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.

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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2018 JA of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame Laureate Inductees

 

Jeff Fridkin 

Co-Founding Member, 

Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A.

 

Adria Starkey

 
Collier County President,
 
FineMark National Bank & Trust
 

 

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Thank you so much to our sponsors!

Title Sponsor:       

 

Diamond Sponsors: 

FineMark National Bank & Trust

Platinum Sponsors:  

        

 

Gold Sponsors:

Coleman Yovanovich Koester  

Collier Enterprises

Grant Fridkin Pearson

 

 

 

 

MHK Architecture & Planning Naples Bay Resort & Marina

 

 

Naples Daily News

 

 

Wamer Schroeder & Company

 

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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!

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Past Laureates

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

Business Hall of Fame, Collier Advisory Board

Clay W. Cone — Chair
President
Cone Communications Company
 
Jamie Andersen
Senior Vice President
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Mangement
 
Scott Beatty
Attorney at Law
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.
 
Wilam Boyd
President/CEO
Preferred Travel of Naples
 
Andy Buschle
Vice President
BMO Harris Bank
 
Blase Ciabaton
Owner
Naples Print Source
 
John English, PE
Vice President
Peninsula Engineering
 
Kathy Gulvas
Communications Manger
London Bay Homes
 
Stacey Herring
Vice President
Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A.
 
Brenda O'Connor
Executive Director, Membership
Naples Yacht Club, Inc.
 
Craig Sherman
Sr. VP, Commercial Lending Collier
Valley National Bank
 
Michael Traficante
Shareholder
Grant Fridkin Pearson
 
Patrick L. Utter
V.P. of Real Estate & Club Operations
Collier Enterprises
 
Steve Wheeler
VP of Development
Healthcare Network of SWFL
 
Len Zaiser, IV
Chief Executive Manager
Azimuth Technology, Inc.
 
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