Salute to Miami's Leaders

This award honors Leadership Miami® alumni who have excelled as leaders in their respective business fields. It is designed to inspire future community involvement by showcasing outstanding individuals.

 

Award Categories

Bill Colson Award

Banking/Finance

Entrepreneurial/Professional

Government

Legal/Law

Nonprofit/Cultural

Visionary Leader of the Year

Power Leader of the Year

 

Recipients

Bill Colson Award

  • Frankie Ruiz, 2019
  • Chancellor Madeline M. Pumariega, 2017 - 2018
  • Jaret L. Davis, 2016 - 2017
  • Marlon A. Hill, 2015-2016
  • Rolando Aedo, 2014-2015
  • Gene Schaefer, 2012-2013
  • Jayne Harris Abess, 2011-2012
  • Dawn B. White, 2010-2011
  • Mark A. Trowbridge, 2009-2010
  • Arthur “Art” Noriega, 2008-2009
  • Michael Lewis, 2007-2008
  • Neisen Kasdin, 2006-2007
  • Sergio M. González, 2005-2006
  • Jack Lowell, 2004-2005
  • Manny Diaz, 2003-2004
  • Ron Book, 2002-2003
  • Peter Roulhac, 2001-2002
  • Johnny Winton, 2000-2001
  • Jimmy Morales, 1999-2000
  • Michael Carricarte, 1998-1999
  • Patrick Morris, 1997-1998
  • Steven Leifman, 1996-1997
  • Phillis Oeters, 1995-1996
  • Rudolph “Rudy” Moise, 1994-1995
  • Lynda Carson, 1993-1994
  • Donald Slesnick, 1992-1993
  • Susan Potter Norton, 1991-1992
  • Luis Ajamil, 1990-1991
  • Dorothy Weaver, 1989-1990
  • Arthur Hill, 1988-1989
  • Newall J. Daughtrey, 1987-1988
  • Sherill Britton, 1986-1987
  • Keith Houck, 1985-1986
     

Banking/Finance

  • Cathy Alexander, 2019
  • Ashaki Bronson-Marcellus, 2018
  • Julie A. Baird, CPA, 2017
  • Dwight Hill, 2016
  • Steve Messing, 2015
  • Felipe F. Basulto, 2013
  • Mario Trueba, 2012
  • Erbi Blanco-True, 2011
  • Frank Gonzalez, 2010
  • Obdulio Piedra, 2009
  • Maria C. Alonso, 2008
  • Carlos Fernández-Guzmán, 2007
  • Angel Medina, Jr., 2006
  • Entrepreneurial/Professional
  • Nelly Rubio, 2016
  • Raymundo “Ray” Feito, 2015
  • Wendy Kallergis, 2013
  • Richard A. Berkowitz, 2012
  • Andrew Carricarte, 2011
  • Victoria E. Villalba, 2010
  • Robert “Bob” Berkowitz, 2009
  • Basil M. Bernard, 2008
  • William Holly, 2007
  • Luis Ajamil & Willy Bermello, 2006
     

Entrepreneurial/Professional

  • Bill Fuller, 2019
  • Arthur "AJ" Meyer, 2018
  • David Restainer, 2017 
     

Government

  • Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez, 2019
  • The Honorable Ana Maria Rodriguez, 2018
  • Commissioner Danielle Levine Cava, 2017
  • Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick, 2016
  • Juan-Carlos “JC” del Valle, 2015
  • Commissioner Juan C. Zapata, 2013
  • Iraida R. Mendez-Cartaya, 2012
  • Alina T. Hudak, 2011
  • Mayor Cindy Lerner, 2010
  • Mayor Juan Carlos “JC” Bermudez, 2009
  • George Burgess, 2008
  • Mayor Don Slesnick, 2007
  • Mayor Manny Diaz, 2006
     

Legal/Law

  • Mark Eiglarsh, 2019
  • Joseph H. "Joe" Serota, 2018
  • Kevin M, Levy, 2017
  • Daniel “Dan” Jacobson, 2016
  • Albert E. Dotson, Jr., 2015
  • Patricia Thompson, 2013
  • Judge Steve Leifman, 2012
  • Lenny Feldman, 2011
  • Benjamine “Ben” Reid, 2010
  • Kathleen Deutsch, 2009
  • Susan Potter Norton, 2008
  • Yolanda Cash Jackson, 2007
  • Mikki Canton, 2006
  • Nonprofit/Cultural
  • Jose Cela, 2016
  • Dr. José A. Vicente, 2015
  • Norie del Valle, 2013
  • Barbara A. “Bobbie” Ibarra, 2012
  • Lydia I. Muñiz, 2011
  • Patrick G. “Pat” Morris, 2010
  • Beatrice Louissaint, 2009
  • Guarioné M. Diaz, 2008
  • Phillis Oeters, 2007
  • Alvin L. West, 2006
     

Nonprofit/Cultural

  • Lori-Ann Cox, 2019
  • Hilda M. Fernandez, 2018 
  • Keith "Fletch" Fletcher, 2017
     

Public Relations/Marketing

  • Leslie Pantín, 2012
  • Bernadette A. Morris, 2011
  • Christine M. Barney, 2010
  • Jorge A. Plasencia, 2009
  • Otis Wragg, III, 2008
  • Sandy Gonzalez-Levy, 2007
  • Seth Gordon, 2006
  • Visionary Leader of the Year
  • Dr. Michael Alessandri, 2016
  • Carlos Migoya, 2015
  • Teresa King Kinney, 2013
  • José Abreu, 2012
  • Norman Braman, 2011
  • Alberto M. Carvalho, 2010
     

Power Leader of the Year

  • Marile Lopez & Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq, 2019
  • Penny S. Shaffer, Ph.D., 2018
  • Emilio T. González, Ph.D, 2017
  • Alexandra (Alex) Villoch, 2016
  • Tere Blanca, 2015
  • Ron Shuffield, 2013
  • Mark B. Rosenberg, 2012
  • Javier Hernandez-Lichtl, 2011
  • Frank R. Nero, 2010
  • Mayor Manuel “Manny” A. Diaz, 2009
     

Visionary Leader of the Year

  • Cesar Conde, 2019
  • The Honorable Francis X. Suarez, 2018
  • George W. Foyo, 2017

Top Investors

CareerSource South Florida
Elite Family
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Florida Power & Light
Wells Fargo