Winter Springs, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2014) — José Batista president and CEO of Exam Plus, which administers drug and alcohol testing programs for employers, sports, governmental and law enforcement agencies, was named Emotional Intelligence Community Leader by the Society of Emotional Intelligence (SoEI) 2014 EQ Awards.

“SoEI recognized our use of emotional intelligence skills and our role in the community of working to help employers, employees, churches and families have a better quality of life,” Batista said.

“Exam Plus provides solutions for substance abuse and abusers, as well as prevention of the abuse of minors including sexual abuse,” he explained.

Exam Plus, a client company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program located in Winter Springs, is a member of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association and the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association.

The SoEI is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) professional association, established in 2009 dedicated to bringing emotional intelligence into practice in all walks of life including schools, families, organizations, and communities.

Photo ID:  (left to right) Dale Lind, Chief Emotional Intelligence Facilitator for Exam Plus and Empower Your Possibilities, José Batista, President of Exam Plus at Winter Springs and Dr. Wanda Bonet-Gascot, Chair Society of Emotional Intelligence Orlando Chapter

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For more information about this news release, contact:
José Batista, CPCT, BAT, President and CEO, Exam Plus, 407-238-5336 jbatista@examplusfl.com
Rafael Caamano, Associate Director, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-408-4297 rafael.caamano@ucf.edu
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644 4142 or lvershelco@aol.com

About the UCF Business Incubation Program 
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With eight facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando, St. Cloud and Winter Springs. Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output.  During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program.  For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.