March 22, 2018

Andrew P. Corty

President & Publisher of Florida Trend •

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Andy is publisher of Florida Trend, the statewide magazine that is widely read by 250,000 business executives, government officials, and civic trend-setters. He oversees Trend's monthly content, all business operations, and Trend's widening array of digital offerings.

Andy joined the Times Publishing organization, Trend Magazines’ parent company, in 1978 as assistant to the publisher. He then took a five-year stint at The Washington Post, but returned to Florida to head marketing for the St. Petersburg Times, now the Tampa Bay Times. For 15 years he acted as vice chairman of Congressional Quarterly, a subsidiary of the Times until it was sold in 2009.

In addition to leading Florida Trend, Andy sits on the board of directors for Times Publishing and serves as a trustee of The Poynter Institute, the not-for-profit school that owns the Times.

Andy received his bachelor's degree from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is active in the community. A graduate of Leadership St. Petersburg and Leadership Florida, he serves on the board of trustees as deputy chair and treasurer of the Salvador Dali Museum and on the board of Enterprise Florida, among other activities. He and his wife, the former Betty Wallace, reside in St. Petersburg. They have two sons in graduate school.

Columns by Corty:

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The media continue to evolve and consolidate, as do all businesses. This month's issue of Florida Trend features two pieces on new media.
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In defense of Florida's defense industry; big news on the small-business front; a spotlight on St. Petersburg
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As Florida Trend enters its 60th anniversary year, we take a look at Jacksonville/Northeast Florida, one of the state's first inhabited areas. Jacksonville is changing rapidly.
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This month, Florida Trend celebrates those 50 years with a Golden Spoon package starting here that lists the original 12 restaurants, four of which are still in business, an impressive record in the fast-changing food business.
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We Floridians have just lived through Hurricane Irma and seen our neighbors in Puerto Rico and other islands suffer under not only Irma but Hurricane Maria as well.
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Florida is a state of small businesses, many of which rely on community banks to help run their operations. Yet consolidation has left the state with fewer and fewer community banks.
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As the Statewide piece in this issue points out, about half of Florida's 67 counties are considered rural and economically stressed.
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When I visited Hillsborough Community College not long ago, a group of young men and women was preparing to enter a flaming structure constructed as a training tool for aspiring firefighters.
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As anyone who keeps up with the news these days knows, Florida law is evolving rapidly. Regulations are being scaled back, and new legislation is becoming more complex.
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While he still has more plans, John Hitt has had a successful 25-year tenure as UCF president by any measure. Also, find out what's new at Florida's other higher-ed institutions.
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