November 28, 2017
MBAF's Miguel Farra receives Apogee Award for Top Chairman from South Florida Business & Wealth.
Welcome to the Apogee Awards, a tribute to the success of 27 C-level executives throughout South Florida.
The region has many business awards programs, but this one continues to be unrivaled. Rather than having an awards program for each position, such as a CEO awards program one month and a CFO awards another month, we bring in the entire C-suite for our awards program. This year, we tweaked our program by adding vice presidents, recognizing their key role in leadership and driving change at many organizations.
As Apogee hits its fourth year and SFBW continues to grow in prominence, we find increasing excitement about our annual event. There was so much buzz this year that we moved to a larger venue, the beautiful Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton. We also changed things up with a sit-down dinner. As I write this several weeks before the event, we are close to capacity even with the larger space.
Beyond recognizing excellent members of the C-Suite, we think there is a huge benefit for these savvy, driven achievers to be able to share important experiences, challenges and lessons learned. South Florida has a broad geographic sweep, so it is rare to have this group all in one place at one time. We’ve been gratified to get feedback about how many new business relationships and friendships have been created by Apogee and our other events, including CEO Connect and Veterans of Influence.
To get our nominations, we sent emails and did outreach throughout the South Florida business community. Thank you to our marketing team and editorial staff for helping with research and selecting the candidates.
All of this would not be possible without our sponsors. Special thanks goes to presenting sponsor StevenDouglas, and our Gold Sponsors C3 Cloud Computing Concepts, Celebrity Cruises, EisnerAmper Accountants & Advisors, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Levatas, Optime Consulting, and Broken Sound Club.
Farra is chairman of the Tax and Accounting Department at MBAF and leads its team of nearly 190 highly-skilled tax professionals working with clients both domestically and internationally in a variety of businesses ranging from banking and manufacturing to wholesale/distribution, real estate, and healthcare. Farra oversees the firm’s 13 offices and is a member of the firm’s executive committee.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Miami-Dade College in 2009, received the Excellence in Accounting Award in International Tax from the South Florida Business Journal in 2005, and was presented with the Twelve Good Men Award from the Ronald McDonald House.
“When you choose your profession, choose something you love to do so that you can do it with a passion on a daily basis. If you do that you will succeed.”
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