Palm Beach Atlantic University’s LeMieux Center for Public Policy will host five former U.S. Ambassadors for a virtual panel discussion moderated by former U.S. Sen. George S. LeMieux.
The panel is 6 p.m. Monday, March 22. Four of the five panelists — Robin S. Bernstein, Nancy Brinker, Lana Marks and Bonnie McElveen-Hunter — are of Palm Beach. Sharon Day is a Fort Lauderdale resident. Register for the event here.
Robin Bernstein, ambassador to the Dominican Republic 2018-2021, is a successful businesswoman, philanthropist and humanitarian. She is a recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Order of Duarte from Dominican President Luis Abinader and the Women in Leadership Award from the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches.
Nancy G. Brinker, ambassador to Hungary 2001-2003, is founder of Susan G. Komen and the Promise Fund of Florida. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Sharon Day, ambassador to Costa Rica 2017-2021, has served the Republican Party at the local, state and national level for more than 20 years, including as Republican National Committee co-chairwoman. She has served on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.
Lana Marks, ambassador to South Africa 2019-2021, was born in South Africa to immigrants and earned the trust of the people by communicating hers and her family’s opposition to the Apartheid government. She is a business executive who founded the Lana Marks fashion brand.
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, ambassador to Finland 2001-2003, is founder and CEO of Pace, the largest independently-owned custom content agency in the nation. She was appointed as the first woman national chairman of the board of the American Red Cross in 2004 and is serving her fifth term.