Daytona Businessman to Receive Honor

DAYTONA BEACH – ICI Homes CEO Mori Hosseini has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Herbert M. Davidson Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service.


The Community Foundation of Volusia & Flagler, a division of United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties, presents the honor to individuals who have demonstrated a career of exceptional service.

“Mori’s active support of health and human services is deeply appreciated by all of us at the foundation and the United Way, as a great example of volunteer leadership in our home area,” said Bruce Teeters, chairman of the Community Foundation of Volusia & Flagler.

Hosseini serves as the chairman of the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida, along with the board at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He also serves on the International Speedway Corp.’s board of directors. He previously served as chairman of the Halifax Health Board of Commissioners and Pinnacle Bank’s board of directors.

Hosseini founded Daytona Beach-based ICI Homes in 1980. Consistently ranked by Builder Magazine among the nation’s Top 100 Homebuilders, ICI Homes has built thousands of homes and created some of the largest master development communities in Florida. ICI Homes today is the largest locally based homebuilder in the Volusia-Flagler area.

Born in Iran, Hosseini was primarily educated in London, where he received a degree in aeronautical engineering from Chelsea College of Aeronautical Engineering. He then attended Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, where he received both a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical studies and a master of business administration degree.

The 23rd annual presentation of the Davidson Memorial Award will be at 6 p.m. March 19 at the Henderson Center of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach.

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This article was written by Skyler Swisher ( and was originally published in the Daytona Beach News Journal.