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Michael J. Pucillo, President
Michael Pucillo grew up in Palm Beach and has lived in the town for most of his adult life. His parents, Gus and Gerry Pucillo, opened the Petite Marmite Restaurant on Worth Avenue in the fall of 1949 and operated until its sale in 1983. After graduating from Williams College and Georgetown Law School, Mr. Pucillo returned to Palm Beach, first as a law clerk to two federal judges, and then entering private practice.

After working in the Enforcement Division at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Pucillo specialized in securities litigation for most of his career. He founded the firm of Burt and Pucillo LLP in 1994, and later merged the firm with a national firm in 2001, where he served as a managing partner and member of the executive committee. He now serves as of counsel to the firm and continues to advise several pension fund clients on securities law matters.

Mr. Pucillo was first elected to the Town Council without opposition in 2011 and was reelected without opposition again in 2013. He was re-elected in 2015 and currently serves as the President of the Town Council.  He serves as chair of the Public Works Committee, which has overseen major capital improvements to the town’s water and sewer infrastructure. He also sits on the Ordinances, Rules and Standards Committee. In 2012 he was asked to Chair the Royal Poinciana Way Study Committee, which recommended zoning changes to the Town Council that would result in an optional mixed use historic preservation PUD for the Royal Poinciana Way area.

Mr. Pucillo and his wife Deborah, a retired Palm Beach County Judge, have raised three children in the Town of Palm Beach. They have been active in civic and community affairs for more than 30 years.