Faces of Orlando 2021
Introducing the faces behind some of the city’s most notable businesses.
Faces of COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Orlando Economic Partnership
From L to R: Danielle Permenter, Vice President, Talent & Community Development; Sharon Smoley, Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy; Tim Giuliani, President and Chief Executive Officer; Scott Fagan, Chief Financial Officer; Dale A. Brill, Senior Vice President, Research and Foundation for Orlando’s Future; Crystal Sircy, Chief Operating Officer, SVP Business Development; Nick Abrahams, Vice President, Corporate Engagement; Jo Newell, Vice President, Orlando Regional Chamber; Laureen Martinez, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Orlando’s emerging status as a top contender for business investment did not happen overnight. Fueled by a booming population, stellar regional assets and an attractive, collaborative environment, the Orlando region’s steady climb to the top of companies’ short list proves it is no longer an underdog, but often a frontrunner. A growing list of companies are taking a serious look at Orlando when choosing where to expand and relocate. This growth, accelerated during the pandemic’s sunbelt and tech migration, is guided by the strategic vision and economic development expertise of the Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership).
Laser-focused on growing a future of Broad-based Prosperity™, the Partnership advances the Orlando region’s pace of change and alters the perceptions of a region best known for tourism. A public-private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization, the Partnership leverages Orlando’s regional assets developed by our world-class Leisure and Hospitality industry and history in defense and space tech to create a new model for economic and community development that strengthens the economy, amplifies Orlando’s story, champions regional priorities, empowers community leaders and builds a brilliant region. These objectives serve to improve the region’s competitiveness while responding to the needs of our communities, residents and businesses.
The Partnership’s initiatives include economic development, advocacy and public policy, advancing transportation solutions and branding the Orlando region as one of the world’s top business destinations. The organization is home to programs like Leadership Orlando and the Political Leadership Institute and offers expertise and services through the Orlando Film Commission, Orlando Tech Council and All Women Empowered. The Partnership also views Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as critical to the expansion of Broad-based Prosperity, as it helps retain and attract talent, drive regional innovation and create access and opportunity for all.
With core values centered on being visionary, inclusive, collaborative and disciplined, the Partnership is injecting fresh resources and perspectives while harnessing the strength of Orlando’s culture of collaboration and innovation to create a new future for the region.
301 E. Pine Street, Suite 900, Orlando, FL 32801 | 407-422-7159 | orlando.org
Vascular Specialists of Central Florida
Front L-R: Christina Peterson, PA-C; Kevin Treto MD; Aubrey Harman, APRN; Charles S. Thompson, MD, FACS | Back L-R: Adam Levitt, MD, RVT, FACS; Richard R. Teed, MD, FACS; Jon Wesley, MD, FACS; Michael J. Muehlberger, MD
When choosing a physician, patients face pressing concerns on multiple fronts. Will they receive expert care? Will the treatment plan be in their best interests? Will it be a ordable? And can they receive treatment while avoiding exposure to COVID?
In the wake of rising healthcare costs and threats from COVID, the board-certified specialists at Vascular Specialists of Central Florida are uniquely equipped to serve their patients electively, a ordably, compassionately and safely. The practice’s six surgeons focus specifically on vascular and vein issues.
Board-certified vascular surgeons are “the only specialists who spend the entirety of our specialty training centered around the treatment of vascular disease,” says Dr. Jon Wesley. “It is our sole purpose. It’s the reason we’re here.” In addition, as the oldest and largest private vascular surgery group in Central Florida, the practice is able to maintain a patient-forward focus that minimizes costs. The focus remains on treating the individual with the best, safest and most affordable care, according to Dr. Charles Thompson.
The group, which has four o ces serving six counties, also takes every precaution to protect its patients from exposure to COVID by o ering safe venues for care. “We have a liations with ambulatory surgery centers, and we have an outpatientbased lab where a lot of minimally invasive procedures can be performed. Patients can come to the office, have a procedure
performed and go home literally in a matter of hours,” Dr. Wesley says.
But the practice’s patient-fi st philosophy means the team offers care in the most challenging of situations. “In those instances when the patients most need us, we’ve been able to provide care for some of the sickest patients in the hospitals with regard to their vascular needs and the unique vascular emergencies that have arisen because of COVID,” Dr. Thompson says.
