Selected by association peers, the annual award is given to the member who displays outstanding contribution and support of the Executives Association through business referral, goal completion as outlined by the board, and growth and performance of the organization, which is comprised of more than 90 leading business owners throughout the Greater Palm Beaches. Contributions by Staggs, who has been an association member since 2003 and served as president in 2006, include creating and implementing a mentorship program whereby students selected by Junior Achievement shadow members at work for a real-life perspective about their place of business and industry.
“This is such a surprise,” Staggs said upon receiving the award and addressing the room of Palm Beach County movers and shakers. “I’m truly honored. Just to sit among this group of talented business executives and receive your support, advice, referrals and, most importantly, your friendship is reward enough. But then to be recognized by you as well … well that just makes my whole year.”
Celebrating its 13-year anniversary in May, 2014, Ryan William’s Agency on Pine Street in West Palm Beach’s Northwood neighborhood specializes in helping small to midsize businesses grow through strategic planning and creative execution of print, online, social media, and radio and television advertising. The agency has a bevy of accolades to its credit, including numerous American Advertising Federation ADDY awards in a number of categories from direct mail to television.