairman of James Held & Kenn Karakul Charitable Foundation and is a member of various charitable organizations.

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Robert J. Holuba
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:23

Mr. Holuba graduated summa cum laude from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in accounting. As an offensive guard for the football team, played in two Orange Bowl National Championship games. He received his JD from University of Virginia School of Law. After gaining extensive tax law experience while working at Coopers and Lybrand, Mr. Holuba joined his family’s manufacturing business and, as manager, diversified into venture capital investing in both public and private sectors. He developed ski areas, golf courses, amusement parks, hotels, spas and scuba-diving resorts. He was also a private investor in medical imagery, micro-brewing, real estate and financial securities. Mr. Holuba manages his investments from offices in Sarasota, FL, and in New Jersey. He is involved with American Cancer Society, Autism Speaks, and numerous other organizations and charities. Mr. Holuba is chairman of Civic Association Port of Palm Beach/Singer Island Committee. He has five children and five grandchildren, resides in Palm Beach with Ms. Susan Furman, and summers in St. Helena, CA.

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Herbert H. Jacobi
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:24

Mr. Jacobi has held the position of chairman of the supervisory board, since 1998, of HSBC Trinkhaus & Burkhardt AG, one of the largest investment banks in Germany. He is now honorary chairman. Previously, he served as the bank’s chairman of managing partners. In addition, Mr. Jacobi was a managing partner of BHF Bank in Frankfurt and an executive vice president of Chase Manhattan Bank. He is a director of Droege International Group AG, Dusseldorf. He was formerly a director of Gillette Co., Boston; and Southern Union Company, Houston. Mr. Jacobi was educated at Rutgers University School of Business and New York University School of Business and is a graduate of Johannes Gutenberg University in Germany.

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Eric M. Javits
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:24

Ambassador Javits, born in New York City, graduated from Choate, Columbia College, and Columbia Law School. Admitted to the New York Bar in 1955 and later to the US Supreme Court, he began his legal career with Javits & Javits, founded by his father and his uncle, the late Sen. Jacob K. Javits. He conducted an international practice as senior partner of the firm (1964-89), then served as Ambassador-Designate to Venezuela and a consultant in the US Department of State until 1990. In 2000, President George W. Bush named him to the Conference on Disarmament and then to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2003-09). His civic activities included service as president and as chairman of Spanish Institute and on the boards of Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, French Institute-Alliance Francaise and Cardozo Law School. King Carlos I of Spain conferred decorations on Mr. Javits in 1981 and in 1990. He is the author of SOS New York--A City in Distress (Dial Press, 1961) and Twists and Turns--Episodes in the Life of Ambassador Eric M. Javits (Barrington Books, 2013). Mr. Javits and his wife, Dr. Margaretha Espersson, long-time residents of Manhattan, now maintain homes in Sweden and in Palm Beach. He has two children.

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Charles B. Johnson
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:25

Mr. Johnson is the recently retired chairman of Franklin Templeton Investments, a money management company with more than $800 billion in assets. The company was founded by his father in 1947, and now his son replaces him as chairman. He is a principal owner of baseball’s San Francisco Giants. His $250 million gift to Yale University this year is the largest in his alma mater’s history. Mr. Johnson grew up in Montclair, NJ. He is a former US Army lieutenant. He and his wife, Ann, a medical doctor, divide their time between homes in Palm Beach and Nantucket. They restored the historic Carolands Chateau and recently turned it over to a foundation for preservation. They have six children.

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Paul Tudor Jones II
Posted by Susi Trenery
Published: Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:24

Mr. Jones is founder, co-chairman, CIO and the controlling principal of Tudor Investment Corporation, which he formed in 1980. He is a portfolio manager focusing on discretionary macro trading and is a principal risk taker for the firm’s flagship strategy. He served as chairman of the New York Cotton Exchange (August 1992–June 1995) and was instrumental in the creation of its Financial Instrument Exchange (FINEX). Mr. Jones’ philanthropic service includes founder, former chair, and current board member of the Robin Hood Foundation; founder and former board member of the Excellence Charter School; founder of the Bedford Stuyvesant I Have A Dream program; former chair and current board member of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and The Everglades Foundation Inc.; current director of StudentsFirst NY; co-founder serving on the Advisory Board of the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center; current director of JUST Capital Foundation, Inc.; current chairman of the Sonima Foundation; current trustee of NYU Langone Medical Center; and current board member of the Apollo Theater Foundation. Mr. Jones holds a BA in economics from the University of Virginia (1976). He and his wife, Sonia, have four children and live in Palm Beach.

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Gerald R. Jordan Jr.
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:25

Mr. Jordan graduated from Harvard College. Following four years of service as a lieutenant in the US Navy, he graduated from the Harvard Business School and began his investment career as a security analyst at Putnam Management Company. As a senior vice president, he managed Putnam’s Vista, Equities, Voyager, and Option Income mutual funds. In 1978 he founded Hellman, Jordan Management Company and serves as chairman with principal responsibility for market strategy and the firms’ limited partnerships. Mr. Jordan is a former overseer of Harvard University; he serves on committees for athletics, financial aid, and university resources and on the Dean’s Committee of the Faculty of Art and Sciences. He is on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, a member of Massachusetts General Hospital President’s Council, overseer of Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, and trustee of Belmont Hill School and the Museum of Fine Arts. His philanthropic activities include endowing the Harvard Medical School Professorship in Stem Cell Research, the Stem Cell Chair at Massachusetts General Hospital, and 100 Harvard College scholarships, as well as Jordan Field at Harvard; Jordan Boys & Girls Club, Chelsea, MA; and Jordan Athletic Center, Belmont Hill School. Mr. Jordan is married and has three children.

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Michele Kessler
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:50

Chair, Fundraising Committee

Mrs. Kessler is the director of community relations at the Kessler Group and co-founder and director of the Kessler Family Foundation. She is a member of the Women’s Health Leadership Forum at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as a member of the President’s Advisory Council. She also serves on the board of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she co-chaired the Visiting Committee for Gastrointestinal Cancers. Mrs. Kessler is the co-chair of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Leadership Council for Psychiatry and the Global Ambassador of the Measles Initiative for the American Red Cross. She is the chairman of the board of the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society and co-chair of South Florida PBS. She serves on the executive committee of the American Ireland Fund, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, and the Palm Beach Police Foundation. She is also on the board of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies, the Ayenda Foundation, the Global Health Advisory Council at Harvard Medical School and the Town of Palm Beach United Way. Mrs. Kessler was formerly Honorary Consul of Monaco in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2013, she received the Jack Connors, Jr. Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. In 2012, she received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the American Red Cross’s Life Time Achievement Award and the Palm Tree Award from the Palm Beach Police Foundation. Mrs. Kessler was honored in 2009 by Massachusetts General Hospital with the Leadership Award by the Chief of Psychiatry and with the 2009 American Red Cross International Leadership Award and the 2009 American Ireland Fund Humanitarian Award. In 2007, she received the Women of Distinction Award by Palm Beach Atlantic University. Mrs. Kessler and her husband, Howard, have two sons and four grandchildren. They divide their time between their homes in Palm Beach, Boston and Osterville, MA.

