Palm Beach Symphony CEO David McClymont Named Leadership Business Council Board Chair

David McClymont, Chief Executive Officer of the Palm Beach Symphony, has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Leadership Business Council in West Palm Beach.
The Leadership Business Council was founded by several local business professionals with the aim of providing high level speakers on timely topics for the business community within Palm Beach County. The goal of the Council is to enrich the lives of business professionals, business owners, C-suite executives and young entrepreneurs by presenting high caliber speakers on issues that are important to business leaders and professionals in Palm Beach County.
“I am humbled to become chair of this incredible organization that offers exclusive networking opportunities among business executives throughout South Florida,” McClymont said. “Our members are leaders from many of the best known local and international businesses who provide us with monthly insights into great leadership.”
Since becoming CEO of the Symphony in 2014, McClymont has overseen strong, innovative fundraising efforts and increased ticket sales, recruitment of high-profile guest artists, more diverse offerings, and an emphasis on music education and community outreach where more than 17,500 students were impacted by Symphony programs in its most recent season. The Palm Beach Symphony will kick-off its 51st season in November.
McClymont brings an understanding of productive business systems to the nonprofit sector as a consultant and board member. He’s also done advanced business trainings at California Polytechnic State University, Michigan State University, Georgia State University and Purdue University, where he completed its Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project management certification program.
Leadership Business Council breakfasts are held monthly on a Friday from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel, 1001 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach. On June 28, the speaker is journalist and author Carrie Sheffield, a senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum. The speaker on July 19 is Chef James Tahhan, a culinary enthusiast who spent 10 years hosting the renowned Telemundo TV show “Nuevo Día.” Drew Bartlett, executive director of the South Florida Water Management District, the biggest water management district in the state of Florida, is the speaker on August 16. On September 20, the speaker is Palm Beach County Vice Mayor Maria Marino, an award-winning leader locally and nationally.
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Palm Beach Symphony is South Florida’s premier orchestra known for its diverse repertoire and commitment to community. Founded in 1974, this 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization adheres to a mission of engaging, educating, and entertaining the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. The orchestra is celebrated for delivering spirited performances by first-rate musicians and distinguished guest artists. Recognized by The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County with a 2020 Muse Award for Outstanding Community Engagement, Palm Beach Symphony continues to expand its education and community outreach programs with children’s concerts, student coaching sessions and master classes, instrument donations and free public concerts that have reached more than 56,000 students in recent years. For more information, visit