WILL RAY Age: 55 Profession/Position: President, Palm Beach County Cultural Council. Resume: • Two decades heading up Cultural Council. • Former member, Florida ArtsPAC, Florida Tourism Commission. • Former chairman, Florida Association of Local Arts Agencies, South Florida Cultural Consortium. • Founded Florida Philanthropy. Clout: With his stature and tenure in the arts community, he is considered a cultural czar, steering the distribution of millions of dollars in grants and influencing cultural development across the county. He works closely with the top movers and shakers of the business community, and his support is considered a plus in the political arena. Bet You Didn’t Know: He is an avid collector of pop-up books — 300 in all, campy, ornate or unusual in nature, and amassed over 10 years.
Sun-Sentinel/Michael Laughlin
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