KEY BISCAYNE, FL, October 14, 2011 – The Pankey Institute announced today that Ms. Ricki Braswell, CAE, President and CEO, was selected as a “Mover and Shaker” by Business Leader magazine for her professional accomplishments and commitment to leadership within her organization. She was one of a select group of South Florida executives that received the recognition this year. The award winners were recognized during a ceremony on October 13 at the Bankers Club in Miami, FL.
“This is an exciting honor for both Ricki and The Pankey Institute. It is a testament to Ricki’s hard work and dedication. We are extremely fortunate to have her at the reigns,” Dr. Nancy Ward, Chair of The Pankey Institute’s Board of Directors, said.
“I am honored to receive this distinguished award from Business Leader magazine,” Braswell said. “I feel it is as much about Pankey as it is about me. I look forward to working with the many members of our Pankey community on achieving our strategic goals together.”
Braswell joined The Pankey Institute in April 2011. For the ten years prior to joining the Institute, she worked in the dental industry, serving as the Co-Executive Director of the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL), the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC), and the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology. Her career is marked by examples of significant business achievement and growth.
About The Pankey Institute
Founded in 1970, The Pankey Institute is a nonprofit educational organization in Key Biscayne, Florida, dedicated to helping dental professionals master advanced technical skills, improve behavioral skills, and nurture a positive philosophy towards life and practice. It was the first institute of its kind and remains among the most prestigious in the world, attracting dentists from more than 40 nations. Over 21,000 dentists, dental laboratory technicians, and specialists have attended its courses and now serve millions of patients worldwide.