65 LEADERS FROM THE PALM BEACHES TOP FLORIDA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL LIST

The Business Development Board (BDB), Palm Beach County’s official economic development resource, is pleased to announce that more than 65 leaders from the Palm Beaches made Florida Trend’s annual issue, “Florida 500”, a list comprised of the most influential business leaders in the state of Florida.

More than 30 of these leaders are BDB members, investing in economic development to bring new companies to the area and foster the growth of local companies. In fact, just within the past five years, their investments have helped the BDB assist companies that have created more than 12,822 direct jobs with average salaries greater than $69,062, resulting in more than $777 million in capital investment to Palm Beach County and an economic impact that exceeds $6.87 billion.

“The influentials identified here have a drive to ensure that Florida – with a population now at more than 21 million and growing by more than 900 new residents every day – moves forward in a positive direction, “ said David G. Denor, Publisher of Florida Trend 500. “They are assets to Florida, providing ideas and solutions to the issues that accompany rapid growth.”

13 of Florida’s Most Influential Leaders are a BDB Board of Director:

Carey O’Donnell, President & Creative Director, O’Donnell Agency
Harvey Oyer, Partner, Shutts & Bowen
Fabiola Brumley – Palm Beach County President & Vice Chair, Business Banking National Executive, Bank of America
Frank Compiani, Office Managing Partner, RSM US
George Elmore, CEO, Hardrives
Ken Kahn, Owner & President, LRP Media Group
Kelly Smallridge, President & CEO, Business Development Board
Mark Bellissimo, CEO, Equestrian Sport Productions
Pepe Fanjul Jr., Executive Vice President, Florida Crystals
Neil Merin, Chairman, NAI/Merin Hunter Codman
John Kelly, President, Florida Atlantic University
Ava Parker, President, Palm Beach State College
Bill Perry, CEO & Managing Shareholder, Gunster

30 total are BDB members. Here are some from the list:

Avenir Holdings – Rosa Schechter
Breakers Palm Beach – Paul Leone
Crocker Partners – Angelo Bianco
Florida Power & Light – Eric Silagy
G4S Secure Solutions – Drew Levine
Kolter Group – Bobby Julien
Max Planck Florida – David Fitzpatrick
Modernizing Medicine – Daniel Cane
NCCI – Bill Donnell
Nova Southeastern University – George Hanbury
Oasis Outsourcing – Mark Perlberg
Office Depot – Gerry Smith
Oxbow Carbon – Bill Koch
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – Judith Mitchell
Rybovich – H. Wayne Huizenga Jr.
SBA Communications – Jeff Stoops
TBC – Erik Olsen

The influencers were categorized in sectors such as agriculture, finance, infotech, law, insurance, life sciences, energy, and manufacturing, as well as arts, entertainment, sports, education, hospitality, tourism, media, non-profits, professional services, real estate, wholesale, and transportation.

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