September 22, 2014

Celebrating 50 Years

Trendsetters: Today and Beyond

High-impact leaders who are making a difference in Florida and beyond -- but whose biggest contributions may be yet to come. The governors also make their picks.

Mike Vogel | 9/1/2008

Rick W. Finch
Rick W. Finch
Commitment
Rick W. Finch

» “I made a commitment to stay in my community and help it grow,” says Rick W. Finch, 38, senior vice president in charge of business development and sales for monitoring device maker ActiGraph in Pensacola, a 15-employee company looking for rapid expansion. Finch, a Mobile, Ala., native and FSU grad, was one of the original board members of Pensacola Young Professionals.



Global
Michael Diaz Jr.

» Michael Diaz Jr., 47, sees a growing nexus among China, the Middle East and Latin America.

Michael Diaz Jr.
Michael Diaz Jr.

As founding partner and managing partner of Miami-based Diaz Reus and Targ, a 44-attorney firm, he has offices in Shanghai and Dubai along with Frankfurt, Caracas, Bogotá and Monte Carlo. A former president of the Cuban American Bar Association, he’s a frequent speaker internationally on trade issues, money laundering, international arbitrations and complex commercial disputes. He expects to expand in the Far and Middle East to serve clients involved in buying and investing in Latin America.


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