~ Advocate of the Year ~
This award is given to an individual who has contributed to minority business development. The Advocate of the Year is visible in the business community and is a strong supporter of the FSMSDC. He or she also actively seeks to promote the Council’s mission of fostering minority business development.
Mr. Dana Hill | Florida Blue
Ms. Deborah Williams | Premier Healthcare Solutions
Ms. Kathey Porter | University of Florida
Mr. Jack Greene | Auto Nation
Dr. Judy Schmelzer | Broward College
Ms. Mary Mayhew | Florida Power & Light (FPL)
~ The Doing Well While Doing Good Humanitarian Award® ~
The Doing Well While Doing Good® (DWWDG) Humanitarian Award recognizes companies for their civic, philanthropic and volnteer initiatives.
American Sign Language
Upscale Events by Mosaic Group
~ MBE Supplier of the Year ~
This supplier of the year has consistently provided quality products and services. The winners possess exemplary management, innovation and a strategic approach to future growth.
Crowned Marketing & Communications
Graham Leak Branding, LLC
Open Market Enterprises
TriOrb Solutions, LLC
AC4S Consulting, Inc.
American Sign Language
Cube Care Company
Albu & Associates, Inc.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.
~ Local Corporation of the Year ~
This award is presented to a local and national corporation. The corporation of the Year demonstrates commitment to minority purchasing, technical & managerial assistance and support of minority programs.
Florida Power & Light Company
Jackson Healthcare System
Moffitt Cancer Center
~ National Corporation of the Year ~
About the Annual Awards Gala
The Annual Awards Gala is the Council’s signature event which recognizes the achievements of Florida’s top minority-owned businesses, dynamic industry leaders and major corporations that are committed to Supplier Diversity. This upscale evening of Honor and Elegance brings together Florida’s business community. Guests will have the opportunity to network, while celebrating the achievements of minority-owned businesses and professionals that are shaping the future of the State of Florida. The Gala includes a Reception, Musical Entertainment and Networking. Awards presented on the evening include Local & National Corporations of the Year, MBE Suppliers of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Buyer of the Year, President’s Rising Star Award, Crystal Award and the Doing Well While Doing Good® Humanitarian Award.