International Trade and Ports

Florida Chamber’s Alice Ancona Named Person of the Year by Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders

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TALLAHASSEE, FL. (April 27, 2015) – Alice Ancona, Director of Global Outreach at the Florida Chamber of Commerce was named Person of the Year by the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc. (FCBF) during a Miami ceremony last Saturday. Ancona was honored for her efforts to make Florida globally competitive through international trade.

“We’re proud of the work Alice has done throughout her career to help make Florida more competitive through international trade and logistics,” said David Hart, Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber. “The Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association’s recognition is proof of what we’ve known for a long time – Alice is a true leader.”

Ancona was among three people honored during the evening ceremony. The FCBF bestows the honor upon individuals whose foresight, dedication, and commitment have helped to advance this industry. FCBF seeks to maximize the Florida’s ability to effectively compete for international trade resources and to minimize the barriers for its members.

The Florida Chamber also congratulates Miami International Airport for being named Firm of the Year, and Frank Santeiro, Managing Director of FedEx LACD, and Manny Mencia, Senior Vice President of International Trade and Development at Enterprise Florida, who were inducted into the hall of fame. The award was presented at the FCBF 56th Annual Gala Installation Dinner on Saturday, April 25th at the Doubletree Miami Mart Hotel.



The Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations, aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit for more information.

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