FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, October 19, 2010 – The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s
official public/private partnership for economic development, selected Bruce Rector, president of The Rector Group and a Business Journal columnist, to receive the Entrepreneur Council Leadership Award by the Entrepreneur Council’s Chair and the Alliance. Mr. Rector was recognized and awarded this prestigious honor at the Alliance Annual Meeting this past Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. Bruce was in good company with other award winners which included:
- Mike Jackson, chairman and CEO of AutoNation (NYSE: AN), for the CEO Council.
- Ramon L. Rodriguez, community relations officer of Citi (NYSE: C), for the Governor Council.
- Terry Stiles, chairman and CEO of Stiles, for the Leadership Council.
- Sandra M. Mayor, VP of business banking for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch (NYSE: BAC), for the Corporate Council.
- Arline Hampton, director of business and international trade for the city of Hollywood, for the Partner Council.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance for my work and commitment to
The Entrepreneur Council. I’m passionate about adding value to the entrepreneurial community and supporting organizations such as The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance,” commented Rector.
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About The Rector Group
The Rector Group is led by local business consultant Bruce Rector who has been heavily involved in the South Florida entrepreneurial community for almost 12 years. The Rector Group works with founders and shareholders of closely held companies in the areas of strategy, finance and operations, with a proven track record of value adding engagements. Over the years The Rector Group has flourished through its work with large and small companies across a wide variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, medical devices, green tech, biotech, distribution, regulated electric utilities, and consumer product manufacturing.
Bruce is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s engineering school, with an MBA from the Wharton School, Bruce began his career working at large corporations, initially as an engineer designing large scale computer central processors (VLSI chip design); after obtaining his MBA he traded multibillion dollar fixed income and currency derivative portfolios. In addition to his involvement with the Broward Alliance, Bruce writes a regular column for the South Florida Business Journal; the column is also carried by a number of other Business Journals across the country.