Site Location Experts Tour Palm Beach County

Published Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Site location experts from New York, Louisiana, New Jersey, Georgia, Texas, Massachusetts, and Ohio took part in the BDB’s 2017 Palm Beach County Site Consultant Familiarization Program (FAM) on March 29-31.

Participants included:

  • David F. Atkins, Founder & Partner of Atkins International, LLC
  • John Boyd, Jr., Principal of The Boyd Company, Inc.
  • Bruce Hoch, Managing Director of DCG Corplan Consulting, LLC
  • Brett G. Hunsaker, Executive Vice President & Regional Managing Director of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Paul Lo, Director, Credits & Incentives Consulting of Ryan
  • William Mellor, Vice President of AngelouEconomics
  • Collin Perciballi, Economic Development Advisor of Investment Consulting Associates
  • Sherry Rose, Senior Location Consultant of The Don Schjedahl Group
  • George Tobjy, Senior Engagement Director of Global Location & Expansion Services, KPMG

The tour began on March 29 with an opening dinner at The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach with an executive panel. The panel, moderated by Harvey Oyer, Partner of Shutts & Bowen, included:

  • Ava Parker, President of Palm Beach State College
  • Fred Sancilio, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of Sancilio & Company
  • Gopal Rajegowda, Senior Vice President of The Related Companies
  • Ray Titus, President of United Franchise Group

On March 30, the consultants enjoyed a Mayors' Panel during breakfast at The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach. The panel, moderated by Todd J. Bonlarron, Assistant County Administrator, included:

  • Mayor Marcie Tinsley, Mayor of City of Palm Beach Gardens
  • Mayor Jeri Muoio, Mayor of City of West Palm Beach
  • Mayor Susan Haynie, Mayor of City of Boca Raton

After breakfast, participants toured Southern Palm Beach County. The first stop was at 3Cinteractive, followed by lunch at ADT with panel of Southern Palm Beach County industry executives. The panel, moderated by Commissioner Steven Abrams, included:

  • Kathy Antonello, Chief Actuary & Executive Team Member of NCCI
  • John Duffy, Founder & CEO of 3Cinteractive
  • Ricardo Roscetti, CEO & Co-founder of KRS Global Biotechnology
  • Bob Tucker, Director, Public Relations of ADT Corporation

 

After lunch, they toured Central and Northern Palm Beach County, which included a tour of the Flagler Financial District, a refreshment break at the Hilton West Palm Beach in Cityplace, a tour of Lockheed Martin's manufacturing facility in Riviera Beach, a visit of Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and a beverage stop at Square Grouper on the Jupiter Inlet. The day-long tour concluded with a dinner at the Jupiter Beach Resort and a panel of Northern Palm Beach County Industry Executives. The panel, moderated by Don Hearing, Partner of Cotleur & Hearing, included:

  • Daniel Flynn, Ph.D., Vice President Research & Professor Biological Sciences of Florida Atlantic University
  • Thomas J. Kodadek, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry and Cancer Biology of The Scripps Research Institute
  • Jeff Parker, Senior Vice President, Hardware Engineering and Manufacturing of Crossmatch Technologies, Inc.

 

The FAM program concluded with a BDB Upper Level member breakfast on March 31 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. A site consultant panel, moderated by Corey Saban, Principal, CS Media Works /CO-Founder, TheLaw.TV, LLC, included:

  • John Boyd, Jr. of The Boyd Company, Inc. - Princeton, NJ
  • Bruce Hoch of DCG Corplan Consulting, LLC - West Orange, NJ
  • Paul Lo of Ryan - New York, NY
  • William Mellor of AngelouEconomics - Austin, TX

 

 

Site consultants provide candid feedback pertaining to Palm Beach County’s business climate.  This important feedback provides the BDB with insight and ideas to further strengthen its expansion and relocation efforts.

  

The BDB would like to thank the 2017 FAM Tour sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investors

#1 Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Aerojet Rocketdyne Bank of America Bank United Baptist Health South Florida
Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. CareerSource Carrier DePuy Synthes Power Tools, a Johnson & Johnson Company Equestrian Center
Florida Crystals Corporation FPL Greenberg Traurig Gunster Hardrives, Inc.
HCA Palm Beach Hospitals Hedrick Brothers Construction Hospital for Special Surgery J.C. White JP Morgan Chase
LRP Publications Martens Group Minto Communities, LLC NCCI Nova Southeastern University
Palm Beach Aggregates, LLC Palm Beach Park of Commerce PNC Bank Pratt & Whitney (A United Technologies Company) Raymond James Financial Services/Boynton Financial Group, Inc.
RSM South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine South Florida Business Journal Stiles-Nicholson Foundation TD Bank
Tortoise Properties Wells Fargo & Company Wexford Capital