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Yalcin Akin

Dr. Akin is the founder and executive director of Orlando Science Middle/High and Orlando Science Elementary School.

Dr. Akin earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at University of Florida (UF) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Dr. Akin worked as a Research Associate at the Florida State University (FSU), Physics Department, Tallahassee, FL. He worked in National Science Foundation (NFS) and Department of Energy (DOE) supported projects at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), Tallahassee, FL for 4 years. Dr. Akin also mentored K-12 teachers, high school and under graduate students under NSF supported Research Experience Programs at the NHMFL. He has been involved in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at the UF. Dr. Akin has numerous scientific publications and actively involved in Charter Schools in Florida and other states.

He currently serves as the Executive Director of Orlando Science Schools (OSS), in Orlando, Florida since the school has started in operation six years ago. Since the opening, the School has doubled its enrollment and serving around 750 students in K thru 12th grades. The School is one of the best performing school in Orange County and the State of Florida. The School received a “A” grade four years in a row, and made AYP in all subgroups. Under his leadership the School received SACS-CASI accreditation in 2011, and received high performing charter status in 2012. The School’s Science Olympiad team became the State Winner from FL State Science Olympiad. OSS Elementary School has opened in 2012 and also received an “A” school grade from 2013 FCAT. Dr. Akin has completed required governing training requirements. He regularly participates in annual Florida Charter School Conferences. He is a member of Florida Charter School Consortium. He is very actively involved in and volunteered dissemination of best practices and replication of high quality charter schools. He always highlights the importance of STEM education in K-12 school levels as an important building block for students’ future careers.

Executive Director · Orlando Science Schools · 407-253-7304 · Contact by email

Stephen Alexander

The original Steve O, Mr. Alexander is a Financial Services Professional for New York Life Insurance Company. In this role, he helps both individuals and companies with their contingency planning, as well as identifying their financial needs. He then determines which financial products can best help them meet their objectives. One of his primary missions is to uncover guaranteed income that his clients can depend on throughout their retirement.

Prior to his current role, he was a Client Service Liaison for Pershing LLC (a BNY Mellon subsidiary), where he focused on assisting Broker-Dealers and Institutional Clients with block trade orders and advanced asset allocations. Before joining Pershing LLC in 2010, Steve worked as a Senior Investment Accountant for BNY Mellon. Before that, he was a founding member of the Trading Analytics Group at Charles Schwab, a team of professionals who educated both retail clients and investment advisors in fundamental and technical analysis.

Steve attended Rollins College, where his studies included Economics and Computer Science. He is currently pursuing both his ChFC and CFP thru the American College. He is a member of the Orlando Chamber of Commerce, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Urban League, and Toastmasters. He also serves as Vice President of his local BNI chapter. In his free time, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys canoeing the Wekiva River and playing chess.

Financial Services Professional · New York Life · 407-999-0352 · Contact by email

Sheyla A Asencios

Florida Democratic Party Hispanic Media & Outreach Director, Sheyla Asencios, began taking an active role in the Central Florida community at an early age. Upon immigrating to the United States from Peru, she was raised in Kissimmee, Florida. Beginning early in college and throughout her career she has worked as a reporter, editor, commentator and writer for various media entities including NBC’s Wesh 2 News, The Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Chasqui News and Telemundo. As reporter, she has sought to uncover truth and report on under-represented groups and the Latino community in Osceola and Orange Counties.

Upon graduating the University of Florida, Ms. Asencios began devoting much of her time to public service. She became a Juvenile Drug Court and Teen Court volunteer in Orange, Osceola and Alachua counties and worked as a legal and development assistant at the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. Her ability to foster relationships and background in public service, led to the opportunity to become the Orange County Bar Association's youngest staff member by assuming the role of Marketing Manager. It is here where her love for cause marketing and community leadership flourished. She became the program manager of the bar association's community outreach program, Leadership Law, which won the LexisNexis Community and Educational Outreach Award in 2012 and whose program sponsors helped secure proceeds for the OCBA and its sister affiliates the Legal Aid Society of the OCBA and the OCBA Foundation.

