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Boca Raton Magazine BOCA RATON: 100 People You Should Know LISA OCKER Suits Worth Their (Pin)Stripes 1.Mike Arts executive director, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, 14 years. More than a hail-fellow-well-met gladhander, Arts is an aggressive pro-business force, as political as he is focused on growing the economic base. Coups: a smooth transition through the IBM downsizing, snagging W.R. Grace, then Tyco International, and recently helping the Blue Lake deal through. Don't let that Iowa farm-boy schtick fool you; Arts wants the deal. 2.Tom Crocker founder and chief executive officer
, Crocker Realty Trust Inc. The Golden Boy of Mizner Park as the money guy in the controversial private/public partnership (people said he wanted to prove he could do things on his own; his father was a successful developer). Crocker has since divested himself of much of his commercial property (Boca Center used to be Crocker Center) and is less visible. But we are waiting for the sequel. 3.James Batmasian possibly Boca's largest property owner, including the Royal Palm or "Pink" Plaza. Has had his run-ins with Boca's Old Guard but is a respected and supercharged player these days. He's now renovating the Pink Plaza, which will be a major downtown development. 4.Dennis Max president, Unique Restaurant Concepts. South Florida restaurant czar who introduced upscale, California cuisine here (forcing everyone else to follow his lead. With partner Burt Rapoport, he began Carlos and Pepe's in Fort Lauderdale and Raffles Restaurants, then, with wife Patti, the landmark Cafй Maxx in 1984 in Pompano Beach. The empire today numbers more than a dozen restaurants including Max's Grille, Maxaluna (now Nick & Max's), Cafй Ole and Prezzo. 5.Dennis Kozlowskichairman and CEO, Tyco International Ltd. A new kid on the block (Tyco took the Grace space) but longtime star in the global conglomerate club, with Forbes dubbing Kozlowski "Deal-a-Month Dennis." Under his watch, Tyco's market cap has increased from $1.5 billion to $50 billion. Boca Raton likes Kozlowski even more after Tyco pledged $3 million to the Boca Raton Community Hospital earlier this year. 6.Michael Glenniesenior vice president, Florida Panther Holdings Inc. For 11 years, the main man at the Boca Raton Resort & Club (and now, at all of Wayne Huiznenga's hotel properties) and visionary behind the ongoing overhaul of the property to keep up with changing market demands. (He added the Premier Club and the Mizner Center, for starters.) Old-school, great accent, and "Mr. Glennie" to you. 7.George Elmore owner and president, Hardrives Inc. Around for 50 years, he also developed Le Lac. He's done very well for himself and for others; on more boards than Ginger Rogers, including the InterNational Museum
of Cartoon Art, serving as treasurer; the United Way; Kravis Center; Boy Scouts; Crisis Line; and a founding member of Palm Beach County Economic Council, serving as its chairman in 2000.
8.Pat Moran president and CEO of JM Family Enterprises, last year named by Working Woman magazine as the largest womanowned business in the United States. At the helm since 1989, she's seen JM Family revenues grow from $2.4 billion to $6.2 billion last year. This and three children and four grandchildren. Can she do it all? It looks that way. So much for debunking the Superwoman myth. 9.Ned Siegel the driving force behind Blue Lake Corporate Center and one of the Blue Lake Gang of Five (with Guzzetta, Stoltz, DeGeorge and Masanoff). Has a longtime history as a major developer, as well as being a big Republican and heavy hitter in the Jewish community
. Active on National Jewish Coalition Executive Committee
and boards at The American Jewish Committee South Central Florida Area Chapter, Pine Crest and Saint Andrews schools. 10.Carl DeSantis founder and chairman, Rexall Sundown. Took a small, family-run, mail-order vitamin business and created the Rexall Sundown giant. He's also diversifying as in buying up significant properties in Delray Beach, starting his own line of neckwear, etc. Boca's business community MVP this year, he donated $3.5 million to Florida Atlantic University and $500,000 to Boca Hospital. Also instrumental in creating Rexall Sundown Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Center at Jackson Memorial in Miami. 11 and 12.Steve Leveen and Lori Grangerowners, Levenger. Not on the front line
