February 20, 2017
MBAF’s Tony Argiz was named "Executive of The Year" by the Greater Miami Chamber Of Commerce.
Tony Argiz, Chairman and CEO of nationally recognized public accounting firm MBAF, was named “Executive of the Year” during the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Top Entrepreneurial Awards luncheon on Feb. 16. This award is presented annually to a local business leader who has demonstrated vision and leadership, and whose insight, discernment and ability to lead and inspire have guided his or her organization to a new level of growth, achievement and recognition.
The Top Entrepreneurial Awards honor South Florida’s innovative and top performing businesses and individuals, and celebrate the region’s entrepreneurial spirit and rich cultural diversity. Awards are presented in the categories of Top Business of the Year – Large (50 employees or more) and Small (49 employees or more), Community Outreach, South Florida & Beyond, That’s So South Florida, Corporate Champion for Diversity & Inclusion, and Executive of the Year.
Since 1997, Argiz has led the growth of MBAF to become one of the top 40 accounting firms in the nation. He has actively served on leading industry associations, chairing many key committees in furtherance of the accounting industry. He has served on the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Nominations Committee and the governing body of the AICPA’s Council, on the PCP Executive Committee and its Technical Issues Committee, and as Past Chair of the Florida Board of Accountancy and its Probable Cause Panel.
Argiz also dedicates his time to supporting various civic and charitable organizations, including serving as current Chair of the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation Board, Past Chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair of the United Way of Miami-Dade, Past Chair and President of the Orange Bowl Committee, and board member of the Beacon Council. Argiz has also served as past chair of religious and educational institutions including the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, the Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive, the FIU Council of 100, and the Miami Dade College Foundation.
MBAF is ranked nationally as a Top 40 accounting and advisory firm by Accounting Today, and has been named one of the 2016 Best of the Best firms in the country by INSIDE Public Accounting, a title held for the past 15 years consecutively, chosen for demonstrating long-term consistency and exceptional performance, regardless of outside factors. Named a 2017 South Florida Business Journal Best Places to Work finalist, MBAF is committed to creating an engaging and supportive workplace for its more than 500 highly qualified principals and employees. The MBAF team serves domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries and practices in more than 44 countries and all 50 states. Its offices are located in New York, Valhalla (Westchester, NY), Miami, Coral Gables, Naples, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Boca Raton, Boulder, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Orlando, and India.