Leadership Spotlight on David Baker - Class of 1989

Alumni Relations Committee
January 7, 2014

DAVID BAKER

Leadership PBC President 1990-1992

 

Who encouraged you to apply for LPBC/How did you get involved in LPBC: Dennis Grady

How has LPBC affected you? I met some to my best friends and been able to work with others committed making Palm Beach County a better place to live.

What is your fondest LPBC memory? Personally, the Leadership Excellence Award.  Of the program, Agriculture Day. Of the years as an Alumni, working with other LPBC graduates who share the same deep interest in the community.

What is something unexpected or surprising that you have derived from your involvement with LPBC? Great friends.

Where do you work and what do you do for a living: I'm a lawyer with Alley Maass Rogers & Lindsay, a 60+ year old firm located in Palm Beach.

What is your favorite aspect of your job: Practicing law with my partners who are great lawyers and people. Also, my firm supports my involvement  in the community.

Your education: BS in Aerospace Engineering from Miss. State Univ. (1969) and a Juris Doctor from University of Mississippi (1973)

Your civic and community involvement:  LPBC, the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and numerous other civic and charitable organizations.

Your professional/trade industry associations: Florida Bar and Mississippi Bar

City of birth: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Place of residence: West Palm Beach, Florida

First job: Working in a lighting assembly plant.

What brought you to Palm Beach County: Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company

How long have you lived in PBC: 40 years

Mentor: My father

Favorite movie: It's a Wonderful Life

Favorite TV show:  College sports

Best decision: Marrying my wife

Worst decision: I learn from but don't dwell on those.

Toughest decision: As a lawyer, I make those regularly but can't talk about them.

Goal yet to be achieved: Seeing my grandchildren graduate from college.

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