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Sam Ellison
Sam Ellison,
chairman of EWI Construction
and former CEO of Beck International

Tampa Bay Business Ethics Award
Honoring 2016 award recipient, Sam Ellison

Sam Ellison, chairman of EWI Construction and former CEO of Beck International, received the 26th annual ethics award on Friday, Oct. 7, at a breakfast ceremony before family members, friends and supporters in the Vaughn Center 9th Floor Crescent Club. Leading the construction market as the number one general contractor in Tampa Bay, Ellison’s company built The University of Tampa’s Vaughn Center, Straz Hall, Brevard Hall and parking garage. Other notable Tampa Bay structures include Howard W. Blake High School, Hillsborough County Services Center downtown, Rivergate Tower and Air Terminal C at Tampa International Airport.

Ellison has supported many local charities such as The American Cancer Society, Tampa General Hospital Foundation, Boy Scouts of America and Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. He served as chairman of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, president of the University Club and a member of the Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla. Ellison has been inducted into the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame, The University of Tampa Athletic Hall of Fame and was recognized as the Tampa Bay Business Man of the Year. Ellison was named the Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the Florida Gulf Region of the Boy Scouts and International Business Person of the Year by the Tampa Bay Women in International Trade.

As the chairman of EWI Construction, Ellison works alongside his sons, Casey and Corey, with the support of his wife, Terri, and his daughter, Cari. 

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