GET TO KNOW ALEXANDER W. DREYFOOS OWNER, THE DREYFOOS GROUP, AND FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SEAKEEPERS SOCIETY Alexander Dreyfoos is a founding member of the International SeaKeepers Society, an organization dedicated to ocean research, conservation and education through involvement with the yachting community. He is also the recipient of this year’s SeaKeeper Award, which is presented at the annual Bal de la Mer gala to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to ocean conservation. Dreyfoos also owns The Dreyfoos Group, a private capital management ﬁrm that grew out of several successful businesses, including Photo Electronics Corporation, known for manufacturing electronic equipment for the photography industry. He is also an avid diver and is involved in numerous local philanthropies. Sue Reddy WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE THE SEAKEEPERS BAL DE LA MER HONOREE? It is quite an honor. I am proud to be in the company of so many who are dedicated to the society’s goals. WHEN DID YOU DISCOVER YOUR PASSION FOR THE OCEAN? )RUWKHߑUVW \HDUVRIP\OLIH�f;,HQMR\HGERDWLQJDQGߑVKLQJRQ freshwater lakes. I then had the opportunity to do some saltwater ߑVKLQJ�f;ERDWLQJDQGVFXEDGLYLQJ,WڕVEHHQDELJSDUWRIP\OLIHVLQFH WKHODWHc; V WHAT DO YOU ENVISION FOR THE FUTURE OF SEAKEEPERS? $V PRUH OX[XU\ \DFKWV DUH EXLOW�f; , KRSH WKDW RZQHUV ZLOO EHFRPH HYHQPRUHLQWHUHVWHGLQSUHVHUYLQJRXURFHDQV7KDWZLOOHQKDQFH SeaKeepers’ efforts to do so. 2872)$//<285$&&203/,6+0(176�f;:+,&+ WOULD YOU CONSIDER TO BE YOUR GREATEST OR MOST IMPACTFUL? 7KHEXLOGLQJRIWKH5D\PRQG).UDYLV&HQWHUIRUWKH3HUIRUPLQJ Arts in West Palm Beach. FAVORITE PLACE YOU HAVE TRAVELED: Papua New Guinea LVRQHRIP\IDYRULWHV�f;EXWKDYLQJFLUFXPQDYLJDWHGWKHZRUOG�f;WKHUH DUHWRRPDQ\WRKDYHMXVWRQH$Q\ZKHUH�f;UHDOO\�f;DVORQJDV,ڕPRQ P\ERDW�f; Silver Cloud . WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR DOWNTIME? I can’t say ,HYHUKDYHGRZQWLPH,DPDOZD\VWKLQNLQJ�f;DOZD\VFXULRXVDERXW things around me. FAVORITE SUBJECTS TO PHOTOGRAPH: Underwater sea life RIDOONLQGV�f;QDWLYHSHRSOHLQWKHUHPRWHLVODQGVRIWKHZRUOG�f;DQG beautiful sunsets and mountainous terrain that show off the beauty of our earth. It t is i quite an honor to be this year’s honoree; I am proud to be in the company of so many who are dedicated to the society’s goals. FAVORITES: 6SRWIRUGLYLQJd; French Polynesia Gadget: My iPhone. I have more than 100 apps. App: Listening to TED talks Film: Casablanca Yacht club: 6DLOߑVK&OXERI)ORULGD in Palm Beach Lunch spot: &LW\&HOODU:LQH%DU *ULOO in West Palm Beach South Florida attraction: .UDYLV&HQWHUIRUWKH3HUIRUPLQJ$UWV SOMETHING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Being at sea for a good part of the year. BOOK ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND: I listen to audiobooks; one of P\IDYRULWHVLV3HWHU=HLKDQڕV The Accidental Superpower . $6,'()5206($.((3(56�f;:+$7&+$5,7,(6$5(&/26( TO YOUR HEART? .UDYLV &HQWHU IRU WKH 3HUIRUPLQJ $UWV�f; &XOWXUDO&RXQFLORI3DOP%HDFK&RXQW\�f;$OH[DQGHU:'UH\IRRV 6FKRRORIWKH$UWV�f;0,7DQG0DVVDFKXVHWWV*HQHUDO+RVSLWDO S EA K EE PERS S O C I E T Y T H E I N T E R N A T I O N A L 62 SOUTH FLORIDA LUXURY GUIDE
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