Lunch & Learn Series


We hold about six Lunch & Learns throughout the year. We bring in expert panelists who speak on timely topics that affect our community. For the time being, all Lunch & Learns are being held virtually.

This series is a great way for alumni to continue their education after graduating, or for those not involved in LPBC to see what our organization is all about. 

We invite you to join us for the next Lunch & Learn!

This Year's Lunch & Learn Events:

Emergency Preparedness in a Remote Workplace

You've adjusted your company to accommodate today's "new normal," but are you prepared to respond to an emergency? At this Lunch & Learn, we explored how to best prepare your company and your employees for emergencies in a remote workplace. 

Panelists included: 

  • Thomas Bean, Director of Public & Community Relations, Florida Power & Light Company
  • Michael Butler, Director of Network Services, Palm Beach County
  • Deana Pizzo, Chief Executive Officer, I.T. Solutions of South Florida
  • Bill Johnson, Director of Emergency Management, Palm Beach County 

From Isolation to Inspiration: helping children & Families build resilience

We partnered with Palm Health Foundation & their Train the Brain Campaign to present this mental health learning opportunity for parents, employers and family support networks.

The isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic has presented mental health challenges for many. Parents with school-age children in particular have experienced the stress of balancing their personal lives, work and distance learning. Many children and youth are experiencing their own anxiety, fear and loneliness. During this lunch and learn, industry experts shared:

  • Valuable insights and coping skills for children and parents
  • Practices for employers and family networks to support parents’ mental health
  • Behavioral health information and support available in the community
  • The School District's support of mental health during distance learning

Panelists included:

  • Patrick McNamara, President & CEO, Palm Health Foundation (LPBC Class of 2008 & Recipient of 2013 Leadership Excellence Award)
  • Andres Torrens, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Director - Behavioral Health Services, Families First
  • Shay Tozzi, Director of HR & Operations, Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
  • Ed Tierney, Chief of Staff, School District of Palm Beach County (LPBC Class of 2021)
  • Cordayja Searcy, Atlantic Community High School Senior & EJS Project Intern


Marketing For Success

Thursday, November 12 | 11:30am - 1pm
Virtual Networking 11:30am - 12pm
Virtual Program 12pm - 1pm

We are collaborating with Palm Beach Tech to bring you this virtual learning opportunity. During this Lunch & Learn, hear industry experts share their tips for using traditional and digital marketing tools and techniques to effectively:

  • Maintain relevance in a constantly changing world
  • Build your brand, expand your reach, and connect with your target audience
  • Amplify your impact and exceed your goals

Panelists will include: 

  • Ryan Boylston ('19), CEO & Founder, 2TON (Moderator)
  • James Garvin ('18), Chief Creative Officer & Founder, Forming Brands
  • Shane Savage ('18), Chief Strategy Officer, PATHOS
  • Ann Marie Sorrell ('11), President & CEO, The Mosaic Group
  • Emily Pantelides ('16), President, Pantelides PR & Consulting 

How to Be a Local Tourist in Palm Beach County

Tuesday, February 9 | 11:30am - 1pm
Virtual Networking 11:30am - 12pm
Virtual Program 12pm - 1pm

We live where people vacation. Are you making the most of it? 

These industry experts will remind you of all Palm Beach County has to offer and help you see our County through the lens of a "local tourist." 

Hear from:

  • Glenn Jergensen - Executive Director, PBC Tourist Development Council
  • Eric Call - Director, PBC Parks & Recreation
  • Bama Lutes Deal, PhD - Cultural Concierge Program Manager, Cultural Council for PBC
  • Jodi Cross - Regional Director - Palm Beach & The Treasure Coast, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

Join Us!

Free for Active LPBC Alumni

$10 for Guests