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Patrick Goddard

Monday, October 2, 2023 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EDT)


Patrick Goddard
President, Brightline

Monday, October 2, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Please note: Due to the impending federal government shutdown and Congressman Thompson not being able to travel, we will not be able to present him on Monday. Instead, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting a discussion with Patrick Goddard, President of Brightline, and WPTV's Hollani Davis. We will recognize West Palm City Commissioner Isaac "Ike" Robinson, Jr. with the 2023-2024 Exemplary Elected Official Award as planned at Monday's event. 

All QR codes previously issued for this event will work on Monday. If you are bringing any guests with you to the luncheon, please make sure that they receive this information about the program change.

The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches will present Patrick Goddard, President of Brightline, on Monday, October 2, at Noon, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

As President of Brightline, Patrick Goddard, is responsible for the company’s multi-billion-dollar intercity passenger rail development and expansion that will connect Central and South Florida. Goddard leads the companies go to market strategy, including more than 1.5M square feet of transit-oriented development. Brightline is an operating company of Fortress Investment Group and represents more than $5B in capital invested in the state of Florida.

Goddard has been recognized as one of South Florida Business Journal’s Power Leaders 250 and Florida Trends 500 Most Influential Leaders. He is a member of the Florida Council of 100, a graduate of Leadership Florida’s Executive Class and a board member of Camillus House.

Goddard launched his career in the hospitality industry having worked in hotel development and operations for Hilton Hotels, Loews Hotels and Rosewood Hotels. Goddard was also a founding partner of Trust Hospitality, an international hotel management and development company before its acquisition in 2020 by Highgate Hotels.

He has a degree in Hospitality Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Management from Trinity College Dublin.

Hollani Davis

Hollani Davis came to WPTV in 2014. She quickly became a favorite with South Florida viewers for her storytelling and her personality. Hollani is focused on telling viewers’ stories and pushing for accountability and answers.

Hollani has been at the helm of WPTV’s coverage for some of the biggest stories in the past decade, including the Parkland shooter verdict and sentencing, the Surfside collapse and the historic flooding in Fort Lauderdale in April 2023. She became even more of a mainstay in homes during the pandemic as one of few journalists who physically reported to the TV station during the time of social distancing. 

Hollani is a proud graduate of Hampton University, a member of the Jack and Jill Palm Beach Chapter and belongs to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She is a Girl Scout troop leader for the Girl Scout Council of Southeast Florida.

Hollani spends a good portion of her time emceeing different community events and mentoring youth. She’s also advocated for Black Maternal Health and for families with pre-mature babies.




Member Tickets: $55
Applicant Tickets: $65
Guest Tickets: $80
Public Tickets: $125
Event-to-Event Table (10): $700
Event-to-Event Half Table (5): $350
Full Season Table (10): $550
Half Season Table (5): $275
Member Virtual Ticket: $25
Non-Member Virtual Ticket: $30

Ticket orders may also be made by phone to Nadia Spivak at (561) 881-9977.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts -- Cohen Pavilion
701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Nadia Spivak
(561) 881-9977
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Monday, October 2, 2023 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EDT)
Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the program begins at noon.
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