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David H. Koch
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:30

Mr. Koch is executive vice president of the manufacturing and energy business Koch Industries, the largest private company in the country. He earned his BS and MS in chemical engineering from MIT. His contributions to MIT have established the David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice. In addition to his business activities, Mr. Koch has contributed to organizations and programs that promote cancer research, enhance medical centers and support educational institutions, as well as to programs that sustain arts and cultural institutions. In 2004, Mr. Koch received a presidential appointment to the National Cancer Advisory Board of National Cancer Institute, and he has been honored by New York Academy of Medicine for his support of biomedical research, healthcare and education. He also serves on more than 20 nonprofit boards including Whitehead Institute, American Ballet Theatre, American Museum of Natural History, James Madison Council of the Library of Congress and Cato Institute. Mr. Koch and his wife, Julia, founded the Food Allergy Initiative, which raises money for treating lifethreatening food allergies. They are residents of New York City and Palm Beach.

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Sidney A. Kohl
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:30

Mr. Kohl has his own diversified company, which has been located in Palm Beach for the past 35 years. Prior to that, in Wisconsin, he was chairman of the Kohl Corporation (NYSE). He served as chairman of Good Samaritan Medical Center and then became founding chairman of Good Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals (Intracoastal Health Systems). Mr. Kohl is a past chairman of Town of Palm Beach United Way and past chairman of Alexis de Tocqueville Society. He is a former president of Palm Beach Country Club. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

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Terry Allen Kramer
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:30

Mrs. Kramer is a Broadway producer with an extensive background in the world of finance and theater. As president of Remarkable Partners LP, her Broadway credits include Good News; I Love My Wife; Sugar Babies; A Meeting by the River; Nick and Nora; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia (Tony Award 2002); Movin’ Out (Tony Award 2003); Fiddler on the Roof; Cyrano; Grease; Come Fly Away; Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Evita; I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers; Kinky Boots (Tony Award 2013); The Elephant Man; On Your Feet! and The Humans (Tony Award 2016). Her off-Broadway credits include Beckett/Albee; The Play About the Baby; Gutenberg! The Musical!; and Reefer Madness. Mrs. Kramer’s major trusteeships and directorships include New York Presbyterian Hospital, Preservation Society of Palm Beach, Foundation for Italian Art and Culture and The Broadway League.

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Henry R. Kravis
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:32

Mr. Kravis is co-founder (in 1976), co-chairman and co-CEO of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Prior to founding KKR, Mr. Kravis was a partner at Bear Stearns & Company (1969-76). He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of First Data Corporation and ICONIQ Capital, LLC. He also serves as a director or trustee of several cultural and educational institutions, including Partnership for New York City, Mount Sinai Hospital, Columbia Business School (co-chairman), Rockefeller University (vice chairman), Claremont McKenna College, and Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Kravis is founder (in 1996) and co-chairman of New York City Investment Fund and founded Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. Mr. Kravis has a BA in economics from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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Kevin T. Lamb
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:32

Mr. Lamb, a corporate attorney in the Palm Beach office of the law firm of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., has more than 30 years of corporate legal experience across a wide spectrum of industries. He concentrates his practice in corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, creditors' rights and corporate restructurings. Prior to 2005, Mr. Lamb was a partner at the Boston-based law firm of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, where he served as chair of its commercial law and corporate restructurings practice. Mr. Lamb previously served as president of Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the board of trustees of Palm Beach Day Academy and on the board of directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Mr. Lamb received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Washington & Lee University.

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Howard Leach
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014 16:41

Mr. Leach was named US Ambassador to France in 2001 and served until 2005. A businessman and private investor, Ambassador Leach began his long entrepreneurial career as co-founder and president of various food-processing corporations from 1958-1971 in California. From 1995 to 2000 he was president and often major shareholder of numerous businesses, including Tejon Ranch Company, Cypress Farms Inc., and Union Ice Company in California; Sterling Inc. in Wisconsin; Krestrel Dental Corp. in Illinois; and Sybron Corporation in New York. He was an early limited partner in Forstmann Little and Co. in New York. Until entering his new post as US Ambassador to France, Mr. Leach was the president of several commercial and financial companies, including Foley Timber and Land Company, Leach Capital and Leach McMicking & Co., and Hunter Fan Co., involved in such public interest associations as the National Legal Research Center for the Public Interest in Washington and the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco. He earned a BS from Yale University and studied at Stanford Graduate School of Business and at Stanford Advanced Management College. He is a former chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of California and he was vice president of the San Francisco Opera Association.

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Sir Geoffrey Leigh
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:32

Sir Geoffrey is chairman of Trustees of Leigh-Academies Trust now grown to 14 Technology Academies. Previously chairman of Allied London Properties PLC, chairman of Sterling Homes and other House Building companies. Former Trustee and Commissioner of US - UK Fulbright Commission, Chairman of The Fulbright International Advisory Board. A Trustee of Margaret Thatcher Foundation and Founder of Margaret Thatcher Center at Oxford University, Friends of The British Library. Appointed to many UK Government Bodies dealing with Health, Education, Land use and the Arts. Founder Children's Hospital at St Mary's Hospital London. Member Chancellors Court, Oxford University. Foundation Fellow Somerville College Oxford, Honorary Fellow Emmanuel College Cambridge. A Treasurer of The Conservative Party, Chairman or Treasurer of various Charities in the UK. Knighted in 1990 for Services to the United Kingdom in the fields of Education, Health, Philanthropy and Politics. Freeman City of London. Member Haberdashers, and Furniture Makers Livery Companies. Member American University International Advisory Board. Educated at Haberdashers' Aske's School and the University of Michigan. Trustee Palm Beach United Way, Member of The Pilgrims US and UK, St. George's Society, New York, Society of The Four Arts, Palm Beach Ocean Club, Royal Automobile Club, Carlton Club, United and Cecil Club.

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Paul N. Leone
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:33

Mr. Leone serves as CEO of the 120-year-old privately held Breakers Palm Beach, Inc. and its parent company, Flagler System, Inc. The Breakers is the only large, historic luxury resort in the country still in the hands of its original owners, and the longest continuously operating business in Florida. He was exposed to the hospitality industry at a young age, working in his family’s motels and restaurants. He went on to earn his BS in accounting from the University of Kentucky and became a licensed CPA. Mr. Leone practiced public accounting for four years with the Big Eight accounting firm Coopers and Lybrand. In 1985, he joined The Breakers as hotel controller and rose to the position of president in 1994, at age 36. In 2016, he was appointed CEO, the first non-family member in the history of the company to hold that post. Since his appointment to President, Mr. Leone has been credited with engineering and sustaining the turnaround of one of the greatest resorts in the world by creating and fostering a unique company culture and achieving best-in-class employee fulfillment, guest satisfaction, community service, and financial performance. Mr. Leone is actively involved and widely recognized for his work with numerous civic and professional organizations. He and his wife, Kathy, have four sons.

