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Four leaders inducted into Business Hall of Fame

  Four Jacksonville leaders were inducted into the Florida Council of Economic Education’s (FCEE) First Coast business Hall of Fame on Oct. 21. The leaders were Ron Autrey of Miller Electric Co., Marty Lanahan of Regions Bank, Karen Burdette of Burdette Ketchum, and Wally Lee, president of the jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce. (See photos below.)

The induction was celebrated during a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Jacksonville. The event, attended by more than 300 business and community leaders, recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals who have distinguished themselves through their achievement in business, their leadership in community endeavors and their lifelong integrity.

The honorees join a distinguished group of individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1999.  Inductees to the FCEE First Coast Business Hall of Fame, which honors business leaders throughout the First Coast region, were nominated by their peers in local business. The selection process is an open, community-wide nomination process and the final selection is made by a panel of previous honorees and community leaders.

Last year’s First Coast Business Hall of Fame inductees included such local notables as Barry Allred of Elkins Constructors, Dr. Carlton D. Jones of Renaissance Design Build Group, David Smith of PSS World Medical and Michael Ward of CSX Corp.  In addition to Greene, past inductees include Steven Halverson of Haskell Co., Linda Sherrer of Prudential Network Realty, Edward Burr of GreenPointe Holdings, LLC., University of Florida President John Delaney and Delores Barr and J. Wayne Weaver of the Jaguars Foundation and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In existence for more than 30 years, the FCEE helps prepare Florida’s young people to make sound, personal financial decisions.  The Council trained thousands of Florida teachers to teach students from Kindergarten through 12th grade to be financially savvy and understand the underlying economic principles of personal financial management.  More information is available at Advantage: The Resource for Small Business was media sponsor of the event.

Ron Autrey


Marty Lanahan

Karen Burdette

Wally Lee

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