Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Award of Excellence

Pictured l-r: Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College (Individual Award); Swire Properties represented by Kieran Bowers (Organiztion Award); and Alice Bravo, Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works (Young Leader Award).

Past Recipients

Eduardo J. Padrón (2016)
Jorge Pérez (2015)
Mayor Manny Diaz (2014)
Swire Properties (2016)
The Miami Foundation (2015)
Miami Dade College (2014)
Young Leader: 
Alice Bravo (2016)
Matt Haggman (2015)
Brian Alonso (2014)


In 1976, a group of Miami's top leaders met on the 38th floor of the new One Biscayne Tower to focus on the future of downtown Miami. At that time, signs of progress in downtown were stagnant, no new buildings were under construction and the existing plan for new development was near a standstill. As these leaders looked out at their city from that panoramic view, it became clear that what was lacking at that time was a plan of action. Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., then President of The Miami Herald, was called upon to lead this action-oriented committee of the Greater Miami Chamber - that day the Chamber's New World Center Committee was created.
In 2014, the Greater Miami Chamber presented the first annual Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Award of Excellence for outstanding achievements of an individual, an organization and young leader who have made significant contributions and set standards for the development of Miami's central business core's economy, culture, promotion, education, beautification and preservation.
The following recipients were honored at the second annual award presentation during the November 2016 Trustee Luncheon:
  - Individual: Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College
  - Organization: Swire Properties
  - Young Leader: Alice Bravo, Director, Department of Transportaion and Public Works 
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With special thanks to Allen Morris, founder and visionary of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Award of Excellence.

Staff Contact

Tania Valenzuela, 305-577-5491 | [email protected]