2016-03-10 / Business News

Bob Wright to headline Civic Association’s awards luncheon

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WRIGHT WRIGHT The Palm Beach Civic Association will hold its Annual Awards Luncheon at noon Monday, March 14, at The Breakers in Palm Beach.

Bob Wright, CEO of the Civic Association, will be the keynote speaker and will share stories from “The Wright Stuff,” his soon-to-be published book. Michele Kessler is chairman of the event planning committee, which includes George Cohon and Robert Nederlander.

In addition to his role as the Civic Association’s CEO, Mr. Wright, who has had a career in business and philanthropy, is the co-founder of Autism Speaks with his wife, Suzanne. Serving as vice chairman of General Electric, and as the former president, CEO and chairman of NBC and NBC Universal, are among Mr.

Wright’s career highlights and leadership roles.

At the luncheon, he will share stories from his new book that will include how he revitalized the “Today” show; developed CNBC and MSNBC; reinvigorated

“Meet the Press” and “The Tonight Show;” and created hit TV series such as “Friends,” “Cheers” and “Seinfeld.” A portion of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to advance autism research.

“I am really looking forward to speaking to an audience filled with Civic Association members, who share my vision in helping keep our residents informed and educated about the important issues that face our town,” Mr. Wright said in a statement.

At the luncheon, the William J. “Bill” Brooks Community Service Award will be presented to Palm Beach resident and Civic Association member David S. Mack in recognition of his contributions to the town of Palm Beach.

Mr. Mack is a vice president and senior partner in The Mack Co. and serves as vice chairman of the board of directors of MorseLife Inc. and Morse Geriatric Center. Additionally, he is a member of the Palm Beach Healthcare Foundation Inc. and serves on the Palm

Beach Country Club board of governors, and currently as the chairman of admissions, as well as the second vice president of the Palm Beach

Police Foundation.

The 2016 Annual Awards

Luncheon is being sponsored by Braman Motorcars, The

Breakers, Everglades Foundation, First Republic Bank,

Good Samaritan Medical

Center and Scripps Florida.

The Annual Awards Luncheon is a members-only event with limited seating and tickets starting at $200. For tickets and information, call 655-0820 or visit PalmBeachCivic.org. ¦

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