Economic Development/Government Relations
Serve on Committee, attend Monthly Meetings
Paty Person Wright
Wright, Paty Person
Director Economic Development LNRCC
Economic Development and Chamber of Commerce Professional.
Proffesional History: Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission-Sr. Director-Headquarter Recruitment, Bio-Tech & Life Science Development, Osceola County& Four County Region; Florida Film & TV Commissioner; Florida Economic Development Council-Regional Director/ Two FL Regions; Co/Founder-Highlands County 'Council of 100'; IDA Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Secretary for Orange & Osceola County, Fl; CEO of three Florida Chambers of Commerce.
*Economic Development-IEDC *Chamber of Commerce-IOM
Nelson De Freitas
Director of Operations
GuideWell Innovation Center Director of Operations. Provides the Operational leadership for all facilities, IT requirements and membership, event and venue support for the Innovation CoRE (Collaborative Resource Ecosystem) business services. A retired Naval Commander, held various leadership positions and was responsible for strategic planning for US Naval operations throughout career. In the business sector, as a Project Management Professional, led several IT projects during tenure with Florida Blue, and was responsible for starting a Mechanical Division of a successful Jacksonville based business.
The Law Office of Gretchen M. Ortiz
Garganese, Weiss, D'Agresta & Salzman, P.A.
Shareholder/Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator
Gary Salzman handles litigation, mediation and arbitration for business, real estate and employment disputes. (www.orlandolaw.net) He is Board Certified by The Florida Bar and is a "Master" and former president of the George C. Young American Inn of Court. Gary Salzman is also a certified circuit civil and appellate mediator and a qualified arbitrator. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association's employment, commercial, and financial arbitration and mediation panels. He serves as a mediator, arbitrator and private judge for business, employment and real estate disputes.
I founded Around The Clock USA, Inc., a tour operation and transportation business that has been operating since March 2002. Around The Clock has earned an A+ with the Better Business Bureau and five stars with TripAdvisor.
In searching for ways to provide outstanding service, I sit down with a computer or smartphone and take on the role of a passenger searching for transportation online. This technique has taught me that our customers want simplicity, reliability, and security. It has also shown me what people coming into Lake Nona see: enormous progress, growth, and features like Lake Nona Medical City and the sports complex. That led me to New York, where I sat down with our app developers and started bringing my dream to life. That dream was a ride-share provider just for Lake Nona—with the highest standards of quality, reliability, and security, and with affordable prices.
Jupiter Properties Inc. Central Florida
27 Years resident of Florida living in the Beautiful City of Palm Coast with real estate office in Orlando.
Have served in Leadership roles as President of various Chambers,Asian American Chamber of Coomerce,American Muslim Chamber CFL. and serve on various non Profit Boards such as Harbor House and Mayors Minority Certification Board to name few.
In the past have served on the Executive committee of the Orlando Economic commission and Flagler Enterprise
Executive Business Advisors
Sanjay Parekh has over 28 years of successful Business leadership, Strategic planning, Sales & Marketing, Team building & Global Manufacturing experience. Forging powerful relationships while building cost effective systems, Sanjay’s work experience includes from working as a Director of a family owned business to heading a Multinational Company in Asia. Identifying and analyzing problems, he has designed strategies to turn around loss making companies to generate profits.
Sanjay works with Business Owners to ensure their businesses are running efficiently, effectively & profitably. He provides solutions to companies for Team building, Leadership Development, Conflict resolution & improving overall company performance.
Focal Point Business Coaching
Certified FocalPoint Business Coach, Strategic Advisor, Trainer
Aida believes in our world’s limitless capacity for prosperity, and as a FocalPoint Business Coach, she is living her purpose: working with business and community leaders to engage their teams, grow sales, and optimize their time, money and strategies to achieve their goals. Her global journey includes senior leadership roles at Tupperware, positioning business for profitable growth. She is an excellent communicator with an approachable leadership style, who knows how to engage others in collaborative efforts for success.
Aida shares her time and talent to organizations that support entreprenuership, women's jempowerment and youth development.
Stand Out Consulting LLC
Expert in Digital Marketing and Communications with international outreach and 13 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies as well as small enterprises in different countries leading Digital Marketing, Social Media and Business Development teams and initiatives and helping those companies and individuals establish their corporate and personal brands.
Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce
Don Long has served as CEO/President of the Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce since December of 2017. He is also a former Chairman and interim President of the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce.
Previously, Don enjoyed a successful entrepreneur career as owner, executive and employing yacht broker where he specialized in worldwide export and foreign currency purchases.
Don is a retired US Marine and served in numerous duty stations including command of four embassy security detachments in high tension areas in Africa and Europe along with combat deployment to Somalia. Don is also a military combat correspondent holding certifications as a print, broadcast and photo journalist. Reaching the highest enlisted rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant, Don served as the Public Affairs Chief of the Marine Corps where he managed an entire occupational field from the Pentagon.
Don graduated with honors in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.