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Jeffrey S. Levitt
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:33

Mr. Levitt is the former executive chairman and founder of Precyse, the leading national provider of Health Information Management (HIM) services and technologies. Mr. Levitt sold Precyse to Pamplona Capital Management in July 2015. Mr. Levitt previously built four other companies in healthcare, including Johnson Rents, a regional durable medical equipment company; Foster Medical Corporation, a roll-up of durable medical equipment organizations; Heritage Health Systems, Inc., which integrated several HMOs; and Orthopedic Services, Inc., a publicly owned provider of artificial limbs and braces. He was also a founding director of NovaCare, rehabilitation providers in inpatient, outpatient and long-term care settings, which bought Orthopedic Services in 1992. Mr. Levitt remained with NovaCare until becoming a private investor in 1994 and then founding Precyse. A graduate of The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, he later obtained his law degree from Villanova University. He is both an attorney and a CPA. He and his wife, Susan, live in Palm Beach and have two children and a grandchild.

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Garrison duP. Lickle
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:34

Mr. Lickle is president and CEO of Chilton Trust Company. Prior to joining Chilton, he was regional president of Lehman Brothers Trust Company and managing director of Lehman Brothers and Neuberger Berman. After the Barclays acquisition of Lehman Brothers, Mr. Lickle was a managing director of Barclays Wealth. He served as chairman and CEO of U.S. Trust Company of Florida before joining Lehman. He was a partner with the law firm of Gunster, and started his career as a managing partner of Pillsbury Winthrop. Mr. Lickle is a director and former member of the executive committee of The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, where he also served as treasurer and chairman of the Finance Committee. He is a board member of the Everglades Foundation, a member of the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center Leadership Council in Cleveland (OH) and Weston (FL), and a founding member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Leadership Council on Psychiatry. Mr. Lickle is a past chairman of the Town of Palm Beach Shore Protection Board. He received his BA and MBA from Rollins College, and his JD from the University of Richmond.

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Renée K. Lickle
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:34

Mrs. Lickle is currently the owner of 727 Ltd. Interiors and a director of The Society of the Four Arts. She was founder of Pink Ladies, the first volunteer group formed at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. While a resident of Wilmington, DE, she served as vice president and executive committee member of the junior board of Memorial Hospital for 15 years, and was a founding member and chair of Holly Ball Foundation to benefit Wilmington Medical Center for 12 years. Mrs. Lickle and her husband, William, purchased their first home in Palm Beach in 1973.

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Ellen F. Liman
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:35

Mrs. Liman, a painter, writer and Palm Beach resident, has owned the Liman Gallery on the island for 13 years and maintains a studio in West Palm Beach. In New York City, under Mayors Koch and Dinkins, she was executive director then a member of the NYC Advisory Commission for Cultural Affairs, and served as its chair (1991-93). She was a founding trustee of the International Center of Photography, a member of the Mayor’s Committee for New York City, appointed by Mayor Bloomberg, a past board member of many NYC cultural organizations and is currently a trustee of the Jewish Museum. Ms. Liman is a board member of South Florida PBS, the Town of Palm Beach United Way, a member of The Society of the Four Arts, the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, and a supporter of local cultural organizations such as the Armory Art Center, Dramaworks, the Dreyfoos School of the Arts and the Palm Beach Cultural Council. She is the author of seven books on interior design and collecting, received a BA in art history from Barnard College and is President of the Liman Foundation. Her late husband was Arthur L. Liman.

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David S. Mack
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:35

Mr. Mack is a senior partner of the Mack Company and a member of the board of directors of Mack-Cali Realty Corp., a publically traded REIT. He serves as a member of the board of trustees of Northwell Health and Pratt Institute. He also serves on the board of trustees of Hofstra University and the board of directors of MorseLife Health System; he is vice chairman of both. Additionally, he is a member of the board of governors of Palm Beach Country Club and vice chairman of the admissions committee. Mr. Mack is on the board of directors of the Kravis Center, is a member of Palm Healthcare Foundation and serves on the board of trustees of Town of Palm Beach United Way. He is the first assistant commissioner of Nassau County Police Department, and first vice president of Palm Beach Police Foundation. Previously, Mr. Mack was a member of the board of directors and vice chairman of New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and a member of the Board of Directors and Commissioner of the Port Authority of NY & NJ. For 14 years he was a deputy superintendent (Colonel) of the NY State Police. Mr. Mack received his BA in business administration from Hofstra University.

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William L. Mack
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:36

Mr. Mack is the chairman and founder of the real estate investment firm, Mack Real Estate Group. The company specializes in domestic and international real estate development opportunities and the property management of the company’s commercial assets. Prior to launching Mack Real Estate Group, he was the founder and chairman of AREA Property Partners (formerly Apollo Real Estate Advisors). He is the chairman of the board of directors of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and the president and CEO of the Mack Organization. Mr. Mack is a director of Florida Community Bank and Hudson’s Bay Company, chair of the board of overseers of the Wharton School and former vice chair of University of Pennsylvania’s board of trustees and Wharton Real Estate Center Advisory Board. He is chairman of the board of Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, vice chairman of Northwell Health (formerly known as North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System), and serves on its executive committee; he is also a trustee and member of the executive committee of Lenox Hill Hospital. Mr. Mack attended Brooklyn Technical High School, University of Pennsylvania and Wharton School of Business and Finance, and School of Business of New York University.

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Hildegarde E. Mahoney
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:36

Mrs. Mahoney is co-founder and chairman of Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute and a trustee of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA; a director of Charles A. Dana Foundation and The Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences at University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Mahoney serves on the honorary board of The Boys Club of New York and on the national board of The Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In Palm Beach, she is a member of the board of Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation and The Preservation Foundation. Mrs. Mahoney has been honored by The American Ireland Fund and The Boys Club of New York; received the Bronze Keystone Award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America; the Woman of Distinction Award from Birmingham Southern College and Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has honorary degrees from Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, AL, and Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She produced a documentary entitled Journey Interrupted in 2008, and just completed a book by the same title about her years in Japan during WWII, due out the summer of 2016. She is the mother of three, has nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mahoney has lived in Palm Beach since 1980, and summers in Switzerland.

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Burt Manning
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:37

Mr. Manning is chairman emeritus of J. Walter Thompson Co. Worldwide, the world’s first advertising agency. He is the only JWT chief executive to come from the creative ranks. Under his leadership, JWT more than doubled in size, serving more than 1,000 clients; was voted Best All-round Agency for three consecutive years in a nationwide survey; and broke revenue records for five consecutive years. As chairman of American Association of Advertising Agencies, his call to eliminate misleading political advertising was cited more than 400 times in national media. He is the first person elected to both the Advertising Hall of Fame and the National Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame, and was named Creative Executive of the Year and Advertising Executive of the Year. He has served as a director of corporate boards and as a trustee of pro bono organizations including New York Landmarks Conservancy, Park Avenue Armory Conservancy, Paley Center for Media, National Actors Theater, New School for Social Research, and Neurosciences Research Foundation. He has served on the Palm Beach Civic Association Marketing/Membership Committee since February 2013.

