Award Descriptions

Emerging Leader of the Year
Awarded to an individual who has shown significant
potential for leadership recently in business or community
endeavors and who is expected to continue having a positive
impact in the community.

Advocate of the Year
Awarded to an individual who has shown significant
compassion to help or assist others within their leadership
role and who is expected to continue having a positive
impact in the community.

Professional Leader of the Year
Awarded to an individual who has made a difference and
contributed to the success of their profession by
distinguished service to his or her profession, has earned
high respect for his or her stature and integrity and inspires
others in his or her profession.

Community Leader of the Year
Awarded to an individual who has distinguished himself or
herself through outstanding contributions in the form of a
special project or service or a series of projects or services
on behalf of the community and who exemplifies the true
spirit of service.

Business Leader of the Year
Awarded to an individual for outstanding success in
business or industry through the development of a new
process, product or service or for meaningful contributions
to the local business community and who exemplifies the
qualities of the business visionary.

Spirit of Pensacola Award
Awarded to an individual who embodies the “Spirit of
Pensacola” and who has given many years or a lifetime of
service to the business, profession or community.

Leader in Education Award
Awarded to an individual with a stellar record of
educational service through outstanding contributions to
advancement, mentor-ship and encouragement of students
in or outside of the classroom.

Pioneer Award
Established in 1978 and awarded to honor an individual
who has made significant contributions, provided
leadership with lasting impact and who has demonstrated a
lifetime commitment to progress for the Greater Pensacola
Area.