Leadership Florida is proud to announce the Wendy Walker "but for'"Leadership Florida Award!  This new award created in recognition of Wendy Walker’s 28 years of devotion to creating “but for Leadership Florida” experiences for our members.  Its purpose is to recognize a Leadership Florida member who has used specific knowledge gained and/or relationships built through his or her Leadership Florida experiences to improve the lives of fellow Floridians. In addition to the honor itself, Leadership Florida will make a donation to the recipient’s organization of choice, subject to the approval of the Awards Committee.

The 2017 nomination window is now closed. For last year's nomination forms, see below:

Wendy Walker 'But for Leadership Florida' Award

2017 Recipient: Alex Sink (Class IV)

The Wendy Walker 'But for Leadership Florida' Award was created in 2017 in recognition of Wendy Walker's 28 years of devotion to creating "but for Leadership Florida" experiences for our members.  Its purpose is to recognize a Leadership Florida member who has used specific knowledge gained and/or relationships built through his or her Leadership Florida experiences to improve the lives of fellow Floridians.  In addition to the honor itself, Leadership Florida will make a donation to the recipient's organization of choice, subject to the approval of the Awards Committee.

Distinguished Member Award

2017 Recipient: Yvette Aleman (Class XXIV)

The purpose of the Leadership Florida Distinguished Member Award is to recognize a Leadership Florida graduate whose continued leadership activities, outside of his or her professional responsibilities, have exemplified the highest standards of Leadership Florida and whose activities achieved results or set an example of statewide influence.

 

LeRoy Collins Lifetime Achievement Award

2017 Recipient: Govenor Bob Martinez

In recognition of the impeccable standards Governor LeRoy Collins set for leadership in our state, in 1991 the Lifetime Achievement Award was renamed in his honor. The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who, like Governor Collins, has gone above and beyond by using his/her leadership abilities over a lifetime to improve the quality of life for Florida's citizens and its future generations.

 

Florida Regional Impact Award

2017 Recipient: Central Florida Partnership

This award recognizes a business or non-profit organization that has created a specific project or body of work whose impact is currently transforming the future of its region and has the potential to transform Florida as a whole.

 
 

Chair's Award

2017 Recipient: Vicki Weber (Class VIII)

This award is presented to a member whose work, in support of Leadership Florida and our programs or initiatives, went above and beyond that expected for someone serving in a volunteer capacity.

 

Connect Chair's Award

2017 Recipient: Matthew Kampfe (Connect II)

This award is presented to a Connect graduate whose work, in support of Leadership Florida and our programs or initiatives, went above and beyond that expected for someone serving in a volunteer capacity.

 

Distinguished Member

Previous Recipients

1990 - Jack Levine 
1991 - Glenda Hood 
1992 - Ron Saunders 
1993 - Dorothy Weaver 
1994 - Kathy Adams 
1995 - Lester Abberger 
1996 - Frank Ioppolo, Sr. 
1997 - Clarence Anthony 
1998 - Barbara Ann Blue 
1999 - Pat Pepper 
2000 - Bob Richardson 
2001 - John Delaney 
2002 - Pam Iorio 
2003 - Pam Davis 
2004 - Larry Lee 
2005 - John Ruffin 
2006 - Fred Leonhardt 
2007 - John Sinnott 
2008 - Ron Sachs
2009 - Jeff Bartel
2010 - Deanne Roberts
2010 - Steve Leifman
2011 - Steve Freedman
2012 - Randy Berridge
2013 - Mike Pender
2014 - Bob Buesing
2015 - Sean Pittman
2016 - Carolyn Johnson & Isabel Norton
2017 - Yvette Aleman

LeRoy Collins Lifetime
Achievement

Previous Recipients

1990 - Phil Lewis 
1991 - Gov. LeRoy Collins* 
1992 - Alvah Chapman 
1993 - James E. Davis* 
1994 - Chesterfield Smith 
1995 - Hon. Carrie Meek 
1996 - Dr. Stephen O'Connell 
1997 - Jack Eckerd 
1998 - Gov. Reubin Askew 
1999 - John Edward Smith* 
2000 - Gene Patterson 
2001 - Judge Joseph Hatchett 
2002 - Gov. Lawton Chiles* 
2003 - Dr. John DeGrove 
2004 - Al Burt 
2005 - Fred Schultz 
2006 - Nathanial Reed 
2007 - Sen. Bob Graham 
2008 - Henri Landwirth
2009 - Charles & Saundra Gray
2010 - Dr. Michael Gannon
2011 - Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte
2012 - Ken Plante
2013 - H. Lee Moffitt
2014 - Lucy Morgan
2015 - Betty Castor
2016 - Bob Rhodes
2017 - Gov. Bob Martinez

* indicates posthumously

Statewide Community

Previous Recipients

1996 - Florida Humanities Council 
1997 - Holland & Knight 
1998 - Florida League of Cities 
1999 - Not awarded 
2000 - Not awarded 
2001 - Constitution Revision Comm
2002 - NCCJ 
2003 - JM Family Enterprises 
2004 - Not awarded 
2005 - Associated Marine Institutes 
2006 - Bank of America 
2007 - Not Awarded 
2008 - AutoNation
2009 - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida
2010 - Children's Home Society of Florida
2011 - Volunteer Florida 
2012 - Publix Super Markets Inc.
2013 - Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch

Florida Regional Impact Award

Previous Recipients

2014 - Redlands Christian Migrant Association
2015 - The Village Square
2016 - The FLITE Center
2017 - Central Florida Partnership

Chair's Award

Previous Recipients
2015 - Brian Dassler
2016 - Allen Weiss
2017 - Vicki Weber

Connect Chair's Award

Previous Recipients
2016 - Pete Zimek
2017 - Matthew Kampfe

Wendy Walker "but for"
Leadership
Florida Award

Previous Recipients
2017 - Alex Sink