In the fall of 2012, Ms. Asencios took an active role in politics, working in The Honorable Darren Soto’s successful campaign for Florida Senator, District 14. She currently works for the Florida Democratic Party as its Central Florida Hispanic Media & Outreach Director where she mobilizes activists, advises and supports state and local elected officials, and assists in political campaigns across the I-4 corridor. She appears as a guest political commentator on Telemundo’s Telenoticias XTRA and the television program Hispanics Speakout TV aired on Bright House Networks. She volunteers for the Legal Aid Society of the OCBA and is an executive committee member of its annual fundraiser the Breakfast of Champions. In November of 2013, Ms. Asencios received Congressional Recognition by Congressman Alan Grayson for her work in public service and with the Hispanic community of Central Florida.

Hispanic Media & Outreach Director · Florida Democratic Party · 407-485-4408 · Contact by email

Kevin Bonnewitz

Kevin Bonnewitz serves as Equal Opportunity Officer for Valencia College. In this role, Kevin supports the College in efficiently and effectively promoting legal compliance with federal and state laws and regulations in the areas of equal opportunity employment and civil rights, and ensures that all complaints are handled in compliance with applicable laws and College policies and procedures.

Kevin previously served as a Market Human Resources Manager for Walmart Stores, Inc., where his responsibilities included ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures and supporting the company’s mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity. Prior to joining Walmart, Kevin served as Benefits and Human Resources Manager for ABC Fine Wine and Spirits. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University and a Master’s Degree from Rollins College.

Kevin is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification. He is currently a mentor for the Take Stock in Children Program, and served as a board member for the Central Florida Compensation and Benefits Association.

Equal Opportunity Officer · Valencia College · 407-582-3421 · Contact by email

Joyce Boudoin

Joyce has been with the Clerk’s office for five years. Prior to being employed by the Clerk’s office, she worked for Sprint Corporation for 17 years. While at Sprint, she served in various leadership roles, including Operations Manager, Quality Manager and Training Manager. Joyce enjoys leading teams and is passionate about employee development.

Joyce obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida State University. She has served in various volunteer leadership roles related to her two passions, youth and Diabetes awareness. She currently in volunteer leadership roles with the National Achievers Society and the American Diabetes Association. Joyce has also served in leadership roles in the community with the National Achiever’s Society and the American Diabetes Association. Joyce is married with 2 daughters.

Director of Process Improvement & Project Management · Orange County Clerk of Courts · 407-836-2223 · Contact by email

Sharon Brandt

Sharon Brandt – A Business Executive with proven sales and service success in the Technology Industry. She has dedicated over 20 years of service to the 3rd largest telecommunications provider and Fortune 500 company - CenturyLink (also known as CenturyLink Technology Solutions). Sharon’s career started in a call center in 1992; receiving inbound calls for residential and small business customers. She earned multiple awards for her superior service and sales along with numerous accolades from customers. Her consultative selling approach aided in her success and steered her to a sales management position, where she led a sales team for over 7 years. She currently works as a Senior Enterprise Account Manager and is located in the Central Florida area working with Enterprise Business clients in the United States as well as overseas. Sharon is currently working on completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Business, while engaging in weekly training to stay abreast with the ever-changing technology savvy world we live in. Sharon’s expertise and product set includes: Customer Service, Contract Negotiation (external and internal), Project Management, Business-case pricing and terms & conditions negotiation, Sales, Networking, Telecommunications – Voice, Data, Data Center, Co-location, Hosted VOIP, and The Cloud. Sharon is married to Mark Brandt, a retired United States Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, and has 2 children; in addition she is an active member of the Ocoee Rotary Club.

Major Account Manager · Centurylink · 407-661-5633 · Contact by email

Rebekah Brown

Rebekah Brown is CEO of The Marketing Square a Winter Park, Florida, and Madison, Wisconsin, website and ad agency. The Marketing Square is a boutique firm with a mature staff that provides advertising-based websites and marketing. Clients receive traffic and new revenue in a specified timeframe. Companies can handle their day-to-day business while The Marketing Square works for them online and offline, year-round in any economy.

A proud Wisconsin Badger and certified Cheesehead (Go Pack GO!), Brown is an awarded journalist and copy writer who enjoys photography, videography, sports, opera and deep sea fishing.

