At the Civic Association's Annual Meeting held Monday, the organization elected seven new members to the Board of Directors.
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Lisbeth R. Barron
Ms. Barron is the chairman and CEO of Barron International Group, LLC. She has covered the Media, Entertainment and Leisure sectors on Wall Street for 30 years as an industry-leading investment banker, strategic advisor and business development executive for a global client base. During her career, she has consummated over $60 billion in transactions. Ms. Barron is considered a trusted advisor to top corporations and CEOs, shaping their strategic direction and designing proprietary capital-raising structures. Prior to establishing her own firm, she was a Partner at Berenson & Company and at Centerview Partners. She led the Entertainment Industry Investment Banking practice at Bear Stearns for 11 years, where she was an elected member of the Bear Stearns President’s Advisory Council and was instrumental in helping to secure and maintain the Media Group’s top ranking on Wall Street. During her 7 years at SBC Warburg, Ms. Barron was an Institutional Investor-ranked senior equity research analyst, and then head of its Media & Entertainment Corporate Finance team for the Americas. She has been a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School and a panelist for the American Film Institute. She was a business commentator on CNN and CNBC and has been cited in numerous feature articles in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and Business Week. Ms. Barron holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA from Florida Atlantic University with Highest Honors, where she was also the recipient of its Alumni Hall of Fame Award. She is a major supporter of non-profit arts, medical and humanitarian initiatives. Ms. Barron resides in Manhattan and Palm Beach and is a championship Backgammon player and an accomplished singer and pianist.
Peter S. Broberg
Mr. Broberg was born and grew up in Palm Beach, Florida. After attending Palm Beach High School, he attended Dartmouth College where he played on the last Ivy League Baseball team to date to play in the College World Series. After his junior year, he signed to play professional baseball with the Washington Senators and played Major League Baseball thereafter for nine years. Mr. Broberg graduated from Dartmouth while playing professional baseball, then attended Nova Southeastern Law School where he was on the Law Review and was published in the Nova Law Journal. After graduating law school, he joined Coe & Broberg LLP. Besides practicing law Mr. Broberg has been a director of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce; was the chairman of the Palm Beach Recreational Commission; was a member of the Palm Beach Board of Adjustments & Appeals; was a member of the Palm Beach Planning & Zoning Commission; was a member of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission and has been inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame.
Pepe Fanjul Jr.
Mr. Fanjul is vice president of Fanjul Corp. and executive vice president of Florida Crystals Corporation, both headquartered in Palm Beach County. His responsibilities include government relations, corporate communications, land development and real estate investments. Fanjul Corp., parent of the Fanjul group of companies, is a privately held diversified agricultural, real estate, resort and power-generating company with global operations and holdings in North America, the Caribbean and Europe. Florida Crystals Corporation is a leading sugar producer and the first fully integrated cane sugar company in the US; its biomass renewable energy facility, the largest in North America, powers its sugar operations and 60,000 homes. Fanjul Corp. and Florida Crystals are headquartered in Palm Beach County. Prior to joining Fanjul Corp. and Florida Crystals, Mr. Fanjul was a principal at several investment banking firms, including Rhone Group LLC. He currently serves on the boards of Florida Crystals Corporation; American Sugar Refining; Inc.; Central Romana Corporation (Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic); BlueGate Partners, LLC; and the Sugar Association (formerly as chairman); he is also president of the Florida Sugar Cane League. Mr. Fanjul holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from the University of Miami.
Rudolph W. Giuliani
Mr. Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, was born in 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Manhattan College, and New York University Law School. After joining the office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Giuliani rose quickly through the ranks, becoming the Chief of the Narcotics Unit at age 29. In 1983, President Reagan appointed him as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Giuliani spearheaded successful efforts against organized crime, white-collar criminals, drug dealers and corrupt elected officials. Few U.S. Attorneys in history can match his record of 4,152 convictions with only 25 reversals. In 1993, he was elected Mayor of the City of New York and focused on reducing crime, reforming welfare, and improving the quality of life. Under his leadership, overall crime was cut by 56%, murder was cut by 66%, and New York City—once considered the crime capital of the country—became the safest large city in America according to the FBI. On September 11, 2001, having narrowly missed being crushed when the Twin Towers fell as a result of terrorist attacks, Mayor Giuliani immediately began leading the recovery of the city as it faced its darkest hour. He was named “Person of the Year” by TIME magazine, knighted by the Queen of England, dubbed “Rudy the Rock” by French President Jacques Chirac, and former first lady Nancy Reagan presented him with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award. In January, 2002 he founded Giuliani Partners, a professional services firm and is i is also the Global Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Practice. In May of 2003, Mr. Giuliani married Judith S. Nathan. She was a Founding Member of the Board of Trustees of the Twin Towers Fund, which raised and distributed $216,000,000 to over 600 recipients.
Paul Tudor Jones II
Mr. Jones is founder, co-chairman, CEO and the controlling principal of Tudor Investment Corporation, which he formed in 1980. He is a portfolio manager focusing on discretionary macro trading and is a principal risk taker for the firm’s flagship strategy. He served as chairman of the New York Cotton Exchange (August 1992–June 1995) and was instrumental in the creation of its Financial Instrument Exchange (FINEX). Mr. Jones’ philanthropic service includes founder, former chair, and current board member of the Robin Hood Foundation; founder Instrument Exchange and former board member of the Excellence Charter School; founder of the Bedford Stuyvesant I Have A Dream program; former chair and current board member of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; current chairman of The Everglades Foundation Inc.; current director of StudentsFirst NY; co-founder and currently serving on the Advisory Board of the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center; current director of JUST Capital Foundation, Inc.; current chairman of the Sonima Foundation; current Trustee of NYU Langone Medical Center and, current board member of the Apollo Theater Foundation. Mr. Jones holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia (1976). He and his wife, Sonia have four children and live in Palm Beach.
Mrs. Pitt, born in New York City, lived in South Africa for five years with her then-husband Dixon Boardman and then in London, where she was a partner in the shop Treasure Island, located in Pimlico. After moving back to New York City in 1976, she established a decorating business, completing many homes in New York, Florida and Greece. Her work was published in House & Garden, House Beautiful, Veranda and Architectural Digest. She lived in Palm Beach part-time from 1980 and full-time from 2000, continuing her decorating business in Florida. Ms. Pitt has served on the boards of the Animal Medical Center and Lighthouse for the Blind, both in New York City. She is currently on the board of directors of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and the Par 3 Golf Course Foundation. She is the chairman of the board of the Preservation Foundation and the William H. Pitt Foundation, named for her late husband, which primarily supports education. She resides in Palm Beach and Aspen, CO.
Harold B. Smith
Mr. Smith began a life-long business career with Illinois Tool Works following his education at Princeton (BSE 1955) and Northwestern (MBA 1957) Universities. ITW founded in 1912 and now a global diversified manufacturer with businesses in 57 countries was the second enterprise founded by his great-grandfather Byron L. Smith who earlier had established the Northern Trust Company. Mr. Smith retired from ITW as Chairman of the Executive Committee in 2010 and continues as an Emeritus Director. He also served as a director of Northern Trust Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and W.W. Grainger Inc. Active in civic organizations in Chicago he is currently a Life Trustee of Rush University Medical Center, having served as Chairman 1978-1988, the Adler Planetarium, the Newberry Library and Northwestern University. He was a member of the Republican National Committee 1976-1999 and served as chairman of the Illinois Republican Party 1993-99.