Newsmakers: People to watch in Palm Beach County business, civic life

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Posted: 12:00 a.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Economic Council of Palm Beach County announced that Joseph Arthur Rooney, Sr. will serve as acting president and CEO of the non-profit organization, as it continues a search for a permanent president and CEO. Rooney holds numerous degrees including a bachelor’s of science degree in food service management, master’s of science degree in food service and hotel management and a doctorate in business administration. His experience in service industries and hospitality management, both from an operational and academic standpoint, give him unique perspectives that will help guide the council. Rooney serves on the Board of Overseers for the American College Dublin and the Board of Directors of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. He has also served as a member of the executive committee of the Economic Council.

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