View excerpts of the interview with Joe Pallot, Chairman, the Beacon Council; General Counsel, Heico Corp.
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The offices at the Beacon Council were abuzz last Tuesday when Miami Today reporter Laura Stace sat down to interview new volunteer chairman Joe Pallot.
Mr. Pallot has a long history with the Beacon Council - working with the economic development organization throughout his law career - and had only just taken the reins this month from outgoing chairman Alan Becker of commercial law firm Becker & Poliakoff when unflattering press hit the newsstands over a reported tussle between a county commissioner and Beacon Council heads, including himself.
was surprised by the commissioner's interpretation of the meeting and denied the allegations.
told Miami Today he
has three main goals for the Beacon Council
chairmanship, including a focus on the One Community, One Goal project designed to create high-paying jobs in targeted industries in Miami-Dade County.
As general counsel for Heico Corp.
- a supplier of FAA-approved engine and component parts - Mr. Pallot
was fortunate to work for a company that supported his
endeavors with the Beacon Council
His tasks for the year ahead will be tough and his schedule demanding, but he said his high energy levels and enthusiasm to achieve his goals will keep him working as hard as he can.
We can be sure that when he
is not at his
Heico office on Brickell Bay Drive or the Beacon Council
office several blocks west adjacent to Mary Brickell Village, he
will be darting between the two.
loves what he
does, perhaps Mr. Pallot
will find time for a golf game or two with his
The self-proclaimed "terrible golfer" tries to hit the links for relaxation on the weekend - that is, when he's not cheering on the Dolphins, the Hurricanes or any number of teams the sports fan follows.
met with Mr. Pallot
in the Beacon Council offices
, where he
spoke candidly about the Beacon Council's
big project for the year - the expansion of Univision