CEO · The Marketing Square · 407-434-9328 · Contact by email

Dee Carlson

Dee Carlson is CEO and President of ARCpoint Labs of Altamonte Springs, Orlando West and Orlando East, servicing the greater Central Florida community (Orlando, Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Volusia County and Osceola County). Their locations provide substance identification, expert testimony for drug testing methodology, drug and alcohol testing for both conventional and synthetic drugs in all mediums, BAT (Breath Alcohol Testing) testing, environmental drug testing, and a full range of DNA testing at their locations or at your location. Offering Saturday testing for parents who share custody is one of the benefits ARCpoint offers the legal community and another is that they can leverage their network to provide testing for parents who are outside of the Central Florida community, anywhere in the world.

With strict attention to protocols for Chain of Custody Controls and methods to ensure that specimens are not altered, ARCpoint Labs of Altamonte Springs, Orlando West and Orlando East are your one stop for all your testing needs. Additionally ARCpoint provides only certified technicians for testing and carries an abundance of insurance to protect their clients. To learn more, please check the website: www.arcpointlabs.com/altamontesprings.

Dee is a member of DATIA (Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association) and serves that organization as a member of both the Annual Conference and Education Committees since 2011. She is a graduate of both Leadership Orlando and Leadership Seminole and is a member of multiple Chambers of Commerce in the Orlando MSA. She is also a graduate of Rollins College and remains active in alumni activities. She has been published in multiple publications nationally, regionally and locally regarding the services her company provides and she publishes a blog under: http://www.arcpointorlando.com/. She resides with her husband in the Longwood area and has lived in Seminole County since 1992. She has 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.

President/CEO · ARCpoint Labs of Altamonte Springs, East Orlando and West Orlando · 407-951-7575 · Contact by email

Frank A Coe

Vice President · Seacoast National Bank · 407-765-9957 · Contact by email

Daniel D. Copfer

Dan brings 20+ years of strong foundation of experiences and training in graphic arts, visual communication, litigation technology and case management in serving Visual Evidence’s clients. His reputation is built on his ability to create a powerful courtroom communication strategy that conveys critical information and evidence more memorably to juries and courts, and more effectively than opposing counsel.

Dan and his company have consulted throughout the United States on a wide array of cases, offering law firms a highly specialized service with the potential to profoundly impact the outcome of a case. He is a frequent speaker and panelist for legal associations and conferences such as the Demonstrative Evidence Specialists Association (DESA), national, regional and local bar associations, and legal conventions. He has also written articles for a variety of legal journals during his career in the legal industry.

Dan has been recognized by the following organizations:

•Weatherhead School of Management – Case Western Reserve University

•Outstanding Growth Company Award Winner, 2002

•Technology Committee Member, Cleveland Federal Courthouse

•Crain’s Cleveland Business, “40 Under 40” Awards 2000

Dan has created cutting-edge demonstrative evidence solutions for his clients on matters involving antitrust, bankruptcy, class actions, commercial construction, intellectual property, securities, toxic tort, product liability, white collar crime, patents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, action 1983 – excessive force defense and domestic relations disputes.

Principal · Visual Evidence Co. · 216-406-1204 · Contact by email

Kapono Curry

Kapono is the coordinator for the Florida Angel Nexus. He leads the analytics and Due Diligence activities of the Florida Angel Nexus. Prior to his current role Kapono was Lead Underwriter for the top acquisition agent of Blackstone Capital subsidiary Invitation Homes, LLC.

At the Florida Angel Nexus, Kapono leads the vetting team for potential angel investment. While at FAN, they held 5 investment rounds on 3 investments inside 12 months. Kapono has also developed workflow software and analytics o streamline deal flow.

As Lead Underwriter, Kapono built a team 14 analysts, and underwrote over 6,000 residential properties leading to over 280 purchases, deploying over $22 Million in capital in the central Florida real estate market in 2012 and 2013. Kapono received his undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting with a focus on financial derivatives and capital markets from the University of Central Florida.

Business Development Manager · University of Central Florida - Venture Accelerator · 407-417-0448 · 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

Nicole Roger Finegan

Nicole Roger Finegan, CPA is a University of Central Florida alumnus who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Taxation. Nicole has been a CPA since 2008. Nicole has been with HMS since 2003 and as of 2014, she became HMS Certified Public Accountants, P.A. new partner!

CPA, Partner · HMS Certified Public Accountants, P.A. · 407-571-4080 · Contact by email

Melissa Geist

Melissa started working at the Clerk’s office in 1993 as a file clerk. Over the years, she has held various leadership roles and worked her way up to Court Operations Director in 2010. Prior to being employed by the Clerk’s office, Melissa spent 3 years with Blockbuster Video as an assistant manager, back when they still had stores to visit.