s of Boca business/community yet, but residents whose success story bears watching: Corporate drop-outs start with a good reading light and parlay it into $42 million in about seven years (making Inc.magazine's list of 500 fastest growing American companies in 1994. Five years later, still growing strong. The force is with them. Artsy Tyles 13.Jan McArtowner and headliner, Royal Palm Dinner Theatre Centre. Boca's first lady of the stage founded the first openyear-round dinner theater in the area in 1977. And she's still going, despite some funding troubles last year. Has a loyal following and, as you'd expect, is the quintessential trouper. 14.George Bolge executive director, Boca Raton Museum of Art since 1994. Formerly at Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, he's leading a grassroots movement to get the museum more integrated into the community, and to build it a new home at Mizner Park, having raised more than half the money needed. 15.Crafton Beck artistic director, Boca Pops. Formerly with the Cincinnati orchestra, the young conductor helped breathe life into a languishing Boca Pops when he was hired in 1995 and is now a solid fixture in Boca's arts community. 16.Michael Hall artistic and managing director, The Caldwell Theatre Co. Wooed to Boca in 1969 by Rubbermaid czar James Caldwell, Hall and the Caldwell have brought top-quality theater to Boca since. Now, the Caldwell has bought land adjacent to its current leased site in Levitz Plaza for a grand new permanent home. 17 and 18.Dan Guin and wife Jane Tyree artistic co-directors, Boca Ballet Theatre Co. Tireless promoters of the ballet and the value of dance in people's lives, he also is a big proponent of the Boca Raton Cultural Consortium, advocating smaller facilities to
accommodate all Boca's art groups. 19 and 20.Catherine and Mort Walker founders and owners, International Museum of Cartoon Art. Mort Walker created "Beetle Bailey," "Hi and Lois," "Felix the Cat," and "Betty Boop," among others. Then he came here and created a museum for them and lots of other cartoons at Mizner Park aided mightily by wife Catherine. The museum isn't 100 percent complete yet, but the Walkers are keeping their faith and the dream alive. Big Givers 21.Countess Henrietta de Hoernle Since she moved to Boca in 1981 with her late husband (retired developer of a successful tool and die company), the countess has been known for her generous community support and modest lifestyle. Among the beneficiaries: Boca Hospital's Cardiac Care Unit, Boca Raton Historical Society
(the Count de Hoernle Pavilion at the Old Town Depot), Lynn University, the De Hoernle Alzheimer's Pavilion, the Haven, the Red Cross, the Migrant Association of South Florida, Wayne Barton's Study Center. And on. And on. 22 and 23.Gene and Christine Lynn As in Lynn University. The Lynns, who made their fortune in insurance (he's retired and she now serves as CEO of Lynn Insurance Group), have put the BIG in big givers over the years in Boca with substantial gifts to Lynn University, FAU (recently including the Christine E. Lynn Center for Caring) Boca Hospital (The Lynn Regional Cancer Center), YMCA, United Way, etc. etc. 24 and 25.Dick and Barbara Schmidt are carrying on the philanthropic legacy of Dick's parents, Charles and Dorothy Schmidt. (Think: FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt Center, Sanborn Square, Lynn University and Boca Hospital.) Staunch FAU supporters (to the tune of $15 million form the family foundation recently. Dick Schmidt, CEO of the Schmidt Companies, also has a lengthy history as a developer (Boca Raton Bath & Tennis Club, University Park Country Club, Atrium Financial Center) and was Boca's senior negotiator in the Mizner Park deal. Barbara Schmidt was co-founder and past president of Ronald McDonald House Children's Charities of South Florida, and is very active with Barton's Boosters and Hospice by the Sea. 26.Jean Spence fairy godmother to the Boca Raton Museum of Art. With a tidy little $1 million check, she kicked off the museum's Campaign 2000 to build the new museum. In addition to money, Spence has served on numerous museum committees and now sits as board vice chairman. She's also a gracious hostess of charitable events at her elegant Gulf Stream estate. 27 and 28.Harold and Pat Toppel Now managing Toppel Partners, investing in Real Estate Development
