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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Vicki Kellogg, Chair

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.

Peter Gottsegen

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.

Ellis J. Parker, III

Bio coming soon.

Cynthia Friedman

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.

 

Chris Kellogg

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.

John J. Raymond, Jr.

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.
Professional Memberships & Activities
  • Palm Beach Symphony, Board Member
  • Delray Beach Club, President and Member of the Board of Governors
  • Evelyn McPherson Foundation, Chairman
  • Georgetown University School of Business Administration, Board of Trustees, Past Member
  • Dunn Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Delray String Quartet Foundation, Legal Counsel
  • A.S.K.K., a Palm Beach not-for-profit organization which provides funds for service animals for disabled children and military personnel, Chairman
  • Boca Raton YMCA, Past Chairman of the Board
  • Metropolitan Detroit YMCA, Past Board Member

Paul Goldner

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.

Jennifer Myerberg

Jennifer Myerberg has recently settled in the Palm Beach area after residing in Chicago. She is a board member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and will be recognized with the 2017 Note of Excellence Award  at the organization’s 70thAnniversary Celebration. CYSO is pleased to recognize Ms. Myerberg for her dedication to music training programs for youth through her service on the Board of Trustees, and through her continued support of CYSO’s Steel Orchestras programs. Jennifer’s first career was an art teacher which inspired her to take an active role with youth in the arts in the classroom as well as in the community. Jennifer’s has studied music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Roger B. Schagrin

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.