2002 – Edwin J. (Ned) Putzell III (1913-2003)

The first Parke Wright award winner, Ned (Class I) moved to Naples in 1979. In 1986 he entered politics . . . as mayor of Naples! Once he left the political arena, he served on many civic and nonprofit boards. Through his influence and counsel, Ned helped mold the geography of the city as well as the careers of future local leaders.

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