Naples, Florida (10/25/18): Beasley Media Group Chief Executive Officer Caroline Beasley was named among Southwest Florida’s business leaders featured on Florida Trend magazine’s list of the “Most Influential Business Leaders.”
Criteria for the list included categories used by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.
“The 500 executives were selected based on extensive contacts in regional business circles, hundreds of interviews and months of research, culminating in a highly selective biographical guide to the people who really run Florida,” according to an article about how the list was generated in Florida Trend.
The list of 500 Floridians are broken into 16 sections: agriculture, arts/entertainment/sports, education, energy, finance/insurance, hospitality/tourism, information/tech/media, law, life sciences, living legends, manufacturing, philanthropy/nonprofit organizations, professional services, real estate, retail/wholesale and transportation.
Others chosen for the list include former Gov. Jeb Bush and celebrities such as Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Jimmy Buffett.