Tampa Bay Business & Wealth announced the winners of its 2023 Apogee Awards at Armature Works Wednesday night.
Presenting sponsors of the 2023 Apogee Awards include Older Lundy, Southstate and Forvis. The nonprofit partner is United Way Suncoast. The gold sponsor is M.E. Wilson.
Chief Business Development Officer – Raul Alfonso, Port Tampa Bay
Chief Financial Officer – Heather Ford, Power Design
Chief Human Resources Officer – Jasiel Legon, GTE Financial
Chief Information Officer – Mike Krieg, The Bank of Tampa
Chief Legal Officer – Marisol Hughes, WilsonHCG
Chief Marketing Officer – Cari Ellison, Ellison Construction
Chief Operating Officer – Leroy Moore, Tampa Housing Authority
Founder (Small) Less than 50 employees – Aakash Patel, Elevate Inc.
Founder (Large) More than 200 employees – Laura Sherman, Baldwin Risk Partners and Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners
Managing Partner – Eric W. Bailey, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors
Owner – Valerie Lavin, Luminary
President – Cory Ellison, Ellison Construction
Judge’s Choice – Brian K. Deming, Crucis, LLC
Chief Executive Officer
(Small) Less than 50 employees – Sara Margulis, Honeyfund.com, Inc.
(Medium) 51-199 employees – Jim Norman, MD, Norman/Clayman Endocrine Institute (at Hospital for Endocrine Surgery
(Large) More than 200 employees – Rick C. Brandt, BRANDT Inc.
Photos by Tacy Briggs-Troncoso