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Protecting the quality of life since 1944.

Mary Robosson President & COO

President & COO

In 2019, Mary Robosson became the first woman to lead the Palm Beach Civic Association as president and chief operating officer. She serves as one of four officers, including Michael Pucillo, chairman and chief executive officer, Michele Kessler, vice chair and Michael Ainslie, treasurer.

Ms. Robosson joined the non-profit organization in 2017 as vice president, overseeing the organization’s fundraising and membership growth.

With a mission of engaging residents, town leaders and stakeholders to protect and improve Palm Beach, Ms. Robosson manages the day-to-day operations of the organization and the strategic planning of its future success.

She collaborates with 17 Executive Committee members, over 140 directors, 2,000 residential and corporate members, 15 volunteer committees and a staff of eight professionals.

In 2018, she helped establish The Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr. Legacy Society, an endowment fund which serves as a catalyst to educate our citizens, through organized forums and symposiums, in perpetuity.

Ms. Robosson has enhanced and expanded the civic association’s communications initiatives, both written and video, which reaches close to 5,000 email subscribers.

Ms. Robosson has lived and worked in the greater Palm Beach community for more than 30 years. She formerly served as vice president for the Suzanne Wright Foundation and director of philanthropy for Autism Speaks and vice president of philanthropy for Palm Healthcare Foundation. She was the principal of Philanthropy | Strategic Marketing, a consulting firm that specialized in fundraising, which included restoration works of the Vatican Museums.

Her previous positions include senior director of development for Palm Beach Opera from 2004 to 2007, and for the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from its grand opening in 1992 through 2004. Ms. Robosson also served as the marketing manager for the PGA of America’s Seniors’ Championship.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Ms. Robosson is an accomplished golfer and played collegiate golf at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She enjoys playing golf and tennis and is often a contender in local club tournaments. She has one daughter, Lindsay, a graduate of Loyola University Chicago.

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The Civic Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting our remarkable community and enhancing the special quality of life found only on the island. Your support helps to ensure that Palm Beach continues to be the best place to call home.