Melissa was born and raised in Florida. She enjoys spending her free time with her 14 year old son and family.

Director of Court Operations · Orange County Clerk of Court · 407-836-2201 · Contact by email

Sean Gerlin

Sean Gerlin serves as a Financial Planner with Prudential Financial Planning Services here in Orlando. In his practice he services wealth accumulation and protection, insurance, investment tax efficiency, and planning needs of his clients ranging from young professionals to those looking to retire or recently retired. He loves working with small businesses and assisting them with the unique challenges of planning for growth and succession planning.

Priding himself on giving a unique perspective on the markets and how macroeconomic trends can affect his client's investments, Sean is continuously in contact with those he services to assist them with structuring a well balanced portfolio.

Sean is a native Floridian having lived in Miami, Tallahassee, Gainesville, West Palm Beach, Melbourne, and central Florida. He currently resides in Maitland with his wife, Nicole, daughter, Avery, and son, Will. Sean received his B.S. with Honors from the University of Florida in 2002. He is involved in Florida Citrus Sports, loves playing golf, and is a member of the National Associate of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

"My goal is to develop long term relationships with my clients so that I can grow with them, see them achieve their goals, and help them be financially secure for retirement or whatever life throws at them. I recognize that each client is different and I treat each one with the customized service and personal attention they deserve."

Financial Professional · Prudential Financial · 407-702-8290 · Contact by email

Fethi Goktepe

Fethi Goktepe is the Director of Operations at Orlando Science School. It is a K-12 Public Charter School here in Orlando, Florida. Before starting there in October of 2012 he was the Executive Director/Principal at Broward Math and Science Schools in Margate, Florida. He has a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, along with a MBA. Currently he is a PhD Candidate in Environmental Engineering from The Graduate Institute of Sciences and Engineering, Yildiz Technical University (Istanbul-Turkey). Fethi Goktepe is married with four children (three sons and a daughter).

Director of Operations · Orlando Science Schools · 407-253-7304 · Contact by email

Davis Helsby

Davis Helsby is a Property and Casualty Insurance Specialist for the largest private Insurance Broker headquartered in Florida, IOA. Prior to joining IOA, he worked for the 6th largest Insurance Broker in the country, and top 10 largest in the world. He specializes in implementing innovative risk mitigation strategies that lower operating costs and improve profit margins.

Davis is born and raised in Orlando, FL and was a Finance and Real Estate major at Florida State University.

Commercial Insurance Specialist · Insurance Office of America · 407-998-5422 · Contact by email

Jerry Henderson

Jerry Henderson is the Federal Security Director (FSD) at Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Prior to arriving at MCO, Mr. Henderson was the FSD at Little Rock International Airport (LIT). He became the first Federal Security Director for the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) transportations security operations in the State of Arkansas in July 2002 and served in that capacity until his selection as the Federal Security Director in Orlando in June 2012.

His responsibilities include enforcement of federal aviation and transportation security laws and regulations at all at Orlando International Airport, Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) and surrounding communities. In November, 2013, Mr. Henderson was recognized as TSA FSD of the Year.

Previous to TSA, Mr. Henderson had a 21‐year active duty aviation career as a Naval Flight Officer with the U.S. Navy with assignments at various locations around the nation and overseas. As a career Naval Officer he served in numerous progressive leadership positions; including service as a Commanding Officer and as an Officer‐In‐Charge of a P‐3C Anti‐Submarine Warfare Squadron. He has led and directed long range maritime patrol contingency, counter‐narcotics and intelligence collection operations around the world.

Mr. Henderson holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Embry‐Riddle University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University.

Mr. Henderson is a native of Lynchburg, Virginia. He and his wife Melody have three children.

Federal Security Director · Transportation Security Administration · 407-563-4067 · Contact by email

Penny Jones

Penny Jones is the Executive Director of Community Relations for Florida Hospital one of America’s largest hospitals. With more than 2,200 beds, the seven-hospital system admits more patients annually than any other hospital in the U.S. and is the largest provider of Medicare services. In her role, Jones works to strengthen community outreach and relationships. She has been with Florida Hospital since 1996. Formerly, she served as a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Research Associate at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Jones graduated from Loma Linda University with a bachelor’s degree in Management. She is a licensed foster parent. Ms. Jones is active in her community, focusing on her passion for children’s issues and faith-based leadership by serving on the boards of Community Based Care of Central Florida (current Board Chair), Community Coordinated Care for Children (4C), Lifework Leadership, and the Central Florida Christian Chamber. She is the recipient of the 2013 CBC of Central Florida Inspiration Award.

