2020 Awardees

  1. Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, Chairwoman, Miami Dade County Commission

  2. Marie R. Gill, Founder & CEO, M. Gill & Associates

  3. Susan Harper, Consul General of Canada in Miami, Consulate General of Canada

  4. Karen A. Kuhn, Associate Chief Counsel, Miami, Florida, Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

  5. Christine Valls, Vice President of Sales for Florida, Latin America, the Caribbean and U.S. Latin

2004 - 2019 Awardees

  1. Dina Amato, Center Director, Miami Field Office, U.S. Customs & Border Protection - 2018

  2. Kanya Amorntheerakul, Director, Thai Trade Center Miami -2012

  3. Alice Ancona, Director, Global Outreach, Florida Chamber of Commerce -2014

  4. Patricia Arias, Florida Trade, CAMACOL (Camara de Comercio Latina E.E.U.U.) - 2008

  5. Lori Baer, Executive Director, Port of Palm Beach – 2008

  6. Carmen Betancourt-Lewis, Vice President, Miami Today - 2019

  7. Lettie Bien, President, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce - 2005

  8. Marilyn Blanco-Reyes, Managing Director of Legal, FedEx Express Latin America & Caribbean Division - 2007

  9. Frances Bohnsack, Executive Director, Miami River Marine Group – 2006

  10. Christine Boldt, Executive Vice President, Association of Floral Importers of Florida (AFIF) – 2009

  11. Sandra Bridgeman, Chief Financial Officer, Miami-Dade Aviation Department - 2018

  12. Jo Bronson Harris, V.P., Customs and International Trade, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, PA - 2005

  13. Jane Bussey, Editorial Director, Latin Trade - 2010           

  14. Ines Calderon, Director of Operations, Gateway Florida – 2007

  15. Mikki Canton, Managing Director, City of Miami EB5 Regional Center, Office of the Mayor-2015

  16. Jennifer Carroll, Lt. Governor, State of Florida - 2013

  17. Nancy Cely-Icaza, Trade Commissioner, Ecuador – 2004

  18. Begoña Cristeto, Trade Commissioner, Spain – 2004

  19. Belen Cristino, Trade Commissioner, Trade Commission of Spain - 2006

  20. Margaret Cullen, Trade Commissioner, Canada - 2005

  21. Pamela Dana, Director of the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development, Executive Office of the Governor of Florida – 2004

  22. Marilyn DeVoe, Vice President - Miami Hub, American Airlines – 2016

  23. Jennifer Diaz, Shareholder, Chair, Customs & International Trade, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. - 2014

  24. Remedios Diaz-Oliver, President, All American Containers, Inc. - 2007

  25. Maria Dreyfus-Ulvert, Commercial Officer, Nicaragua – 2004

  26. Ana Maria Fernandez-Haar, Chairman and CEO, AMF Holdings, LLC - 2005

  27. Patricia Fernandez-Lefebvre, Chief Retail Banking Executive, BankAtlantic – 2008

  28. Teresa Foxx, Director & General Manager, Barclays Miami Office – 2017

  29. Pamela Fuertes-Berti, V.P., International Economic Development, The Beacon Council – 2016

  30. Hilda Garcia, Director, U.S. Imports and Central Americas Exports, Seaboard Marine - 2019

  31. Angela Gittens, Director, Miami-Dade Aviation Dept. – 2004

  32. Sandra Gonzalez-Levy, V.P. University & Community Relations, FIU - 2008

  33. Marcy Grossman, Consul General, Canada - 2008

  34. Ana Guevara, V.P. of Public Affairs for the Americas, UPS - 2004

  35. Inmaculada Gutierrez-Carrizo, Trade Commissioner, Trade Commission of Spain - 2017

  36. Doreen Hemlock, Reporter, SunSentinel - 2011

  37. Elba Hentschel, Regional Executive Director, US Mexico Chamber of Commerce - 2010

  38. Mary Hernandez, Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group, Small Business Administration-2015

  39. Ruby Hogan, Port Director, U.S. Customs Port Everglades – 2006

  40. Sheila Hollo, Philanthropist, Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate - 2019

  41. Glenda Hood, Former Secretary of State for Florida – 2006

  42. Donna Hrinak, President, Boeing Latin America - 2018

  43. Janet Jainarain, Vice President, International Marketing and Research, Enterprise Florida-2015

  44. Hon. Carmenza Jaramillo, Director, PROEXPORT, USA – 2011

  45. Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association - 2017

  46. Sharyn Koenig, Managing Director, Eastern Region, Export-Import Bank of the United States-2015

  47. Lisa Landy, Partner, Akerman Senterfitt and 1st President of OWIT, Organization of Women in International Trade – 2004

