Founder of award-winning planning firm says PBSC was vital to his success

Palm Beach State College alumnus George Gentile has practiced as a landscape architect and planner in Palm Beach County for more than 35 years. He is the founder, senior partner and principle of Gentile Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates Inc., a full-service landscape architecture, planning and environmental consulting firm in Jupiter. 

Gentile is responsible for the daily management, operations and marketing of the firm as well as managing and participating in all project design and direction. He continues to represent projects before public agencies and has had principle responsibility for the implementation of these projects as well. His extensive experience in the professions of landscape architecture and planning continues to provide valuable input to both public and private projects alike.

Gentile says that the support he received at Palm Beach State College (then Palm Beach Junior College) was vital to his success. 

“Without the opportunity to obtain my initial college education, I may not have been able or motivated to continue my college education and would certainly not be where I am today in my career,” says Gentile. “My decision to serve on the board was based on the fact that PBJC was there for me when I finished high school and provided me the foundation for my further education at the University of Florida’s Department of Landscape Architecture.” 

Gentile served on the board for the Foundation for PBSC from 2013 – 2019, including time as its Chair from 2015 – 2019. Today, he remains a close friend of the Foundation and College. Recently, Gentile presented President Ava Parker, J.D., with the Ed Tancer Community Leader of the Year Award from the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce.

Gentile was the 2022 Ed Tancer Community Leader. He has participated in numerous community organizations and charities, including serving as chairman of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce and director of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc., among many others. 

In recognition of Palm Beach State College’s 90th anniversary, the weekly Alumni Spotlight Series showcases the College’s role in preparing generations of graduates to achieve success in myriad careers and give back to their local communities.

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