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Former Florida CFO Alex Sink to Deliver Keynote at the 25th Excellence In Industry Awards™

Sep 14, 2018

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce announced today that Alex Sink, Florida’s former chief financial officer from 2007 to 2011, will deliver the keynote address at the Excellence In Industry Awards™ on Nov. 14, 2018.

As one of four statewide elected officials, she was responsible for the state’s treasury and accounting functions, served as a trustee for the state pension fund, directed the insurance consumer advocacy work along with serving as Chair of Florida Healthy Kids (S Chip program) among many other responsibilities. Prior to elected office, Alex had a 26-year career at Bank of America, where she was Florida President from 1993 to 2000. She currently serves on the board of Verger Capital, a private manager of endowment funds. Most recently, the board of Tampa Bay WaVE named Sink as board chair-elect. She will lead all tactical efforts for WaVE, ensuring the organization forms strategic community alliances and helps attract tech company talent and capital to the Tampa Bay area.

“We are excited to welcome CFO Sink to Naples to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Excellence In Industry Awards,” says Kristi Bartlett, vice president of economic development for the Chamber. “Her dedication to Florida businesses and her passion for mentorship of our future workforce is a true example of business advocacy and leadership.”

The Excellence in Industry Awards presented by the Naples Chamber, recognize Collier County businesses and individuals that exemplify innovation, economic diversification, and community enhancement. Awards will be given in six categories: Business Expansion, Company to Watch, Young Professional of the Year, Heart of the Community, Pillar Award and Chairman’s Award. The Chairman’s Award is selected by the chair of the Opportunity Naples™ Board of Directors.

The event will be held on Nov. 14, 2018 at the Silverspot Cinema from 8 – 10 a.m. To register or learn more about the 2018 Excellence In Industry Awards visit www.napleschamber.org/excellenceinindustry.

For more information about the event and sponsorship inquiries, contact nikkie@napleschamber.org

Media interested in event credentials please contact madeline@napleschamber.org