  48. Sophie Legendre, Consul and Senior Trade Officer, Canada – 2004

  49. Amb. Louise L. Leger, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada – 2011

  50. Maggie Martinez, Director 807 Sales, Seaboard Marine - 2010       

  51. Dunia Miranda-Mauri, Trade Commissioner, Guatemala – 2004

  52. Conchita Munoz Prieto, Founder, Director & CEO, ACC10, Inc./Government of Catalonia – 2013

  53. Nathalie Olijslager-Jaarsma, Consul General, The Netherlands Consulate General in Miami -2017

  54. Debra Owens, Director, Government Affairs and International Relations - 2016

  55. Amie Pelayo, President, General Manager, Carben, Inc./A Division of Wal-Mart Centroamerica - 2009

  56. Alissa Peñaloza, Planning, Grants and Real Estate Dev. Mgr., PortMiami - 2017

  57. Barbara Pimentel, Executive Director, Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association – 2008

  58. Michelle Porter, Sr. Port Operations Manager, Maersk Line - 2018

  59. Susan K. Purcell, Director, University of Miami Center of Hemispheric Policy – 2012

  60. Olga Ramudo, President, Express Travel – 2012

  61. Barbara Reilly, Executive Vice President, NCBFAA (National Customs Brokers Forwarders Association of America, Inc.) – 2014

  62. Alyce Robertson, Executive Director, Miami Downtown Development Authority - 2019

  63. Hilda Rodriguez, President, Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association - 2016

  64. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Congresswoman, US House of Representatives – 2010

  65. Pat Roth, Executive Director, Florida International Bankers Association – 2005

  66. Diane J. Sabatino, Port Director, Miami Seaport, Customs & Border Protection – 2014

  67. Virginia Sanchez, Government Affairs Advisor, FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean – 2019

  68. Linda Santucci, Senior International Trade Specialist, Miami U.S. Export Assistance Center - 2009

  69. Maria Sastre, V.P. International Sales & Marketing, Latin America, Caribbean & Asia Pacific, Royal Caribbean International & Celebrity Cruises and Chairwoman, Board of Directors, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau – 2007

  70. Romaine Seguin, President, UPS Americas Region – 2013

  71. Kemisha D. Sherrell, Assistant Port Director, Trade Operations, Miami Intl. Airport, U.S. Customs & Border Protection - 2019

  72. Beth Sobol, President, Miami International Fashion Week - 2010       

  73. Rebeca Sosa, Chairwoman, Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners – 2013

  74. Ana Sotorrio, Associate Director, Governmental Affairs, Miami-Dade Aviation Dept. - 2009

  75. Susan Story, President and CEO, Gulf Power Company, Vice Chair, Enterprise Florida, Inc.  (2004-2006) - 2007

  76. Lauren Stover, Assistant Aviation Director for Security and Communications, Miami Dade Aviation Dept. - 2007

  77. Rosa Sugrañes, Founder and Chairman, Iberia Tiles – 2005

  78. Carmen Taylor, Managing Director, Latin America Division, American Airlines Cargo – 2011

  79. Carolyn Ann Taylor, CEO, Miami To Go, Inc.-2015

  80. Liane Ventura Guerra, Senior Vice President, Leadership Programs, International Business Development, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce – 2011

  81. Alexandra Villoch, President & Publisher, Miami Herald Media Company - 2018

  82. Hydi Webb, Business Development Manager, Port of Miami - 2009

  83. Dawn White, Managing Director Corporate Affairs, American Airlines – 2009

  84. Mimi Whitefield, International Business Reporter, The Miami Herald - 2012

  85. Holly Wiedman, Executive V.P., The Beacon Council – 2005

  86. Deborah Wilkinson, Chief, Development Officer, Broward County Office of Economic & Small Business Development - 2012

  87. Sally Yearwood, Executive Director, Caribbean-Central American Action - 2016