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Robin B. Martin
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:37

Mr. Martin retired as CEO of Deer River Group, a consulting firm which also owned radio stations and cell towers. He currently serves on the boards of Gerald Ford Presidential Foundation, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Town of Palm Beach United Way and Society of the Four Arts. Previously, he was board vice chair of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, and board member of Smithsonian American Art Museum and DC Board of Education. Martin was also board chair of DC Water and Sewer Authority and Medstar Washington Hospital Center. He has authored publications on the broadcasting industry and holds a commercial pilot license. Mr. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in communications, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and served as a board trustee for 25 years. He was board chair of the Corcoran Gallery for five years and received an honorary doctorate from its college. He lives in Palm Beach with his wife, Jocelyn.

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William M. Matthews
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:52

Chair, Raymond J. Kunkel Committee

Mr. Matthews, a native Floridian, has been involved with private investments and venture capital activities for more than 35 years. His interests have ranged from energy and real estate to technology and entertainment. For the last decade, Mr. Matthews has been increasingly committed to not-for-profit and charitable concerns. He currently is treasurer for Palm Beach Day Academy, and treasurer for Henry Morrison Flagler Museum. He serves on the Board of Visitors of Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and as a life trustee of Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA. He is the former chairman for Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

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Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014 16:41

Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter is the founder and CEO of Pace, the largest independently owned custom content agency in the nation, serving Fortune 500 and leading companies such as Southwest Airlines, Walmart, Wells Fargo, Verizon, AAA, USAA and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. She was appointed as the first female national chairman of the board of American Red Cross in 2004, and
is serving her fourth term. From 2001-2003, she served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Finland. As Ambassador, she initiated the Stop Child Trafficking: End Modern-Day Slavery and Children of Karelia program. She also founded the Women Business Leaders Summit®, a model for business entrepreneurship which continues around the world. She was awarded one of Finland’s highest honors – The Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion. Her board service includes: American Red Cross, iCivics, Blair House, National Gallery of Art Collectors Committee, Kennedy Center National Committee for the Performing Arts and the Kennedy Center International Committee for the Arts, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington National Opera, Elon University School of Law, Vision 2020 National Leadership Council, Macedonian Ministry, Inc., Habitat for Humanity and United Way.

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Brian A. McIver
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:38

Chair, Marketing/Membership

Mr. McIver is a private investor. He is retired from Kraft Foods International, where he was senior vice president of marketing and strategic planning. He was group vice president of General Foods International and held several brand management assignments at Procter & Gamble. He has served as board member and advisor to nonprofit organizations, including Palm Beach County Food Bank, Town of Palm Beach United Way, Feeding South Florida, World Affairs Council, The Lord’s Place, New York Young Audiences and Croquet Foundation of America. He is a past member of Guggenheim Museum’s International Development Council and Commanderie de Bordeaux Wine Society. A graduate of Michigan State University, he has been guest lecturer at Harvard, Dartmouth and the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Pamela, have residences in Palm Beach and Sag Harbor, NY.

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Edward F. McLaughlin
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:39

Mr. McLaughlin began his career in radio in 1958 as a salesman for an Oakland radio station. In 1964, ABC hired him as general sales manager for KGO/San Francisco, one of the area’s first news/talk stations where he became general manager in 1966. In 1972, ABC transferred Mr. McLaughlin to New York to become president of ABC Radio Networks. During his 14-year tenure, he greatly increased the number of ABC affiliates and purchased Watermark, a radio syndication company. In 1987, Mr. McLaughlin founded EFM Radio, a production company devoted to talk radio and, in 1988, he produced the Rush Limbaugh Show. By 1990, this daytime talk show centering on political issues had become a fixture on more than 200 stations, ultimately airing on more than 500 stations. Through EFM Radio, Mr. McLaughlin also produced and syndicated the “Dr. Dean Edell Show”, a medical talk show that airs on more than 400 stations. In 1998, he became chairman of the board at Broadcaster’s Foundation, an organization devoted to helping broadcasters in need. He is also a trustee emeritus of Paley Center for Media and was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.

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S. Christopher Meigher III
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:40

Mr. Meigher is the CEO of Meigher Communications LP and Quest Media LLC. Prior to the 1993 founding of Meigher Communications, publisher of Garden Design, Saveur, Quest and Friends magazines, he spent 23 years at Time Inc. He served there as the president of Time Inc. Magazines and was directly responsible for Time, Sports Illustrated, People, Fortune, Life, Entertainment Weekly, and Money. Mr. Meigher was the second publisher of People, president of Time Distribution Services, co-founder and chairman of American Family Publishers, and the CEO and founder of Time Publishing Ventures, which launched Parenting, Health, Cooking Light and Martha Stewart Living. He is an alumnus of Dartmouth College and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Meigher has served on the boards of America Online, Inc., Book-of-the-Month Club, Home Box Office, Sunset Publishing Company, Boys Club of New York and Episcopal Charities. He is a past trustee of American Ballet Theatre and Mayor’s Fund of New York.

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Robert A. Meister
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:40

Mr. Meister spent his career in the insurance industry retiring from Aon Group as vice chairman in 2009. He currently serves as vice chairman emeritus and consultant to Aon Corporation. Mr. Meister is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of corporate risk management and has been a distinguished member of the global risk management community for the past 40 years. He is noted for his corporate, civic and philanthropic contributions. He has served on numerous boards throughout his business career. Mr. Meister has been the recipient of the Distinguished Community Service Award from Brandeis University, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Pennsylvania State University from which he graduated in 1964, and the Haym Solomon Award from Anti-Defamation League. He is a long-time resident of Palm Beach.

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Edward H. Meyer
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:41

Mr. Meyer is the chairman, CEO, and CIO of Ocean Road Advisors, Inc., a family investment office that directs the investment and related management activities of several leading New York City-based families. Ocean Road Advisors, Inc., manages a portfolio invested in a broad range of investment strategies, including public and private equities, hedge funds, real estate, and venture capital. The company also oversees the activities of several large and active philanthropic foundations. Mr. Meyer was previously the president and CEO of Grey Advertising, a company he built over 40 years to become one of the leading multinational advertising companies. He has served as a director of a number of public companies and is currently on the boards of Harman International and Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. Mr. Meyer is also a member of the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College, the board of directors of Film Society of Lincoln Center, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation board of trustees. A Cornell graduate with honors in economics, Mr. Meyer and his wife, Sandy, have homes in Palm Beach, Manhattan, and Bridgehampton. They have two children and five grandchildren.

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William A. Meyer
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:42

Mr. Meyer became a member of the New York and Florida Bars following his graduation from the Wharton School, London School of Economics and Georgetown Law School. He later graduated from Harvard Business School. He is presently chairman of Meyer Jabara Hotels, which owns and operates 23 hotels from offices in Danbury, CT, and West Palm Beach. He was the previous CEO of Servico, Inc., a large publicly traded hospitality company, and chairman of CRSA Holdings, which provided management services to 25 continuing care retirement communities across the country. Mr. Meyer's real estate projects in Palm Beach County include office buildings, shopping centers, large raw land tracts, hotels and senior housing. He is the former vice chairman of JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, the past chairman (6 years) of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and the immediate past chairman of the Quantum Foundation, the 20th largest charitable foundation in the state of Florida. He serves on the investment committee of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and is vice chairman of the Jewish Community Foundation. Mr. Meyer also serves on the Board of Overseers of the School of Social Policy and Practice at University of Pennsylvania.