“We’re good stewards of the community,” Dr. Thompson continues. “All of us have families. All of us have deep-seated roots in Central Florida and in the state of Florida. All of us feel a very strong commitment to the needs of the Central Florida patients, and all of us are deeply committed to Orlando.”
80 W. Michigan Street |Orlando, Florida 32806 | Phone: 407-648-4323 | arteryandvein.com
The Face of MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Dena Jalbert | Align Business Advisory Services
Dena Jalbert wholeheartedly believes there is tremendous market value in smaller businesses. This belief has propelled her company, Align Business Advisory Services, to complete over $1.5 Billion in mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) transactions for lower-middle-market companies. These are companies often overlooked by most investment banks due to their size, leaving the market vastly underserved. For over 20 years, Dena has worked in M&A, first as a consultant with firms such as Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and then as a Chief Financial Officer for companies who eventually exited to companies such as Google, Hewlett Packard, and Bank of America. She founded Align with the mission to break the mold of the traditional M&A advisory firm by providing superior service and compiling an industry leading network of prospective acquirers and investors. Dena prides herself on being able to bridge business operations with capital finance, resulting in above-market outcomes for her clients.
Dena has been named a rising star of M&A by The M&A Advisor, as well as one of the top 50 women in midmarket M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine. Align has been named the best mid-market M&A consultancy in both 2019 and 2020. Dena is a native of the outskirts of Chicago. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University and obtained her CPA, subsequently moving to Florida to work and pursue her master’s in business administration from Florida State University. She and her husband live in Winter Park, and they have two young daughters, Olivia and Whitney.
407-504-7671 | alignba.com
The Faces of TALENT SOLUTIONS FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA BUSINESSES
CareerSource Central Florida
Pam Nabors |President & CEO
Mimi Coenen | Chief Operating Officer
CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) is a nonprofit organization that offers customized recruitment and training solutions at no cost to businesses in Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter Counties. Businesses can leverage CSCF’s resources to help recruit highly skilled and qualified talent to meet their business goals.
CSCF’s dedicated Business Services Consultants can assist at every step of the business cycle with support in:
Recruitment: From pre-screening candidates to conducting interviews, CSCF streamlines the hiring process to find the perfect fit and covers the cost per hire.
Training and upskilling: To establish a well-qualifi ed workforce for businesses, CSCF can develop training options to address significant labor shortages in specific occupations. CSCF also offers individualized training initiatives where the employer acts as the training provider and is reimbursed a portion of the employee’s wages during training.
Job fairs: CSCF facilitates job fairs to help your business increase your talent pool and network to attract qualified candidates. They also offer virtual job fairs so that your team members and career seekers can join from their own respective locations.
Employing military personnel: CSCF helps heroes find new ways to serve and are proud to connect businesses to military professionals transitioning to civilian careers.
SCHEDULE YOUR FREE BUSINESS CONSULTATION TODAY. Call 1-800-757-4598 or visit www.careersourcecentralflorida.com/find-and-hire-talent
390 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 700 | Orlando, FL 32801
The Faces of CANCER CARE
Central Florida Cancer Care Center
Richard J. Lee, M.D. | Steven G. Lester, M.D., FACRO. | Maneesh Gossain, MD
AT CENTRAL FLORIDA CANCER CARE CENTER (CFCCC), we provide the very best, personalized care for each patient. What makes us unique is that we are an independent Radiation Oncology practice solely focused on radiation therapy services. We are dedicated to being leaders in the radiation field. CFCCC was founded in 2004 with the mindset to provide compassionate care to all of our patients with state-of-the-art radiation treatment. The diagnosis of cancer and its treatment can be extremely stressful for patients and their families. We make it a priority to educate patients about their illness and their treatment options, so that they can make an informed decision that is best for their individual diagnosis.
We offer radiation therapy in two convenient freestanding facilities, which increases accessibility and reduces the cost for our patients. Our board-certifi ed medical physicist and dosimetrist are on site, and work closely with our radiation oncologists to formulate patient specifi c treatment plans. CFCCC offers sameday appointments, External Beam Radiation Therapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Image Guided Radiation Therapy, Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation, Low Dose Rate (LDR) and High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy, Electron Beam Therapy, Space OAR, and Stereotactic Ablative Radiation.
