The Apogee Awards is a unique awards program created by Tampa Bay Business & Wealth magazine to recognize distinguished C-Suite leaders whose dedication to their industries and communities deserves particular recognition. The Apogee Awards will honor executives in a variety of leadership roles representing Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties:

Nominees will be sent a nomination packet to fill out and return. The packets will be assessed during a judging session with an outside panel. Packets are required for consideration in the awards program. Finalists will be revealed following the judging session. TBBW staff has no say in who is named a finalist and who is named a winner in their respective category.

Chief Executive Officer  |  Chief Financial Officer  |  Chief Marketing Officer | Chief Legal Officer

Chief Operating Officer  |  Chief Information Officer  |  President  |  Partner/Owner  |  Chief Human Resources Officer

Deadline: Nominations Have Closed

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Event Time & Date

January 1st, 2022 12:00 AM

Chief Marketing Officer – Michael Kilgore, The Columbia Restaurant Group

Chief Marketing Officer – Michael Kilgore, The Columbia Restaurant Group

Chief Financial Officer – Martine Yaldor, PBX-Change

Chief Human Resources Officer – Jen Gudenkauf, Welbilt

Chief Legal Officer – Kelly Lefferts, Bloomin’ Brands

Chief Operating Officer – Brian Ford, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

President – Eric Newman, J.C. Newman Cigar Co.

Owner – Jason Alpert, Alpert Enterprises

Chief Executive Officer – Carrie Charles, Broadstaff

View the entire list of finalists here.