, Harold Toppel made his fortune in grocery stores and hasn't stopped restocking the shelves of charitable causes yet. The Toppel Family Foundation this year launched The Topple Center for Pediatric Care; Challenging Horizons After School Mentoring Program (CHAMP) at the Pine Grove School of the Arts in Delray Beach; and, with other local foundations, Project MIND, a math enhancement program. Big supporters of Boca Hospital, Miami Home for the Aged, Miami Children's Hospital, WPBT, and Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin counties. 29 and 30.Louis and Anne Green Retired investor from Cincinnati, Lou and wife Anne have made their philanthropic mark on Boca since coming here in 1984 through a number of organizations, including funding the Louis B. and Anne Green Center for Expressive Arts at Lynn, helping build a lobby at Boca Hospital, and working with Florence Fuller Child Development Centers and the hospital's Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League
31 and 32.Herbert and Elaine Gimelstob Even while building Gimelstob Realty into one of the largest in the region before selling it in 1998, the Gimelstobs were giving time and money hereabouts. They founded the Herbert and Elaine Gimelstob Chair for Judaic Studies at FAU, and while he was president of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, raised $40 million. Other Gimelstob interests include United Jewish Appeal, Kravis Center, FAU foundation board and Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. 33 and 34.Harvey and Phyllis Sandler The largest annual donors to the Jewish Federation and UJA, they've also given $2.5 million to endow the Levis Alzheimer's Day Care Center and build Harvey and Phyllis Sandler Adult Day Care and Activities Center on the Federation's north campus, as well as $1 million to Congregation B'nai Israel for a new education facility. Phyllis also was named Woman of the Year by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation in 1998. 35 and 36.Kathy and Ron Assaf He founded Sensormatic Electronics Corp. and both have been very good to Lynn University, with the Assaf Academic Center and more than $1 million in donations otherwise; and to FAU, funding athletic programs and endowing professorships at the college of business. They've also served on the FAU foundation board. Other Assaf faves: the Boca Hospital, cartoon museum, the YMCA where a pavilion is named in their honor, and Saint Andrew's where she's board chairman. 37 and 38.Richard and Carole Siemens A successful developer (the Polo Club of Boca Raton, Rainberry Bay, Century Villages), Richard Siemens and wife Carole are also devoted to doing good for the Jewish community. Founding developer of the Federation's Richard & Carole Siemens Jewish Campus as well as its north campus, he also helped acquire land for Jewish Association for Residential Care's group homes for adults with developmental disabilities. She is founder and chair of the Fine Arts
and sculpture garden on the campus. Both also active with the Drug Abuse Foundation 39.Roxane Frechie Phillips Another devoted philanthropist, especially to causes helping the Jewish community, she's responsible for the larges Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) to the Jewish Community Foundation, plus $50,000 for another Jewish Federation program. 40.Larry Phillips retired CEO of Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. Moved here in 1994, and with former wife Roxane, gave a $3.2 million grant in 1995 to successfully challenge the community to "burn the mortgage" on the Federation's Siemens Campus(saving $600,000 in interest for other programs. Honored as Man of the Year by the Anti-Defamation League
; member of the National Conference
(formerly called National Conference of Christians and Jews). Field Forces 41.Jorge Camejo director of Boca's Community Redevelopment Agency for a decade, named in 1998 to head entire development services department as well. Helped direct downtown Boca's renaissance, and now more then ever has his finger on the pulse of development. Quietly articulate, Camejo is well-like and diplomatic, even when the answer is no. 42.Bob Hagerty on Boca's planning and zoning board for 22 years, and is chairman the last 16, among other volunteer roles he's had on city and county Planning Board
s. If Hagerty doesn't know what's going on in Boca, he can find out -- and does. And doesn't
mind voicing his opinion (just ask City Council members). His is usually the strongest voice emanating from the council chambers anteroom. 43.Bob Georgea consultant who serves as the city's downtown Development of Regional Impact project manager. George also has worked on West Palm Beach's CityPlace and has been active as a volunteer with Palm Beach County Youth Symphony, the historical society and the Junior League
