Founder Joe Tortorice Jr. Faithful Citizen
Our Founder and CEO Joe Tortorice Jr. has been honored as the first recipient of the Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza Faithful Citizen Award, hosted by the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
The award honors “leaders of faith and culture who are a light in the midst of our way of life,” presented in conjunction with the award dinner and lecture event for St. Thomas’ Center for Faith & Culture.
Joe is a parishioner of St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica in Beaumont, Texas. Earlier this year, he received Beaumont’s Citizen of the Year award and a Silver Plate Award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.
John Allen Jr., senior Vatican analyst for CNN, was guest lecturer. Craig Biggio, retired star player for the Houston Astros, also attended.