Tony Argiz was born in Havana, Cuba in 1953, and came to the United States of America in 1962 as part of Operation Pedro Pan, living at a Catholic boarding school in the Tampa area until reunited with his parents in 1968. He attended Florida International University, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and doing Graduate Studies in Auditing and Taxation.
Argiz joined the accounting firm of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Company in 1977, becoming managing partner on July 1, 1997. Headquartered in Miami, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Company is one of the largest accounting and management consulting firms in Florida and the Southeast, and one of the top 40 accounting firms in the nation. Over the course of his career, Argiz specialized in areas including audits, business planning, economic damages, fraud examinations, valuations and litigation cases.
In his industry, Argiz has served on the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Nominations Committee, on the governing body of the AICPA’s Council and on the PCP Executive Committee and its Technical Issues Committee. In 1986, Tony was appointed to Florida’s Board of Accountancy and was then elected to chair the Board and chair of its Probable Cause Panel as well.
Argiz served as a member of the Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission in 1997. His involvement in civic associations has included such roles as Chairman of the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Facts About Cuban Exiles (F.A.C.E.), Chairman o the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Board of the United Way of Miami-Dade, President of the Orange Bowl Committee, member of the Board of Directors of the Beacon Council, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Chair of the Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive of the Archdiocese of Miami, Chair of the Council of 100 of Florida International University and member of the FIU Foundation Board and School of Accounting Advisory Board, Chair of the Miami Dade College Foundation, and Chair of the Miami City Club.
Argiz has been recognized with the Ultimate CEO award from the South Florida Business Journal, the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America, as Executive of the Year by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, with the South Florida Visionary Award – Civic Leadership from the Miami Herald, the New American Award from Catholic Legal Services, as FIU School of Accounting Alumni of the Year. He has also received the Tocqueville Award for Outstanding Philanthropy from United Way of Miami-Dade, and the Silver Medallion Award from the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews (MCCJ).
Tony Argiz resides in Coral Gables. He is married to Concepcion “Conchi” Perdomo Argiz, and they have three children, Carolina Argiz Orozco, Tony Argiz, Jr., and Andy Argiz.