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Beth Kigel Recipient of 2018 FAV Summit Leadership and Innovation Award

Tampa, Fla. – Beth Kigel, President and CEO of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, was awarded the 2018 FAV Summit Leadership and Innovation Award for her more than 25 years of public service.

In 2012, Beth was appointed to the Florida Transportation Commission by Governor Rick Scott, confirmed by the Florida Senate, and subsequently reappointed for a second term in 2016. In 2015, Beth was appointed to The World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems Board of Directors, and she currently serves on Florida Atlantic University’s Freight Mobility Research Institute’s Advisory Board and as Chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Mobility Committee.

“It is our honor to present Beth with the 2018 FAV Summit Leadership and Innovation Award,” said State Senator Jeff Brandes. “Beth’s devotion to the State of Florida and her community is unmatched. Her career of public service and her dedication to finding new and innovative transportation solutions makes her the perfect recipient of this award.”

Along with her appointments to multiple transportation boards, Beth has also served Palm Beach County on the Criminal Justice Commission, the Sports Commission, the Groundwater and Natural Resources Protection Board, the Roger Dean Stadium Advisory Board, and as an Executive Committee Member of the Economic Council. Beth currently serves on the Leadership Florida Board of Directors and served as Chair for 2017-2018.

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