Three prominent figures in the Palm Beach County business community will be honored with companion medals during Palm Beach Atlantic University’s American Free Enterprise Day ceremony Nov. 6.
American Free Enterprise Day has been an event at Palm Beach Atlantic since 1984 and honors individuals whose hard work and achievement exemplify the best of the American free enterprise system.
Peter D. Reed
Fabiola Brumley is Southeast Region executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role, she is responsible for the business banking segment in a nine-state area, ranging from Maryland through the mid-Atlantic and south to Florida. Since 1982, she has served in a variety of roles, including controller, chief financial officer, commercial lender, client manager, market manager and market executive. She is also the Palm Beach County president, a position she has held since April 2007.
Brumley earned her B.S. in accounting and an International MBA from Florida Atlantic University. She also has earned her Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. She is a member of the executive committee and past chair of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, on the executive board of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and on the board of directors of the United Way of Palm Beach County. She has served as member and chair of the governing board of West Boca Raton Medical Center, served as a member and chair of the board of the Palm Beach Black Business Investment Corporation and held board positions with the Gulfstream Boy Scouts of America, the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.
She recently served as an ambassador in Brazil under the Global Ambassador Program, a Vital Voices and Bank of America partnership connecting women leaders from emerging countries with established women executives from a range of business sectors.
Brumley has been heard on a variety of local and national radio stations discussing financial issues for entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses. Her prior awards include Sun-Sentinel’s Excalibur, South Florida Business Journal’s Palm Beach County Ultimate CEO and Top 100 Power Leaders.
Greg Quattlebaum is president and community liaison for the Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center, which has become an institution in Palm Beach County by serving the needs of area residents since 1955.
Quattlebaum started working in the family business as a high school freshman and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for more than 30 years. He has served in key leadership positions for some of the most important agencies shaping the funeral industry, including president of the Florida Funeral Directors Association and a representative on the policy board for the National Funeral Directors Association. Recently, he and his siblings merged with Service Corporation International in order to expand the Quattlebaum brand to three new Palm Beach County locations.
Quattlebaum actively serves on multiple South Florida boards, including The Palm Healthcare Foundation, The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Medical Society Services, The Quantum House and The Sailfish Club of Florida.
He is widely recognized as a driving force behind improvements and expansions of programs and facilities at local schools. Quattlebaum long served on various boards and committees at Rosarian Academy and Cardinal Newman High School including chairman for the Rosarian Academy Campaign for Excellence; the Advisory Board and a two-term president of the Home and School Association at Cardinal Newman; and the Advisory Board for the Department of Funeral Service Education at Miami Dade State College.
At PBA, he serves as a semiannual presenter on procedures and perspectives in the School of Nursing, and he has served as a presenter for class discussions on bereavement in the ministry leadership studies program.
Quattlebaum lives in West Palm Beach with his wife of 27 years, Julie, and their children Gregory, Gretchen and Grant.
Peter D. Reed is a founding and managing principal of Commercial Florida Realty Services, located in Boca Raton. The company is a full-service boutique real estate organization specializing in commercial real estate, leasing, acquisition and property and asset management of office properties in South Florida.
Reed has a broad and diverse real estate background spanning more than 20 years. Previously he was a senior vice president at the Jupiter-based Rendina Companies, where he was responsible for the marketing of 1.5 million square feet of commercial real estate development, successfully selling over 250,000 square feet of office condominiums with a value of more than $65 million.
Prior to that he was a senior vice president with Grubb & Ellis Company, a national real estate firm. While at Grubb & Ellis, Reed was involved in leasing and managing more than 1 million square feet of office space with lease value in excess of $100 million. Reed also was involved in more than 500,000 square feet of office sale transactions with total value of more than $60 million. He was named to the Grubb & Ellis Circle of Excellence Society in 2000 and 2001 and was Grubb & Ellis’ Top Producer in Florida in 2001.
A graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic’s Rinker School of Business, Reed holds a Masters in Commercial Property (MiCP) designation and is member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).
Reed serves on the Palm Beach Atlantic University Real Estate Task Force. He also serves on the board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes - South Florida Lacrosse.
Reed and his son, Peter Reed Jr., reside in Juno Beach with a home in Vermont, maintaining ties to his New England roots.
Brumley, Quattlebaum and Reed will be honored at the same ceremony with insurance executive, author and speaker Art Williams.