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George J. Michel Jr.
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:42

Mr. Michel retired after 35 years in corporate management in the metalworking and electronics industries. He most recently served as chairman of the board and CEO of Stanadyne, Inc., in Windsor, CT. He is a former vice chairman of Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, chairman of the board of trustees of Admiral Farragut Academy and a director of numerous private corporations. A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Michel received the 1980 MIT Corporate Management Leadership Award.

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Harriet L. Miller
Posted by Susi Trenery
Published: Wednesday, 22 February 2017 13:50

Mrs. Miller grew up in Framingham, MA. She graduated from Wellesley College, married her childhood sweetheart, and became an elementary school teacher. She and her late husband, Alan Miller (a former member of the Palm Beach Civic Association’s executive committee), lived in Maine and North Carolina and settled in Palm Beach in 1983. Mrs. Miller has been actively involved in civic affairs wherever she has lived. She currently serves on the executive committee of the Town of Palm Beach United Way, the education committee of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, is a board member of the Meyer Academy, and a trustee of the Jewish Woman’s Foundation. Her avocations include knitting, and her projects have won ribbons at the Fryeburg Agricultural Fair in Maine, where she spends her summers. Mrs. Miller has three children and seven grandchildren.

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Sydell L. Miller
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:43

Mrs. Miller has been a resident of Palm Beach for 18 years. With her late husband, Arnold, she co-founded Matrix Essentials, Inc., which became the country’s largest manufacturer of hair and beauty products. As a visionary and business leader, she began the “day spa” concept for professional salons. After her husband passed away in 1992, she doubled the company’s sales before selling it to Bristol-Myers Squibb in 1995. Mrs. Miller is a generous philanthropist with a commitment to her community and a compassion for many charitable organizations. She has served on the board of trustees of several local and national charities with interests including entrepreneurial fields, children’s education and healthcare. She also enjoys being very involved in the arts. Today, Mrs. Miller continues her passion and energy for advancing healthcare through innovation, research and education. As a trustee for Cleveland Clinic, she is involved in supporting better health care for Palm Beach County and Florida. Mrs. Miller splits her time between Palm Beach and her home in Cleveland.

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Robert E. Nederlander
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:55

Mr. Nederlander has been the managing member of Nederlander Company LLC, which owns and operates theaters outside of metropolitan New York; an officer/director of Nederlander Organization Inc., which operates theaters in New York City; and president of Nederlander Television and Film Productions, Inc. He is a limited partner in the New York Yankees Partnership. He served for 16 years as an elected regent for University of Michigan and was appointed by President Carter and confirmed by the Senate to be a member of the National Council on Educational Research. Mr. Nederlander graduated from University of Michigan in 1955 with a BA in economics, earned his JD from University of Michigan Law School in 1958 and received an honorary Doctorate of Law in 1990. He has also received the University’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award and the Presidential Society Service Citation. He is a fellow of both the ABA and the State Bar of Michigan and served as a director of four different public boards.

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Linda R. Olsson
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:56

Ms. Olsson is the president/broker of Linda R. Olsson, Inc., Realtor, "Specializing in Palm Beach Luxury Properties" for over 27 years. Recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of “America's Best Real Estate Agents", ranked 26th in the state for sales volume.​ This year has been another banner year for her boutique firm, known for its professionalism, superior service, and unrivaled website. Born and raised in Boston, she lives and works in Palm Beach and believes in supporting local civic causes. Ms. Olsson has been a member of the Palm Beach Civic Association for 2​5 years prior to becoming a ​​director and member of the Executive Committee. ​A​n active member of the Palm Beach community, she has been a 25-year​ ​member and supporter of the Preservation ​Foundation​ of Palm Beach, a supporter of the Society of the Four Arts, and the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. She is a founding member of the Palm Beach/Flagler Rotary Club, where she was club secretary and received a Paul Harris Fellow award. In addition, Ms. Olsson is a member of the Palm Beach Board of Realtors, Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Flagler Museum, Norton Museum of Art, the Palm Beach DAR, and is a sustaining member of the Palm Beach Junior League.

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Mary M. Ourisman
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:45

Ambassador Ourisman served as U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, a total of seven countries simultaneously. Prior to her Ambassadorial tour, she concentrated her efforts in supporting the arts and community involvement. She has served on numerous boards, including the Washington National Opera, the Blair House, and as Trustee for the Kennedy Center. She continues her involvement with these and other boards, and is an active emeritus trustee of the Smithsonian, co-chair of the Kennedy Center International Committee, and former member of the Executive Committee of the Meridian International Center. She is also a member of the Council of American Ambassadors. Her involvements include the American Red Cross, Historic Mount Vernon, Trust for the National Mall, and The Prince of Wales Foundation. She serves on the President’s Council of the Bush Library in Dallas, Texas, and she is a founding member of the United States Diplomacy Center at the U. S. State Department. She is a graduate of University of Texas –
Austin, with a Bachelor of Science degree. Ambassador Mary Ourisman is married to Mandell J. Ourisman, chairman of Ourisman Automotive Enterprises. She has one son and one granddaughter, and divides her time between Washington, D.C. and Palm Beach, FL.

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Alvin S. Parven
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:46

Mr. Parven retired as a senior vice president of Aetna, Inc., a firm focused on health care and pensions. He currently serves as a director of Alexion Pharmaceutical Inc., headquartered in Cheshire, CT, where he is chairman of the compensation committee. He is former chairman of the Employee Pension Board of Town of Palm Beach. He is a former board member of State Wide Health Corp. (SHCC) of Connecticut and Hebrew Health Care in Connecticut. He is a past president of Youth Baseball and Basketball Leagues of West Hartford, CT, and Banyan Golf Club in Florida. Mr. Parven graduated from Northeastern University and attended Harvard School of Public Health. He and his wife, Sandy, spend their time between Palm Beach and Avon, CT. They have three married children and eight grandchildren.

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James B. Patterson
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:46

Mr. Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. His other awards include two Emmys, the Edgar Award, and the Children’s Choice Award for Author of the Year. Mr. Patterson is a tireless champion of the power of books and reading, exemplified by his children’s book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: “We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say, ‘PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.’” He has donated more than one million books to students and members of the military services and has provided more than 400 Teacher Education Scholarships at 24 colleges and universities. Mr. Patterson has also donated millions of dollars to independent bookstores and school libraries. He invests his proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.

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Thomas Peterffy
Posted by Susi Trenery
Published: Wednesday, 22 February 2017 13:52

Mr. Peterffy was born in 1944 in Budapest, Hungary. He studied engineering and immigrated to the United States at age 21, where he attended the New York University School of Engineering. Mr. Peterffy became a computer programmer, director of research, and vice president at Mocatta Metals Inc. in New York City. In 1977 he became an independent floor trader at the American Stock Exchange, later forming the first entirely automated trading firm, known today as Interactive Brokers Group LLC. Mr. Peterffy is currently its chairman and CEO. Together with its various subsidiaries, the company is the largest electronic prime broker and retail broker by number of published, revenue-producing trades on more than 120 exchanges and 27 countries across the globe.

