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Beth Waddell

Beth Waddell is the principal of Elizabeth Waddell, P.A. Her firm specializes in legal research and due diligence services for attorneys and business owners needing background information on potential clients, vendors, and competitors. If you have ever wanted more transparency before entering into a business relationship with another party, Elizabeth Waddell, P.A. is here to serve you. Beth has over 20 years of experience in legal and business research. Her firm has access to a wealth of resources and databases, many of which are unavailable to the general business community. Beth is a graduate of the University of Louisville (BSBA in Finance) and the Stetson University College of Law. She is a member of the Florida and Orange County Bar Associations. Beth Waddell is also a long-time volunteer with the OCBA Guardian Ad Litem program and the proud mother of 2 daughters.

Attorney and Principal · Waddell Elder Law · 352-272-7167 · Contact by email

Joseph B. Walker

President · Walker Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. · 407-849-1988 · Contact by email

Marty L. Ward

Marty L Ward is a straight-forward, no-holds-barred, innovative Personal Success Coach. Her entrepreneurial background, extensive coaching experience, Masters in Social Work, and ability to make the complex simple gives her the ability to engage her audiences with lively, interactive, high energy style and outside-the-box, on target answers that gives everyone a step-by-step action plan to attract more clients, seal more deals, and feel more confident and assured in who they are and what they have to offer.

As you enjoy Marty’s lively signature keynotes or effective training workshops, you will grow personally so that you can be more effectively professionally. She empowers entrepreneurs, business owners, and service providers with a proven, simple, step-by- step strategy to blast past procrastination, breakthrough stumbling blocks, and to turn them into the jet fuel for success. You will get action steps and proven techniques you can immediately implement and use over time to make an impact, be influential and create a bodacious bank account in weeks not months.

Personal Success Coach · Marty L. Ward, Personal Success · 321-848-4997 · Contact by email

Shelley Warticki

Shelley Warticki is a Development Manager for Junior Achievement of Central Florida (JACF) with the responsibility of bringing new business into the organization. In her current role, Shelley develops relationships with organizations and individuals that share the mission of JACF. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Greater Orlando. Prior to working at Junior Achievement, Shelley was a stay at home mom and community volunteer. She has run her own business and has a lot of experience in volunteer management. Before staying home, Shelley previously worked at JACF as a Program Director training volunteers and working with the teachers requesting JACF partnerships. Prior to that, Shelley was in corporate sales at Kinko’s where she was responsible for the largest account in the country and won several awards. Shelley is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a BSBA with concentration in MIS. Shelley has three children and enjoys musical theatre, movies and reading.

Development Manager · Junior Achievement of Central Florida, Inc. · 407-270-4976 · Contact by email

Tracy Watkins

Tracy G Watkins is the Owner of ARCpoint Labs, Orlando-Central. Since May, 2011, ARCpoint Labs has been Orlando’s Accurate, Reliable and Confidential resource for drug, alcohol and DNA testing within the legal and corporate communities.

Tracy is a 1979 Graduate of Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, Alabama) with a BA in both Political Science and Military Science, with a minor in economics. After graduation, he was commissioned as a second Lieutenant of Infantry in the US Army. Over the course of his service his assignments included Command of an Airborne Infantry Company in Panama and as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader on the DMZ in Korea.

Tracy left the military to further his education and earned an MBA from Duke University (Fuqua School of Business). After graduation in 1988, he became a plant “turn-around” specialist in the corrugated container industry. He is credited with returning numerous struggling production facilities to profitability in varying capacities as a Production Manager, Plant General Manager, Regional General Manager and Vice President of Operations.
Tracy is married to Sharon E. Watkins; has one son (Beau T. Watkins) and has recently become a first time Grandparent.

General Manager · ARCpoint Labs · 407-798-0317 · Contact by email

Thomas P. Wert, Esq.

