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Ford Kiene Named 2015 Howard Palmer Award Winner

City Beverages CEO Ford Kiene was honored with the Howard Palmer Award, the FCSports’ highest service honor, at the 2015 Member Celebration.  Kiene becomes the 26th recipient of the award, presented during the annual Florida Citrus Sports Member Celebration held at Full Sail University’s ‘Full Sail Live’ venue. The Member Celebration, presented by BMO Harris Bank and Florida Hospital, signifies the beginning of the 2015-16 Florida Citrus Sports (FCSports) season with the induction of new leadership and presentation of member awards […]

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Paul Kennedy Given Howard Palmer Award at 2014 Member Celebration

Long-time local sports television personality Paul Kennedy was honored with the Howard Palmer Award, the FCSports’ highest service honor, at the 2014 Member Celebration.  Kennedy becomes the 25th recipient of the award, presented during the annual Florida Citrus Sports Member Celebration held this year at Full Sail University’s ‘Full Sail Live’ venue. The Member Celebration, presented by BMO Harris Bank and Florida Hospital, signifies the beginning of the 2014-15 Florida Citrus Sports (FCSports) season with the induction of new leadership and […]

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Charlie Miller Named 2013 Howard Palmer Award Winner

Local athletics pioneer and former Florida Citrus Sports employee Charlie Miller has earned the organization’s highest service honor, the Howard Palmer Award. Miller received the recognition in front of his family and a crowd of fellow FCSports members at the 2013 Member Celebration presented by BMO Harris Bank and Florida Hospital. Miller becomes the 24th member to earn the award. A Central Florida resident since 1954, he is largely credited for helping to change the face of race relations and […]

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Florida Citrus Sports CFO Named “CFO Of The Year” In Orlando

Florida Citrus Sports Chief Financial Officer Dennis Braziel was named the Orlando Business Journal’s nonprofit CFO of the Year. The award was announced in Friday’s issue of the OBJ and presented during a luncheon at the Sheraton Orlando Downtown. Braziel joined the FCSports staff in 2007 after serving as CFO for Hannover Life Reassurance in New York. Since arriving, he has guided the organization through superior fiscal accountability and corporate governance. In this role, he also serves as director of […]

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Florida Citrus Sports Names President, Annual Award Recipients

Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan announced Thursday that Harvey Massey, CEO/Chairman of Massey Services, has earned the not-for-profit’s highest service honor, the Howard Palmer Award.   The award was presented to Massey, a former FCSports chairman and long-time organization trailblazer, during the organization’s annual Member Celebration held at 55 West in Downtown Orlando.  Also at the event, Bright House Networks Vice President of Operations Michel Champagne began his one-year term as FCSports’ president. The Member Celebration signifies the beginning of […]

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New President and Annual Award Recipients Named at Member Celebration

Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan announced Thursday that Bill Dymond, president and managing partner of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., has earned the not-for-profit�s highest service honor, the Howard Palmer Award.   The award was presented to Dymond, a former FCSports chairman and executive committee mainstay, during the organization�s annual Member Celebration held at Orlando�s Star Tower on Thursday.  Also at the event, Chuck Beverly, senior vice president of commercial markets at RBC Bank, began his one-year term […]

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FCSports Introduces President, Names Award Winners at Wachovia Member Celebration

Florida Citrus Sports celebrated its annual Wachovia Member Celebration at Church Street Station�s Cheyenne Saloon tonight, naming its president for 2008-09 while honoring its finest through the Member Service Awards. FSN Florida and Sun Sports senior vice president and general manager Cathy Weeden was inducted as the organization�s 32nd president, while Wachovia regional president Marshall Vermillion was named recipient of FCSports� highest service honor, the Howard Palmer Award. The Wachovia Member Celebration celebrated the start of the 2008-09 Florida Citrus […]

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Members “Celebrate” at SeaWorld

An official close to the 2006-07 season was brought on in grand style last night as Florida Citrus Sports held its annual Wachovia Member Celebration at SeaWorld.  The event serves as a thank you to the organization�s membership, while also recognizing the service of an elite few whose contributions went above and beyond. Prior to the event, an announcement of the 2007-08 Officers and Board of Directors was determined.  Outgoing President and �07-08 Chairman Tony Martin (Tarragon Corp.) recognized those […]

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