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Pauline Pitt
Posted by Susi Trenery
Published: Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:25

Mrs. Pitt, born in New York City, lived in South Africa for five years with her then-husband Dixon Boardman and then in London, where she was a partner in the shop Treasure Island, located in Pimlico. After moving back to New York City in 1976, she established a decorating business, completing many homes in New York, Florida and Greece. Her work was published in House & Garden, House Beautiful, Veranda and Architectural Digest. She lived in Palm Beach part-time from 1980 and full-time from 2000, continuing her decorating business in Florida. Ms. Pitt has served on the boards of the Animal Medical Center and Lighthouse for the Blind, both in New York City. She is currently on the board of directors of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and the Par 3 Golf Course Foundation. She is the chairman of the board of the Preservation Foundation and the William H. Pitt Foundation, named for her late husband, which primarily supports education. She resides in Palm Beach and Aspen, CO.

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Harvey L. Poppel
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:57

Chair, Water Resources Committee

Mr. Poppel is a private investor. He served as managing director of Broadview Associates, an information technology (IT) mergers and acquisition firm, 1985-96. Previously, he managed the worldwide IT and information systems management consulting practices at Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc., and served on Booz, Allen’s board. Mr. Poppel was a four-time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur-of-the-Year judge in New Jersey and Northern California, and co-authored Information Technology: The Trillion-Dollar Opportunity. He has served on the executive committee and is currently a director of Israel Cancer Association and is on the Vice President’s Council of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Mr. Poppel received his BS and MS degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He and his wife, Lee, live in Palm Beach and Tiburon, CA. They have two children and three grandchildren.

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Richard Rampell
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:47

Mr. Rampell is an equity principal in the national accounting firm MBAF and is in charge of the Palm Beach office. He was previously the president and CEO of Rampell & Rampell, PA, a certified public accounting firm in Palm Beach, founded in 1959, which was merged into MBAF in 2016. He has over 40 years of continuous experience in providing comprehensive services to a wide array of clients, including a specialization in large real estate organizations and hedge funds. Mr. Rampell is the author of numerous articles on accounting and tax matters. He has written a weekly column for the Wall Street Journal “By the Books,” and he co-authored Tax Aspects of Divorce in Florida, published by National Business Institute, Inc. He is a trustee of the National Public Radio Foundation and is a member of the Planned Giving Committee of Princeton University. He graduated from Princeton University with honors (AB) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA). His daughter, Catherine Rampell, is a twice-weekly op-ed columnist for the Washington Post newspaper.

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Brandon Reid
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:48

Mr. Reid is a senior client account manager with Bessemer Trust in Palm Beach. Since joining Bessemer Trust in 2000, he has been a senior account manager and team leader in the New York office, chairman of the bank’s officers committee and a member of the Bessemer Trust Operations advisory panel. Prior to Bessemer Trust, Mr. Reid was with Brundage, Story and Rose for 19 years as a principal and senior portfolio manager. He was a co-chairman of the Investment Policy Committee, a member of the Research Department’s Consumer Working Group, and chaired the firm’s operations committee. Prior to Brundage, Mr. Reid was a portfolio manager for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company and was a registered representative with White, Weld & Company. He has a BS
from Tufts University, an MBA from New York University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Investment Counselor and a member of the Financial Analysts Federation. Mr. Reid is a member of the board of directors of The Fresh Air Fund of New York. He and his wife, Diane, have five children and are avid sailors, skiers and tennis players.

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Michael Reiter
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:50

Mr. Reiter is the president of Michael Reiter and Associates, a Palm Beach based security and investigative firm providing global protection and advisory for individuals and organizations. After more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, Mr. Reiter retired as the eighth Chief of Police for Town of Palm Beach. He was the founder of Palm Beach Citizens and Teen Police Academies and Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS). He is an expert in crisis management and the prevention and investigation of crimes against high net worth individuals. Mr. Reiter served on the executive board of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and is a member of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum Leadership Council. He earned an MS from Palm Beach Atlantic University, BA from Florida Atlantic University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Harvard Kennedy School Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. He received the Palm Beach Civic Association Raymond J. Kunkle Award, Town of Palm Beach Employee of the Year award, Worth Avenue Association Above and Beyond award and the Palm Beach Atlantic University Distinguished Alumni award. He and his wife, Janet, reside in Palm Beach.

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Edwin Robbins
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:50

Mr. Robbins is of counsel with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom where he has been affiliated with the law firm since 1968. He has also been the CEO of three public closed-end investment companies, and a director of numerous public and private companies and private charitable foundations. He has been a trustee of Columbia University, chairman of the trustees’ audit committee, and a member of the executive, finance and investment committees. Mr. Robbins has been an officer, director and member of the executive committee of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and is a member, and previous chairman, of its investment committee. He also serves as a trustee of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and is a member of its investment committee. Mr. Robbins received his BA from Columbia College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his JD from Columbia Law School,
where he was an editor of the Law Review. He and his wife, Beverly, have three children and 13 grandchildren, and have had a residence in Palm Beach for more than 40 years. They also reside in Manhattan and Greenwich.

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E. Burke Ross Jr.
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:51

Mr. Ross is president of ADEC Investments, LP, a private equity investment firm. He is a former partner of Wesray Capital Corporation and has been involved in corporate acquisitions for more than 20 years. Mr. Ross has served on the boards of directors of numerous organizations, including Community Foundation of New Jersey. His current principal interest is providing private educational opportunities to talented children from financially limited families. He is a director of New Jersey Seeds, which places about 100 children a year in private secondary schools. Mr. Ross is a graduate of Princeton University and University of Chicago School of Business.

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Stephen M. Ross
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:51

Stephen M. Ross is the chairman and founder of Related Companies. Mr. Ross formed Related in 1972. Today the company is one of the largest owners of affordable housing, has developed more than $22 billion in real estate, and owns real estate assets valued at over $20 billion. Mr. Ross is also the owner of the Miami Dolphins. Mr. Ross is chairman of the board of directors of Equinox Holdings, Inc., serves on the Executive Committee and is a trustee of Lincoln Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Guggenheim  Foundation. He is a director on the board of the Culture Shed and the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Mr. Ross is also a director on the board of World Resources Institute (WRI) and recently established the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. In 2013, Mr.
Ross pledged to give more than half of his estate to philanthropic causes and charitable organizations through the Giving Pledge. Mr. Ross graduated from University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, from Wayne State University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree and from New York University School of Law with a Master of Laws in Taxation.

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Joseph S. Sambuco
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:53

Mr. Sambuco is president and CEO of Colonnade Properties LLC, a private, fully-integrated commercial real estate investment company. Colonnade has owned, managed and developed more than 9 million square feet of office property, 1,300 hotel rooms, 2,500 residential units and 1,000 acres of land in major markets nationwide, including Phillips Point in West Palm Beach. Mr. Sambuco began his career in 1982 in the real estate subsidiary of Lazard Freres & Co. and, after acquiring the group in 1989, he transitioned the company to Colonnade Properties. He is a member of Urban Land Institute and National Association of Industrial and Office Parks. Mr. Sambuco currently serves on the board of Palm Beach Day Academy. He resides in Palm Beach with his wife and children.

