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LEADERS AND INNOVATORS

GOPAL RAJEGOWDA

DEBRA A. SCHWINN

Partner Related Southeast

President Palm Beach Atlantic University

Rajegowda is passionate about developing successful destinations that combine world-class design, urban planning, hospitality, arts and culture, experiential retail, food and beverage, and community. He has lead the development of mixeduse destination resort projects, including the W South Beach in Miami Beach, the Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, and the Hilton West Palm Beach. Currently, he heads the re-imagination of West Palm Beach’s Rosemary Square neighborhood. He is also leading the development of 360 Rosemary, 575 Rosemary, and One Flagler, a Class-A world-class office building located along the Downtown West Palm Beach waterfront.

Schwinn became president of Palm Beach Atlantic University on May 4, 2020. An accomplished higher education academic leader, innovator, scientist, and physician, she previously served in senior leadership roles at the University of Iowa, the University of Washington, and Duke University. Schwinn is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

HOMETOWN: Mansfield Ohio EDUCATION: The College of Wooster (B), Stanford University (MD) BEST ADVICE SHE’S RECEIVED: Think about hard decisions overnight. A good night’s rest often gives perspective that is invaluable. HOBBIES: Reading, CrossFit, and playing violin. (My childhood hero was Itzhak Perlman, and in college I earned money for pizza and books by teaching violin to professors’ children.) FIRST JOB: I worked in the business office of a store in high school where I learned about tax deductions for the fi st time. TOP OF HER BUCKET LIST: Being able to back squat 125 pounds this fall

FAVORITE QUOTE: “The past, like the future, is indefini e and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities” –Stephen Hawking WHO WOULD PLAY HIM IN A BIOPIC: Idris Elba INSPIRED BY: Greta Thunberg. Reducing our carbon footprint is one of the biggest challenges of our lifetime. FIRST JOB: Analyst on Wall Street RECENT ACCOLADE: The Mayor of West Palm Beach recently appointed him to the Taskforce for Racial and Ethnic Equality

PAM TAHAN

SAL TIANO

CEO Wellington Regional Medical Center

Managing Director, Wealth Manager First Republic Investment Management

Tiano is a Managing Director and Wealth Manager with First Republic Investment Management. Tiano serves on the Board of Trustees of Jupiter Medical Center, where he chairs the Investment Committee, and serves on the Planned Giving Council for Place of Hope. He is an Amazon Best Selling Author, having written Structural Alpha: Building and Maintaining An Elite Wealth Management Practice. He is a regular on the Top Financial Advisor in the Country list by both Barron’s and Forbes.

Tahan currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Wellington Regional Medical Center and has more than 20 years experience as a seasoned, senior health care executive. Her focus and commitment is patient safety and patient care, which has earned Wellington Regional Medical Center the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A in 2019 and 2021. HOMETOWN: Marlboro, New Jersey EDUCATION: Cornell University (B, M) GUILTY PLEASURE: Taco Bell PERSONAL MOTTO: Always find the p sitive WHY SHE CHOSE TO WORK IN HEALTH CARE: Health care provided me the opportunity to assist members of the community. My father was also a health care and business role model for me as a pharmacist and later an entrepreneur. SECRET IDENTITY: A hairdresser INSPIRED BY: Our health care heroes who continue to show compassion and heal our hearts SECRET TO HER SUCCESS: You can only be as successful as the people on your team. Hire the right people into the right roles, empower them to do their jobs, and give them the freedom to function within those responsibilities.

FIRST JOB: Working on a lobster boat in Boston at 14 years old for $10 a day HE COLLECTS: Boston sports memorabilia BEST ADVICE HE’S RECEIVED: Make your word your bond. It takes years to build a solid reputation and only a moment to ruin it. FAVORITE QUOTE: “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” WHO WOULD PLAY HIM IN A BIOPIC: Robert DeNiro CAUSES HE SUPPORTS: Chairman of the Investment Committee at Jupiter Medical Center; Place of Hope, where he met and adopted his son

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