Freedom Boat Club franchise owner Lisa Almeida received Flagler College’s Professional Achievement Award for 2015 during the recent Alumni Weekend.
Almeida was recognized for “her efforts in changing careers, pursuing a lifelong passion and rescuing a struggling boat business.”
“I am very humbled to receive this special recognition from my alma mater,” Almeida said in a statement. “Flagler College provided me with a great education and foundation for my career and will always hold a very special place in my heart.”
Prior to owning and operating Freedom Boat Club franchises in Saint Augustine and Jacksonville, Florida, Almeida was a sales executive with BellSouth.
Almeida is appointed to Freedom Boat Club’s national marketing advisory council and serves on the Recreational Boating and Leadership Council’s new markets task force.