At the age of 5 1/2, Vicki entered the Preparatory Division at Juilliard studying under Dorothy DeLay. A winner of the International Jeunesses Musicales Competition, fellowships at Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals, Spoleto Festival of the Two Worlds, Vicki continued her studies with some of the greatest musicians of our time, including Ruggiero Ricci, Aaron Rosand, Joseph Silverstein, Joseph Fuchs, Joseph Gingold and Donald Weilerstein.
After Juilliard, Vicki continued her studies at New England Conservatory and Indiana University. She held positions with the Indianapolis Symphony, Theatre de la Monnaie, California Chamber Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Her vast commercial work includes recordings with Ray Charles, Barbara Streisand, the Bee Gees, Neil Diamond, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Earth, Wind & Fire; numerous television shows include Cagney & Lacey, Dallas, and the mini-series, Lonesome Dove; and hundreds of movies including Out of Africa, the Rocky series, Star Trek, and Ghostbusters.
Vicki now sits on the boards of The Perlman Music Program and is a member of the Global Council of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Also a patron of Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Metropolitan Opera and the New World Symphony, Vicki’s focus is not only on the importance of the arts in our culture but also the importance of outreach programs to educate our community.
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Peter H. Foley Jr. began his career attending and graduating from Chase Manhattan Bank’s prestigious Management Development program, where he held positions in credit risk management, marketing, and private bank lending. Peter later moved his business to the Merrill Lynch Miami office where he led the Foley Group, a six person team that primarily advised business owner clients on traditional asset management, wealth transfer techniques, corporate leverage structures and retirement planning. The Miami office was named Merrill Lynch’s top office after Peter assumed the role of Producing Branch Manager. In 2005 he was asked to attend and ultimately passed Merrill Lynch’s legendary Assessment Center for Leadership where he earned a full time leadership position as the Associate Director of the Midwest Private Bank and Investment Group in Chicago. Recognizing Peter’s talents, he was quickly promoted to Complex Director for the Northern Florida Market of Merrill Lynch and then to the Boca Tropics Complex where he was consistently one of the top directors in the firm and number one in 2011. In 2013 Peter transitioned to UBS to run the Florida East Complex, which was comprised of 153 advisors with over $150 million in revenue and nearly $20 billion dollars in assets where he was, once again, one of the top directors in the firm. After coaching and developing some of Florida’s top financial advisors, Peter felt compelled to again help clients work towards their financial goals. To that end, Peter partnered with Jim Mahoney and created Focus Wealth Management. Peter’s current role on the team includes financial planning, operational efficiencies and team management oversight, as well as coordination of lending and client advisors. Having run a significant business, his operational experience is a valued addition to their entrepreneurial clients. Peter and his wife Andrea have two children, Peter III and Audrey. He gives back to the community through involvement that includes past board membership and Campaign Chair for the United Way, The Red Cross, The Community Health Center of Palm Beach and The Atlantic Chamber Orchestra. Although Peter’s most fulfilling hobby is supporting his two children in their efforts to remain nationally ranked sailors, he also finds time to pursue his personal passions of golf, fishing, diving and boating.
Ms. Friedman is active in the fields of business, education, the arts, and national politics. The owner of a commercial and residential real estate firm in Pittsburgh, PA, she also serves as a member of the board of trustees of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. For the past six years, Ms. Friedman has been a member and supporter of American Friends of the Louvre, an organization of American and French art lovers. She previously served for eight years as a member of the collectors committee of National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1999, she served on the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She is currently on the board of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York City. In 1993 she co-founded the Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) of the Democratic National Committee, an organization that encourages women to participate in national Democratic Party affairs. Today the WLF boasts a membership of several hundred thousand women across the country who raise significant funds for the party and take an active role in political affairs. Since moving full-time to Palm Beach, she has become a member of The Society of the Four Arts, served as president of Ballet Florida, and was a director of Palm Beach Centennial Commission. In 2012 she Co-Chaired the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music 100th Anniversary/Centennial Celebration held in Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA and in Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Paul Goldner grew up in the New York area and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After college, joined IBM and spent the rest of his career in the computer-related industry.
He founded Database America Companies which specialized in marketing information and databases and pioneered in creating on-line intelligent marketing databases. Since coming to Florida 17 years ago his interests have largely focused on children’s welfare and music and arts. He is married to Sandra and has 4 children and 9 grandchildren.
Goldner is on the board of JAFCO, an organization dedicated to the rescue and raising of children in peril from family disaster, drugs, crime, and the counseling of families who need help. The Goldner “Mensch” program ensures a full education including college to all JAFCO clients. He sponsors the Special Needs Program of the JCC in Palm Beach Gardens.
Goldner resides in Jupiter and is on the board of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and sponsors the Conservatory which trains children in the arts. He also sponsors the Palm Beach State College “Arts in the Gardens for young people” which brings Arts to thousands of school children each year free of charge. He is on the board of the Admirals Cove Cares Charitable Foundation which raises and distributes over $500,000 to local charities and the arts.
In addition to joining the board of the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, he sits on the boards of the Palm Beach Opera and the Palm Beach Symphony.
