Mon, March 23, 2020
Leadership is defined as the act of motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal. That includes providing inspiration, providing people with the tools needed to achieve success, creating a great work environment — and, at times, rolling up your sleeves and doing some hard work yourself.
Today, we're introducing some of the most impressive among those Central Florida business leaders in Orlando Business Journal's 2020 CEOs of the Year awards.
OBJ received dozens of nominations of CEOs, or those holding equivalent titles, of companies based Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia or Brevard counties. A judging committee then narrowed down those candidates based on business success, personal achievements and community involvement.
The winning 20 executives — who represent industries ranging from health care to real estate, hospitality, technology and nonprofits — are being honored for their impressive business stewardship; cultivating an inclusive, collaborative culture; and their involvement in the local community.
2020 CEOs of the Year
Michael Brown, Wyndham Destinations Inc.
David Buckles, Foundation Academy
Tim Cook, AdventHealth Altamonte Springs
Brian Curtin, BRPH Architecture and Engineering, Inc.
Samuel Davis Jr., Lake Apopka Natural Gas District
Ron Davoli, Wharton-Smith Inc.
Shari Dingle Costantini, Avant Healthcare Professionals
Ryan Fitzgerald, Net Conversion LLC
Babette Hankey, Aspire Health Partners
Jeff Hayward, Heart of Florida United Way
Derek Janney, Janney Roofing
Jim Lane, Lane Technology Solutions
Cliff Long, Orlando Regional REALTOR Association
Yatin Patel, Reservations.com
Bradley Pomp, Sentry Management, Inc.
Jose Ramon Riestra, World of Homes & Empire Management Group
John Rivers, 4R Restaurant Group
Michel Sallin, IMG Enterprises
Michael Sheerin, TLC Engineering Solutions
Sabrina Wall, Franchise Brokers Association