Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation accepted the award in the category of "Individual that Demonstrated Leadership and Vision for Downtown Miami"
Alberto is the former publisher of the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. During his tenure, the Miami Herald won three Pulitzer Prizes. He has chaired the boards of PBS, The Newseum and The World Wide Web Foundation.
"Alvah would be thrilled to be here on Basel Week. He would not have believed the combination of technology and entrepreneurial spirit that we see in Miami today."
In it's fourth year the Alvah Chapman Jr. Award of Excellence recognizes individuals, organizations and young leaders who have made significant contributions and set standards for the development of Miami's central business core.