2200 W. First St. |Sanford, FL 32771 | 407-321-3040 | 52 W. Gore St. | Orlando, FL 32806 |407-203-2700
The Faces of SPORTS TOURISM
Front Row L to R: Shalisa Griffin, Director of Business Development & Events; Eileen Babich, Bookkeeper; Jennifer Lastik, Senior VP of Events; Lindsey McBride, Senior Director of Business Development & Events; Kyle Sturley, Senior Director of Special Events. Back Row: Michael Kalinich, Senior VP of Corporate Partnerships; Brent Nelson, Senior VP of Business Development; Jason Siegel, President & CEO; Gary Cohen, Chief Financial Officer.
Greater Orlando Sports Commission
Founded in 1993, the Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports) is a community and privately funded non-profit whose mission is to attract and manage sports-related events, conferences and activities that drive economic impact for the region. GO Sports is one of the country’s largest regional sports commissions, representing the City of Orlando, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties and the 35+ venues within the Central Florida footprint. Jason Siegel is entering his sixth year as President & CEO and was recognized as one of Orlando Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful in 2021. In that time, the Commission’s Board of Directors has quadrupled in size as many of the public and private sector partners served by GO Sports have taken leadership positions within the organization. In addition, the Commission has grown its portfolio of regional corporate partners from 4 to more than 100.
Under Siegel’s leadership, GO Sports will host more than 300 events and is projected to drive more than $800 million in economic impact. The GO Sports team has secured and are targeting new and returning marquee events, including WrestleMania, Monster Jam World Finals, 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, NCAA championships, Olympic Qualifi ers, 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, Orange County, Orlando City Soccer Club, Visit Orlando, AdventHealth, and Orlando Health—in pursuit to serve as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The Sports Commission celebrates the achievements of leaders in the Greater Orlando community at three signature events:
(1) The SPORTYS: Greater Orlando’s Night of Champions presented by Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute, which honors local sports business professionals whose contributions and impact are vital in making Greater Orlando one of the country’s premier sports destinations;
(2) Celebrating Women in Sports presented by Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute which recognizes female leaders who have helped make the sports industry in Greater Orlando the success it is today, and
(3) the Central Florida Sports Hall of Fame which has recognized 87 individuals in our sports community since 1981.
400 W. Church St., Suite 205 | Orlando, FL 32801 | Phone: 407-648-4900 | GreaterOrlandoSports.com
The Faces of FAMILY MEDICINE
Dr. Adrian Burrowes, CEO | Dr. Akila Balasubramanian, Vice President | Dr. Venkatesh Nagalapadi, President
CFP Physicians Group
Under the direction of its partners: CEO, Dr. Adrian Burrowes; Vice President, Dr. Akila Balasubramanian and President, Dr. Venkatesh Nagalapadi, the team at CFP Physicians Group is dedicated to providing a lifetime of complete healthcare to all ages. Our team of highly qualified, collaborative physicians always put the unique needs of the individual fi rst and have pioneered a multidisciplinary approach to deliver comprehensive, timely, empathic, and cutting edge medical services.
Our physicians are considered thought leaders in medicine both locally and nationally. Our physicians have been featured nationally on CNN, NBC, CBS, Univision, Yahoo News, Newsweek and the LA TIMES and locally on News 13 and the Orlando Sentinel. CFP Physicians Group has won more than 40 awards for clinical care and our physicians have won numerous teaching awards with the UCF College of Medicine.
The physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, administration and staff at CFP are committed to providing high-quality care. In addition to our office in Casselberry, we also provide care to the frail elderly in more than 40 rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Orange, Seminole, Lake & Volusia counties. We also have a compassionate care clinic for medical marijuana, a weight loss clinic, and offer Botox and specialized skin care.
As leaders in our field, CFP Physicians Group seeks to enrich and support the health and well-being of our patients by providing a lifetime of individualized healthcare in a professional family friendly atmosphere. Our skilled medical group embraces the science of modern medicine to enrich lives and advance the natural healing process. It is for these reasons, that CFP Physicians Group is the go-to clinic for exceptional services with a personal touch.
