These leaders every make their indelible mark on the Central Florida group of their distinctive method. From training, philanthropy, arts, leisure, enterprise, politics, and sports activities. These up-and-coming movers and shakers make Orlando a wonderful place to work and stay.
DISTRICT 3 COMMISSIONER, SEMINOLE COUNTY GOVERNMENT – BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Commissioner Constantine is serving his fourth time period as Chairman of the Wekiva River Basin Fee, honoring his dedication to guard the Wekiva River whereas constructing the beltway round Central Florida. He’s additionally at present the Vice-Chairman of the Florida Conservation Coalition (FCC) and on the Govt Board of 1,000 Pals of Florida.
MAYOR OF EATONVILLE, EDUCATOR
Gardner spends her days instructing second grade and the remainder of her time as the brand new mayor of Eatonville. Most just lately, Gardner backed the push for the Hungerford land belief to be returned to the city of Eatonville and was instrumental within the new inexpensive housing residences being constructed at present.
PRESIDENT & CEO, AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CENTRAL FLORIDA
Gary practiced regulation for 18 years previous to her present position as President of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida.
MAYOR OF KISSIMMEE
Olga Gonzalez has been serving because the Mayor of the Metropolis of Kissimmee since November 2020 as the primary feminine Hispanic Mayor in Central Florida. She beforehand served as a Metropolis Commissioner for 4 years from 2016 – 2020.
ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD – DISTRICT 4
Pam Gould’s goal is to serve, whether or not main a company like Shepherd’s Hope that gives these most in want entry to healthcare, or as an elected Faculty Board Member and Vice Chair for Orange County Public Faculties.
CEO, CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (LYNX)
In January 2023, Hawkins was named the brand new chief government officer. Hawkins has labored with or for the company for greater than 20 years most just lately as chief administrative officer overseeing the planning, advertising, grants and authorities affairs groups.
PRESIDENT, NATIONAL ENTREPERENUER CENTER
In January of 2023, Kirkegard, the Metropolis of Kissimmee’s first director for Financial Improvement, was chosen as the brand new president of the Nationwide Entrepreneur Heart in Orlando.
PRESIDENT & OWNER OF TASTYCHOMPS
A board member of the Asian American Federation of Florida, Ly is the founding father of the Orlando meals weblog, TastyChomps.com and writer of “The Meals Lovers’ Information to Orlando,” chronicling the tales of Orlando’s rising meals scene. Ly additionally spearheaded Orlando’s 407Day initiatives.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTRAL FLORIDA EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY
Maikisch is the Govt Director of the Central Florida Expressway Authority serving almost 80 million residents and guests on its 125-mile expressway community that connects Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.
AUTHOR & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AT THE BUNGALOWER
The ever present radio, podcast host and Editor in Chief of Bungalower has turn into a high on-line information useful resource for Orlando.
CEO, SENIOR RESOURCE ALLIANCE
With greater than 20 years of public service, Radka has been a tireless advocate, chief, and agent for optimistic change in Central Florida. Since taking the helm in 2019, she has additionally been instrumental in increasing entry to companies that help dignity, wellness, and independence all through life.
DISTRICT 6 COMMISSIONER, ORANGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT, BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Siplin was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2014 and overwhelmingly reelected in 2018. Born in Nassau, Bahamas, Siplin is Haitian-American.
SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR, EQUALITY FLORIDA
Together with his election to the Florida Home in 2016, Carlos made historical past as Florida’s first openly-LGBTQ Latino lawmaker. He now serves as Equality Florida’s Senior Coverage Advisor.
DISTRICT 38 REPRESENTATIVE, FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
A resident of Winter Springs, Smith, a graduate of Texas A&M College and Florida Institute of Expertise, was in 52 fight missions in Iraq.
CHAIRMAN & VICE CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Timberlake and Pritchard have been appointed Chair and Vice Chair of the Dr. Phillip’s Heart for the Performing Arts.
DISTRICT 3 COMMISSIONER, ORANGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT – BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Uribe is a devoted spouse, mom enterprise proprietor and a first-generation American born and raised in District 3.
CONGRESSMAN, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Waltz is a Colonel within the Nationwide Guard, a combat-decorated Inexperienced Beret, former White Home and Pentagon coverage advisor, a small enterprise proprietor, an writer, and a proud father. He’s the primary Inexperienced Beret to be elected to Congress.