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  • Tampa General Hospital CEO John Couris Named to Florida Council of 100, Recognized as One of Florida’s Most Influential Leaders

    Tampa General Hospital CEO John Couris Named to Florida Council of 100, Recognized as One of Florida’s Most Influential Leaders 


    John Couris is also listed in two Florida magazines tracking the most influential people in the state. 


    Tampa, FL (Nov. 10, 2020) John Couris, Tampa General Hospital president and CEO, is one of the newest members of The Florida Council of 100, a private, not-for-profit organization comprised of Florida business leaders representing more than 100 companies and a half a million employees in the Sunshine State. Members who receive this nomination have been recognized for great achievements in their chosen profession, have shown commitment to state public policy issues and demonstrated the personal qualities of character, personality, and leadership.  


    The Florida Council of 100 was founded in 1961 and was the first organization of its kind in the United States. The Council’s mission is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of all Floridians through the relentless pursuit of better, business-driven public policy. Council members work closely with state government, federal and local officials to keep them apprised of the key issues relevant to the residents of Florida. The recommendations and improvements made by Council members enhance state policies and programs resulting in improvements to the daily lives of Florida’s citizens.


    Couris joins peers of other high-level civic leaders from around the state. “It is exciting to come together as civic and business leaders and impact change, making a difference across the state of Florida. I am humbled to be joining this group of dynamic innovators,” said Couris. “I’m looking forward to learning and participating with the entire team to benefit not only Tampa General Hospital, but all citizens of Florida.”


    Additionally, Couris was also recently named to Influence Florida Magazine's 2020 list of "The Influence 100: The Most Influential People in Florida Politics” and Florida Trend magazine’s Florida 500.

    This dual recognition follows one of Couris’ and Tampa General’s most challenging years amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Influence 100 commended Couris for his passion, efficiency, problem solving, and innovation along with the integral role he played in helping Florida safely re-open following the state’s COVID-19 surge.

    The Florida 500, a special section created by Florida Trend magazine, recognized Couris as one of the 500 most influential executives across different economic sectors throughout the state of Florida. Selection of the 500 executives recognized on this year’s list was based on a year-long research initiative and spans more than 60 business categories. 

    “I’m humbled by both of these extraordinary distinctions in leadership, influence and innovation,” said Couris.  “It is a great honor to be recognized in 2020 – a year that brought unique challenges none of us could have imagined, particularly in the health sector. This acknowledgement is a testament to the hard work and high-quality performance of the entire Tampa General team.