. 44.Charles Siemon planning consultant. Helped develop the city's master plan for downtown redevelopment, which resulted in Mizner Park. A member of the Boca Hospital's board, and is vice chairman of the nonprofit group, Concert Hall at Mizner Park (CHAMP). Known as a leader in Florida urban design, including "Eastward Ho." 45.Clifford Jones financial consultant with Merrill Lynch's Private Client Group, longtime Boca Pops supporter. He's helped put the Pops on the map, now serving as chairman. Also is chairman of CHAMP. 46.Henry Deppe founder and president, National Pension Service, longtime supporter of Boca Raton Museum of Art. Now cochairman of museum's Campaign 2000 for a new home in Mizner Park, Deppe is credited with bringing museum leadership together during difficult times. He's been honored by the state of Israel with its prestigious David Ben Gurion Friendship Award and its Leadership Award. 47.Randy Pierce president and CEO since 1996 of Boca Hospital. A key player in keeping the hospital a nonprofit when it appeared it might be sold a few years back (no small feat at a time when for-profit chains are gobbling up the nonprofits), Pierce led it to national recognition as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country in 1998. 48.Caridad Asensio advocate for Palm Beach County's migrant farm workers for two decades. Has brought them better health care
, housing and educational opportunities. A little over a year ago, she opened the new Count and Countess de Hoernle Pavilion, a 7,600-square-foot clinic and pharmacy in West Boynton staffed by more than 300 health-care professionals and volunteers. 49.Jim Comparato president of Compson Associates. At the helm of this family company, now developing, among other projects, the tony, oceanfront Excelsior condos. 50.Joyce Shelfo society columnist forThe Boca News. The new kid in town. The real thing, we might add, and sidekick to publisher Michael Martin. Everyone wants to be in Joyce's section. So shmooze her. And if you really get lucky, she might make you some of her famous red sauce. Mind Expanders 51.Anthony Catanesepresident, Florida Atlantic University since 1990. Has led onetime "Sleepy Hollow U" to become the fastest growing university in the country. Thanks to Catanese, FAU will have a football team too. Serves on several boards, including Governor's Commission for Sustainable Florida. Two of his books on planning were best-sellers in the field.
52.Art Johnson Palm Beach County School Board member and former Spanish River High School
principal. A 29-year schools veteran, Johnson presided over Spanish River in Marine Corps style when it was considered one of the state's best. Promoted to area executive director, but resigned under pressure following 1998 scandal over an in-school suspension teacher's controversial practices. Johnson then ran and won election to the school board. 53.Donald Ross president and CEO of Lynn University since 1971. Sited by Forbes and Florida Trend magazines as an educational trail blazer, he and wife Helen founded Wilmington College in 1967 before coming here. Involved in Florida Endowment Fund, Boca Hospital board, Economic Council of Palm Beach County and Cultural Executives Committee of the Palm Beach County Council of the Arts, among others. 54.The Rev. George Andrews headmaster, Saint Andrew's School since 1989. Bringing national attention to Saint Andrew's -and himself, elected in 1996 as president of the governing board
of the National Association of Episcopal Schools. An Episcopal priest, he placed high priority on honor as a core value for students. But don't let the crew cut fool you; check out his socks. They're wild. 55.Rabbi Kenneth Brander Rabbi at Boca Raton Synagogue, founder of Yeshiva High School of Broward and Palm Beach County. A leading voice in the Orthodox community, Brander and lay readers have grown Boca Raton Synagogue from 60 to 400 families, created Helen and Julius Reiter Institute of Judaic Studies and developed Boca Raton Judaic Fellows Program, of which he is dean. Serves on several national and local boards and will be honored this year with first-ever Yeshiva University Wexner Rabbinic Leadership Award. 