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Alexander W. Dreyfoos

Alexander W. Dreyfoos

Honorary Director

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.

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