Tony Argiz, Chairman and CEO of nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF), recently received the American Jewish Committee's (AJC) National Human Relations Award.
Online PR News – 22-January-2014 – Miami, FL – MIAMI – Tony Argiz, Chairman and CEO of nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF), recently received the American Jewish Committee's (AJC) National Human Relations Award. Former Senator Mel Martinez, AJC Miami and Broward President Andrew C. Hall and AJC Miami and Broward Director Brian Siegal, presented Argiz with the award on December 12.
AJC has presented the National Human Relations Award annually for more than 30 years to a leading member of the business or civic community who has made significant contributions to the betterment of life through their dedication to the welfare of the community and their generous spirit.
Argiz received the award at a gala reception at Jungle Island surrounded by more than 500 family members, colleagues, business and community leaders and friends. The emcee for the evening was CNN political commentator Ana Navarro, and the invocation was given by the Most Rev. Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami. Former Senator Mel Martinez served as the keynote speaker.
Well-known for his community and industry leadership, Argiz has received numerous awards, including the Tocqueville Award for Outstanding Philanthropy, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce South Florida Good to Great Award, the Florida International University (FIU) Medallion Award, the Silver Medallion from the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews (MCCJ), the Claude Pepper Memorial Award, and the Hispanic Heritage Award.
In his acceptance speech, Tony spoke about the importance of strengthening ties between Miami's Jewish and Cuban American communities and the commitment to making this a better world for all of us. "Through his example and deeds, Tony Argiz has been a transformative leader in South Florida for many years and has been a force for building bridges and making Miami a better place for everyone. His friendship and support of Israel and the Jewish community are profound, and we are honored to pay tribute to him," said Brian Siegal, Director AJC's Miami and Broward Regional Office.
Argiz has led civic organizations as Past Chair of the United Way of Miami-Dade, Past Chair and President of the Orange Bowl Committee, Chair-Elect of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and board member of the Beacon Council. Argiz has served as Past Chair of religious and educational institutions including the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, the Archbishop's Charity and Development Drive, the FIU Council of 100, and the Miami Dade College Foundation.
As Chairman and CEO of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF) since 1997, Argiz has been an engaged leader whose vision inspires excellence across the firm, working to grow the firm to become one of the top 40 accounting firms in the nation. This success is based on his commitment to MBAF's founding core values of integrity and excellence in client service, trust and fairness with employees and commitment to public service.
Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF) is ranked nationally as a Top 40 accounting and advisory firm by Accounting Today. MBAF was named one of the 2013 Top Five Best of the Best firms in the country by INSIDE Public Accounting, chosen for demonstrating long-term consistency and exceptional performance, regardless of outside factors. More than 400 highly qualified principals and employees serve domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries and practices in more than 44 countries and all 50 states from offices in Miami, New York, Baltimore, Boca Raton, Boulder, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Valhalla (Westchester, NY) and India.
AJC is a global advocacy organization and a voice for democratic values, human rights and fundamental freedoms, engaging in international diplomacy, defending the core principles of human rights for all, the protection and well-being of Jewish communities abroad and the fair treatment of Israel in the international community. The organization engages in ongoing, high-level diplomatic relations with 114 countries, including many in the Arab and larger Muslim world. In addition, AJC enjoys close ties with more than 100 leading ethnic and religious organizations worldwide. AJC stays in touch through its 22 offices around the US – and through its international offices in the key diplomatic hubs of Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Jerusalem, Mumbai, Paris, Rome, Jerusalem, and Sao Paulo. Through innovative programs, research, media outreach and diplomatic advocacy, AJC has built effective relationships with top decision makers and diplomats around the world and had an impact on the issues for which it advocates. See more at: http://www.ajc.org.