JA Hall of Fame Lee County | Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida


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

When: Thursday, April 18th, 2019
Where: Hyatt Coconut Point
Time: Reception at 5pm, Dinner/Program at 6:30pm


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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 Lee County event has grown since it was established in 1999, 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, Lee County Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits. Send in the printable sponsorship form or purchase your sponsorship online.

Congratulations to our 2018 JA of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame Laureate Inductees! Stay tuned for our 2019 announcements! 


J. Pason Gaddis

President and CEO
Florida Weekly

Gary Griffin

President and CEO 
B & I Contractors


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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!

Learn how to become a Sponsor of this great evening! Click here! For more information please contact Stephanie at 239-225-2590 or shoffman@jaswfl.org. 

Business Hall of Fame 2018, Lee County Advisory Board

Scott Fischer, Scott Fischer Enterprises 

Sharon Torregrossa, VIP Realty Group

Jason Brewer, BB&T
Richard Durnwald, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company
Jan-Erik Hustrulid, Owen-Ames-Kimbell Company (OAK)
Travis Merrick, GFA International, Inc.
Laurie Moore, Morgan Stanley
Mary Vlasak Snell, Pavese Law Firm
Sandy Stilwell Youngquist, Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group
Gary Tasman, Cushman & Wakefield Commerical Property SWFL

View a list of Past Laureates of Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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