Faces in business: Alan Anderson

June 5, 2013 

Title: Executive Vice President

Company: Home Builders Association Manatee-Sarasota

What was the best business advice you ever received?

That's been the encouragement from my immediate supervisors when I first got into a working career as they advised me to follow a path of management; I never really regretted taking that path.

If you could choose another profession, what would it be?

Professional golfer... but that requires talent. I love the sport.

What's the biggest risk you have taken in your career?

Changing careers, going from one to the other, going from the computer industry into my own business, which was a little scary but I really enjoyed having my own business. Then I returned to Florida and changed into residential construction where we suffered through all of the down time and are now moving back in the right direction. Everything has its risks.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you start?

I've been fortunate and have seen most of the U.S., however, I'd spend time exploring Europe certainly for its history and there would be an interest in going to Norway because of my family roots.

-- Angie Monroe

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