56.DeHaven Fleming Headmaster, Pine Crest School at Boca Raton. With degrees in education and law from University of Florida, Fleming had careers in both before taking the helm in 1985 at then-Boca Raton Academy. Helped lead merger in 1987 with Pine Crest in Fort Lauderdale, resulting in Pine Crest School at Boca Raton. 57 and 58.Gene and Carolyn Ehlers Founders, Grandview Preparatory School, in 1997. He's President and CEO of General Car & Truck Leasing Co. in his native Iowa, and is also member of Lynn University board. She's president of Lynn's Excalibur Society and Harid Conservatory Guild board member. Power Couples 59 and 60.Patti Carpenter and John O'Neil Jr. Well-known for opening their fabulous Royal Palm house for fund-raising parties. She's involved with KIND (Kids in New Directions), and BLOCK (Building Levels of Care for Kids). O'Neil is chairman and CEO of Health Foundation of South Florida, which committed more than $30 million for services like health care for homeless and underprivileged teens. Also active with Heart Association and Lynn University. 61 and 62.David and Sheila Fuentes He's CEO of Office Depot and she's a longtime volunteer with Florence Fuller, now serving as board president. She also served on Saint Andrew's School Capital Committee and United Way board -- and she helped carry the Olympic torch through Palm Beach County. He's on Boca Hospital board and a past chairman of Saint Andrew's board. 63 and 64.Chris and Jayne Malfitano Very interested in feeding the poor, he's active with Cafй Joshua in West Palm Beach as well as Joshua House, a new residence for homeless men. She's involved with Junior League, Children's Place at HomeSafe,
and will be working on the America Heart Association Ball. 65 and 66.Arlette and Mike Baker He's CEO and founder of Carls Furniture, and she's a buyer a there. She's a member of Lynn's Excalibur Society, the Historical Society and Debbie-Rand. He's on the hospital's foundation board, as well as the National Conference board. They'll chair Heart Ball next year. They've furnished the Children's Place and Lynn's new Aviation Department. 67 and 68.Chris Evert and Andy Mill Athletic superstars who've used their celebrity to bring attention to worthy causes, particularly through Chris Evert Charities Inc. He hosts 30 to 50 television specials and is a segment host for "Good Morning America." She serves on several charitable boards, and is the first woman on the board of Florida Panther Holdings Inc. Volunteers We Love and Their Causes 70.Pat Thomas Debbie-Rand former president and hospital board member; member first planning team for Boca Raton's Promise for Youth; member planning team for first "school of promise," Hammock Pointe Elementary. 71.Wilma Elmore Lynn University board member and Excalibur Society president. 72.Lillian Clarke Historical Society past president board member; First Presbyterian Church
deacon; Junior league sustaining member. 73.Terry Watkins Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St. Jude's Catholic church
, Red Cross, Saint Andrew's School and Royal Dames of Cancer Res
earch. 74 and 75.Ruth and Ken Feigl (Ruth) Habilitation Center for the Handicapped board president and various officers' positions; Red Cross committees; Mae Volen Center board member; Florence Fuller Centers. (Ken) Museum of Art board; United Way board; Caldwell Theatre board treasurer; Boca Raton Airport Authority treasurer. 76.Libby Dodson Red Cross, underwriting dinner gala for five years and $50,000 purse on Libby Dodson Day at Royal Palm Polo benefiting Red Cross for second year, chairing numerous fund-raising galas, donating room in memory of her husband at Count and Countess de Hoernle Service Center, establishing Harry K. Dodson Memorial Fund through the Red Cross; Boca Hospital; the Harid; many others. 77.Marta Batmasian Children's Science Explorium founder; Caldwell Theatre Guild founding member and founder of Spotlight Award recognizing stars of American stage; Walk of Recognition founder with Historical Society; Boca Pops executive committee member; CHAMP member; League for Educational Awareness of the Holocaust; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; American Heart Association; Unicorn Children's Foundation; Kids in Need of Direction (KIND) 78.Deborah Coyne The Wellness Community founder and biggest advocate. Volunteer Woman of The Year, 1999. 79.Joan Wargo Boca Hospital board, fundraising, Debbie-Rand founding member, 23,000 volunteer hours; Lynn University Excalibur Society founding member; Harid guild founding member and board member.
80.Don Kohnken (W.R. Grace alumnus) Boca Hospital board chairman; Morikami board president and foundation board president. 81.Eleanor Zaccagnini Boca Hospital foundation and Debbie-Rand, Lynn's Excalibur Society, Harid guild, Royal Dames of Cancer Research. 82.Dr. Mel Claymen The Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC) founder and president emeritus. 83.Tim Snow George Snow Scholarship Fund; Boca Raton Housing Authority chairman; Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce's 1999 Leadership Program chairman; Boca Raton Roundtable Director. 84.Rita Hobbs Red Cross South County Chapter president, Palm Beach County Chapter board member; De Hoernle's Alzheimer's Pavilion board president; Children's Museum; Gold Coast
Chamber Music Festival; Boca Ballet. 85.Sydney Altman FAU's foundation board member, past president; first FAU Presidential Medallion recipient; Boca Hospital foundation board member. 86.Shelby Modell Crohn's & Colitis Foundation national co-founder Gold Coast chapter founder and chair; American Suicide Foundation; Kids in Distress. 87.Debbie Abrams Junior League president, In the Pines advocate. The Last Word 88.Rabbi Bruce Warshal Co-president and co-CEO, South Florida Newspaper Network. Also was Jewish Federation's founding executive vice president. 89.Michael Martin Publisher and new owner,The Boca Raton News, buying it in April from his brothers' Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. Since coming to Boca last December, he's served (stylishly) on about 1,000 boards including Red Cross, Boca Chamber, Hospital foundation, etc. etc. He's everywhere. 90 and 91. John and Margaret Mary Shuff founders and owners of JES Publishing for almost 20 years, publishing Boca Raton magazine, as well as custom magazines like Mizner's Dream, Worth Avenue, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Annual, LifeLines, Fine Dining, as well as a sister publication (and others) in Salt Lake City
. Both are active throughout the community from Saint Andrew's School to Boca Hospital. 92.Frances Cohen Benefactor(and cofounder with the late Dorothy Fleegler) of Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, serving as board president five years and executive committee member many years prior. Cohen's gifts include the Francis and Solon Cohen Atrium at Temple Beth El. Also contributed to Boca Hospital, Planned Parenthood, Boca Raton High, Children's Home Society, Jewish Federation, Caldwell Theatre and many others.
Queen Bees 93.Florence Fuller The name behind Florence Fuller Child Development Centers. Was playing golf with the late Dorothy Fleegler, who mentioned wanting to start a center for underprivileged kids. Fuller went home and asked her late husband, Jim, for financing, and he agreed, provided it be named after her. The couple also contributed generously to Boca Hospital, Saint Andrew's and FAU. 94.Gloria Drummondwhose personal tragedy(the poisoning deaths of her two children(prompted her to rally the community to raise money for a hospital in Boca. Founder of Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League, which marshaled volunteers and contributors, resulting in Boca Raton Community Hospital in 1967 95.Lucille Barton Has given time and money to causes including Red Cross, Debbie-Rand, Historical Society, First Presbyterian
Church, Boca Ballet, Royal Dames of Cancer Research, Wellness Community, Harid guild, among many others. 96.Myrtle Butts Fleming Of pioneer Butts family, who owned a bean farm where Town Center is now. Married to the late Thomas Fleming, she's the unofficial grande dame of Boca. Active in the Historical Society since it started and the Pioneer Club. Helped set up first library in Town Hall, and was founding member of the Art Guild (now Boca Raton Museum of Art), Debbie-Rand and Garden Club of Boca, among many others. Good Sports 97.John Henry New Marlins owner. Henry, of Boca, made good in commodities, then made a dream come true by buying the Florida Marlins. Pre-Marlins, he was quietly giving to causes like Wayne Barton's Study Center. Also gave $1 million to Boca Hospital. 98.Howard Schnellenberger Legendary coach now working to bring football to FAU. Coached Dolphins' offense through NFL's only perfect season, led University of Miami to its first national championship and brought University of Louisville from bottom rankings to No. 11. Has spearheaded the effort to raise money and awareness to field an FAU team in less than three years. Inspirations 99.Rabbi Merle Singer Spiritual leader at Temple Beth El, largest Jewish congregation south of Washington D.C.
Has instituted relationships with different houses of worship including St. Joan of Arc
Catholic Church and First Presbyterian Church, which resulted in nationally acclaimed programs like Shared Care, offering companionship for impaired seniors, and Interfaith Weekend. Has served on many boards and nurtured outreach programs for Daily Bread Food Bank, Mae Volen Center, Florence Fuller Centers. 100.Wayne Barton Police officer
and Boca's big man in a number of ways. Pioneered after-school program for kids at Dixie Manor and started "I Have a Dream" college scholarship fund with help from local businessmen. Named one of Parade magazines top 10 police officers
in the nation in 1988 and one of five national winners of 1990 Jefferson Awards for outstanding public service. As one of President Bush's "Points of Light," Barton also got to spend the night in the White House