May 28, 2020

Trendsetters

The Motwani family business's rise from motels to luxury hotels and condos

Before buying their first, small motel on Fort Lauderdale Beach in 1986, Bob and Ramola Motwani quizzed local real estate pros and motel owners. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

Thad Seymour: UCF's steady hand

UCF's interim President Thad Seymour steered the school through a series of crises before making way for its new president. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

USF's new president Steve Currall

In 1997, Steven Currall read a Fortune magazine article about the role that Stanford University played in creating Silicon Valley. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

UCF's new president Alexander Cartwright

A native of the Bahamas, Alexander Cartwright was the first in his family to go to college. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

Orlando's mayor: Buddy Dyer

During his 17 years in office, Mayor Buddy Dyer has transformed downtown Orlando and led the city through some of its darkest hours... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

11 Florida women in leadership roles

Florida women in leadership roles ranging from Kim Rivers, the CEO of medical marijuana company Trulieve, to Michéle Alexandre, Dean of Stetson University College of Law Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Power Steering: Cheryl Miller, AutoNation's CEO

Miller's promotion to CEO made her the first woman to lead a publicly traded company based in South Florida — and one of only 10 women among the 125 largest public companies statewide. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Keith Hoskins: A Sense of Mission

Navy Federal's new Pensacola leader is a former Blue Angel and base commander for NAS Pensacola. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2019

Tampa Bay has high hopes for Erik Maltais' Immertec virtual reality startup

A former high-school dropout and Marine security guard now leads a tech startup in Tampa that's attracted investments from Steve Case and customers like Johnson & Johnson. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Terry Taylor is the nation's largest private owner of automotive dealerships

Terry Taylor doesn't care if you don't know him. He prefers it that way. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2019

Athletic shoes and the billion-dollar resell market

Juan Osorio was in the fifth grade in Jacksonville when he fell in love with a sneaker, the Nike Air Jordan 3... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

David Denor Named Florida Trend Publisher

Florida Trend announced that David Denor will become publisher effective today, January 7, 2019. Read more »
Published on 1/7/2019

Bob O'Malley Joins Brightline As Vice President of Government Affairs

Brightline announces Bob O'Malley has joined the privately-owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system as vice president of government affairs. In this newly created role, O'Malley will oversee government affairs and community outreach of Orlando to Tampa expansion efforts. Read more »
Published on 7/19/2018

Greenberg Traurig Founder Robert H. Traurig Passes

Robert H. Traurig, considered to be the “Father of Miami Land Use Law” and the “Dean of Zoning”, passed on July 17 at the age of 93. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Traurig was also one of the three founders of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, which they started just over 50 years ago and today has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices worldwide. Read more »
Published on 7/18/2018

Florida TaxWatch & FSU Legend Charlie Ward Honor State Employees at 2018 Prudential Productivity Awards

Over the past 29 years, state employees committed to efficiency and innovative thinking have saved more than $10 billion in state dollars. Read more »
Published on 6/7/2018

Dale Whittaker Named UCF's President-Elect

The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees named UCF Provost Dale Whittaker the university's president-elect Friday after a nationwide search. Read more »
Published on 3/12/2018

Florida's Top YouTube Stars

Four Floridians are among those making a living from YouTube. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

A Pretty Penny: Business Profile of Kyle Taylor and Penny Hoarder

Seven years ago, Kyle Taylor had five digits' worth of debt. Since then, he has converted a personal blog about scrimping into a company approaching $40 million in annual revenue. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Lifer: St. Petersburg College taps Tonjua Williams as president

St. Petersburg College's new president started out as a clerk at the college. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

Profiles of women leaders in Florida

Profiles of Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Carol Craig, Marsha Powers,Val Demings, Pam Iorio, Nadine Smith, Shelley Broader, LauraGonzalez-Estefani, Wendy Link, Debbie Calder and Hilarie Bass. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

Deirdre Macnab transformed the Florida League of Women Voters

Deirdre Macnab transformed the Florida League of Women Voters into an aggressive activist group. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

Clean energy advocate Susan Glickman is rolling with the punches

Clean energy advocate Susan Glickman's fortunes ebb and flow depending on who's in charge. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

A low-key approach: Lila Jaber helps other women succeed

Lila Jaber is translating her own success into helping other women succeed. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

Confidence booster: Retired FIU dean Joyce Elam grooms women to become leaders

To help address the gender confidence gap in business, Joyce Elam created a four-day training and education event for women in south Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

Calling the shots: GrayRobinson law firm gives Mayanne Downs full control

GrayRobinson's organizational structure gives Mayanne Downs power that other law firm managing partners lack. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

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