Tom Wert is the Partner in Charge of the Orlando office of the law firm of Roetzel & Andress. Roetzel is a National Law Journal "NLJ 250" law firm with offices in 13 cities throughout Ohio, Florida, Illinois, New York and Washington, D.C. Mr. Wert has practiced in the area of business litigation, with an emphasis in creditor's rights, real estate litigation, construction litigation and commercial litigation since 1993. He has represented numerous large and middle-market companies, banks, other financial institutions, general contractors, government entities, developers, small businesses and individuals in cases involving credit agreements, secured transactions, contract disputes, construction disputes, business torts, government bid protests, intellectual property rights and bankruptcy. Before beginning the practice of law, Mr. Wert worked as a commercial banking officer for a large commercial bank and he is an avid runner, completing five marathons, a long distance bicyclist and a lover of the great outdoors.

Attorney · Roetzel & Andress, LPA · 407-896-2224 · Contact by email

Randi B Whitehead

Attorney · Whitehead Law Firm · 941-321-7071 · Contact by email

JoAnn Williams

JoAnn Williams currently serves as Publisher for “Orlando” magazine. She started with the Orlando magazine as an Advertising Sales Representative back in 2004 and escalated among the ranks being promoted to the Sales Manager in 2008.

Her previous work experience in magazines includes “Florida Travel and Life”, a Bonnier publication. While JoAnn’s passion is in advertising, she has been selling products and ideas to people for 30 years.

She moved to Florida back in 1991 and started calling Orlando her home in 2004 when she began her career with “Orlando” magazine.

Publisher · Orlando Magazine · 407-318-7254 · Contact by email

Diane L Womack

Diane Womack is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and has credentials in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Business Valuation (ABV) from the AICPA. She is the Orlando Managing Partner of Stahl Consulting Group, PA and has more than 20 years of litigation consulting and accounting experience and specializes in forensic accounting, valuation and business damages. Ms. Womack has provided expert services and advice in cases involving white-collar crime, breach of contract, shareholder disputes, fraud, business interruption claims, lost profits, damages claims and business valuation issues. She has additional expertise with matters involving accounting malpractice, solvency analysis, Directors and Officers claims, fraudulent conveyance, bankruptcy reorganization, trustee and examiner issues, and trust and estate matters. Ms. Womack has provided expert witness testimony at trial and at deposition in matters where she performed valuation analyses, financial analyses, damage analyses and forensic investigations.

Formerly practicing in New York, Ms. Womack was a Managing Director for an international consulting firm and a Partner in the Litigation and Bankruptcy Services Department of a large regional certified public accounting firm. She has worked with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and major law firms on multi-million and billon dollar cases involving white-collar crimes and tax litigation, as well as providing forensic investigation services for insurance firms and Fortune 500 companies.

She has lectured on litigation consulting and forensic techniques to legal and accounting groups including the Florida Bar Association, New York Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Society of CPAs and the American Women's Society of CPAs. She has also written articles for the New York Law Journal on valuation and forensic issues.

Ms. Womack is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Society of Appraisers. She has served on the Boards of several non-profit organizations and is Past President of the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women.

Shareholder · Stahl Consulting Group, PA · 813-936-0313 · Contact by email

Carole Wright

Carole Wright, Stakeholder Manager has been employed with TSA since August 2002. During her tenure at TSA, Ms. Wright has held several positions including Special Advisor to the Federal Security Director, Deputy Assistant Federal Security Director for screening operations and Human Resources Specialist. Ms. Wright is currently responsible for supporting and informing Federal Security Management of daily operational direction; security related matters and serves as the principal TSA interface with internal and external stakeholders. Ms. Wright was instrumental in formulating and developing the Critical Incident Response Team and oversees the VIP and Screening Courtesies for Foreign Dignitaries program, working closely with the Travel Protocol Office, local law enforcement agencies, United States Secret Service and Federal Protection Services. Ms. Wright has twenty four years of experience in the aviation industry and security field. Prior to TSA, Ms. Wright was recruited by the Federal Aviation Administration where she served as an Assistant Transportation Security Inspector; Director of In-flight for a private charter airline and in various positions at a commercial airline.

Stakeholder Liaison · Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration · 407-319-3385 · Contact by email