February 7, 2023

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Mallory Lykes Dimmitt

Both of my parents are native Floridians, which is unusual. When I was a kid, we spent a lot of time outdoors, visiting state parks and paddling along rivers. My family is part of a ranching family, and we'd go to the ranch on certain weekends. We tried to be outside as much as possible. That definitely helped to shape my career interests and shaped what I do today. Read more »
Published on 1/11/2023

Florida Icon: Craig Waters

When the internet came along, just as a personal hobby, I decided I was going to figure out how to create web pages. Later, I set up the first set of web pages for the Florida Supreme Court, and I continued to expand these web pages, which was very novel at the time. I knew I was innovating but didn't really understand the full extent of where it was going. A lot of the judges and attorneys at the time took a very dim view of the web, but Bush v. Gore was an event that started to change people's minds. Read more »
Published on 12/7/2022

Florida Icon: Jim Strickland

I'm 67 years old, and at age 7, I wanted to be what I am now. I always just wanted to be on a horse. Read more »
Published on 11/8/2022

Florida Icon: Penelope Bodry-Sanders

My mom and dad were living in Chicago when my mom saw an ad that included someone wearing a polka dot bathing suit, and she decided that she needed to move to Florida. Read more »
Published on 10/7/2022

Florida Icon: Rhonda Shear

You can find love after 40. You can start a new career after 40. It's never too late to start over. Read more »
Published on 9/6/2022

Florida Icon: Alicia Cervera

I have done 48 major projects in Brickell. My daughter Veronica says: ‘Mother, when I see the skyline of Miami, I see your name.' Sometimes when I drive on the causeway and I look over at the city, I feel so much joy to see that we've been able to contribute to Miami becoming a global city. Read more »
Published on 8/11/2022

Florida Icon: Ashbel ‘Ash' Williams

(Former executive director/chief investment officer, Florida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee; age 67) Read more »
Published on 7/8/2022

Florida Icon: Doretha Edgecomb

I grew up in Tampa in the Jim Crow era, so I lived in a very segregated world. Even as children, we understood that. Our schoolbooks were hand-me-downs from the white schools. Back then, you got a book and there was a page in the front where everybody who used that book would write their name. By the time we got them, there was no space to write your name. Read more »
Published on 6/7/2022

Florida Icon: Randy Wells

We're at 51 years now, studying the dolphins of Sarasota Bay. When you're looking at a long-lived animal — and we've measured so far that our dolphins can live up to 67 years — having the ability to maintain continuity and consistency in how the data are collected, and getting people invested in the lives of these animals, is key... Read more »
Published on 5/12/2022

Florida Icon: Clarence Anthony

I experienced racism at every point in my life, whether it was personal or professional. There were things that occurred that were traumatic, that would hurt your feelings, that would motivate you, as well, and that's how I tend to use those moments — to motivate me. Read more »
Published on 4/5/2022

Florida Icon: Rita Case

Before Rick passed away, it was more like he was 70% charity and 30% of the business. I was more 70% running the business and 30% doing charity. Read more »
Published on 3/8/2022

Florida Icon: Clarence Otis Jr.

We moved to California from Mississippi when I was a child, and from when I was in the second grade on, we lived in Watts. It was a unique neighborhood,... Read more »
Published on 2/9/2022

Florida Icon: Christopher Still

"People are hungry to see where they live expressed in art." Read more »
Published on 1/11/2022

Florida Icon: Robert Metzger

Transplant nephrologist; medical director, OurLegacy; Orlando, age 82 Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Florida Icon: Former farmer of the year Lynetta Usher Griner

Logging executive, cattle rancher, Levy County; age 65 Read more »
Published on 10/27/2021

Hall of Fame inventor Norma Alcantar

On her research: “Nobody really knows how the plaques in Alzheimer's disease form, so I thought that would be a niche for me. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

Florida Icon: First Hispanic U.S. congresswoman, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

“I'm very worried about the direction of our political discourse." Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

Dave Krepcho is a Florida Icon

The CEO of the Second Harvest Food Bank of in Central Florida talk about what drives him. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

Karen Bell is a Florida Icon

What we do is so important. We feed people. It makes me proud just to be part of it. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Jack Payne is a Florida Icon

The No. 1 challenge in Florida is climate change, sea-level rise. There's research being done in South Florida... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Florida Icon: Richard Bowers

Richard Bowers shares his memories of coaching and growing up in a different era... Read more »
Published on 3/29/2021

Icon Yann Weymouth shares his secrets to successful architecture

"You can't be an architect and have a template, I don't think." Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Former president of Minor League Baseball Pat O'Conner

"I had three years left on my contract, but I decided to retire. I'm not going to stay just to get a check or fight what is the undeniable path baseball is on." Read more »
Published on 1/27/2021

Meteorologist Bryan Norcross

Meteorologist, Miami Beach; age 70 Read more »
Published on 12/30/2020

Florida Icon: Richard Lapchick

Director of the DeVos Sport Business Management program at UCF, Orlando; age 75 Read more »
Published on 11/25/2020

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