Ladies of the 12 months 2023 Honorees Half 3

Marcie Golgoski, Kelly Seidl and Dee Harrison

Picture By: Roberto Gonzalez


Marcie Golgoski

Government Producer of Particular Initiatives | WESH 2

Pushed by her self-described “curiosity coupled with the will to serve,” Marcie Golgoski utilized her reward for storytelling to make a constructive impression over her 25-year broadcast profession, which has resulted in a number of Emmys and journalism awards.

Golgoski produces long-form investigative content material “about something and every thing Central Florida,” she says. “However the place is a lot extra. I get to construct relationships with folks in each nook of our neighborhood.”

Initially of the pandemic, the producer launched a fundraising marketing campaign for Second Harvest Meals Financial institution, the place she has twice been named Volunteer of the 12 months. The marketing campaign hit its $1 million objective in 15 hours. After Hurricane Ian, she helped increase $1.5 million for native storm victims. 

“Her work forges connections between those that need assistance and those that can provide it,” based on her nomination.

Professionally, Golgoski hopes she’s “guiding the following technology of journalists to attempt for the best requirements in looking for the reality, holding the highly effective accountable, and holding up a mirror to the communities we serve.”


Kelly Seidl

Home made Ice Cream

As a nursing scholar, Kelly Seidl observed one thing whereas working in an ice cream store: that “folks all the time smile when they’re consuming ice cream,” based on her nomination. Now it’s her mission to carry a smile to each face.

“Our ardour is making folks pleased, and it’s why we began making ice cream,” says Seidl, a former emergency room nurse and now ice cream CEO and visionary. “I consider ice cream brings folks of all ages collectively.”

The award-winning firm has greater than 100 staff in a number of areas and has partnered with native companies, like Foxtail Espresso.

An avid neighborhood supporter, Seidl “offers again by donating her candy treats to colleges, first responders, hospitals and numerous Orlando charities,” her nomination says.

Seidl, a graduate of Penn State’s Ice Cream Brief Course, enjoys “sharing our story and my love for ice cream, particularly to youngsters and younger adults—giving them inspiration and exhibiting them if you happen to set your thoughts to it, something is feasible.”

The ice cream maven says she hopes to proceed “bringing pleasure to the neighborhood by way of our ice cream for generations to return.”


Dee Harrison

Title Agent and Escrow Officer | Alpha Dependable Title

The phrase “give up” is just not a part of Dee Harrison’s vocabulary. A local of Jamaica, Harrison took benefit of the 2008 recession to get a paralegal diploma earlier than reemerging as a nationally acknowledged chief in her business, serving all of the whereas.

“I’ve watched her function with integrity and character in a tricky world,” her nomination shares. “She overcame the ups and downs of the market and remained fixed throughout the neighborhood, all the time giving to charities and volunteering her time to completely different nonprofits.”

“Each setback has made me stronger,” Harrison says.

She and her crew give again to the neighborhood by way of monetary and clothes donations to underprivileged children. The minority businesswoman can also be an authorized hospice volunteer and helps feed the needy.

In 2020, Harrison’s title company acquired the celebrated We Ship Award from the American Title Affiliation, marking the entrepreneur’s thirtieth anniversary within the title business. 

“It proved to me that tough work doesn’t get missed,” Harrison says. “Being a small enterprise doesn’t imply that what I do is small.”


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