The U.S. Business Report is pleased to announce The Top 50 Business Leaders of Tampa for 2022. The City of Tampa is the economic core of west central Florida and is structured on a diverse base including tourism, health care, finance, insurance, technology, construction, and maritime industry. Tampa is currently experiencing unprecedented growth in both development and population and in 2021 was ranked by LinkedIn as one of the top 3 fastest-growing metropolitan areas for entrepreneurs. This year’s awardees play a vital role within their community and in the state’s flourishing economy. They are doctors, philanthropists, community leaders, and job creators who lead in some of Tampa’s largest industries, however, their genuine motivation and sincere commitment are what stand out the most.

Among this year’s awardees are Brett Morgan, CEO of the Morgan Auto Group, an automotive empire that includes 56 dealerships representing 30 brands. Awardee Dr. Michael Diaz, President and Managing Physician of the Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, provides medical care to underserved populations and has participated in numerous medical missions to Kingston, Jamaica as part of his philanthropic commitment. Also awarded is Ted Abrams, President and CEO of Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Co., the largest specialty coffee roaster in the Southeast and the official specialty coffee provider of Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® Resort, and Disney Vacation Club.

We applaud these individuals for their commitment to the community and organizations they serve. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 Business Leaders of Tampa for 2022.

Lou Plasencia (The Plasencia Group), Brett Morgan (Morgan Auto Group), Andrew Messick (IRONMAN Group), David Osterweil (Fitlife Foods), Ted Abrams (Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company), Nick Friedman (College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving), Kevin Byrne (Impact Realty Tampa Bay), Paul Avery (World of Beer Franchising), Roy W. Sanders, M.D. (Florida Orthopedic Institute), Michael Diaz (Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute), Joseph Redner (Cigar City Brewing), Robert Glaser (Smith & Associates Real Estate), Troy Manthey (Yacht StarShip), Aliesa Gilstrap (Clear Channel Outdoor), Brad Ball (Roadmaster Drivers School), Tabitha Naylor (, Gary Delia (Home Performance Alliance), Shirin Kanji (Impact RTO Holdings), Andrew Young (ACF), Joe Collier (Mainsail Lodging and Development), Yvonne Justo (Bay Stage Live), Frank Galante (Johnson Brothers Liquor Co. of Florida), Greg Mesaros (Triadex Services), and many others.

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