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: February 25, 2021
Where: Virtual Event
Time: 6:45 PM



This prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. We look forward to sharing this year's nominees and laureates with you. Register today to get the updates of this truly impactful event.

Congratulations to our 2020-21 JA of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame Laureate Inductees! 


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Sarah Owen 
President and Chief Executive Officer- Southwest Florida Community Foundation


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Will Prather
Owner and Executive Producer- Broadway Palm


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Senator Kathleen C. Passidomo
Member of the Florida State Senate


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James J. Guerra, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist at Collier Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center


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Relive Last Years HOF!

 Past Laureates

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

Learn how to Become a Sponsor of this great evening!  For more information please email Stephanie or call239-225-2590.


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2020-21 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County Advisory Board

Chair: Andrew Buschle - Bank of America Private Bank

Vice-Chair: Stacey L. Herring-Morgan Stanley Private Bank

Jamie Anderson-America Red Cross of Florida's Southern Gulf
Blasé Ciabaton-Naples Print Source
Brenda O'Connor-Naples Yacht Club
Jenny Lynn Dunn-Wasmer Schroeder Strategies Charles Schwabb Investment Management, Inc.
Todd Gates-Gates Inc.
Brian Glaeser-State Farm Insurance Companies
Christel Johnson-Paradise Coast Property Team
Jon Kassolis-Consolidated Cleaners

Brian Mallette-HBKS Wealth Advisors
Craig Sherman-Cogent Bank
Michael Traficante-Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. 

2020-21 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County Advisory Board

Gail Markham- Markham, Norton, Mosteller, Wright, & Company, P.A.

Jason Brewer-BB&T
Talisha Faber-Community Volunteer & Banker
Elaine Hawkins-Private Client Insurance Services
Jan-Erik Hustrulid-Owen-Ames-Kimbell Company (OAK)
Mark Loren-Mark Loren Designs
Laurie Moore-Morgan Stanley
Sandy Stilwell Youngquist-Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group
Sharon Torregrossa-VIP Realty Group, Inc.

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