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Tampa CEO named to Business Hall of Fame

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TAMPA — Tony DiBenedetto, CEO and chairman of the I.T. services and business consulting firm Tribridge, has been inducted into the Florida State University College of Business 2014 Hall of Fame.

A 1987 graduate of the college's management information systems program, DiBenedetto will join the hall of fame, which already includes 32 business leaders.

Since 2003, the college has honored alumni who it says embody the College of Business through their career success and their contributions to the college and professions. Candidates are selected based on their record of professional and personal achievement.

Following graduation and a decade at Arthur Andersen, DiBenedetto co-founded Tribridge in 1998. Since its days as a small startup, Tribridge has become one of the leading technology services providers in the nation. Inc. magazine ranked the company No. 55 among the top 100 private businesses in the nation based on its creation of 225 jobs from 2012 to 2013. The same year, the firm ranked as the No. 3 job creator in Florida and the No. 3 job creator in the I.T. services category. DiBenedetto also received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Technology in 2009, and was a finalist for the Business Observer's Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012.

The Brooklyn, N.Y., native co-founded the Tampa Bay Technology Forum and is the former executive director of the TBTF Foundation, which helps at-risk and disadvantaged children pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. He serves on the Leadership Council of the Florida Holocaust Museum, is chair of the Board of Tampa Bay WaVE, a nonprofit supporting tech entrepreneurs, and is on the Executive Advisory Council of the Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University. He also is on the Florida State's Department of Accounting's Professional Advisory Board.


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