985 State Road 436 |Casselberry, FL 32707 | Phone: 407-831-5252 | cfpphysiciansgroup.com
The Faces of GAMING AND ENTERTAINMENT
Fred Guzman | President and General Manager | Orange City Racing & Card Club
Orange City Racing & Card Club
Orange City Racing & Card Club, which opened in 2017, is “Orlando’s Closest Poker Room.” In that short time, it has become the second busiest poker room in the state! It is the home for players who seek fast-action games, racing simulcast wagering and quality entertainment. Fred Guzman has been leading the Orange City Club, as well as the Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club, as President and General Manager for a number of years. Guzman, who joined the Delaware North Company in 1983, works with his team of over 450 associates to make sure that quality and service go hand in hand each day, which is the hallmark of the 100- year old Delaware North Company.
Located just 30 minutes from the heart of Orlando, Orange City Racing & Card Club is a modern facility with 28 poker tables and 12 Vegas-style games. Complementing this popular card room is a sports bar that is unique to the area, featuring 29° draft beers on tap with a pub style menu. With 40 TV screens, seven 75-inch big screens and a 50-foot sports ticker, Jake’s 29° Sports Bar immerses you in all the sports action. “The future is bright for Orange City and the Central Florida area,” Guzman says, “because planning is underway to expand the Poker Room due to the high interest from the public.”
822-4 Saxon Blvd. | Orange City, Florida 32763 | Phone: 386-252-6484 | OrangeCityPoker.com
The Faces of GASTROENTEROLOGY
Srinivas Seela, MD & Harinath Sheela, MD
Digestive and Liver Center of Florida
Digestive and Liver Center of Florida promotes a patient first experience where we deliver sophisticated medical care in a compassionate and caring environment. Founded in 2005, the practice has attracted an exceptional and diverse team of physician specialists serving central Florida with a broad spectrum of internationally recognized authorities in gastroenterology, hepatology and colorectal expertise.
Digestive and Liver Center continues to expand with six locations, two Endo-Surgical Centers, and tenured relationships with central Florida’s leading hospitals. Patients find our
brand of care secures an efficient and understanding view of their condition and available treatments with a full range of procedure and screening options, from colonoscopy and esophageal endoscopy to advanced procedures addressing complex conditions.
The founding partners, Dr. Srinivas Seela and Dr. Harinath Sheela, both of whom earned their gastroenterology and digestive diseases Fellowships from Yale University School of
Medicine, continue to architect growth of Digestive and Liver Center of Florida, and its associated Endo-Surgical Centers and ancillary services of pathology and imaging, to create a destination where patients learn about their condition and how to better manage their own care with the sensitive guidance and treatment from our specialists.
Among the conditions and diseases our specialists and team of advanced practitioners treat at our facilities are Abdominal Pain, Swallowing Disorders, Heartburn and GERD, Barrett’s Esophagus, Constipation, Colon Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Complex Liver Diseases, Diverticulosis, Fatty Liver, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Hemorrhoids, Hepatitis, Fecal Incontinence, Lactose Intolerance, Rectal Bleeding, Fecal Incontinence, Pancreatitis, and Weight Loss.
The Face of WEALTH MANAGEMENT
John Ledford, President/CEO
Fortress Wealth Group
Believe it or not, wealth management was not John Ledford’s dream. He aspired to travel the world as a trumpet player. But fearing for her son’s future, John’s mother Angela asked him to attend an investment seminar at his alma mater the University of Central Florida and that’s when his life changed forever. He realized not only did he understand the complexities of finance, but he actually liked it. He quickly changed his major from music to finance, ultimately realizing this pivot in career path provided an outlet for his lifelong goal—to help people. And for more than 30 years, that’s what he’s done.
Today, John runs Fortress Wealth Group (FWG), one of the largest privately-owned, registered investment advisory firms in Central Florida, offering a multitude of diverse planning and investment services. Despite the nation’s difficulties this past year, FWG has seen tremendous growth, resulting in the company doubling its assets under management and tripling its staff.
John also oversees Fortress Family Office, which provides various legal, tax, and property casualty insurance options to clients. In addition, Fortress recently announced the creation of FWG Capital, a private equity fund and will soon release to the public Fortress Digital, a user-friendly app that allows retail investors access to Fortress’ investment strategies.
John and Team Fortress focus every day on their mission to improve peoples’ lives. “We want to help our clients build multi-generational wealth for the benefit of their families and communities,” John said. “This takes intention and attention to integrate all facets of their wealth. We are innovative problem solvers for the benefit of our clients. It’s how we plan, invest, and advise.”
fortresswealthgroup.com | 407-999-8998 | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FACES OF PEOPLE. PASSION. PRODUCE.