Executive Director Community Relations · Florida Hospital · 407-303-7776 · Contact by email

Sally Kamrada

Sally Kamrada has been successfully selling residential properties in Southwest Orange County for over 18 years. She is affiliated with Realty Executives of Central Florida and previously with Coldwell Banker. Professional certifications include Certified Residential Property Specialist (CRS), Certified Expert in Distressed and Short Sale Properties (CDPE), Relocation and Corporate Inventory Specialist. She loves working with sellers and buyers with an emphasis on personalized customer service. Sally previously enjoyed over 13 years in various Customer Service and Public Affairs management positions for Progress Energy now Duke Energy.

She is married to Marty Kamrada for over 26 years. Marty is in the Convention Sales area for Walt Disney World and a Partners in Excellence and Legacy Award Recipient. They have one son, Christopher, who is a professional touring and studio session musician. They also love their other son with four paws, Skipper. Sally is a Native Floridian! Sally graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Business Management. Go Bulls!

Passionate about community service, she is very active with Rotary International and a member and Past President of the Dr. Phillips Rotary Club. Sally has held numerous positions and chaired numerous projects/committees including “A Taste of Dr. Phillips”, “Wine and Dine on 9” and currently Co-Chair of the Birdie’s, BBQ & U in partnership with the Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Tournament. She also serves at the District Level for Rotary as the Interact/Rotaract Committee Chair, previously the District Conference Chair and has been appointed to the 2014/2015 District Leadership Team as an Assistant Governor. She was named Rotarian of the Year for both her Dr. Phillips Rotary Club and for the Rotary District 6980 in 2011/2012.

Sally is a graduate of Leadership St. Petersburg, Florida. Other leadership positions include Past President of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, Past President of the Mid-Day Business and Professional Women’s Club, Past Board President and Member of the Center Against Spouse Abuse (CASA) in St. Petersburg.

The Kamrada’s love to travel, enjoy cruise vacations and they snow ski every year. They also enjoy live music, theatre productions, riding bicycles, movies and reading.

Executive Realtor · Realty Executives of Central Florida · 407-766-2787 · Contact by email

Annie Manatad

Annie Manatad is a Technology Sales Executive with Toshiba Business Solutions. Toshiba is a $78 billion with an extensive range of technology products and service solutions. Within her division, Manatad is responsible for digital devices and displays, barcode printers, copiers, printers, digital kiosks and displays, document management and security solutions, peripherals and software information systems. Manatad is involved with several community organizations and serves on the board of the Asian American Heritage Council, Overture! Young Patrons of the Orlando Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Business Association. Manatad is an alumni of Rollins College and received her MBA at Villanova University. She currently resides in her hometown of Winter Park, Florida where her parents own a wonderful Thai restaurant called Orchid Thai Cuisine.

Account Executive · Toshiba Business Solutions · 407-362-7534 · Contact by email

Cathy S. Marino

Broker/Owner · Cathy S. Marino Realty · 407-622-5555 · Contact by email

Cheryl B. Morrison

With 20+ years of tax experience, both at national accounting firms and as a partner in her own firm, Cheryl Morrison brings extensive knowledge to her work with a unique, personal touch. Her experience in a wide range of industries, such as large agricultural operations, real estate, hospitality, professional service companies, technology and not-for-profits serve her clients well, especially when overlapping with complex family- owned business strategies such as succession planning. Her core business, high-net-worth individuals and families, benefit from her broad understanding of personal finance management and her experience in industries such as citrus and real estate development/land ownership.

Partner · Davis, Grim and Company, PA · 407-434-7902 · Contact by email

Robert Morrison

Bob Morrison was born in Zanesville, Ohio and moved to Central Florida with his family at the age of 14. He graduated from Winter Park High School before heading off to THE Miami University (Ohio) for college where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. As a young professional, he attended graduate school at the University of Central Florida where he earned a Master’s in Business Administration. Bob has two adult children, two more adult step-children, three grandchildren, and is married to Cheryl Brimer Morrison, another participant in Leadership Law 2014.

