2019 OBJ CEO Business Leader of the Year

CEO of the yearChris Baeten, CEO of Knight Federal was honored as one of the 2019 CEO Business Leaders of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) in May 2019.

This year, 19 of the most dynamic and influential individuals in Central Florida, were honored at the awards luncheon held on May 10 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

Each year the OBJ, along with panel of community and business leaders, select a group of individuals whose business success, community engagement and innovative influence has moved the region forward. Once again, this year has recognized a stellar group of leaders.

These chief executives have led their firms to fiscal success, created engaged workplaces and made Central Florida a better place to live.  They have established a strong vision for their companies, involved their employees to bring that vision to fruition and made significant contributions to the community overall.

The award honors the highest-level executives at companies, organizations or agencies based in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake or Volusia counties.  These leaders have had significant achievements in their careers within the past year, a strong record of innovation, outstanding performance in their work and are actively involved in their community.

The list of 2019 CEOs


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