The Florida Economic Development Council honored eight volunteers for their contributions to economic development in Florida. Each recipient was celebrated at the Volunteer of the Year Awards Luncheon at the 2011 Florida Economic Development Conference.
“Economic Development is driven by partnership and leadership. Each of the 2011 Richard L McLaughlin Award winners have dedicated their professional life to bettering their communities by leading from example and forging new, successful partnerships,” says Amy Evancho, President and CEO of Florida Economic Development Council.
The celebrated individuals are:
Kim Williams, President of Hamilton Leasing Partnership and Marpan Supply Company, Northwest Region;
Doug Conkey, Chairman, North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, Clay County Commissioner and Appointee of the Regional Transportation Study Commission, Northeast Region;
Ron Inge, President, Inge and Associates, Southwest Region;
Ray Ferrero, Jr, Chancellor, Nova Southeastern University, Southeast Region;
Peter Buczynsky, President, PharmaWorks, Tampa Bay Region;
Suzanne Norris, Market President, Mercantile Bank of North Central Florida, North Central Region;
Mary Kay Burns, RN BSN MBA Health Officer, Desoto County & Charlotte County-Interim, South Central Region;
David Pace, President of New Broad Street Group, 2010-11 Chairman of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission’s Board of Directors, East Central Region.