Nationally recognized public accounting firm, MBAF, is pleased to announce that Tony Argiz, CEO and Chairman of MBAF, was honored with the Sand In My Shoes Award at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) Award Gala at Jungle Island on February 13, 2019.
The Sand In My Shoes Award is the GMCC’s most prestigious accolade. It recognizes outstanding community leaders who have made significant contributions to the South Florida region and demonstrate a deep love and commitment to Miami. At the gala, Argiz was presented with a congressional proclamation on behalf of Rep. Donna Shalala as well as a proclamation from Mayor Carlos Giménez declaring February 13 as Antonio L. Argiz Day.
A devoted civic and community leader, Argiz has held leadership positions in several local organizations and has played a crucial role in their advancements and achievements. He served as chairman for the GMCC from 2014 to 2015, a record year for the organization in terms of revenue and profit. He chaired the United Way of Miami-Dade from 2007 to 2009 and guided the organization during the difficult economic recession years.
Additionally, Argiz has served as chairman of the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation, Facts About Cuban Exiles (F.A.C.E.) and the Orange Bowl Committee, as well as on the board of the Beacon Council and the Perez Art Museum Miami.
Argiz has received numerous awards and recognitions for his business, community and philanthropic accomplishments including: Ultimate CEO from the South Florida Business Journal (SFBJ), the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America, Executive of the Year from the GMCC, Top 100 Power Leaders from SFBJ, the 2013 American Jewish Committee’s National Human Relations Award, the 2010 Miami Coalition for Christians and Jews’ Silver Medallion award, the South Florida Visionary Award from the Miami Herald and the 2011 Alexis de Tocqueville Society, the United Way of Miami-Dade’s top honor.
MBAF is ranked nationally as a Top 40 accounting and advisory firm by Accounting Today and has been named one of the Best of the Best firms in the country by INSIDE Public Accounting for the past 17 years consecutively, being chosen for demonstrating long-term consistency and exceptional performance, regardless of outside factors. Named a 2019, 2018, and 2017 South Florida Business Journal Best Places to Work finalist and a 2018 and 2017 Accounting Today Best Accounting Firm to Work For, MBAF is committed to creating an engaging and supportive workplace for its more than 600 highly qualified principals and employees. The MBAF team serves domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries and practices in more than 55 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.