In his free time, Bob enjoys traveling with Cheryl, boating on the St. John’s River, and playing with Cheryl’s and his three grandchildren.

Bob is the Founder and Managing Partner of Morrison Valuation & Forensic Services, LLC (MorrisonVFS). MorrisonVFS is a professional services consulting firm that provides business valuation and forensic accounting services. Bob has over 10 years of experience in private industry corporate accounting and finance and over 20 years of experience providing valuation, forensic and litigation consulting services.

Bob holds the Accredited Senior Appraiser designation and the Intangible Asset specialty designation in Business Valuations (ASA BV/IA) from the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). He is elected as Chair of the ASA’s Business Valuation Committee and is a national instructor and course developer for the ASA. Bob also is appointed to the Board of Directors for the International Institute of Business Valuers (IIBV) and is an international instructor for the IIBV.

Prior founding MorrisonVFS, Bob served as a senior member and practice leader of three international public accounting firm consulting practices in the areas of financial analysis, forensic accounting, litigation support, business valuation and business damage evaluations. In addition to his client service and practice administration responsibilities, he also served as a national instructor for internal technical training classes. Bob also has served as an adjunct professor in finance at the Bob has provided expert testimony regarding financial and accounting matters in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings. He has served as the court appointed Special Master, Arbitrator, and Receiver; and in bankruptcy court as the court appointed Examiner, Chapter 11 Trustee, and specially appointed Chapter 7 Trustee.

Managing Partner · Morrison Valuation & Forensic Services, LLC · 4077701281 · Contact by email

Mike Murphy

Mike has been with the Clerk’s office for ten years in various financial positions. Prior to being employed by the Clerk’s office, Mike spent thirteen years with Ernst & Young LLP, one of the world’s largest accounting and advisory firms, where his primary focus was serving local governments and not for profits throughout the state of Florida and the southeast. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and obtained both his BS in Accounting and MBA from the University of Central Florida. Go Knights!!

Mike was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. His wife, Pam, is from Ft. Pierce, Florida and is VP, Finance and Accounting, for Enterprise Florida, the State of Florida’s Public Private Economic Development agency.

CFO · Orange County Clerk of Courts · 407-836-2079 · Contact by email

Bridget A. Pulsifer

CEO · Mills & Nebraska · 407-896-0333 · Contact by email

Karla Henning Starkey

Karla Henning Starkey, CPA graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She has been on the Board of Directors for the Orange County East Rotary Foundation since July 2009, amongst many other professional and civic activities. Karla has over 30 years of professional experience with tax planning and preparation, management advice and representation before the IRS. Mrs. Starkey is a native of Winter Park, Florida and resides with her husband in the Winter Park area.

CPA, Partner · HMS Certified Public Accountants, P.A. · 407-571-4080 · Contact by email

Diana Tennis

Diana Tennis has been practicing in Orlando since graduating with honors from UF’s Levin School of Law in 1992. After two years with the Public Defender's office in Orlando she opened her own firm focusing on criminal defense and family law. She has authored educational materials on civil procedure, and teaches lawyers in trial practice areas including; trial presentation, jury selection and homicide, 2nd amendment, and death penalty issues. Diana’s first media attention was the pro bono representation of Kenny Taylor, who was wrongfully accused of being “the tourist rapist”. After his exoneration she was compared in the press to Atticus Finch, the lawyer from To Kill a Mockingbird. She has been involved many high profile cases, including a police shooting death penalty trial, a client acquitted of killing both of her parents and the acquittal of Caryn Kelly, accused of shooting her boyfriend in College Park. Diana has given legal commentary to various local and national media outlets, including Fox News, HLN, In Session, CNN, and, until her filing to run for Circuit Court Judge, was the regular legal commentator for Fox 35, covering the Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman trials “gavel to gavel”. Diana is AV Preeminent rated. She is on the leadership team of Central Florida Association of Woman Lawyers, a member of the Family Law Inns of Court, CFACDL, FACDL, and a Rotarian.

Attorney · The Law Office of Diana Tennis, P.A. · 407-246-1100 · Contact by email

Jason G. Toll

Jason Toll joined NAI Realvest as Director of the Industrial Services Group in June, 2013. Jason brings more than fifteen years of industrial brokerage, land brokerage and development experience to the firm. Prior to his affiliation with NAI Realvest, Jason served as the Industrial Services Group Director of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT. Jason also founded Logistic Development Group, L.L.C with the purpose to develop industrial projects in Central Florida serving users of multi modal distribution, build small bay warehouses and invest in existing industrial projects through equity partnership. In addition to performing core competencies of the firm as its managing director, Jason continued his industrial brokerage practice serving industrial clients.

