Florida Economic Forum 2016 Honoring Citi Tampa President Gregg Morton with the 2016 Economic Leader of the Year Award and Keynote Address Given by Rob Bennett, President and CEO of Emera U.S. Inc.

Florida Economic Forum 2016 Honored Citi Tampa President Gregg Morton with the 2016 Economic Leader of the Year Award.

Keynote Address Given By Rob Bennett, President and CEO of Emera U.S. Inc.

The sold out luncheon honored Citi Tampa President Gregg Morton with the 2016 Economic Leader of the Year Award. The award was announced by Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The forum’s keynote address was given by Rob Bennett, President and CEO of Emera U.S. Inc., and soon to be parent of Tampa Electric Co.

4 College Scholarships Awarded to Local Students with Florida Economic Forum Proceeds Donation to Hillsborough Education Foundation Take Stock In Children Scholarships Awarded

The event raised $22,000 for the Hillsborough Education Foundation, which provides Florida prepaid college scholarships and mentors to under-served middle and high school students. The State of Florida matched the Economic Club of Tampa’s contribution making the total event impact $44,000 and sending 4 more area students to college. 

Combined with the $100,000 scholarships for 9 students from the net proceeds of the 2015 Tampa Mayoral Inaugural Ball, the Economic Club of Tampa (along with the State of Florida) has given 13 merit based students $144,000 in prepaid tuition. 

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