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BOD - Honorary 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 - Honorary Directors
Alexander W. Dreyfoos
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:53

Mr. Dreyfoos is chairman of Dreyfoos Group, a private capital management firm that grew out of Photo Electronics Corp., which he formed in 1963 to manufacture electronic equipment for the photographic industry. Mr. Dreyfoos, an inventor who holds 10 US and many foreign patents, owned WPEC-TV 12 in West Palm Beach, 1973-96. He has been a major force behind area cultural efforts, helping to establish Palm Beach County Cultural Council and serving as its first chairman; spearheading efforts over a 12-year period to first build a world-class performing arts center, and then serving as Kravis Center chairman for the following 15 years after its
opening in 1993. He is a lifetime trustee of MIT Corporation and a trustee of both Scripps Research Institute and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. In May 2004, he was elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He is an active member of Chief
Executives Organization and World Presidents’ Organization. He has received numerous awards, including the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Special Award. Mr. Dreyfoos has an undergraduate degree from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

BOD - Honorary Directors
Isabel Phelps Furlaud
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:02

Mrs. Furlaud serves on the board of managers of East Hampton Library and is past president of East Hampton Historical Society. She is a former vice president of the Garden Club of East Hampton. She is a council member of Rockefeller University in New York City, and was founder of the Women and Science Initiative. In addition, she served as director of public relations for Lord & Taylor in Palm Beach.

BOD - Honorary Directors
Richard L. Harrington
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:09

Mr. Harrington was a corporate attorney in Milwaukee, WI, before retiring in 1984. He served on the boards of several publicly listed and privately owned companies. He is a trustee of Town of Palm Beach United Way, serving as chairman of the allocation committee for 1998, 1999 and 2000. Mr. Harrington is also a member of The Society of the Four Arts and a former director and officer of Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce. He attended Macalester College and University of Minnesota and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946.

BOD - Honorary Directors
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.