LPBC Announces 2020-2021 Board of Governors

Contact: Millie Isiminger

Leadership Palm Beach County

Phone: 561-232-3922

Email: millie@leadershippbc.org

(WEST PALM BEACH, FL) July 7, 2020 - Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) announces its 2020-2021 Board of Governors and incoming Board President Victoria “Vicki” Chouris.

Vicki Chouris serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer for the South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. She has been with the organization for 35 years. Vicki is a graduate of the Leadership Engage Class of 2010 and was the recipient of the 2019 President’s Award, one of LPBC’s Leadership Excellence Awards.

Greg Quattlebaum, Executive Director of LPBC, said of Vicki’s appointment, “Leadership Palm Beach County is most fortunate to enter this unique year under the strong leadership of Vicki Chouris. Her creativity and expertise will be extremely appreciated, and I am certain that her guidance will allow us to achieve our goal of developing strong and dynamic community leaders throughout all sectors of Palm Beach County.”

Leadership Palm Beach County is a nonprofit organization that brings together leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to build and steward a vibrant, interconnected community. Since 1983, its unique programs have prepared more than 2,800 adult and youth leaders by deepening their civic commitment and awareness of diverse industries. Through connection and education of the county’s most promising leaders, LPBC creates a lasting impact in Palm Beach County. The mission of Leadership Palm Beach County is to educate and unite leaders to build a better community.


Leadership Palm Beach County Slate of Officers 2020-2021


Victoria "Vicki" Chouris (2010) - President

South Florida Fair, Chief Executive Officer



Thomas Bean (2013) - Vice President

Florida Power & Light Company, Director of Public & Community Engagement



Mike Bauer (2015) - Vice President

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, General Manager



Mark Parks (2017) - Treasurer

City of West Palm Beach, Chief Financial Officer



Roberta "Robi" Jurney (2010) - Immediate Past President

Quantum House, Chief Executive Officer

Board of Governors 2020-2021


Gurbir Aulakh (2015) 

Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, Senior Manager, IT


Rikki Bagatell (2014)

Shutts & Bowen, Partner


Toby Basore (2005)

TKM Bengard Farms, President


Jessica Cecere (2000)

Nonprofits First, Chief Executive Officer


Linda Culbertson (2005)

Foresight Communication & Consulting, President


Antonio Duboy (2008)

Wells Fargo Bank, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Team Lead


Keely Gideon-Taylor (2014)

The Palm Beach Post, Community Relations & Special Events Supervisor


Faye Johnson (1997)

City of West Palm Beach, City Administrator


Kimberly Lea (2016)

Keiser University, Campus President


Barbara LeBrun (2015)

NAI Merin Hunter Codman, Managing Director


Denise Mariani (2017)

Susan G. Komen Florida, Director of Development


Deana Pizzo (2014)

I.T. Solutions of South Florida, Chief Executive Officer


Elisha D. Roy (2017)

Sasser Cestero & Sasser, P.A., Partner


Eric Royal (2017)

Royal's Inc., Vice President of Real Estate Operations


Ofelia Utset, M.D. (2013)

Deluge Biotechnologies, Inc., President


Caroline Villanueva (2014)

Florida Crystals Corporation, South Florida External Affairs Manager


Jessica Clasby (2020) – Class of 2020 Liaison

Florida Sugar Cane League, Senior Director of Public Relations



Leadership Palm Beach County, Inc., is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to foster awareness of community issues and promote efficient communication and cooperative relationships between existing and emerging community leaders. LPBC’s stated mission is to educate and unite leaders to build a better community. Initiated in 1983 through a collaborative effort of the local Chambers of Commerce, LPBC has prepared more than 1,700 graduates for enhanced community leadership roles.