Jason developed his practice as a broker with Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida, utilizing the most current technologies and information to accomplish land use analysis and market research for clients. Property owners rely on his development experience to shepherd intricate projects through municipal development channels. Prior to leading the Land Group at Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida, Jason had a successful practice as an Industrial Broker in the representation of building owners and tenants in the sale and leasing of industrial space in this market.

At the peak of the past decade’s real estate market, Jason followed his interest in land development and accepted a position as Land Acquisition Manager for DeLuca Homes, a production home builder. The responsibilities of this position included identification and acquisition of land sufficient to develop 1,400 lots, development feasibility reporting and management of the land entitlement process.

Director Industrial Services Group · NAI Realvest · 407-949-0716 · Contact by email

Dr. Aileen Trivedi, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Trivedi maintains the highest standards in Dentistry by using the latest techniques and bringing her patients the most up to date Dental Technology. Her commitment to excellence starts from the moment she meets her patient, listens to the patient’s concerns, and comes up with the most painless and long-lasting solution. Dr. Trivedi’s devotion to Dental Health and Professionalism is most evident by her involvement in local Dental Charities and her Professional Awards, including being an Invisalign Premier Provider.

Dr. Trivedi’s patients are privy to having needleless anesthesia for gum treatments and laser whitening. Her skills as a Cosmetic Dentist shine because she goes the extra mile to make customized veneers that deliver a truly natural smile. She actually has a Laboratory Technician visit on-site with the patient, for all of her Cosmetic Dentistry cases. Another Amazing service she offers her patients is straightening of teeth without the use of braces, by using the greatest Invisalign techniques. Dr. Trivedi has earned the loyalty of patients throughout the Central Florida community, as well throughout the entire country.

The secret to Dr. Trivedi’s success is treating her patients the way she would like to be treated,–just like Friends and Family!

Dr. Trivedi graduated from Bishop Moore high school and went to the University of Miami. She completed her Bachelors of Science with a degree in Microbiology. After a brief period as a school teacher she heard her calling, applied and was accepted into one on the most reputable dental schools in the nation, Boston University.

After graduation, and not satisfied with such an accomplishment, Dr. Trivedi continued her education by completing a General Practice Residency at the West Palm Beach VA further expanding her knowledge and expertise.

Dr. Trivedi is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD).

Dr. Trivedi continues to grow both personally and academically, providing the best in the field of dentistry. She continues to participate in numerous continuing dental education courses to bring you the most up to date in treatment planning and delivery of specialized care. It does not matter if it is crooked teeth, gum disease, complex crown and bridge or just a simple maintenance, Dr. Trivedi will make sure you are treated with the best in knowledge, technology and pampered care.

Under the wing of Dr. Trivedi, the comfort of home and the welcome and gentleness of family awaits you, at Fine Dentistry of Downtown Orlando.

Dentist/Practice Owner · Fine Dentistry of Downtown Orlando · 407-898-1621 · Contact by email

Michael F. Valenzuela

Vice President · BMO Harris Bank · 407-534-5902 · Contact by email

Pamela A. Volkman

Pamela A. Volkman resides in Lake Mary, Florida. With 25+ years of management, advertising, and marketing experience extensively with Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, the largest U.S. radio station group owner. In Orlando, this radio cluster includes (8) stations: WFLF-AM/FM, WJRR, WLOQ, WMGF, WRUM, WTKS and WYGM-AM digital, iHeartRADIO and events. Pam's expertise include, staging large events, and handling clients with multi-platform needs.

Pam's involvement in numerous community fundraisers, and building homes for those in need with Habitat for Humanity, and our Veterans with Operation Finally Home, are her commitment to living in Central Florida.

However, cooking is her passion, and was a former State of Florida Chili Champion.(ICS)

She is a graduate of Florida State University, and regularly wears war paint makeup on game day Saturdays.

Brand Integration Group Manager · Clear Channel Media and Entertainment · 407-916-8336 · 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

Randi B Whitehead

Attorney · Whitehead Law Firm · 941-321-7071 · 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