Now accepting nominations for the 2015 John T. Brownlee Leadership Award
The John T. Brownlee Leadership Award was established by the Florida Association of Colleges & Employers (formerly known as FCPA) in recognition of John T. Brownlee’s contribution and tireless efforts on behalf of the organization. In John’s years (1977-1986) of involvement with Florida ACE, he served as a board member and as President. He brought enormous energy and enthusiasm to the organization and this award serves as an ongoing memorial in recognition of his dedication and commitment.
Those who knew John knew of the high standards he practiced in both his personal and professional life. He was a son, husband, father, colleague, and friend. He found the time to be active professionally, socially, and in the community, but always kept family number one. He was honest and truthful. He was a leader and an achiever.
A call for nominations for the 2015 Brownlee Leadership Award is coming soon.
- Nominee must be a Florida ACE member for at least three years
- Current officers and board members are ineligible
- A nominee must be nominated by a Florida ACE member
- Two letters of support are required
- Members of the selection committee are not eligible to nominate
Basis for Selection
Emphasis for selection will be placed on general contribution and support of Florida ACE, contribution to a specific Florida ACE program or project and/or professional contribution to the placement/recruiting field.
Nominations must be submitted and/or postmarked by no later than March 3, 2015. For more information and instructions on how to submit your nomination, please click here.
Past John T. Brownlee Leadership Award Recipients
2014 - Sheila Hood, The University of Tampa (Retired)
2013 - Robin Kazmarek, Stetson University
2012 - Ray Rogers, Rollins College
2011 - Dona Gaynor, Florida Institute of Technology
2010 - Mike Tooke, University of South Florida (Retired)
2009 - Jane Colson, Eckerd College
2008 - Jeff Garis, Florida State University
2007 - Christy King, Seminole Community College (Retired)
2006 - James Watson, Jr., Florida Atlantic University
2005 - Jonathan Thornburg, Hughes Supply
2004 - Grady McClendon, Webber International University (Retired)
2003 - Anne Foote Collins, Office Depot
2002 - Myrna Hoover, Florida State University
2001 - Marsha Leap, Florida Southern College
2000 - Scott Wilson, Electronic Data Systems
1999 - Rick Neely, Walt Disney World
1998 - Sherri Dressler, University of Central Florida
1997 - Ed Fleck, FBI & Kate Ray, University of North Florida
1996 - Geri Moers, University of West Florida
1995 - Ray Thrift, University of West Florida
1994 - Kent Phillips, Walt Disney World
1993 - Olga Magnusen, Florida International University
1992 - Robert O'Neal, Florida State University
1991 - Carol Ann Boyles, University of North Florida
1990 - Glenda Lentz, University of South Florida
1989 - Manny Virata, Jr., NASA (Retired)
1988 - John Sherrill, University of West Florida
1987 - Maurice Mayberry, University of Florida