Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Dr. Daniel Dosoretz, president and CEO of Radiation Therapy Services Inc./21st Century Oncology, and Tony Lapi, president and CEO of Rochester Resorts Inc./‘Tween Waters Inn, into the 2011 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, at a dinner and awards ceremony on April 20 at 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Estero. The prestigious award recognizes prominent business leaders who are outstanding entrepreneurs and serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.
Dosoretz and Lapi will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1987.
A U.S. citizen who was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dosoretz earned his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Gold Medal for Best Medical Graduate. He trained in radiation oncology at the Department of Radiation Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston. He was selected to be chief resident in the department, and with his board certification he became an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also was an instructor and assistant professor of radiation medicine at Harvard Medical School and a research fellow of the American Cancer Society. In 1982, he relocated to Fort Myers, Fla. to establish Radiation Therapy Services Inc./21st Century Oncology. He is president and CEO of this company, which now has 98 practices serving cancer patients in 15 states. He has taught at the Department of Radiation Therapy at Harvard Medical School, the Duke University Medical Center and the University of Miami School of Medicine. In addition to his award-winning leadership in the medical field, Dosoretz is a recognized entrepreneur, business leader and philanthropist. He contributes to the American Cancer Society Lee County, Temple Judea in Fort Myers, Tolkinen School in Israel and a University of Pennsylvania scholarship for Hispanic students from Southwest Florida. He also served on the Board of Trustees for Canterbury School for eight years.
Lapi is a native of Rochester, N.Y. who graduated from Manlius Military Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree in bacteriology from Syracuse University, where he also lettered in lacrosse. After serving in the U.S. Army Reserve and pursuing a variety of career options, including owning his own landscaping and maintenance business, Lapi took a position with Rochester Resorts Inc. The partnership began purchasing property on Captiva Island, Fla. in 1974, and Lapi developed and managed several properties on the island including the historic ‘Tween Waters Inn. In 1975, he became general manager of the resort, which has undergone significant renovations and expansions over the years. Under his management, it has become an internationally known vacation destination. He became president and CEO in 2001 and has continued to build the business while also serving as an active leader in the Florida tourism industry and the Lee County community. Lapi has served on several committees for Visit Florida and currently is chair elect of the organization’s executive committee. He is also current ex officio board member of the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau. For his business leadership, he has earned the Horizon Council Award, Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award, a Flagler Award and the Gordon Schopfer Lifetime Achievement Award. Lapi is very active in fundraising for various local community organizations and has served in leadership positions on the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce, Sanibel Community Association, United Way of Lee County, Sanibel Captiva Good Neighbor Foundation and Captiva Civic Association. He is a United Way Alexis De Tocqueville Society Member and has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for his community service.
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the 2011 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County are now available. Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement programs. For event tickets and sponsorship information, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 126 individual area operations reach 4 million students in the United States, with an additional 5 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. For more information, contact the Southwest Florida office at
239-225-2590 or visit www.JASWFL.org.