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BOD - In Memoriam
John J. Brogan
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:24

In Memoriam The Palm Beach Civic Association deeply appreciates the exceptional life and generous service of the following Civic Association Director. He was a respected community leader who loved Palm Beach and was dedicated to the Town. We will always be grateful for his enthusiastic support of the Civic Association.

BOD - In Memoriam
John F. Cunningham
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:27

Mr. Cunningham is the chairman and CEO of Cunningham & Co., a strategy consulting firm concentrating on the technology industry. Previously, Mr. Cunningham was chairman and CEO of Computer Consoles Inc., a telecommunications company acquired by Northern Telecom in 1988. Prior to that, he finished an 18-year career at Wang Laboratories, serving as president and COO before retiring in 1985. Mr. Cunningham has served as a director of numerous companies, including the First National Bank of Boston, EMC Corporation and Apollo Computer. He currently serves as an independent trustee/director of the Federated Group of Mutual Funds Corporation. Mr. Cunningham has served on numerous charitable and not-for-profit boards including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Catholic Charities of Boston, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Boston, and as an overseer and trustee at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. He is currently a trustee associate at Boston College. Mr. Cunningham made Palm Beach his principal residence with his wife, Ellen, in 1991. He has two grown daughters, Erin and Trisha, who reside in New York City.

BOD - In Memoriam
Alec Flamm
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:27

Mr. Flamm served as president of Union Carbide Corp. for four years, retiring as vice chairman after 37 years with the company. He was also a director of that company for five years. He is a retired director of several public companies, including Continental Corp., Mallinckrodt Corp., and UCAR International Corp.; director of the Habilitation Center; a trustee of Palm Beach Community Chest/United Way; vice-chairman of the Kravis Center and a member of the finance committee and chairman of its governance/nominating committee. Mr. Flamm was vice-chairman and treasurer of the Palm Beach Civic Association. He is also a director and member of the executive committee of the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Mr. Flamm is a graduate of Cornell University.

BOD - In Memoriam
William M. Guttman
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:29

 

William M. Guttman
Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Guttman was general counsel and a senior executive of Time Inc., responsible for all domestic and international legal affairs of Time and its worldwide divisions and subsidiaries. He left in 1991, after spearheading the Time and Warner Communications merger. He was co-chairman and CEO of the Palm Beach Civic Association, 1997-2005. Mr. Guttman also serves on the board of directors of the Citizens’ Association of Palm Beach, and the board of the Graham-Eckes Palm Beach Academy Foundation. He served on the Town of Palm Beach Charter Review Commission 1997-99 and on the Palm Beach Planning and Zoning Commission 2006-2009, two years as chairman. In 2005 he received the Anti-Defamation League’s Distinguished Community Service Award for promoting harmony and understanding in Palm Beach, and in 2006 the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Pride of Palm Beach Award. During his career, Mr. Guttman served as an adjunct professor at Pace University Law School and Columbia University Business School and was a member of the Council of the Rand Corporation and the board of governors of the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Guttman has also served on many distinguished academic and professional committees, including the Business Roundtable's legal committee. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Columbia with honors.

BOD - In Memoriam
Charles F. Henderson
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:30

Mr. Henderson is a member of the New York Stock Exchange and former chairman of Henderson Brothers, an NYSE specialist company. He has served on several stock exchange committees. He served in the US Navy with Naval Air Transport in the South Pacific during WWII. He has served as chairman of the zoning board in Rumson, NJ, where he has been a part-time resident for many years. He is a former trustee of St. Leo College in North Florida, founder and trustee of Christian Brothers Academy of Lincroft, NJ, and a Knight of Malta. He received the prestigious award of the Council of Christians and Jews financial division in New York City. He is also a board member of the Noreen McKeen Residence in West Palm Beach. He attended Columbia, Princeton and Holy Cross and is a graduate of Seton Hall College.

BOD - In Memoriam
Herbert C. Lee
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:31

Mr. Lee, now retired, served as chairman and president of Shoe Corp. of Canada and Clark International Corp. He was a member of numerous U.S., French, Canadian and Puerto Rican boards and an executive officer in the Office of Naval Intelligence, 1942-46. Mr. Lee is currently a conseiller of Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie de Palm Beach and a co-founder and director of the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews. He is a fellow of Brandeis University. Mr. Lee and his wife, Mildred, were the 1998 recipients of the American Jewish Committee’s National Human Relations Award. In 2000, he established the Herbert C. Lee National Park on Great Camanoe Island in the British Virgin Islands.

BOD - In Memoriam
Dr. Stanley H. Lorber
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:10

Dr. Lorber received both his undergraduate degree and MD from the University of Pennsylvania. After serving as a flight surgeon in WWII, he joined the faculty of Temple University School of Medicine, where he served for 43 years as professor of medicine and chairman of the department of gastroenterology. His research activities produced more than 140 medical publications. Dr. Lorber was team physician for the Philadelphia 76ers for 25 years, during which time they were NBA champions in 1967 and 1983. He also served as consultant to the Veterans Administration, the Navy and the FDA. In addition, he served as president of Banyan Golf Club for four years. In retirement, Dr. Lorber has remained active at the medical schools of the University of Pennsylvania, which awarded him the Alumni Service Award, and Temple University, which named the chair of gastroenterology in his honor.

