Retail/Wholesale

OSCAR HORTON

PRESIDENT & CEO, SUN STATE INTERNATIONAL, TAMPA

Horton has run Sun State since 2000 and has grown the franchise of International Truck & Engine Corp. into one of the largest minority-owned businesses in Tampa Bay, with six locations in west-central Florida. The company holds the No. 28 spot on Black Enterprise’s list of the top 100 black-owned businesses in the United States, and Horton was selected by American Truck Dealers as the winner of its 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year award.

A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Horton grew up in Camden, Ark., where his parents ran a liquor store and restaurant/cafe. “My dad was always there as my role model,” he told Florida Trend. Horton was recruited by International Harvester after college, and in his early career he worked in truck sales, finance, labor relations and foundry operations, where he was vice president and general manager.

A longtime supporter of the University of South Florida with his wife, Miriam, Horton told the school that “giving is baked into our business plan.” He currently serves on the university’s board of trustees, as well as the boards of The Bank of Tampa, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Academy Prep Center of Tampa Bay. He previously served on boards for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Jacksonville branch and Goodwill Industries-Suncoast.

Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh

Fresh Del Monte Produce

MATT BEALL

BEALL’S INC.

Colin Brown

JM Family Enterprises

Rob Burnette

Badcock Furniture

Brent Burns

JM Family Enterprises

J. Bryan Cooksey III

McCall Service

Thomas Corr

George E. Warren Corp.

Dan Doyle Jr.

DEX Imaging

Lee Evans

Bristol-Myers Squibb

James L. Ferman Jr.

Ferman Automotive

Daniel Gold

Future Energy Solutions

Robert Gordon

FreshPoint

David Gott

Sawgrass Mills

Debbie Harvey

Ron Jon Surf Shop

Agustin Herrán

Sedano’s Supermarket

Oscar Horton

Sun State International

Anthony Hucker

Southeastern Grocers

Rich Hume

TECH DATA

Todd Jones

Publix Super Markets

Michael Kasbar

World Fuel Services

Keith Koenig

City Furniture

DAVID J. LONG

OrangeTheory Fitness

MIKE MAROONE

MAROONE USA

Brett McGill

MarineMax

Irwin Novack

Kane's Furniture

John Peyton

Gate Petroleum

Kim Rivers

Trulieve Cannabis

Byron Russell

Cheney Bros.

Jeffrey Seaman

Rooms to Go

Gerry Smith

Office Depot

Troy Taylor

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

Terry Taylor

Automotive Management Services

RONALD WANEK

ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES