This year’s Power Leaders 250 reveals how executives from South Florida’s top public and private companies continue to drive growth in their organizations and the region. In a word, their efforts are timeless.

Some have careers stretching back decades; some are relative newcomers to the area. Collectively, they’ve weathered recessions and a pandemic, along with the boom times that have made the Sunshine State in general – and South Florida in particular – the darling for investment, relocation, business development and a thriving economy – even in sagging economic times.

This year’s Power Leaders 250 includes executives from across the region, including 84 who are new to the list this year. This special section explores both their organizations’ successes – what earned each executive the title of “power leader” – and asks what excites and engages them outside the office. Part professional, part personal, this glimpse into such details as their birthplace, education and personalities lend an insightful lens into what forms their style and drives their decisions.

With each iteration of Power Leaders, we introduce new questions designed to tease out fresh and fun details. Some have traveled the world. Several play musical instruments. Quite a few – especially those in real estate, construction and design – admit to enjoying Legos as a child. Many gave praise to their teams and families for their support.

With every iteration of the Power Leaders franchise, familiarity rises high. You see the names of people, the organizations and institutions they lead, and developments that dot our landscape – and make a connection with the impact these individuals have made on Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Power Leaders 250 is just one resource that South Florida Business Journal readers have come to rely on. Between Power Leaders and our annual Book of Lists, our subscribers have access to the companies and executives shaping the South Florida economy and landscape.

As always, we don’t do this alone. I’d like to extend special thanks to Baptist Health and Zimmerman Advertising for sponsoring this year’s publication. And thank you, our readers, for your continued support now and all year long. We wish you continued success.

Melanie Dickinson

President and Publisher

South Florida Business Journal