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CFO Sink Receives Top National Honor for Volunteerism from Junior Achievement

3/5/2009

CONTACT:  Kyra Jennings or Kevin Cate
(850) 413-2842

CFO Sink named from pool of more than 160,000 volunteers nationwide
TAMPA – The Junior Achievement (JA) U.S. Business Hall of Fame announced today that Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink has received their prestigious Gold Leadership Award.  CFO Sink was one of nine recipients chosen from more than 160,000 volunteers nationwide to receive the organization’s highest award for volunteerism.  CFO Sink was honored today in Tampa, Florida, as part of a pre-celebration activity for the annual U.S. Business Hall of Fame.
 
Prior to her election in 2006 to the statewide office of Chief Financial Officer, Alex Sink served as a local JA board member, and led the Junior Achievement Biz Town capital campaign raising more than $5 million and made the Tampa Bay Biz Town project a reality.
The Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame has honored 240 of the nation’s most distinguished business men and women since 1975. For more information about the event, visit www.ja.org/hof.
 
As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink  oversees the Department of Financial Services, a multi-division state agency responsible for management of state funds and unclaimed property, assisting consumers who request information and help related to financial services, and investigating financial fraud. CFO Sink also serves as the State Fire Marshal.