At FreshPoint Central Florida we know our strength is due to our associates’ passion and desire to be the best. We pride ourselves on taking care of our customers, suppliers and associates with integrity and respect, as well as ensuring we adhere to the strongest food safety and quality assurance standards.
Founded in 1948 as Red’s Market, a roadside produce stand, we now supply our customers with high quality and specialty cut produce from our 150,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Orlando. Refrigerated loading and receiving docks, along with refrigerated trucks, ensure a constant cold chain that ensures freshness.
As we have grown to serve customers across the United States and Canada, two things remain the same: We treat our associates like family, and we support local agriculture and farmers at every opportunity. We stock a wide variety of fresh and specialty produce items throughout the year from a diverse family of farmers, including Zellwood Triple Sweet Corn, Masumoto Peaches, Zuckerman Farms Delta Asparagus, micro greens, specialty potatoes, tropical fruits, row crops, grapes and more.
FreshPoint is North America’s leading fresh produce distributor and a subsidiary of Sysco. Sysco and FreshPoint were the first food service distributors to earn the Produce for Better Health Foundation’s prestigious Role Model Award.
For more information visit freshpoint.com | 407-857-3930
The Faces of WOMEN LEADERS IN ESPORTS
Pictured, Left to Right: Brittney Carter, Esports Content & Event Producer, Jess Reider, Esports Staff Writer, Kayla Jean Mraz, Armada Social Media Specialist, Sari Kitelyn, Director of Esports & Project Development, Shae “shaezilla” Ryan, Esports Content Creator, Tracy Wiu, Associate Director of Project Development
Full Sail University
As a thought leader in the collegiate esports space, Full Sail University continues to actively shape the esports industry and has fostered a community that embraces the differences in each player. This is evident within its collegiate level esports team, Armada, as well as within the staff that oversees the university’s esports efforts. The team, which is made up of student athletes, is supported and led by the university’s internal esports department, comprised of collaborative and innovative leaders, many of whom are women.
Through empowering women in esports, Full Sail is changing the face of the landscape by actively shaping the industry and fostering community – both within the university, as well as externally. This talented group of women each lend their knowledge, skills, and unique expertise to cultivate and highlight the value and opportunities esports brings to the region. By taking on roles ranging from writing, content creation, and social media to project development, producing esports specific video content and events, and leadership of the department, these women are trailblazers within their respective roles, and they’re only getting started. Since opening the doors to the Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress in 2019, the university has been the host of numerous high caliber events including: The Red Bull Conquest Orlando Qualifier, NBA 2K League’s “The Ticket,” and the Hearthstone Collegiate Championship Fall Finals to name a few. As the global esports industry continues to grow and evolve, it’s exciting to know that at Full Sail University, and here in Orlando, we embrace diversity and are continuing to drive change through creating opportunity.
3300 University Blvd. | Winter Park, FL 32792 | Phone: 407-679-0100 | FullSail.edu
The Faces of PLASTIC SURGERY
Roxanne Sylora M.D. and Nicole Hill, PA-C
Institute of Aesthetic Surgery
Dr. Roxanne Sylora and Nicole Hill, PA-C have worked closely together for over 6 years at the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery. They specialize in advanced aesthetic approaches to inspire self-confidence and enhance beauty in their patients. Each patient is treated as an individual, which is what the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery takes pride in.
Dr. Sylora has over 19 years’ experience in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She is known for her compassion and dedication to each patient. She works closely with her patients to collectively choose an individualized treatment plan. She has a special interest in massive weight loss transformation. Dr. Sylora is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Sylora believes that every person should be encouraged to make choices about his or her medical care and appearance in a supportive, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment.
Nicole Hill, PA-C has over 8 years’ experience with a variety of injectables and other aesthetic procedures. She is passionate, artistic and is a National Trainer for Allergan. She brings expertise in dermatology to the practice, offering patients additional services that complement surgical procedures to achieve an optimal aesthetic result for the face and body. Other services Nicole provides include laser resurfacing to improve skin texture and pigmentation, RF microneedling for skin tightening, non-invasive body contouring, and sclerotherapy for leg veins. Nicole has a unique talent for developing solutions to achieve her patients’ goals.
