Business Leaders Inducted Into NSU’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Angelo Elia, Steven W. Hudson, and Roger Renske

NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship inducted three well-known business leaders—Angelo Elia, Steven W. Hudson, and Roger Penske—into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame at its 27th annual event held recently at the Signature Grand in Davie.

Jones congratulated the 2016 Hall of Fame honorees, calling their entrepreneurial spirit “inspiring.”  He said, “Each honoree is exceptional in their respective fields, and it is my privilege to know them.”

The honorees were:

Angelo Elia is an acclaimed Italian-born chef/restaurateur whose roster of dining establishments includes three Casa D’Angelo restaurants (Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Paradise Island/Bahamas), as well as a growing chain of small-plate Italian eateries (Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar, Tapas in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Delray Beach, and Coral Springs).

Steven W. Hudson is CEO of Hudson Capital Group (HCG), a private firm that invests and manages money in private equity, select start-up ventures, and real estate holdings. Since its inception, HCG has developed more than 3,000 apartments and condo units in Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, and Dallas. HCG, through its affiliate companies, owns and manages warehouses, retail centers, and office buildings throughout South Florida.

Roger Penske is a racing legend and founder and chairman of Penske Corporation, a closely-held, diversified, on-highway, transportation services company whose subsidiaries operate in a variety of industry segments, including retail automotive, truck leasing, transportation logistics, transportation component manufacturing, and professional motorsports. Penske Corporation manages businesses with revenues in excess of $25 billion, operating in more than 3,300 locations and employing more than 50,000 people worldwide.

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