BOD - In Memoriam
Jayne Firman McConnell
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:38

Mrs. McConnell has been in real estate since she moved to Palm Beach and founded Jayne Duncan Firman Real Estate in 1979. In 1998 she sold the firm to Brown Harris Stevens, and after a sabbatical in Virginia, she returned to Palm Beach in 2003 as a broker associate with Brown Harris Stevens. She served as a director and president of Palm Beach Board of Realtors and president of Planned Parenthood Guild of Palm Beach. She was a founding member of the Palm Beach chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and served on the board for 15 years. Beginning her career as a model for Elizabeth Arden, she then managed beauty salons for Elizabeth Arden, and served as vice president of Seligman & Latz, and as senior vice president at Glemby International. She lives in Palm Beach.

BOD - In Memoriam
Thomas M. Mettler
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:33

Mr. Mettler is the senior partner of Mettler, Shelton, Randolph, Carroll & Sterlacci, PL, specializing in estate, tax and real estate law. He served on the Palm Beach Town Council from 1975 to 1982, and was council president in 1981 and 1982. He is also a former municipal judge for the Town of Palm Beach, former chairman of the Town’s Employee Retirement System Board, and a former director of First National Bank of Palm Beach, Atlantic National Bank, and Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Mettler received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Ohio State University.

BOD - In Memoriam
Alan H. Miller
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:42

Born in Boston, MA, Mr. Miller graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in economics and did his postgraduate work in business and engineering at Northeastern University, Boston College and MIT. He held line and staff positions at Raytheon Company before being promoted to the corporate staff. Mr. Miller was executive vice president of a large New England food processing company, and then was recruited to be president and CEO of Cellu Products Company, which he later purchased. The company, based in North Carolina, manufactured specialty papers, polyolefin films and foams for packaging products and raw materials for converters of disposable hospital, surgical and health care products. Mr. Miller invented and patented several of the products of the company, which had manufacturing plants in NC, CT, PA, IL, MS and Germany. He has been a board member of the Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE), the Laird Group (LSE), and several privately held companies. He has also served on the boards of such professional and industry organizations as the Institute of Packaging Professionals and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He has been a trustee of Lenoir-Rhyne College in North Carolina; is a life trustee of the Kravis Center; a member of the Palm Beach Crime Watch board and executive committee; and the former president of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. Mr. Miller and his wife, Harriet, have lived in Palm Beach for 30 years. They have three married children and seven grandchildren.

BOD - In Memoriam
Harrison M. Robertson Jr.
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:34

Mr. Robertson is a retired lawyer who practiced in Baltimore, MD, for 40 years. He served on the Palm Beach Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Town’s Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as the Palm Beach Civic Association’s Executive Committee. He is also a member of the Society of the Four Arts, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, the Norton Museum and the Planned Parenthood area chapter. In Baltimore, Mr. Robertson served on the board of directors of several business and philanthropic organizations. At one time, he was president of the Bar Association of Baltimore City and a director of the Maryland State Bar Association. He earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.

BOD - In Memoriam
Doyle Rogers
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 19:56

Mr. Rogers retired on December 31, 2014, from the firm of Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, PA. He is a trustee of The Society of
the Four Arts, current director and former president of the Palm Beach Membership of Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, a former director of Hospice of Palm Beach County, and a former member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for the Southern District of Florida. Some additional positions and awards include chairman of Town of Palm Beach Charter Review Commission and its Architectural Commission, director of SunTrust Bank/South Florida, president of Town of Palm Beach United Way, president of University of Florida Foundation, president of University of Florida National Alumni Association, chairman of Community Television Foundation of South Florida Inc. (WPBT Channel 2), a life director of WPBT, and senior warden of Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. Mr. Rogers received the Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award, Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award,  Bethesda Vestry Silver Cross Award, and Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Florida, from which he received both his undergraduate and law degrees.

BOD - In Memoriam
Michael Stein
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:36

Mr. Stein served with Bali Company, Inc., 1948-75; he was appointed president in 1961 and chairman in 1969. During WWII, he served in the US Navy and Coast Guard. He is past president of the Palm Beach Country Club and a past member of the Palm Beach Medical Care Commission, co-chair of the Palm Beach Civic Association’s Health Care Committee, and a member of the Society of the Four Arts and the Harvard Clubs in NY and Palm Beach. Mr. Stein was the founder/chair of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, chairman of the Palm Beach board of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, founding trustee of Morse Geriatric Center, national vice president of AIPAC, trustee/vice chair of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, founding president of Gustave Hartman YM-YWHA, and a member of the Board of Regents of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mr. Stein graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy and earned his AB from Harvard College. He and his wife, Louise, have two grown children, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

BOD - In Memoriam
Jack C. Taylor
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:57

Mr. Taylor founded Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 1957, originally named Executive Leasing. He is an emeritus trustee of Washington University in St. Louis, and founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, established in 1982 to donate primarily to nonprofit organizations in the communities where Enterprise employees work and live. Mr. Taylor has also given substantial personal gifts to such causes as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Missouri Botanical Garden, the preservation of historic Forest Park, the National Flight Academy at the US Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola and scholarships for financially disadvantaged students at Washington University in St. Louis. He helped establish Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels and Taylor Fund for the Environment, both at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis. Mr. Taylor briefly attended Westminster College in Fulton, MO, and Washington University in St. Louis, before enlisting in the US Navy after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He became an F6F Hellcat fighter pilot and saw combat duty in the Pacific Theater from the decks of the aircraft carriers USS Essex and USS Enterprise, for which he later named his company. Mr. Taylor was decorated with two Distinguished Flying Crosses.