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Beth Houghton named Ms. Sun by Suncoasters of St. Petersburg

Beth Houghton takes a moment in the spotlight after being named the 2013 Ms. Sun by the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg  at the Vinoy on Saturday.

LARA CERRI | Times

Beth Houghton takes a moment in the spotlight after being named the 2013 Ms. Sun by the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg at the Vinoy on Saturday.

ST. PETERSBURG — The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg civic organization honored St. Petersburg Free Clinic executive director Beth Houghton on Saturday night, naming her Ms. Sun in recognition of her leadership in the community.

The announcement came at the annual Suncoasters Ball, held in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort.

Kelly Kidwell, a pre-dental major at the University of Florida, was named Sungoddess Ambassador. She will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Houghton, 57, was described as a "servant leader" whose efforts have focused on young people. She was a senior executive with All Children's Health System in the 1980s and '90s, serving as chief financial officer and general counsel from 1994 to 1998. She and her husband, Scott Wagman, have held numerous key positions at Great Explorations Children's Museum, to which they gave $1 million in 2006.

In addition, Houghton has been a member and chairwoman of the board of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and served on boards at Eckerd College, the University of South Florida Foundation and the Tampa Bay chapter of the American Red Cross.

She was the first woman president of the Suncoasters, founder and chairwoman of the board of Signature Bank of St. Petersburg, and president of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg. She a leader at First Presbyterian Church.

Houghton and Wagman have three children and two grandchildren.

As runner-up in the Sungoddess Ambassador class, Kelsey Fredrickson will receive a $1,000 scholarship. She is a nursing major at the University of Florida.

Beth Houghton named Ms. Sun by Suncoasters of St. Petersburg 03/16/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:09pm]
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