For Immediate Release
April 18, 2011
Contact Information

Darrell Canty
Legacy Magazine, Miami

(BPRW) Legacy (Formerly Success South Florida) Magazine Honors 50 of South Florida's Most Powerful Black Professionals for 2011

(BLACK PR WIRE) – April 18th, 2011, Miami, FL – A distinguished committee of community leaders and business executives have taken the task of going through each and every detail of nominations submitted by their peers to select South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals for 2011.

Now in its 6th year of publication, Legacy Magazine has profiled the best and the brightest in South Florida’s Black community and has given a voice to Black owned businesses and those interested in contributing positively to the interests of this community.

On April 22nd, 2010, Legacy Magazine will host a black tie reception in honor of South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals for 2011. This will take place at Macy's Downtown Miami, 22 East Flagler Street - from 7pm-10pm. The cost will be $50 per person and this includes Hors d'œuvres and an open bar. Official Sponsors for this reception are: Macy’s, Macy's Catering, Barefoot Wines and Remy USA.

Five Special Achievement Awards will be presented at the reception. They are as follows: Public Official of the Year –Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness; Corporation of the Year - Baptist Health South Florida; Corporate Executive of the Year – Macy's Rhea Brown; Company of the Year – Circle of One Marketing; and Business Person of the Year – Neil Hall of The Hall Group.

"I’m so proud to be honored by a publication that has committed itself to the advancement of the African American community. To grace the same pages as so many astonishing Africans Americans from South Florida is a bit overwhelming.I look forward to celebrating with Legacy Magazine and continuing to uphold the high standards it has set for its honorees," added Florida State Senator Chris Smith.

Dr. Deborah Holmes, Medical Director - Magic Johnson Healthcare Center states "I am deeply moved to have been selected but I am one of many in Miami trying to make a difference in the health arena during very difficult times."

Legacy Magazine congratulates the following honorees for being selected South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals for 2010:

Ceasar Aldama
News Director
WFOR/CBS4 in Miami, Florida.

Michelle Andrewin
Director of the Office of Diversity in Business Practices
Palm Beach County School District

The Honorable Moses Baker
Judge, Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit
Palm Beach County,

Emma Banks, Ph.D.
Inlet Grove Community High School
Riviera Beach, Florida

John F. Barker, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost, Undergraduate Education
University of Miami

Russell Bendford
City Manager
City of North Miami

The Honorable Mack Bernard
State Representative
Florida House, District 84

Gail P. Birks, EMBA
President & CEO
CMA Enterprise Incorporated

The Honorable Oscar Braynon II
Florida State Senator
District 29

Sheri S. Brown
Vice President Grants & Initiatives
Community Foundation of Broward

Donald J. Butler, CPA
Marcum Accountants & Advisors

Barbara Carr CLU, ChFC, CLF
Vice President Florida Zone
State Farm Insurance

Lorena Chicoye, M.D.
Corporate Medical Director, Managed Care & Network Development
Baptist Health South Florida

Wayne Condry
Director, Human Resources
Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners

Kevin M. Coy, M.D.
Founder and President
Miami International Cardiology Consultants (MICC)

Tony Crapp
City Manager
City of Miami

Priscilla Danes
President & CEO
Wingspan Seminars

The Honorable Bobby Dubose
Vice Mayor and Commissioner
Fort Lauderdale, District 3

Roger L. Duncan III, M.D.
Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and Community Leader
Palm Beach County

The Honorable Richard Dunn
City of Miami, District 5

Dorothy Jenkins Field, Ph.D.
Historian and Certified Archivist
South Florida

Lia T. Gaines
CEO of the Center for Enterprise Opportunity
West Palm Beach Florida

Gerald C. Grant, MBA
Branch Director of Financial Planning
AXA Advisors South Florida

Joshua Gripper
Pastry Chef
Gotham Steak, South Beach

Debra Holmes, M.D.
Medical Director
Magic Johnson Healthcare Center

The Honorable Ilona Maxine Holmes
Circuit Court Judge
Broward County

Honorable Dale V.C. Holness
Commissioner - District 9
Broward County

Don L. Horn
Chief Assistant State Attorney for Administration
Office of the State Attorney

Stephen Johnson
Police Chief
City of North Miami

Danielle Knox
Host, The Balancing Act
Lifetime Television

Marie Louissaint
Entrepreneur and Community Advocate
Partner in Global Miami JV and President of Little Haiti Optimist Club

Ted Lucas
Founder & CEO
Slip -N- Slide Records

Florene Litthcut Nichols
Executive Director
Inner City Children's Touring Dance Company, Inc.

Edwin L. O’Dell
Corporate Director of Public Affairs and Public Relations
Jackson Health System

Rozalyn H. Paschal M.D.
Medical Director & CE0
Rozalyn H. Paschal Pediatric Centers

The Honorable Ian Richards
Broward County

Valerie Riles
Vice President, Board and Government Relations
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

The Honorable Mary Rudd Robinson
Chief Administrative Judge for the Criminal Division
Broward County

The Honorable Michael Robinson
Broward County

Marc Royster
Director of Human Resources and Advisor for Community Outreach Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
University of Miami

The Honorable Chris Smith
Florida State Senator
District 29

Seabron A. Smith
Executive Director
TED Center

Dwight Stephenson
D. Stephenson Construction

The Honorable Debra Moses Stephens
Judge Civil Division
Palm Beach County

The Honorable Teretha Lundy Thomas
Judge Civil Division Miami
Dade County Courthouse

E. Carol Webster, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Consultant & Author

The Honorable Alvin West
United States House of Representatives

Ethel Williams
Area Manager Corporate External Affairs
Florida Power & Light

Rhonda P. Wimberly
Community Affairs Director
Turner Construction Company - Southeast Region

For more information on Legacy Magazine and its honorees, please contact Darrel Canty at (305) 305-529-4277.

About Legacy Magazine:
Established in 2004, Legacy ( through a distribution partnership with the Miami Herald has a tri-county readership of 156,613 – (September Miami Herald Publisher’s Statement) and publishes bi-monthly. Legacy is a news/business publication serving South Florida’s black professional community with insightful articles and information on business, careers, politics, lifestyle, culture and social commentary.