Leadership Spotlight on Gary Fechter - Class of 2010

Alumni Relations Committee
September 8, 2011

GARY FECHTER

Who encouraged you to apply for LPBC/How did you get involved in LPBC:  David Greene

 How has LPBC affected you: It has opened my eyes to all the amazing things PBC has to offer and supported me creating some great relationships with amazing people.

 What is the best benefit that you have derived from your involvement with LPBC:  Knowledge for how I can contribute to PBC being the best it can be.

 What you do for a living: Director of Operations for Romano’s Macaroni Grill restaurants in Florida and Alabama

 What you like best about your job:  We are in the service industry which is where I have always worked.  I enjoy developing my teams to be in service to their guests and their community.  The restaurant industry utilizes all skills to be successful.  We deal with a single hour in our guest’s lives and are challenged every day to execute at a high level to make that hour count.

 Your education:  BSBA – Finance – University of Florida - 1989

 Your family:  Wife, Debbie, Chiropractor in Boynton Beach, and Sons Noah, 8 and Nathan, 6

City of birth:  Stamford, CT

Place of residence:  Boynton Beach

 First job: Out of college, my first job was with Barnett Bank of Palm Beach County training to be an Office Manager/Lender

Word that best describes you:  AWESOME!

 What brought you to Palm Beach County:  Job with Barnett Bank after College

How long have you lived in PBC:  Since 1989, so about 22 years

 Where we would find you on a Saturday afternoon:  Where else?  Rooting for Gator Football!

 Favorite way to spend time:  Hanging with my Family

 Would not leave home without:  My EVO phone

 Best vacation you have taken:  Honeymoon to Italy, Greece and Turkey

Place you most want to visit:  Florence, Italy

 Favorite restaurant:  Romano’s Macaroni Grill

 Favorite movie: Having worked for Blockbuster, I have many favorites, but I can always watch My Cousin Vinny.  All time best movie would be Citizen Kane.

 Favorite TV show: Anything with Gordon Ramsay, Dexter, True Blood, Weeds.

 Best decision:  To move to and stay in Palm Beach County all of these years.  It has allowed me to create my amazing family and have great professional experiences.

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