Council Member Bios

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Mayor Abby Brennan       Mayor Brennan

Mayor Abby Brennan has resided in the Village of Tequesta for 23 years and was elected to the Village Council in 2011.  She is currently serving her eighth consecutive year as Mayor.  Prior to being elected, Abby served on the Village Audit Committee and was actively involved in the conception and planning phases for the replacement of the Tequesta Drive Bridge.  In 2015, she spearheaded an initiative to support the local business community which resulted in the formation of the Tequesta Business Association, Inc. 

Abby retired from a private consulting practice that specialized in organizational and strategic planning.  She was the associate director and CFO during the development and construction of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.  Locally she served as executive director of the International Museum of Cartoon Art in Boca Raton, and consulted with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and Lighthouse ArtCenter. 

Mayor Brennan’s volunteer activities include serving as treasurer of The Friends of Public Safety, a non-profit corporation that provides support and financial assistance to Tequesta’s police and firefighters.  She serves on the host committee of the Renewal Coalition, a local non-profit organization that assists wounded service members and their families. She also sits on the boards of hte Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council.  

Abby received the 2017 Community Leader of the Year award from Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce.   

Council Member Frank D’Ambra Frank D'Ambra

Frank D’Ambra, replacing long time Council Member Vince Arena, is a familiar face to the Village.  He was born in Rhode Island and has since lived in virtually every corner of the United States. Frank met his wife Lisa while he was attending law school at the University of Miami. He has over 30 years of experience in the retirement and financial services industry having held senior executive positions for Horace Mann Educators Corp., GE Financial Assurance, Swiss Re and Conning Investors. 

Mr. D’Ambra has been active in Village affairs having served as Council Member for six year, Vice-Mayor for a year, Chairman of the Tequesta Public Safety Pension Board and as a member of the Village of Tequesta Audit Committee.

Frank is a graduate of the University of Miami –“Go Canes”. He and his wife have resided in Tequesta since 2003 and are the proud parents of three grown children and have been blessed with two grandchildren.

Favorite Quote: “He who would trade his freedom for security shall have neither.” Thomas Jefferson

Council Member Laurie Brandon     Brandons Provided Headshot_use this one

Laurie Brandon, a Native Floridian, studied art design, commercial marketing and business operations and has management experience in business and human resources.  Laurie is an active member of the community, serving on the social committee for the Tequesta Country Club HOA, and is an active volunteer in the local schools. 

Vice-Mayor Kyle Stone   Picture of Council Member Kyle Stone

Kyle is a 5th generation Palm Beach County native. He graduated from The University of Tennessee, majoring in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration. He worked for 11 years for Rinker Materials, specializing in creating and improving value in manufacturing facilities. In 2014, he changed careers and became a Financial Advisor. He is privileged to run his business in the heart of Tequesta.

He serves on the Leadership Council of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Advisory Board of First Priority Church, is a member of the Associated General Contractor Florida East Coast Chapter and volunteers as a Dad’s Boot Camp Coach for first-time fathers at Jupiter Medical Center. Kyle and his family are blessed to call Tequesta home.

Council Member Bruce PrinceBruce Prince

Before starting his own company, he worked on numerous construction projects where he gained experience in heavy site work to include, project coordination and management, bidding, and estimating.  Utilizing the skills and experiences he acquired in his professional career, he established Prince Land Services Inc. in 1989 in Central Florida.  Since then, the company has continued to grow and is owned and managed by his son.   Moving to South Florida in 2013 to develop the site for the Aldi Food Distribution Center in Royal Palm Beach, FL, He soon realized he loved South Florida, and founded Prince Land, Inc., in 2014, in Tequesta, FL. 

He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and traveling.  Bruce is thankful that he was lucky enough to have found a hidden gem called the Village of Tequesta.  Bruce is a member of the Palm Beach North Chamber and the Tequesta Country Club.

He is excited and honored to be serving the residents and businesses of our community.