Florida Council on Economic Education Honors Lorna Taylor’s Community Leadership
TAMPA, Fla. — The Florida Council on Economic Education recently honored Lorna Taylor, Premier Eye Care’s CEO, as an inductee into the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame. This recognition is reserved for a prestigious, select group of leaders who have made significant impacts through their business and civic achievements and by serving as lifelong examples of integrity and high ideals.
Taylor has successfully grown Premier Eye Care with a steadfast focus on the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit. This has resulted in fiscal growth as well as Premier Eye Care being recognized as a best company to work for in Florida for nearly a decade. Taylor’s induction into the Hall of Fame was in part due to her extraordinary business leadership as well as how she has made community philanthropy a cornerstone of both her personal and professional life.
“Tampa Bay’s connected community feel and growth is not by accident. It requires the action and dedication from leaders to demand equality and collaborate to ensure our neighborhoods thrive,” said Taylor. “It’s been a pleasure working alongside causes focused on eye health, youth education and many art organizations that promote diversity, equity and social justice. It is an absolute honor to be recognized among these respected, accomplished leaders.”
Esteemed leaders from the region gave testimonials about Lorna Taylor at the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame event, including St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, and former CFO of Florida, Alex Sink.
Taylor was inducted in to the 2022 class, which honored just five top leaders contributing to the vibrancy of this region, including Arnie Bellini with the Bellini Better World Foundation, Guy King, III with M.E. Wilson (in memoriam), Bill West with Bank of Tampa, and Dr. Tonjua Williams with St. Petersburg College.
In the past year, Taylor was also honored with Community Tampa Bay’s 2021 Silver Medallion Award, The Dali Museum’s 2020 Morse Award, the Pinellas County Urban League’s Whitney M. Young, Jr. Leadership Award, and the 2021 Tampa Organization of Black Affairs, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Corporate Leadership Award.
About Premier Eye Care
Premier Eye Care is a national managed eye care company headquartered in in Boca Raton, Florida. Operating in 37 states, Premier is recognized by its partners as a national leader in providing quality, innovative and affordable solutions for managed medical and routine eye care. For more information, visit premiereyecare.net.
About the Florida Council of Education’s Tampa Bay Hall of Fame Award
Proceeds from the Hall of Fame support the economic, financial literacy and free enterprise education programs of the FCEE and the Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise & Economic Education at the University of South Florida. Established by statewide business leaders in 1975, the FCEE provides teacher training programs, curricula, student competitions and other educational resources free-of-charge to thousands of teachers each year throughout the state’s K-12 system. By investing in the economic and financial “know how” of our children, the Tampa Bay business community has a tremendous influence in developing the informed and responsible employees, citizens and leaders of tomorrow. https://www.fcee.org/tbhof