JA Hall of Fame | Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

JA honors Hall of Fame Laureates for their leadership and success in business, and community involvement.

When: Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Where: Ritz-Carlton, Naples beach resort, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34108
Time: Reception at 5pm, Dinner/Program at 6:30pm

Each year, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida honors forward-thinking entrepreneurs and accomplished community leaders for their contributions to the region's economic development and their service as role models for ethical and moral conduct among youth and business peers. These Laureates become part of JA's Business Hall of Fame. This prestigious Collier County event has grown since it was established in 1988, to include many of Southwest Florida's most prominent leaders.
This event is possible through the generous support of sponsors. If you represent a business that may be interested in sponsorship of this event, please explore our Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits. Send in the printable sponsorship form or purchase your sponsorship online.

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2019 JA of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame Laureate Inductees


Bud Hornbeck

Area Chairman of 
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.


Dan Lavender

President & Chief Executive Officer of 
Moorings Park


View the 2018 HOF Photos


Past Laureates

Take a moment to view a list of the Past Laureates of Business Hall of Fame, Collier County


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Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event!



Thank you so much to our 2019 sponsors!

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Business Hall of Fame, Collier Advisory Board

Brenda O'Connor — Chair
Executive Director, Membership
Naples Yacht Club, Inc.
Andy Buschle — Vice Chair
Senior Vice President
Bank of America Private Bank
Jamie Andersen
Board Chair
American Red Cross of Florida's Southern Gulf
Scott Beatty
Attorney at Law
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes, & Holt, P.A
Wilma Boyd
Preferred Travel of Naples
Blase Ciabaton
Naples Print Source
Clay W. Cone
Cone Communications Company
John English, PE
Barron Collier Companies
Brian Glaeser
State Farm
Kathy Gulvas
Communications Manager
London Bay Homes
Stacey Herring
Vice President/Private Banker
Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A.
Brian Mallette
Principal, Senior Financial Advisor
HBKS Wealth Advisors
Craig Sherman
Client Advisor
Seaside National Bank
Michael Traficante
Grant Fridkin Pearson
Michael Wynn
Sunshine Ace Hardware
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