FAU Business Leader of the Year
Friday, February 20, 2015
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Boca Raton Resort and Club
Started in 1991, the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Business Leader of the Year award celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of Florida leaders and their impact on the overall business environment. Honorees are selected for their excellence in leadership, vision, innovation, knowledge and experience, transparency and social responsibility.
This year’s honoree is Jeffrey A. Stoops, President and Chief Executive Officer, SBA Communications Corporation. Stoops exemplifies the qualities of inspiring leadership that students and businesses will celebrate at the historical FAU College of Business event on February 20, 2015 at the Boca Resort and Club. Mr. Stoops has been Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2002. He was appointed President in April 2000 and has been a director since August 1999. Mr. Stoops served as Chief Financial Officer from December 1998 to April 2000. He joined the company in March 1997, initially responsible for finance, capital market activities, mergers and acquisitions and legal matters of the company. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Stoops was a partner with Gunster, a Florida-based law firm, where he practiced for thirteen years in the corporate, securities and mergers & acquisitions areas. Mr. Stoops is a past Chairman of the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA), the trade organization for the wireless communications infrastructure industry, and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Andrew's School, Boca Raton, Florida. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida and The Honda Classic Golf Tournament. He received his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor degrees from Florida State University.
Stoops joins past FAU Business Leader of the Year honorees Jordan Zimmerman, Jim Robo, Mike Jackson, Keith Koenig, Mark B. Templeton, Steve Odland, Alan B. Levan, Jeb Bush, Jerry Levin, Pat Moran, Michael E. Maroone, Bruce Nelson, Edward E. Iacobucci, Lowell W. “Bud” Paxson, Carl DeSantis, Steven R. Berrard, Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., Jim Moran, Michael S. Egan, David I. Fuente, H. Wayne Huizenga and Ronald G. Assaf.
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