Leadership Florida Presents Harris Rosen with the 2022 LeRoy Collins Lifetime Achievement Award

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Harris Rosen
Harris Rosen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Harris Rosen, president and chief operating officer of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, received the 2022 LeRoy Collins Lifetime Achievement Award from Leadership Florida. The award was announced on June 25 at Leadership Florida’s Annual Meeting in Orlando.


The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who has gone above and beyond by using their leadership abilities over a lifetime to improve the quality of life for all Florida citizens and its future generations.


“We are thrilled to recognize the important work Mr. Rosen is doing both in the Central Florida community and beyond,” said Wendy Spencer, president and CEO of Leadership Florida. “He is a shining example of the standard of leadership set by Governor LeRoy Collins, and we are proud to have him among our outstanding award recipients this year.”


In addition to being Florida’s largest independent hotelier, Rosen is also a philanthropist who is known for his generosity with employees and his humanitarian work in Central Florida. Over 30 years ago, he created a primary care medical facility, the Rosen Medical Center, for his employees. The associates visit during work hours and the company provides transportation to those who need it. He also created an insurance company to offer his team the highest coverage at the lowest cost. Additionally, he instituted a program to pay for his employees’ children to attend college.



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