Published: September 29, 2005
The 2005 Tampa Bay Ethics Award was presented to Jan Platt at the 15th annual
Tampa Bay Ethics Award Breakfast on Sept. 23 in the Vaughn Center Crescent
Since 1991, the UT Center for Ethics has recognized an individual
whose personal, business and professional life reflects those classical ethical
standards that contribute to all that is good in our society —- responsibility,
respect, trustworthiness, caring, justice and citizenship. Previous honorees
include Gov. Bob Martinez, H. Roy Kaplan, Ph.D., William Reece Smith, Dr. Sylvia
D. Campbell, Goliath Davis III and Gus Stavros.
Platt is noted for her
integrity during 24 years as a Hillsborough County commissioner. She also has
served as chair of the county commission, chair of the Hillsborough County
Environmental Protection Commission, member of the Tampa City Council, board
member of the Florida Aquarium, board member of the Hillsborough County
Expressway Authority, and board member of the Board of Criminal Justice. She is
chair of the County Charter Review Board.
As a volunteer for community
organizations, Platt has served the Suncoast Girl Scout Council, Hillsborough
County Head Start Foundation, the Center for Ethics Advisory Board at The
University of Tampa, and the League of Women Voters. She is included in Who’s
Who in America, International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, and
Outstanding People of the 21st Century.
In addition to the Tampa Bay
Ethics Award, two recent awards for Platt have included the 2005 Distinguished
Alumnus for the College of Social Sciences at Florida State University, and the
2005 Community Communicator of the year, presented by the Tampa Educational
For more information, please contact Jennifer Brucker,
coordinator of centers and institutes in the John H. Sykes College of Business,
at (813) 258-7415 or firstname.lastname@example.org.