Committee Member: David McClymont

David McClymont

Palm Beach - CEO of Palm Beach Symphony

In 2014, David McClymont took the helm of Palm Beach Symphony as it was about to embark on its 41st season. He had previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) in Juno Beach, Florida, an organization known worldwide for its role in conserving the oceans and their endangered species, and known locally as a driver of Palm Beach County tourism. At the Symphony, he has bolstered fundraising efforts and the organization’s visibility. A former sponsored competitive surfer, he completed the Lake Placid Ironman in 2010. Also, he likes to watch hockey.


Best vacation ever?

Maldives and Bali.

Dream trip destination?

Kandui Resort. Indonesia.

Dish you’re best at cooking?

Dessert: Sautéed Pears in cinnamon sugar reduction severed over hot waffles and topped with vanilla ice cream.

Dream Road Trip?

Henry Flagler, Alexander Hamilton and Robin Williams - navigation/transportation, finance and humor.

Favorite TV show as a kid?


Favorite movies?

Star Wars, Men of Honor, The Shawshank Redemption, One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest, The Notebook and Pride and Prejudice.

Favorite bands?

Palm Beach Symphony, Sting, Dave Matthews.

Most impressive live performance you ever saw?

Palm Beach Symphony’s last concert, San Francisco Symphony with Metallica.

Car you drive now?


Car you’d like to drive?

Bugatti Veyron.


Dirt Bike as a kid.

Wear a watch?

Garmin Fenix 5 for Ironman Florida training, G-Shock for surfing.

Got a favorite watch?


Got a dream watch?

One that freezes time.



Best work advice you ever got?

Quickly learn to assess the critical few versus the trivial many and manage them accordingly.