Florida Business Newsmakers in 2011
These business people were exceptionally notable during the past year.
Picking Up the Pieces
To that end, Petrey, 70, founded New Equity Partners in Miami, a philanthropy dedicated to social equity that's raised money to address civic needs and continue some of the work Collins was doing — and with some former Collins personnel. Petrey won our nod last year for the center's work on foreclosure mediation and for a highly regarded, even-tempered report on oil drilling in the Gulf. But in August he was forced out of Collins amid pressure from the board about Collins' deteriorated financial health. Meanwhile, the Florida Supreme Court is considering killing the foreclosure mediation process Collins championed, citing lackluster results.
— Mike Vogel