Richard Horton honored as retiring chair of EDC

By Gary Alan Ruse….

Pictured (l-r) are RIchard M. Horton, James Thomas and Paul Neidhart

After a year of serving at the chair of the Economic Development Council of South Miami-Dade, Richard M. Horton was presented with a special award from the EDC on Tuesday, Oct. 19, as he retired from that post.

The plaque recognizing his year of service and dedication was presented by the organization’s new vice chair James Thomas and EDC director Paul Neidhart at the regular monthly meeting at 8 a.m. in Chamber South’s office, 900 Perrine Ave.

New EDC chair Joe Corradino, who is on the Pinecrest Village Council and the head of the Corradino Group, was unable to attend so Thomas conducted the meeting. Thomas is the owner of Computer Systems and Software Inc.

New EDC board members also were welcomed. They are Courtney Reeder of Golden Rule Seafood; Rudy Muniz, Edward Jones Investments; Raju Mohandes, Bridgepoint and a SCORE counselor; Bill Meiklejohn, the Cutler Bay Business Association and a computer network consultant, and Patricia Fulton, PhD, of Writer On Call Inc.

EDC is an organization that assists local businesses with a number of free services and promotes economic growth that “protects our environment and lifestyle, provides high skilled/higher paying jobs, and which produces the cutting-edge technology that will lead not just our community…but Florida and the nation…into the next era.”

For more information on the EDC, call 305-378-9470.

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