Last week Southwest Key CEO/el Presidente Dr. Juan Sanchez was named Best CEO in the non-profit category at the Austin Business Journal‘s 2012 Best CEO Awards party.
The event, according to ABJ Editor Colin Pope, was the culmination of a months-long process steered by a panel of esteemed business leaders. Judges evaluated all aspects of a CEO’s performance — from revenue to company culture. Below is Dr. Sanchez’s acceptance speech from the event on Thursday night during which he praised his team proclaiming, “good staff make you look good,” and seized the opportunity to pitch his company’s cause to a roomful of Austin’s most influential business leaders. “Austin is a wonderful place,” he told them, “but there are pockets in our city that have a lot of challenges and that need some work." (Watch the video.)