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Tampa Bay Business Ethics Award

Featuring the 27th annual recipient: Reverend Morris E. Hintzman

The Center for Ethics presents an opportunity to honor a pillar of ethical leadership in the Tampa Bay community, the president of Metropolitan Ministries Foundation, Rev. Morris E. Hintzman.

Hintzman pastored many churches on Florida’s West Coast before becoming the first full-time employee of Metropolitan Ministries, serving as its executive director until 1997, when he was promoted to president. He then served as CEO until 2014 and is currently the president of Metropolitan Ministries Foundation. His passion is to provide answers for the poor and homeless in America. He’s a respected authority on poverty and social services and received his Doctor of Divinity in 1998 from Asbury Theological Seminary. He is a visionary leader who shares his experience and knowledge on councils, boards and committees to make a difference in our world.

Hintzman celebrated his 40th year with Metropolitan Ministries in 2022 and is the 27th recipient of the Tampa Bay Ethics Award. The Tampa Bay Business Ethics Award was created in 1994 to recognize role models in the local community whose lives demonstrate exceptional ethical decision-making, actions and leadership.

Hintzman was born and raised on a farm in Menomonie, WI, with eight siblings. In 1967, he married Paula Ragsdale, who served alongside her husband throughout the years, and they have two children.

The breakfast ceremony will be on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2023, at 7:30 a.m. Register below!

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