Published Tuesday, October 25, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County today announced the appointment of four new board members.  Three of the new board members have filled at-large seats, and one new member has been appointed by Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor.  Appointments are effective October 1, 2016, for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

The following candidates filled the at-large seats:

John D. Couris, Jupiter Medical Center - Mr. Couris serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Jupiter Medical Center. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer/Administrator for Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, part of the BayCare Health System in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Brian Seymour, Gunster - Mr. Seymour co-chairs Gunster's Real Property practice. He represents clients throughout Florida who need experienced land use and property rights counsel. Since joining the firm out of law school, Seymour has represented land owners and developers in matters of land use, zoning, comprehensive planning and environmental resource permitting, as well as eminent domain, land use and constitutional property rights litigation.

Evan Wyant, BB&T – Mr. Wyant has been with BB&T since 2003 and currently holds the position of Market President and Senior Vice President in Palm Beach County.  He previously held the position of Commercial Relationship Manager and Senior Vice President of Orlando, FL for BB&T until November 2014. 

The business representative appointed by Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor is Andy Amoroso, City of Lake Worth Commissioner.  Commissioner Amoroso, a respected Lake Worth business owner for more than 30 years, is serving his third term as Commissioner for the City of Lake Worth. He serves on the Palm Beach County League of Cities board, the Transportation Board for the Florida League of Cities, and on the board of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) for the National League of Cities.

"Our new Board Members bring talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very grateful that they will be assisting the Business Development Board to accomplish economic development initiatives to bring high-paying jobs to Palm Beach County," said Business Development Board president and CEO Kelly Smallridge.

About the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County
The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County is the official public/private economic development organization for Palm Beach County and Enterprise Florida.  Founded in 1982 as a not-for-profit corporation, its primary purpose is to attract and retain new industry, business investment, high quality jobs and workforce development through corporate relocations and expansions, and international trade. During the past five years, the Business Development Board has assisted companies that have created more than 12,600 direct jobs with average salaries greater than $67,000, resulting in more than $693 million in capital investment to Palm Beach County, and an economic impact that exceeds $5.87 billion. Additional information can be found at

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