Harvey Massey to receive Horatio Alger award


December 2, 2015

Harvey MasseyPMP Hall of Famer Harvey Massey, Chairman and CEO of Massey Services, Orlando, Fla., has been selected for membership in the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc. The Horatio Alger Award recognizes renowned leaders who have succeeded despite facing adversity and who are committed to both philanthropy and higher education.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected as a Member of the Horatio Alger Association,” says Massey. “I grew up in a very small town in Louisiana where my family owned a small business. They taught me the importance of hard work, discipline, commitment and giving back. Where else, but in the greatest nation on God’s earth, could this happen?”

Massey and his wife, Carol, are ardent supporters of the arts and education. They have been married for 52 years and have three children (two who have leadership roles in Massey Services) and 10 grandchildren.

Carol Massey, speaking on behalf of the family, notes that “We are all extremely proud of Harvey and pleased to see him receive this very deserving recognition.”

Massey is a 52-year veteran of the pest management and landscape services industries. He has served in numerous capacities for various organizations, including as Chair of the Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Task Force, Vice Chairman of the Expressway Authority, Chairman of the United Arts, Chairman of the Rollins College Center of Advanced Entrepreneurship Program and on the Board of Directors of Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, to name a few.

“Horatio Alger Association is proud to welcome Mr. Massey as a Member of the Association,” says Byron Trott, president and CEO of Horatio Alger Association and 2011 Horatio Alger Award recipient. “From an early age, he understood the importance of taking initiative and serving as a leader. His values are aligned with the association’s mission, and he will be an inspiration to our scholars for years to come.”


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