Central Florida's Top 25 Most Powerful People
December 24, 2009
There's a new No. 1 this year. But before we get to him, let's first reveal the others who topped this year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." The top 10 includes three business executives, two mayors, two members of Congress, one legislator, a philanthropist and an educator. Collectively, they control the region's largest work force, provide us entertainment and hold key positions in every level of government. They affect the taxes we pay, the quality of our education system and how long it takes us to get to work in the morning. If you like what's happening in Central Florida, these people deserve much of the credit. If you don't, they share in the blame. As mentioned in Wednesday's paper, when we unveiled those in 11th to 25th places, this ranking was determined by a panel of 15 plugged-in panelists from the nonprofit, religious, government and business communities. Their goal was to determine who has the ability to make things happen on a big scale in Central Florida.
December 30, 2007
As we have worked our way up the year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida," we passed CEOs, philanthropists, political players and rising stars.
December 31, 2006
Who makes things happen here in Central Florida? Today, Taking Names columnist Scott Maxwell concludes the list of the 25 most powerful people.
January 1, 2006
They are three politicians, the leader of Central Florida's premier university and the head of the region's largest employer.
December 30, 2004
We're down to the final day of Taking Names' ranking of The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida.
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