Meet the Faces of Orlando—Part Two
In this series we will meet the faces behind some of the city’s most notable businesses.
The Face of BUSINESS TRAVEL - Tom Smith & Brian Comes, Hyatt Regency Orlando
In 2013, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Orlando as its second largest meetings and convention hotel in the United States. Area Vice President Tom Smith and General Manager Brian Comes have been at the helm, welcoming more than 1 million annual visitors to the International Drive hotel that has become Orlando’s go-to gathering place for local, national and international audiences alike. In fact, the hotel has been named Orlando’s No. 1 meetings and convention hotel by Cvent since its debut. For both Smith and Comes, the hospitality experience is purpose-driven. “Whether it is our reputation as one of Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families or for creating a memorable experience for those who choose to meet and do business in our hometown, our purpose is to care for people so they can be their best,” said Smith. Boasting 1,639 guestrooms and suites, 315,000 square feet of flexible event space and 105 meeting rooms, acclaimed chef-driven dining venues, and resort-style amenities, Hyatt Regency Orlando welcomes meetings and events of all sizes—from intimate gatherings and executive meetings to large-scale, multinational conventions.
The Face of PRIVATE EDUCATION - Thomas L. Marcy, Ed. D., Executive Director, Windermere Preparatory School
Now in my 48th year in education, I feel blessed beyond measure every day. I have the privilege of working with terrific young people, with an incredibly talented, highly motivated, and deeply committed faculty and staff, and with wonderfully supportive and engaged parent partners in the education of their children. Our collective job, simply put, is to touch the future in a “Be Ambitious” fashion, with the belief that there is no limit to what our students can accomplish. What a great challenge and awesome responsibility that is!
At Windermere Preparatory School, we conduct our work in a highly purposeful and joyous fashion. As conscientious educators, we strive to foster high levels of student achievement, enable students to identify and engage in the personal expression of their talents and special interests, nurture the development of good character, and produce cultured young men and women who, upon graduation, are ready to confidently and successfully tackle the challenges of undergraduate education. We recognize that positive and respectful relationships with our students and their parents, and relationships amongst one another, are the transaction currency via which everything of real significance in a school of excellence occurs.
I invite you to visit Windermere Preparatory School and experience the magic of this very special place where high academic achievement is inspired, where aspirations take shape, and where dreams really do come true.
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The Faces of BALANCED BEAUTY IN PLASTIC SURGERY - Charles E. Newman, Jr, MD and Dzi-Long Newman, PA-C, Newman Plastic Surgery
Understanding the intricacies of aesthetic balance sets Newman Plastic Surgery apart.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Newman, along with wife and physician assistant, Dzi Newman, have built their Orlando practice on the principles of Balanced Beauty. Their approach utilizes the integration of technology, science, and function to complement each other to achieve aesthetic harmony.
“Patients sometime say things like, ‘just fix it’ or ‘just make it go away,’ requesting procedures they believe will miraculously eliminate their specific problem area.” Dr. Newman cautions that “just fix it” procedures don’t always yield the results truly desired because the modification can throw off the balance of the patient’s overall appearance. “The nose pictured in the magazine may look great on a particular celebrity but it won’t necessarily work aesthetically with your eyes, cheeks, jaw line, etc. Breast enhancement and body contouring can restore proportions that may have changed after having children. However, breasts that are too large can overpower a woman’s frame, making her appear heavy. Our goal is to help patients claim whole beauty. It is not about erasing or replacing individual parts but rather approaching the patient in a comprehensive manner so we can uncover, enhance, and refine each individual’s aesthetic potential.”
444 N. Mills Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803
The Faces of BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY & MARITAL LAW - Caryn M. Green & Richard D. West, West, Green & Associates
Richard D. West and Caryn M. Green, the partners of West, Green & Associates, PL, limit their practice to marital and family law. Both are Board Certified in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar, and are Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Richard is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The partners have been recognized over the past 11+ years by their peers in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms in America, and Best Lawyers in Orlando magazine. The firm is the only Marital & Family law firm in the Tri-County Central Florida area with three Board Certified Specialists and two Fellows of the AAML, and over 65+ years of collective experience in Family Law. The lawyers and team are dedicated to the following philosophies: Our clients want us to solve problems, not create issues; children come first; you have only one life, and a divorce is only a small part of it; and an educated client is a necessary part of the team. West Green handles cases involving Dissolution of Marriage, Collaborative Law, Complex Property Distribution, Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements, Alimony, Child Support, Time Sharing/Parenting Plans, Modification and Enforcement Actions, and Paternity. Richard and Caryn proudly support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Central Florida, the Central Florida Women’s League Foundation, Team Gamez Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida and Lake & Sumter Counties, and Bridges of Light Foundation.
801 N. Orange Ave., Suite 700
Orlando, FL 32801
The Face of THE CIGAR LIFESTYLE - Jeff Borysiewicz, Corona Cigar Company
Jeff Borysiewicz, president and founder of Corona Cigar Company, is the guru of premium cigars, whisky and tobacco. From growing their exclusive Florida Sun Grown cigar tobacco on their farm in Clermont, to handcrafting their own cigars to procuring prized barrels of the world’s most exclusive whiskies, Borysiewicz has always been focused on bringing aficionados “the ultimate cigar experience.”
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