Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the members of its 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County Advisory Board. The committee will be led by chair, Clay W. Cone, president of Cone Communications Company. The 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County is slated for Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples.

Other members selected to this year’s board include: Jamie Andersen, senior vice president, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; Wilma Boyd, president and CEO, Preferred Travel of Naples; Andy Buschle, vice president, BMO Harris Bank; Blase Ciabaton, owner, Naples Print Source; John English, vice president, Peninsula Engineering; Kathy Gulvas, communications manager, London Bay Homes; Stacey Herring, vice president, Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A.; Brenda O’Connor, executive director, membership, Naples Yacht Club, Inc., Craig Sherman, senior vice president, commercial lending, Valley National Bank; Michael Traficante, shareholder, Grant Fridkin Pearson; Patrick Utter, vice president of real estate and club operations, Collier Enterprises; Steve Wheeler, vice president of development, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida; and Len Zaiser IV, chief executive officer, Azimuth Technology, Inc.

The advisory board is responsible for selecting the laureates for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, which recognizes local entrepreneurs for their service as positive role models to youth and significant contributions to the community. The laureates will be honored during a dinner and awards ceremony in November. For more information on the event, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities and purchasing tickets, please visit www.JASWFL.org.

About Junior Achievement:

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with more than 280 classroom business volunteers during the 2016-2017 school year to provide more than 10,600 students with Junior Achievement programs in more than 440 classes throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. For more information on Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or email info@jaswfl.org.