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Lifetime Achievers

ON MAY 5, GULFSHORE BUSINESS will honor three outstanding individuals with our Lifetime Achievement Awards: David Lucas, the former chairman of Bonita Bay Group; Jacke McCurdy, an attorney and onetime-vice president at Seagram & Sons; and Arden McCurdy, who is the executive director of The Speaker’s Assembly. (Yes, the McCurdys are related—they’re sisters.) Their professional titles aside, each of the recipients has distinguished him or herself in the community through philanthropy and service, which you can read about in our May issue. The three will share their experiences during a luncheon moderated by NBC2 anchor Kellie Burns. This is the third year we’ve held the Lifetime Achievement Awards. Our past honorees were Gary Trippe, co-founder of Oswald Trippe and Co. insurance; Myra Daniels, founder of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts (now Artis—Naples); Wilma Boyd, president and CEO of Preferred Travel; and Sam Galloway, president of Sam Galloway Ford-Lincoln. Please join us.


Jama on the Move

JOSÉ ANDRÉS MATO ALONZO, OTHERWISE KNOW AS JAMA, is an international artist who trots the globe regularly, showing his “ geometric implosion” creations. But he is based in Naples, where he now has a new studio. JAMA recently relocated to 3845 Beck Blvd., Suite 827, where he has 2,000 square feet for his vast collection.


Forty Under 40: Where Are They Now?

CLASS OF 2007 WINNER CARLOS ZAPATA made a name for himself in Southwest Florida as an anchor with D’Latinos al Dia Azteca (a MediaVista program), where he showed his chops as an accomplished journalist. Now, he’s in Dallas working as a news reporter at KXTX (Telemundo—NBC Universal), and has been nominated for Emmys (three years in a row; five total), winning his first in 2015. No surprise there.

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