Ben Hill Griffin III Steps Down as Chairman of Alico Inc.
........... Ben Hill Griffin III continues his leadership in the citrus industry, in support of higher education and as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Ben Hill Griffin Inc., one of the state's largest citrus and ranching operations.
Headquartered in Frostproof, Fla., Ben Hill Griffin Inc. is a private, family-owned corporation, primarily engaged in the citrus, cattle, and ranching industries. The company owns Lake Wales Country Club and Griffin Fertilizer Company, a wholly owned subsidiary that is one of the largest single producers of agricultural fertilizer in the state.
"Ben Hill Griffin III is truly a giant in Florida's citrus industry," said Bob Crawford, executive director of the Florida Department of Citrus. "In almost six decades of growing citrus, Ben Hill Griffin Inc. has become one of the most successful agribusiness companies in the country, one that has set the standard in a number of agriculture-related ventures."
In addition to his leadership in the citrus industry, Griffin has also been a staunch advocate and generous benefactor of higher education in Florida. The Griffin family's legendary support of higher education includes scholarships and gifts to the University of Florida, Florida State University, Florida Southern, Edison Community College, Eckerd College, Bethune-Cookman College, Florida Atlantic and Florida Gulf Coast University.
Griffin also continues his work as a board member of the University of Florida foundation. He is on the board of directors of SunTrust Banks, the Florida Council of 100 and the Florida Land Council.
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