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Christopher Dale

Christopher Dale is a Vice President in Premier Banking and has been in banking for over 12 years. He was born in Kansas City, MO, but moved to Orlando in the mid 80's and has been here ever since. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and is a proud GATOR. Christopher works exclusively with high net worth clients providing customized banking, wealth management and borrowing solutions. He and his team of specialists focus on helping each customer grow, protect and preserve their assets, as well as distribute them tax efficiently at the point of their choosing. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.

Christopher is active in his community serving as a board member of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida and a committee member on the planned giving committee of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. He has also acted as a mentor in the Orange County Public School System.

Christopher and his wife, AnnMarie live in Waterford Lake in east Orlando. Christopher and AnnMarie find their greatest enjoyment by spending time with family, exercising and traveling. They are set expand their family in early 2013 with the birth of a baby boy.


CFP, Vice President · BMO Harris Bank · 407-513-9590 · Contact by email

Jim Daniels

Professional: State Farm Insurance Agent – 1974-Present; V.P. Legal/Legislative N.A.S.F.A & C. E.A.A. Agent Associations; Registered Lobbyist; N.A.I.C., State of Florida, U.S. House of Rep., U.S. Senate.

Education: Jacksonville University- Bachelor of Arts Degree; Stetson College of Law; Rollins College MBA Degree (Crummer Graduate School), President E.M.B.A class 2011.

Honors and Awards: Past Member-Select Agent, Legion of Honor, Millionaire Club; President designate of inaugural class of O.C.P.S. Leadership Orange

Professional Associations and Memberships: National Association of State Farm Agents, Coalition of Exclusive Agent’s Assoc.

Personal: Born 1946 in Sanford, Florida; attended public school 1-12 grades Miami, Florida; married to Karen; eight children (5 sons & 3 daughters; oldest 44, youngest 4-year-old identical twin girls). Step father, licensed attorney Florida. Natural father served on President’s Kennedy and Johnson’s cabinet. First wife is a medical malpractice attorney. Oldest son, Jimmy, is an Assistant State Attorney in Georgia. The godparents of two teenage sons are past presidents of the Florida Trial Lawyers (John Romano & Karen Gievers/Bach).


Insurance Agent · State Farm Insurance · 407-855-6791 · Contact by email

Joshua A. Davis


CPA · Averett Warmus Durkee · 407-849-1569 · Contact by email

Kathie De Filippo



CPA/Principal · Parks, De Filippo & Associates · 407-539-1330 · Contact by email

Johanna De La Cadena

Johanna De La Cadena serves as Director of Certification & Council Operations for the Central & North Florida Minority Supplier Development Council. The CNFMSDC is a non-profit organization established in 1980 as a regional office of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). Comprised of a network of corporations, government members and certified minority business enterprises our purpose is to certify, develop, connect and advocate. In this role, she created contract and diversity inclusion language for local corporations, which foster the development and contractual commitment to diverse businesses; serves as one of five members which resolve and further develop the certification process for the National Minority Supplier Development Council, who governs 24 affiliates in the United States and administers programs in Canada, The United Kingdom, China, South Africa and Australia. Johanna is very active in the community and serves on several small business focused boards in the area.


Director of Certification & Council Operations · Central & North Florida Minority Supplier Development Council · 407-404-6700 · Contact by email

Jim Dorman

Jim is a Certified Financial Planner and Certified Public Accountant holding the Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses and an insurance license in the State of Florida. He is a registered representative of NEXT Financial Group, Inc. Jim is also a Registered Investment Advisor, registered with FINRA and the SEC. He provides comprehensive financial planning to both individuals and corporations, primarily on a fee basis. Jim and his firm are currently managing in excess of $80 million. His work with individuals includes a full range of services from family budgeting and goal setting, to estate planning. Over the years Jim has assisted clients in identifying their long-term objectives and reaching their goals. He has helped clients with some of the more basic financial planning objectives, such as home and car financing, and some of the more complex goals such as what to do with your business as you retire. Jim advises businesses on all forms of employee benefit plans, from health and life insurance to qualified and non-qualified retirement plans. Jim serves in an advisor role with numerous 401(k) and other retirement plans for companies of various sizes.


President · Dorman Financial Management, P. A. · 407-774-6815 · Contact by email

Dana Dougherty



VP, Finance and Administration · Miller Bearings, Inc. · 407-425-9078 · Contact by email