More than 150 invited guests gathered on Brickell Avenue last week to salute 52 community leaders who were featured in the 2022 Book of Leaders, which compiles a full year of the Achiever profiles that are a hallmark of Miami Today.
Business, civic and government leaders – many of whom were recognized as Achievers in past years and some of whom will appear in future editions of the book – gathered in the 24th floor offices of Northern Trust Bank at 600 Brickell Ave. to mingle with this year’s honorees, whose portraits were being sequentially displayed overhead. More than 2,000 leaders have been recognized as achievers by Miami Today since 1983.
In a brief program, Miami Today’s guests were greeted by Alexander Adams, president of Northern Trust for the South Florida Region.
Miami Today is celebrating its 40th year of publication and Northern Trust recently marked 50 years in Miami. The organizations have over the years collaborated in multiple community endeavors, including creation of the Brickell Avenue Literary Society and development of the Prologue Society.
Miami Today Publisher Michael Lewis and Vice President Carmen Betancourt-Lewis noted to the celebrating group that the news organization carefully curates those chosen as achievers for their impact on and service to the community.
The celebration encompassed not only the Book of Leaders 2022 but also those for 2020 and 2021, which were issued during the pandemic when group celebrations could not be held. Mr. Adams noted that the Book of Leaders reception last week was the largest event held at Northern Trust since before the pandemic.
“We are proud to honor these stellar individuals,” said Mr. Lewis.
Copies of the 2022 Book of Leaders and earlier editions are available at www.miamitodaynews.com or by calling (305) 358-1008.