Vici Papajohn announced the 2015 Citizen of the Year – Michael Murdoch, co-founder, CEO and Executive Director of AppRiver. Michael was nominated because of his leadership and community giving. AppRiver’s CARE team selects community projects and efforts to support, giving $70,000 back to the community. AppRiver has created the "Innovation Coast” to help establish the area as a technology hub. With more than 220 employees, AppRiver serves clients in more than 50 countries around the world and protects 8.5 million email accounts. Michael said that his work in the Internet world is what allowed him to live and work where he wanted – and Gulf Breeze is where he chose in 1998. Now when he’s asked "Why Gulf Breeze?” he invites them here so they will see what a treasure it is.