Richard Tambone honored with Pete Hegener Leadership Award

By Tambone Companies
Presented by the EDC of St. Lucie County

April 18, 2024

St. Lucie County

Richard Tambone honored with Pete Hegener Leadership Award

Richard Tambone

Tambone Companies President, Richard Tambone, was honored with the prestigious Pete Hegener Leadership Award by the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County (EDC) at its 10th annual leadership dinner on April 18. The award is presented annually to a dedicated business leader who has made significant contributions to St. Lucie County’s economy and quality of life. The annual dinner and celebration, held at the Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club and attended by more than 200, was sponsored by Bank of America.

The Pete Hegener Leadership award was created to honor the late Paul J. "Pete" Hegener, a brilliant and responsible developer who brought to completion the master-planned community of St. Lucie West. His vision also extended southward to the development of the master-planned community of Tradition, which has become one of St. Lucie County's most important hubs for job creation and expansion.

Tambone Companies' very own Richard P. Tambone was chosen by the selection committee who was tasked with selecting a winner from a group of 10 extremely impactful leaders who have made significant contributions to St. Lucie County's economic vitality and quality of life.

What an honor it was to accept the award, joined on stage by Mrs. Hegener herself - wife to the late Mr. Pete Hegener, whose legacy this award honors.

Richard P. Tambone and Tambone Companies partnered with the City of Port St. Lucie and in developing the Southern Grove are into a major jobs corridor. This work was fundamental in attracting, retaining, and expanding business in St. Lucie County.

Thank you to the all of the sponsors for your support of this event.

Congratulations to all the nominees. Your work has had a profound impact on St. Lucie County.

For more information on this event please visit:


3710 Buckeye Street, Suite 100

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Phone: 561.660.5166


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