2018 Faces of Orlando, Part 1

Introducing the faces behind some of the city’s most notable businesses.

The Face of Epilepsy Care

Ahmed Sadek, M.D. | Orlando Epilepsy Center

“Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care for our epilepsy patients,” says Dr. Sadek, an Ivy League-trained neurologist with extensive training in the field of epilepsy management and Medical Director of Orlando Epilepsy Center. He adds, “We strive to achieve our goals of unparalleled epilepsy services to our patients not only through our clinical team but also by providing one of the most sophisticated centers for epilepsy monitoring.” As a specialist and thought leader in the field of epilepsy, Dr. Sadek believes that medical and surgical approaches for managing epilepsy should be tailored to each patient according to their epilepsy type, functional needs and their goals. In addition to highly advanced epilepsy management approaches, Dr. Sadek and his team emphasize compassion and patient advocacy as a core philosophy for their patient care.

3849 Oakwater Circle | Orlando, FL 32806
Phone: 407-704-8510 | Orlando-Epilepsy.com


The Face of Winter Park Real Estate

Kelly L. Price | Kelly Price & Company

Sparked by her enthusiasm for people and love of real estate, Kelly L. Price is the dynamic force behind one of Central Florida’s most prominent real estate firms, Kelly Price & Company. For 29 years, Kelly’s tenacity and energy has shaped her passion for real estate, prompting her to establish her own company 16 years ago. Kelly’s institution has been flourishing and faithfully showcasing her experience in the Winter Park community. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Kelly moved to Winter Park in 1975 when she was twelve. She quickly became devoted to the area, proudly calling it her home. She attended Winter Park High School and then obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. Kelly strengthened her Florida roots as she received her MBA from the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College. Her time in Winter Park bolstered her influence there, as well as in the greater Orlando area. As a business owner, broker, and overall notable leader in her industry, Kelly considers Winter Park to be more than just her residence. On a delightful cobblestone street in Winter Park, you’ll discover an invested group of professionals eagerly offering integrity, loyalty, and unwavering enthusiasm, all guaranteed in Kelly’s company motto. Comprised of some of the most determined and awarded sales associates in Florida, Kelly Price & Company aims to serve clients by earnestly working to achieve their ultimate satisfaction. Choosing Kelly Price & Company ensures fostering relationships with experts whose passion for their work fuels their dedication to their clients. Kelly and her exceptional agents are honored to represent Winter Park through their hard work and proven results.

243 W. Park Ave. | Winter Park, FL | Phone: 407-645-4321 | KellyPriceAndCompany.com


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 | Phone: 407-481-9505 | NewmanPlasticSurgery.com


The Face of Sports Tourism

Jason Siegel, CEO | Central Florida Sports Commission

Founded in 1993, the Central Florida Sports Commission (CFSC) is a community and privately funded nonprofit whose mission is to attract and manage sports-related events, conferences and activities that drive positive economic impact for the region.  The CFSC is one of the country’s largest regional sports commissions, representing the City of Orlando, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties and the 30+ facilities within the Central Florida footprint.

Jason Siegel is entering his third year as CEO, and was recognized by the Orlando Business Journal as a CEO of the Year in 2017. Under Siegel’s leadership, the CFSC will host more than 150 events and is projected to drive more than $400 million in economic impact from 2016-2018.

“It takes a village, and hosting is in our community’s DNA,” Siegel says. “Collaboration is paramount and we would not be successful without the commitment of our CFSC staff, board of directors, and stakeholders in government, business, pro sports, colleges and universities, and the tourism industry.”

Siegel and his team are targeting new and returning marquee events, including WrestleMania, Monster Jam World Finals, NCAA championships, Olympic qualifiers, major league all-star games, and large amateur and e-sports events. They are also spearheading Orlando’s campaign – along with the City of Orlando and Orlando City Soccer Club – to serve as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

400 W. Church St. | Suite 205 | Orlando, FL 32801
407-648-4900 | CentralFloridaSports.org


The Faces of Community & Economic Development

Back L to R: Sharon Smoley, Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy; Scott Fagan, Chief Financial Officer; Nick Abrahams, Chief of Staff; John F. Davis, Executive Vice President, Orlando Regional Chamber; Dale A. Brill, Senior Vice President, Research and Foundation for Building Community. Front L to R: Jim Hartmann, Consultant, Alliance for Regional Transportation; Lisa Hultquist, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications; Tim Giuliani, President and CEO; Crystal Sircy, Chief Operating Officer | Orlando Economic Partnership

With an eye on the future, the Orlando Economic Partnership is advancing the pace of change and altering the perceptions of a region best known for tourism by re-conceptualizing the Orlando area’s economic future. The Partnership is leading a multiyear pursuit to create a new model for economic and community development that establishes a new path toward prosperity for all.

The Partnership’s initiatives include economic development, advocacy and public policy, advancing transportation solutions and branding the Orlando region as a great place to do business. The organization is home to the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Orlando, the Foundation for Building Community, and the Orlando Film Commission. The Partnership is injecting fresh resources and visionary perspectives while harnessing Orlando’s culture of collaboration, inclusivity, discipline and innovation.

301 E. Pine Street | Suite 900 | Orlando, FL 32801 | 407-422-7159 | orlando.org

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