April 24, 2014

Andrew P. Corty

President & Publisher of Florida Trend • acorty@floridatrend.com

Andy Corty
Andy Corty

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 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 college.

Columns by Corty:

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Thomas Friedman recently penned a fascinating column about the increasing importance of cities in determining the future of our nation...
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I'm proud to report that Florida Trend is enjoying another fine year. Consider the following:
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The big news in economic development circles is Hertz's decision to relocate its headquarters [to] southwest Florida...
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The capitol is in Tallahassee for a simple reason — it was chosen in the first half of the 1800s because it was halfway between the population centers of Pensacola and St. Augustine.
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This month, I want to talk about pensions — both municipal and state. If you are terrified of this topic, you still need to read on because pensions are a huge issue and simply too big to ignore.
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At dinner recently in Tallahassee, Mayor John Marks, along with marketing honchos Karen Moore and Ron Sachs, filled my ears with tales of the renewed vibrancy in the capital city...
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At a recent luncheon in Orlando, University of Central Florida President John Hitt noted: "The best time to plant an oak tree is 20 years ago."
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Everyone interested in the future of Florida should pay special attention to numbers just released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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We start 2013 by featuring our Floridian of the Year.
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With Thanksgiving just over and more holidays around the corner, it's a time for giving thanks.
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