LPBC Announces 2021-2022 Board of Governors

Contact: Millie Isiminger

Leadership Palm Beach County

Phone: 561-232-3922

Email: millie@leadershippbc.org

(WEST PALM BEACH, FL) May 17, 2021 - Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) announces its 2021-2022 Board of Governors and incoming Board President Thomas Bean.

Thomas Bean serves as the Director of Public and Community Engagement for Florida Power & Light Company and is a graduate of Leadership Engage Class of 2013. Thomas has an impressive resume of civic involvement in our community, and Leadership Palm Beach County is thrilled to welcome him as President of the Board of Governors beginning this July.

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 2021-2022



Thomas Bean (2013) - President

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



Mike Bauer (2015) - Vice President

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, General Manager



Keely Gideon-Taylor (2014) - Vice President

Gannett Florida Southeast Region, Project Manager, Events & Scholar Programs



Mark Parks (2017) - Treasurer

City of West Palm Beach, Chief Financial Officer



Victoria "Vicki" Chouris (2010) - Immediate Past President

South Florida Fair, Chief Executive Officer

Board of Governors 2021-2022


Rikki Bagatell (2014)

Shutts & Bowen, Partner


Jessica Cecere (2000)

Nonprofits First, Chief Executive Officer


Jessica Clasby (2020)

Florida Sugar Cane League, Senior Director of Public Relations


Antonio Duboy (2008)

Wells Fargo Bank, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking


James Garvin (2018)

Forming Brands, Chief Creative Officer & Founder


Kimberly Lea (2016)

Keiser University, Campus President


Barbara LeBrun (2015)

NAI Merin Hunter Codman, Managing Director


Rachelle Litt (2019)

City of Palm Beach Gardens, Mayor


Jon Maples (2020)

Northwestern Mutual, Financial Advisor


Denise Mariani (2017)

Mariani Communications, Owner


Teresa Miller (2018)

Garden of Life, Vice President of Human Resources


Alpesh Patel (2016)

eSANGHE, LLC, Chief Brand Harmonist


Deana Pizzo (2014)

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


Eric Royal (2017)

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


Eddie Stephens (2015)

Ward Damon, PL, Equity Partner


Ofelia Utset, M.D. (2013)

Deluge Biotechnologies, Inc., President


Domenick Macri - Class of 2021 Liaison

U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management, Wealth Planner



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.