Phone: 407-409-8000 | iasurgery.net
The Face of WINTER PARK REAL ESTATE
Kelly L. Price, Broker | Owner
Kelly Price & Company
For the past three decades, Kelly L. Price has established her name and brand as the foremost real estate firm in Central Florida. Known for her incomparable knowledge of the greater Winter Park marketplace, a palpable passion for her community, and record-setting results, Kelly is a local icon and rarity among brokers.
Consistently recognized as “the best of the best,” appearing on the coveted lists of Central Florida’s Top 50 Realtors and Orlando magazine’s Hot 100, Kelly is renowned for both her real estate production and her personal and professional influence. Her firm, Kelly Price & Company, continues to dominate local markets, having amassed more than $1 billion in property sales over the past 10 years.
Yet, it is Kelly’s commitment to “integrity, loyalty, and unwavering enthusiasm”—the guiding principles of Kelly Price & Company—that has led to her demonstrative success. For her, it’s not just about selling homes. It’s about creating relationships, fulfilling dreams, and serving the community she loves.
Winter Park is home for Kelly and has been since she was 12-years-old. She graduated from Winter Park High School and Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. She is a dedicated advocate for local charitable organizations and actively participates in non-profit events around the year. She enjoys playing tennis and pickle ball, dining out with friends, and walking her dog Ella. Kelly is honored to serve the Winter Park community and looks forward to setting new records, establishing new connections, and facilitating new chapters with her clients and their families in the years to come.
243 W. Park Avenue n Winter Park, FL 32789 | Phone: 407-645-4321 | KellyPriceAndCompany.com
The Faces of FLORIDA’S LAND INDUSTRY-REAL ESTATE
Maury L. Carter & Associates, Inc.
Since 1977, the name Maury L. Carter & Associates, Inc. and its familiar green & white signs have become synonymous with success in Florida’s Land Industry, with over 200,000 ACRES SOLD and TRANSACTION VOLUME NEARING $2,000,000,000.
Maury L. Carter & Associates officers bring more than 75 years of combined experience in real estate investment and brokerage and it shows. Since January 1, 2012 alone, the fi rm has closed on
over 73,460 ACRES WITH $883,169,000 IN TOTAL TRANSACTION VOLUME. In fact, two of the area’s TOP FIVE largest land sales in Central Florida in 2019 – one totaling $49,000,000 (I-4 on the tourist corridor) and the other totaling $22,900,000 (Fashion Square Mall) are attributed to Maury L. Carter & Associates.
The firm’s success has been consistent too, averaging $1.7 million in sales and 141 acres every week for the last 10 years and as of mid-August already had over $331 million under contract on 14,321 acres.
Maury L. Carter & Associates is an Orlando based, full- service commercial real estate firm specializing in all land services including: Investment Advisory & Portfolio Management – Brokerage – Development/Construction – 1031 Exchanges – National Homebuilder Land Sales – Agri-Real Estate Services – Land Management – Conservation Easements – Mitigation Banking – Government Land Sales.
3333 S. Orange Ave., Suite 200 | Orlando, FL 32806 n 407-581-6204 | Maurycarter.com
The Face of CONVENTIONS
Orange County Convention Center
The award-winning Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), located in the heart of International Drive and only fifteen minutes from the Orlando International Airport, provides a multitude of event options in two beautiful buildings – the West and the North-South.
The Center provides approximately $3 billion in economic impact to Central Florida annually. In recent years, the OCCC has averaged nearly 200 events, including 115 conventions and tradeshows that attract more than 1.5 million attendees to the region each year. As a regional economic engine, the OCCC has demonstrated its agility as an industry leader, affirming its competitiveness and reputation for excellence by safely hosting events more than 100 live events since July 2020, more than any other convention center in the nation.
Under Tester’s leadership, The Center of Hospitality has successfully lead the convention and trade show industry through an economic recovery by being one of the first convention centers in North America to release its safety guidelines, receive GBAC STAR reaccreditation for infection prevention and sanitation to host large-scale conventions again. “I get to be the quarterback of a very good team,” says Tester.
The Center is consistently rated a top-tier convention center in North America with incredible spaces and flexibility to accommodate a variety of events. “No other center in the country has the regional collaboration and support that we have from our elected officials, partners, hotels, theme parks and local businesses,” added Tester. “That culture is what sets Orlando apart from other destinations.”