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John F. Scarpa
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:53

Mr. Scarpa is an entrepreneur in the cable television and cellular communications industries. He was co-founder, president and COO of American Cellular Network Corporation, licensed to operate cellular telephone systems in the northeastern US. As co-founder of Unitel Wireless Communications Systems, Mr. Scarpa also developed and operated cellular telephone systems throughout the US and was one of the original members of the Cellular One Network. He was instrumental in establishing the New Jersey and the Northeast Cable TV Associations. Through the John F. Scarpa Foundation, he supports education, healthcare, and disadvantaged families. He is the principal benefactor for the Frank and Edith Scarpa Regional Cancer Center in Vineland, NJ. Mr. Scarpa serves on the board of directors of the Town of Palm Beach United Way, Home Safe in West Palm Beach; he is a former director of the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews. He has received honorary doctorates from the American University of Rome and Villanova Law School, and he established the John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies. He has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2010) and the National Italian American Foundation Special Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit (2008). In September 2015, he founded the John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship at Villanova Law School. Mr. Scarpa and his wife, Jana, reside in Palm Beach and Avalon, NJ.

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Gerald Schuster
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:54

Mr. Schuster is the founder, president and CEO of Continental Wingate Co. (Needham, MA), a holding company for businesses specializing in financial services, real estate development/property management and healthcare. He was an advisor on President Lyndon Johnson’s Committee on Inner City Banking and participated in FNMA’s Forum II to explore and resolve financing problems in middle-income urban housing. Mr. Schuster consulted with Michigan State Housing Development Authority for inner-city multifamily housing and was a director of Kapson Senior Quarters, developer and operator of assisted living facilities in the northeast. He is a trustee of Brigham and Women’s Hospital; a member of Partners HealthCare System, Inc.; and a Third Century member at Harvard Medical School. Mr. Schuster served on the board of Combined Jewish Philanthropies and was a trustee of Greater Boston YMCA. He is a trustee of Clinton Library Foundation and a board member of John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Mr. Schuster and his wife
founded the Gerald and Elaine Schuster Fund to Support Faculty Development and Active Citizenship at Tufts University and Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, which exposes human trafficking and slavery, promotes social justice and supports the Justice Brandeis Innocence Project. Mr. Schuster also founded Operation PEACE (Partnerships in Education and Community Enrichment), which provides mentoring, tutoring and life-skill training for inner-city children in Atlanta and Boston.

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Stephen A. Schwarzman
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:54

Mr. Schwarzman is chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, a leading global asset manager with more than $361 billion AUM, and has been involved in all phases of the firm’s development since its founding in 1985. An active philanthropist with a history of supporting education, in 2015 Mr. Schwarzman donated $150 million to Yale University for the establishment of a first-of-its-kind campus center. In 2013, he founded an international scholarship program, “Schwarzman Scholars,” at Tsinghua University in Beijing to educate future leaders about China. In 2007, he donated $100 million to the New York Public Library, on whose board he serves. Mr. Schwarzman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Business Council, Business Roundtable, and International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He also serves on the boards of the Asia Society and New York City Partnership and on the advisory board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. He is a trustee of the Frick Collection in New York City and chairman emeritus of the board of directors of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Schwarzman holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Harold B. Smith
Posted by Susi Trenery
Published: Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:26

Mr. Smith began a life-long business career with Illinois Tool Works following his education at Princeton (BSE 1955) and Northwestern (MBA 1957) Universities. ITW founded in 1912 and now a global diversified manufacturer with businesses in 57 countries was the second enterprise founded by his great-grandfather Byron L. Smith who earlier had established the Northern Trust Company. Mr. Smith retired from ITW as Chairman of the Executive Committee in 2010 and continues as an Emeritus Director. He also served as a director of Northern Trust Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and W.W. Grainger Inc. Active in civic organizations in Chicago he is currently a Life Trustee of Rush University Medical Center, having served as Chairman 1978-1988, the Adler Planetarium, the Newberry Library and Northwestern University. He was a member of the Republican National Committee 1976-1999 and served as chairman of the Illinois Republican Party 1993-99.

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Matthew K. Smith
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:56

Mr. Smith is the CEO for Shoes for Crews, LLC., the world's leading manufacturer and direct-marketer of slip-resistant footwear. They provide footwear to more than 140,000 workplaces worldwide in the restaurant, hotel, supermarket, industrial and health care  Industries. With more than 500 employees worldwide, Shoes for Crews operates in the US, Europe, Canada, and Asia-Pacific regions. Mr. Smith is active in numerous community efforts. Shoes for Crews has donated more than 100,000 pairs of footwear to people in need around the world, including those victims of the Haitian earthquakes, Florida hurricanes, typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and  famines in Africa. Mr. Smith is on the board of directors of Palm Beach Day Academy, Palm Beach Police Foundation, and University of Michigan Political Science Dept. He is also a member of the Town of Palm Beach Recreation Advisory Commission. Mr. Smith earned his BA in Political Science from University of Michigan and a graduate diploma in Direct Marketing from New York University. He was honored as the 2011 Ultimate CEO for Palm Beach by the South Florida Business Journal.

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Eliot I. Snider
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:56

Mr. Snider is president and chairman of Massachusetts Lumber Company, a real estate and investment firm in Chestnut Hill, MA. He serves on the board of Rogers Foam Corp. and is chairman of Eastern Terminals, Inc. He is president of Snider Charitable Trust and Snider Family Foundation and is a past chair of Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. He is a trustee emeritus at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an overseer of Museum of Fine Arts. Mr. Snider received his AB from Harvard and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a past president of Harvard Business School Association, served as alumni president of the Business School, and established a professorship in social enterprise. At Harvard’s School of Public Health, he is a member of the Dean’s Council. In May 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters by Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. Mr. Snider lives in Palm Beach and Chestnut Hill, MA, with his wife, Ruth Freund. They have three children and four grandchildren.

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Harold A. Sorgenti
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:57

Since 1998, Mr. Sorgenti has been the principal of Sorgenti Investment Partners, a company engaged in pursuing chemical investment opportunities; it acquired the French ethanol producer Société d’Ethanol de Synthese (SODES) in partnership with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1998. Prior to forming Sorgenti Investment Partners, Mr. Sorgenti’s career included the presidency of ARCO Chemical Company and leadership of the 1987 initial public offering of the company. He is also the founder of Freedom Chemical Company. Mr. Sorgenti is currently a member of the board of directors of Philadelphia Facilities Management Company and Zero Technologies. He was appointed to the board of directors of A/E Biofuels in 2007 and is a former member of the board of directors of Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co. and Crown Cork & Seal. Mr. Sorgenti received his BS in Chemical Engineering from City College of New York in 1956 and his MS from Ohio State University in 1959. He has also received honorary degrees from Villanova, St. Joseph’s, Ohio State and Drexel Universities.

