PACE Award Descriptions

Emerging Leader of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has shown significant potential for leadership recently in business or community endeavors and who is expected to continue having a positive impact in the community.

Emerging Advocate Leader of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has shown significant compassion to help or assist others within their leadership role and who is expected to continue having a positive impact in the community.

Professional Leader of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has shown significant compassion to help or assist others within their leadership role and who is expected to continue having a positive impact in the community.

Community Leader of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has distinguished himself or herself through outstanding contributions in the form of a special project or service or a series of projects or services on behalf of the community and who exemplifies the true spirit of service.

Business Leader of the Year

Awarded to an individual for outstanding success in business or industry through the development of a new process, product or service or for meaningful contributions to the local business community and who exemplifies the qualities of the business visionary.

Spirit of Pensacola Award

Awarded to an individual who embodies the “Spirit of Pensacola” and who has given many years or a lifetime of service to the business, profession or community.

Pioneer Award

Established in 1978 and awarded to honor an individual who has made significant contributions, provided leadership with lasting impact and who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to progress for the Greater Pensacola Area.

Leader in Education Award

Awarded to an individual with a stellar record of educational service through outstanding contributions to advancement, mentorship and encouragement of students in or outside of the classroom.

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