9800 International Drive n Orlando, FL 32819 | 407-685-9800 | www.OCCC.net
The Face of EPILEPSY CARE
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.
2881 Delaney Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806 n Phone: 407-704-8510 n Orlando-Epilepsy.com
THE FACE OF HELPING CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIORS
Senior Resource Alliance
Serving the community since 1995, Senior Resource Alliance (SRA) is the Area Agency on Aging of Central Florida, which covers Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. SRA works in partnership with nine provider agencies, including the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center, Aging Matters in Brevard, Brevard Alzheimer’s Association, Informed Families, Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc., Meals on Wheels, Etc., Seniors First, Share the Care and Osceola Council on Aging. The agency is the local resource for accessing the many services and programs of the state and federal government available to senior citizens, their caregivers and family members. SRA is also an objective clearinghouse for information and services offered by local, state and national organizations.
SRA’s caring and passionate team is led by President and CEO Karla Radka. With over 25 years in Central Florida’s nonprofit sector, Karla provides key leadership and oversight to ensure that our area’s seniors are well cared for and given the tools they need to live an independent life as they age. These services include at-home meal deliveries, energy bill assistance, mental health resources, health and wellness workshops, Medicare assistance, and most recently, access to COVID-19 vaccines and testing, among many others. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance, contact the Senior Resource Alliance at (407) 514-1800 or visit SeniorResourceAlliance.org.
407-514-1800 | SeniorResourceAlliance.org
The Faces of NEUROSURGERY
Spine & Brain Neurosurgery Center
It is Spine & Brain Neurosurgery Center’s mission to provide the best care by combining a group of specialized providers with the latest technologies for improved quality of life. Our surgeons are board certified and will always exhaust conservative measures prior to recommending surgical intervention.
Nizam Razack, MD, JD is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He completed his Residency at the University of Miami. He went on to obtain fellowships in Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and in Complex spine Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Recently, Dr. Razack performed Central Florida’s first MR Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery for essential tremor.
Glen Manzano, MD is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He completed his Neurosurgical Residency as well as fellowships in Complex Spine Surgery and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the University of Miami. Dr. Manzano is fluent in Spanish and is welcomed back to lead the center after spending nine years at the University of Miami where he was a Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery.
407-903-9360 | SpineAndBrainCenter.org
The Face of PRIVATE EDUCATION
Windermere Preparatory School
Unitas, Veritas, and Virtus
We believe in and live by those three words found on our crest.
There is a unique and special feeling on campus – it is a feeling of unity, community, and home. We call it Laker Pride and it draws you in. I noticed it from my fi rst interview with students to the present day. We celebrate our community and enjoy being with each other, from our youngest Lakers to our soon to be alumni Lakers. Windermere Preparatory School is an incredibly diverse and international community, welcoming families from over seventy countries. This medley compels us towards unity and community.
We pursue truth and encourage students to learn how to learn. A Windermere Preparatory School education begins by activating the curiosity and imagination of our younger learners and culminates in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Our students are challenged, motivated, and encouraged to explore, create, and innovate.
Courage, valor, character, or worth – regardless of how you understand virtus, it connotes purpose, intentionality, and honor. We celebrate doing things the right way at Windermere
Preparatory School by serving our local and global community through our annual Lakerthon event, local food drives, and work in Tanzania.
I am proud, impressed and motivated by our crest. I hope you are too. When you walk on the campus, meet the people, hear stories of growth, and, most importantly, observe the students, you are drawn into the “Laker Way.” We truly believe that everyone should be empowered to be ambitious, to try new things, to explore, and to become better versions of themselves.
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The Faces of LUXURY REAL ESTATE
As leading luxury property specialists of Isleworth Realty, the boutique real estate agency serving Isleworth Golf & Country Club for more than 30 years, Monica Lochmandy and Toni Marie Ca erty are the most successful team for buying and selling within the gates of what is recognized as one of the finest golf club communities in the world. As the market leader and top-producing team serving the real estate needs of the private club community, Isleworth Realty is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and expertise to each and every transaction, bringing an in-depth local market knowledge, superior client services and access to qualified buyers worldwide. Recognized as Orlando magazine’s Hot 100 Realtors, this team has sold more than $200 million in the last five years alone – including eight transactions sold at or above $5 million – and have recently expanded their bespoke service and expertise beyond the gates of Isleworth to the surrounding Windermere and greater Central Florida area.