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Christopher W. Storkerson
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:57

Mr. Storkerson is a senior vice president and wealth strategist at Northern Trust Bank in Palm Beach where, as a Certified Financial Planner, he advises families and institutions on their wealth management. Mr. Storkerson earned his BA in economics from Middlebury College and was an NCAA All-American Athlete in lacrosse. He received his MBA in finance from University of Southern California, graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma honors, and was then appointed to a fellowship with the US-Indonesia Society in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Mr. Storkerson serves the community as a member of the Town of Palm Beach Investment Advisory Committee, and as a member of the board of directors of Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. He is also actively involved with Palm Beach Day Academy and several youth lacrosse organizations. Mr. Storkerson and his wife, Samantha, live in Palm Beach with their two sons.

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William R. Tiefel
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:58

Mr. Tiefel is chairman of CarMax, Inc. He joined the CarMax board of directors in 2002 when the company became public. He is also chairman emeritus of Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and is a past director of Bulgari Hotels and Resorts. Mr. Tiefel was with Marriott International for 42 years and a president of Lodging Group 1993-99, responsible for the development, marketing and operation of all its lodging brands and timeshares worldwide. He retired as vice chairman in 2003. He attended Williams College and graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a degree in hotel management. He also completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and in 1998 received an honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University. Mr. Tiefel is a graduate and honorary life trustee of Valley Forge Military Academy and College, a past trustee of Johnson & Wales University (2001-09), a trustee of Town of Palm Beach United Way, and he is on the Board of Governors of Wilmer Eye
Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital. He and his wife, Norma, are fulltime residents of Palm Beach.

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Dr. Norman Traverse
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:58

Dr. Traverse was the founder of ITS Corporation, which grew to be the world’s largest supplier of cardiopulmonary contracting services to hospitals. He merged ITS into American Medical International and remained a director of AMI and president of ITS for 18 years, until it was taken private in a leveraged buyout. He was the founder and chairman of the board of Travcom Corporation, which publishes medical information primarily dealing with the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Traverse founded and is president of HealthMadeEasy.com, a web portal dedicated to educating the public, patients, their families and caregivers about healthcare and healthy lifestyles. He was a member of the Medical Care Commission of Town of Palm Beach and helped in writing the area Medical Care Guide. Dr. Traverse is a member of the visiting committee of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and manages a private investment fund that selectively invests in private and public companies. He received his medical degree from University of Tennessee, completing his postgraduate work at Boston City Hospital and Tufts Medical School, where he was appointed to the faculty. He lives in Palm Beach with his wife, Nassrine.

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Paul Van der Grift
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:59

Mr. Van der Grift is the chariman of the board of directors of First Serve PAL. First Serve was originally founded as Palm Beach Area Tennis Patrons in 1993 by the late Palm Beach Civic Association director and philanthropist, A. Lachan Reed. As a Police Athletic League (PAL) organization, First Serve partners with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the USTA, Palm Beach Atlantic University, The Breakers Palm Beach, the Salvation Army, and many other civic minded organizations to provide after school tennis lessons, academic tutoring, life-skills, and mentoring to more than 300 students each year. He is retired from acting and documentary filmmaking and has a BA in International Affairs, with a minor in Social Work from Florida State University. He received his acting training at Uta Hagen’s HB Studio and his film training at New York University. He has produced, directed, and written numerous projects, working with such historical figures as Mohammad Ali, Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, Dr. Maya Angelou, Althea Gibson and Billie Jean King. His social work experience includes work in eldercare, grief, and crisis counseling. He is certified by the Enneagram Worldwide, Professional Training Program as an Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition. Mr. Van der Grift lives with his wife Joanie in Palm Beach.

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Leo A. Vecellio, Jr.
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:59

Mr. Vecellio is chairman, president, and CEO of Vecellio Group, Inc. He joined the family-owned Vecellio & Grogan in 1973, with degrees in civil engineering and construction management from Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech, and four years of US Air Force active duty. He spurred the company’s growth and expansion into new markets and industries, making Vecellio Group a top contractor with extensive heavy/highway construction, mining, and petroleum operations. Mr. Vecellio is a founder of Floridians for Better Transportation, serves on Florida’s Council of 100, and is active in the Florida Transportation Builders Association. He is past chairman of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, and he currently chairs its Transportation Development Foundation. Mr. Vecellio is a member of Virginia Tech’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni and Academy of Engineering Excellence, Georgia Tech’s Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni, and West Virginia Academy of Civil Engineers. He and wife, Kathryn, are active in numerous philanthropic endeavors as well. The Vecellio Family Foundation has provided more than $2.6 million in college scholarships and helps support numerous other educational, civic and charitable organizations. The couple’s two sons, Christopher and Michael, the fourth generation in the family business, also reside in Palm Beach.

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Bob Vila
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:59

Mr. Vila, an authority on home improvement, is best known as the television show host for “This Old House”, “Bob Vila’s Home Again” and “Bob Vila”. A Miami native, he graduated from the College of Journalism and Communications at University of Florida, spent time in the Peace Corps, and then worked and traveled in Europe for two years. Mr. Vila returned to settle in Boston, where he studied at the Boston Architectural Center and established a residential remodeling and design business. His restoration of a Victorian Italianate house in Newton Center, MA, led to a pilot program on home renovation and then to the PBS series “This Old House”. In 1989, after 10 years as host, he left to found BVTV Inc., which produced “Bob Vila’s Home Again” and “Bob Vila”. He is a contributor on network news shows and has produced a series of specials for A&E, “Bob Vila’s Guide to Historic Homes”, touring historic homes in the U.S., Italy, England and Ireland. Mr. Vila is the author of 11 books, including Bob Vila’s Guide to Historic Homes of America and Bob Vila’s Complete Guide to Remodeling Your Home. He is also active in several charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and Hemingway Preservation Foundation. He has served on the Architectural Commission for Town of Palm Beach for six years and as its chairman for the past two. He is a board member of The Fledgling Fund, and was founded by his wife, Diana Barrett, which supports documentary films as agents of change.

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Mary E. Watkins
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:59

Ms. Watkins has been a resident of Palm Beach since 1999. She retired from JPMorgan following 28 years with the firm. During her tenure with JPMorgan, she held numerous leadership positions, including her last position as president of JPMorgan Florida and head of the firm’s Private Banking business in Florida. Previously, as a managing director in New York, Ms. Watkins was responsible for the firm’s Global Loan Syndication Group and separately JPMorgan’s Private Placement Advisory Group. Further, she was the first executive selected to lead JPMorgan’s firm-wide Diversity Initiative. Ms. Watkins has served as a trustee on the board of Hollins University and on the Vestry of Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. She is a graduate of Kent School in Kent, CT, and received a BA from Hollins University. She received a master’s degree in Economics from New York University. Ms. Watkins is married to Reuben B. Johnson, and they have three grown children.

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James A. Weiner
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 16:00

Mr. Weiner retired after more than three decades as a US State Department Foreign Service officer, with the rank of minister counselor. His major overseas assignments included counselor for management affairs at embassies in Brasilia and in Bogota, and a tour as a Foreign Service inspector. Additionally, Mr. Weiner assisted in opening the US Embassy to the German Democratic Republic, and served as the embassy counselor in Berlin. In Washington, DC, his roles included director of the Office of Recruitment,  Examination, and Employment, executive director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and executive director of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Mr. Weiner is a member of the World Affairs Council, the Foreign Service Retiree Association, and the Cato Institute in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of Bates College and the National War College.