Pensacola, FL (May 1, 2023) – The University of West Florida (UWF) College of Business and Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola honored LifeView Group President and CEO, Allison Hill, with the 2023 Ethics in Business award for a large business.
Each year, the “Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award” is given to one individual from the small business sector (49 or fewer employees) and one individual from the large business sector (50 or more employees). The 2023 small business award winner was Brian Wyer, president and CEO of the Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization serving the minority business community.
The award recognizes individuals who exemplify the concept of “service above self” and work to build a positive sense of self-worth within the business sector and broader community. Criteria for the award is based on adherence to the high ethical standards of honesty, integrity and consistency in dealing with employees, contractors and customers, while positively enhancing the economic well-being of the firm’s stakeholders, and providing jobs, opportunities and profits.
“I’m surrounded by people every day who chose service above self and work to help people with the challenges they are experiencing on their life journey,” Allison said. “They truly are the ones making a difference in our community, and I’m proud they let me be a part of that.”
In addition to serving as chief executive officer of a comprehensive human services organization that provides behavioral healthcare, child welfare support and employment services for people with disabilities, Allison serves in the UWF Executive Mentor program and on the UWF College of Business Advisory Council. Allison is a 2022 UWF College of Business Hall of Fame inductee, a lifetime member of Leadership Florida, a member of the Rotary Club of Pensacola and serves on local and statewide boards of directors, including the YMCA of Northwest Florida and the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services.
Wyer serves on the Equality Project Alliance, Rotary Downtown Club, United Way of West Florida, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (Florida) and Escambia Pensacola Human Relation Commission board of directors.
“I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award,” Wyer said. “I have only been in Rotary for two years and am still learning many of the processes, but the ‘Rotary 4-Way Test’ helps to dictate all of my actions daily. I have met outstanding leaders, visited numerous other clubs, and gained a wealth of knowledge from our weekly presenters.”
Allison and Wyer are graduates of UWF. Allison holds an undergraduate degree in accounting and a Master of Accountancy degree from UWF. Wyer holds an undergraduate degree in management information systems from UWF.