Wellington Chamber Luncheon with Alan Johnson
Wellington Chamber July Luncheon with Speaker Alan Johnson
Photos by Carol Porter
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce’s key note speaker for the June 29, 2011 luncheon was Palm Beach County Ethics Commission Executive Director Alan Johnson. The mission of the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics is to foster integrity in public services, to promote the public’s trust and confidence in that service, and to prevent conflicts between private interests and public duties. Prior to his selection as Executive Director, Mr. Johnson was a 17 year state prosecutor for the 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County. As an Assistant State Attorney Mr. Johnson has tried over 100 serious felony cases and in 2001 became Chief of the Felony Division. In 2005 Mr. Johnson took over the role of Chief Assistant State Attorney until 2009 when he became Senior Counsel for a newly established State Attorney Public Integrity Unit. Mr. Johnson has also served in various capacities as a member and chairman of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee and the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee as well as regularly serving as a volunteer youth court judge. Since 2000, Mr. Johnson has been a frequent instructor for the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association in areas including ethics for prosecutors, victim rights, homicide prosecution, evidence and jury selection. Mr. Johnson graduated from Columbia University in 1973 and obtained his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976. This event was held at the Wanderers Club located at 1900 Aero Club Drive.
For further information on attending Wellington Chamber of Commerce Luncheons or general information on the Chamber, please call 561-792-6525. The Chamber of Commerce’s next luncheon speaker will be Congressman Allen West, and that luncheon will be held on Wednesday, August 10 at the Wanderers Club. Note: the Wellington Chamber is skipping their July luncheon.
Massachusetts native Carol Porter has been living in Florida with her husband, Stu, for more than twenty years and has been writing since she was a teenager. Formerly with the Town Crier, she enjoys taking photographs and writing about anything related to government and politics. She still has family in Massachusetts and family in Florida as well. She also is the proud owner of a black and white cat, Duke, and a tabby cat named Marmalade. Need a photographer? She can be reached at 561-704-1610 or by email at Carolp886@aol.com. Check out her site at www.carolportersviews.com.