Peter M. Gottsegen retired in 2014 as managing partner of CAI Partners, a private equity firm, which he helped to found in 1989. Prior to that, he was a General Partner of Salomon Brothers in charge of the Firm’s International Investment Banking operations. In that capacity, he was responsible for all of Salomon’s corporate finance activities outside the U.S. Prior to joining Salomon Brothers in 1974, Mr. Gottsegen was a Vice President in the corporate finance department of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. Mr. Gottsegen is a former director of a number of public and private companies. He is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Vice Chairman of the Milbank Memorial Fund and a Trustee of the Institute of International Education. He has also been Chairman of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Director of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and a Trustee of The Nature Conservancy of New York State. Mr. Gottsegen received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Georgetown University.
Chris Kellogg began his career in the executive training program at the Emporium Department Store. After earning his MBA, he went into the family business, Wanamaker’s Department Store, where he started in the toy department and later became a director. He was a national sales manager for Lilly Pulitzer, Marketing Director at JG Hook, and then founded his own Chris Kellogg clothing line.
A former rock-n-roller, Chris married classical violinist, Vicki Kellogg, and was then introduced to the extraordinary world of classical music and has not been the same since! Chris joins his wife as an enthusiastic supporter of the Perlman Music Program, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, New World Symphony, American Ballet Theatre and Miami City Ballet.
Barry moved to the Palm Beach area after spending more years in the snow and cold of Minneapolis than anyone probably should. Long involved in arts, dance and music, but short on any demonstrable talent other than a quick sense of humor, Barry served on the board of the Tony award winning Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony and the Minnesota Chorale. He also served as president of the Orono Education Foundation, where he spearheaded the installation of important world class education programs in the Orono Public School District in Minnesota.
Producing rock concerts in Minneapolis was Barry’s first career, initially while attending Macalester College and, upon graduating from Macalester, with the Walker Art Center and then as an independent producer of concerts at the Marigold Ballroom, all in Minneapolis.
Barry’s second career spanned 17 years, winning awards for ads he created at the advertising firm he co-founded, The Ad Company, then moving into management, first with Bozell and then as manager of two branches of Grey which was, at the time, one of the world’s top ten advertising agencies.
Now in his third career Barry (as part of Ertmann Foster Knight, one of about 100 of the teams inside of the Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch) works with affluent families, and current and former senior leaders of public and private companies (many of whom he has helped relocate to Florida). Ertmann Foster Knight advises about 80 families and has offices in West Palm Beach and Chicago. During his time in the financial world, Barry has helped bring companies public, sell to an ESOP, raise Reg D debt, merge with other companies, solve family issues, establish philanthropic entities, strategize family wealth transitions and do whatever he can to make the impossible, possible. Barry is also involved with the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.
Unlikely to ever retire, Barry rounds out his life by spending lots of time with the beautiful Elizabeth Brenner dancing, writing poetry, tending his urban balcony garden, attending concerts and cooking delicious pastas, brave paellas, spicy pozole, a variety of soups and his very original buffalo and dried cherry chili.
Jennifer Myerberg has resided in the Palm Beach area for 6 years. Her experience as a board member, and now Trustee of The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, has inspired her to continue her commitment of promoting excellence with performance of classical music as well as educational outreach. Jennifer has served on the board of the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach for 5 years. Friendships with artists, board members and patrons has contributed to expanding her support of Chamber Music and several disciplines of performing arts. Jennifer is also board member of The Miami City Ballet and Young Concert Artists.
Ellis J. Parker, III, Entrepreneur, Publisher, Lawyer and Real Estate Developer divides his time between business interests in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Palm Beach. Parker is an active philanthropist supporting the performing arts and providing scholarships to a variety of institutions.
John J. Raymond, Jr. concentrates his practice in income tax, estate and gift tax, and related tax and financial matters. He advises individuals on various planning issues, and has a special focus counseling owners and management of closely-held business on business valuation, income tax, reorganization, investment, asset protection, and estate tax planning for the owners and their families.
John has delivered numerous lectures each year before the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Society of Enrolled Agents, the State Bar of Michigan, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and other financial and business organizations including Chase, Comerica, Harris Trust, Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, Raymond James, Prudential, and McDonald’s Corporation.
Roger B. Schagrin has devoted his career to defending U.S trade interests. After graduating from Yale University Magna cum Laude with special honors in History, Schagrin received his J.D at the University of Virginia with a concentration in International Law. He recently completed the Executive Education course in Trade Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Schagrin has been a faculty member of the D.C Bar/Georgetown University CEP and the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business Washington Symposium on International Trade. He has served as Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee for the Committee to Support U.S Trade Laws, the Trade Law Advisory Group of the U.S-China Economic Security and Review Commission, and has testified before Congress on numerous occasions. Schagrin began his career at Thompson, Hine and Flory before establishing his own firm Schagrin Associates in Washington D.C at the age of 27. His bar memberships include: the District of Columbia; Florida; the Federal District Court of the District of Columbia; the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit; and the Court of International Trade. Schagrin currently serves on the Board of Directors of the D.C Jazz Festival and co-chairs the Perlman Music Program Annual Wine Auction Gala. He served the American Heart Association Heart’s Delight Wine Auction for 10 years. Schagrin grew up in South Florida in the family wine business. His first job was on a vineyard outside of Barcelona. Fluent in French, Portuguese and Spanish, Schagrin continues to spend time in the vineyards each year. Schagrin recently published his first novel, Blackmail in Beijing.
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