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RED How will we build a more prosperous region? This simple question sparked a new leadership model that would empower the Central Florida Region to reach entirely new heights. Through the Central Florida Partnership, our leaders have united behind common purposes that will push our region forward. Our civic community has grown stronger and more connected. Our region has moved closer to achieving its full potential as a globally-recognized, high-performing economy. Day after day, the Central Florida Partnership drives our region from “Ideas to Results.� Together, we are building the prosperity that will fuel our region for generations to come.


Driven by our common purpose and empowered by our collective strength, we are forging our region’s future. The Central Florida Partnership is a collaborative of passionate public, private and independent sector leaders committed to building a better tomorrow for Central Florida’s seven counties – Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia. We are thoughtful leaders united by a single, guiding principle – we have both the power and the responsibility to make change happen.



• Connected civic community

• Consider priorities and launch projects through a policy board

• Regional prosperity • Regional reputation • Globally-relevant measures • High-performing economy

• Deploy the right expertise and resources through a “lines of business” model • Convene leaders around globally-relevant measures of success • Keep our elected officials connected to success every step of the way




Anticipate the complexities of global markets, growth and collaboration and respond with timely and appropriate action to ensure economic prosperity and quality of life.


By bringing business and civic leaders together to work on the big issues that span our seven counties, we harness the collective power of our entire region. That’s what the Central Florida Partnership is all about.



Advance Connectivity and Access

Sources of Capital

Position Region as a Center for Innovation and Investment

Florida’s Super Region

Unify and Champion America’s 10th Largest Economy

Talent Pipeline

Attract, Cultivate and Retain Talent – Cradle to Career

International Business

Export to the World via Local-to-Global Trade

Supporting Role Central Florida Water Initiative Central Florida Commission on Homelessness Metro Orlando Defense Task Force (MS&T)

With these eight priorities serving as the focus of our actions, the Partnership is building a future in which Central Florida sets the tone, not just for our state, but also for the nation. 7

As we identify the best course of action for advancing each priority, collaboration plays a critical role in driving successful change. These working groups allow regional leaders to harness their insight and influence, paving the way for positive results that would otherwise not occur.

Central Florida Transportation Task Force

An assemblage of regional business leaders who work to identify and advance the most influential shortlist of regional transportation projects and strategies that will distinguish Central Florida in the global economy.

Central Florida Sources of Capital Task Force

Experts and entrepreneurs who drive the region’s capital attraction efforts by defining what makes Central Florida a destination for capital, understanding the facts and myths of access to capital, and developing a plan that positions Central Florida as a center for investment.

Florida’s Super Region Advisory Committee

A compact, standing committee that ensures all projects are reviewed through a super-regional filter for capacity, leverage and learning while nurturing shared assets and infrastructure.




Central Florida Talent Pipeline Task Force

A regional coalition of civic leaders and subject matter experts who lead the effort to nurture the talent we have, attract the talent we need and build a credible reputation as a nucleus for highly skilled, trained and motivated professionals.

Central Florida International Business Task Force

A group of entrepreneurs and experts whose focus is to help Central Florida businesses grow and create jobs by diversifying into new, international markets.

Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council

Representatives from Investor companies (ages 21– 32) who meet bimonthly to become more competitive in the business arena, establish contacts, provide thoughtful input and grow personally through a variety of regional program topics.

CEO Direct

A quarterly meeting that brings together C-suite and senior executives of local, national and global companies to build and strengthen relationships with Central Florida thought leaders and each other.

Subject Matter Experts for Central Florida Leadership Forums

Key individuals, from across all sectors, who share their expertise in specific areas of focus related to the quarterly forums.

Subject Matter Experts for Leadership Orlando

Acknowledged regional leaders, who provide participants in the program with intimate, powerful opportunities to observe, interact and learn about key community assets in, and important issues affecting, Central Florida.






Knowledge is power. These initiatives and events reflect our commitment to a regional learning platform that expands our collective knowledge by educating and informing leaders on issues affecting Central Florida. By fostering the understanding of what our community needs, we empower our leaders and build consensus around our shared priorities.



Regional Gatherings

Regional Groups

Central Florida Leadership Forums

Central Florida Congress of Regional Leaders

These quarterly meetings give focus to important issues facing Central Florida. With leader-driven curriculum and access to experts in a variety of areas, attendees gain a comprehensive perspective of the priorities that need attention in order for our region to flourish.

Regional Fellowship Luncheons

These are invitation-only luncheons that are held bimonthly at the Citrus Club. Limited in size, these small, intimate luncheons afford Investors and community leaders the opportunity to connect and build relationships while discussing topics of regional interest.

Regional Trips BakerHostetler Central Florida Partnership Trip to Washington, D.C. A two-day visit held in the spring that focuses on a specific regional topic with teams fanning out to meet in small groups with our congressional delegation.

Central Florida Partnership Trip to Tallahassee

A two-day visit during the legislative session that allows participants to visit and hear from legislators from across the state as well as work with regional officials to advance issues crucial to Central Florida.

Community Trips for Learning

These trips allow Central Florida community leaders the opportunity to travel together and learn firsthand how other communities successfully implement specific initiatives and address similar challenges that we face as a region.

This group includes selected county commissioners, city officials and members of the Central Florida School Boards Coalition who represent our sevencounty region and are dedicated to developing regional policies. The Congress convenes bimonthly, and Investors are welcome to attend and listen to their dialogue as well as network before and after.

Central Florida Legislative Delegation

Members of the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives from the seven-county region that the Partnership serves comprise this group. Once a year, Investors can see this body gather to discuss regional issues of importance and learn how potential legislation can impact Central Florida.

Leadership Orlando

An eight-month program that recruits, cultivates and encourages established and emerging leaders from across seven counties to better serve Central Florida. Participants explore regional assets, gain insight into the hottest topics from acknowledged experts and connect with other like-minded professionals.

Regional Events Annual Investor Update & Reception

An upscale event that features the Partnership’s accomplishments for the past year, a look at upcoming priorities and objectives, installation of the chair of the Board of Directors and more.

Community Events for Learning

Events that bring together various groups that might not otherwise convene – typically around a topic of shared interest with a regional impact.


We have a compelling story to tell about our region and our priorities – not only locally, but also nationally and globally. Through these communication channels, we convey the messages and principles that we depend on to advance our work. By sharing these principles with our region’s leaders, the Partnership cultivates an environment of understanding and sets the stage for success.







Every Monday

This weekly electronic newsletter updates leaders in a timely manner on the policy initiatives, changing conditions and engagements that matter most.


The only magazine solely focused on Florida’s Super Region; showcasing economic development and tremendous growth opportunities while building a community of shared successes and capital initiatives.

i4 Business

This monthly business magazine covers the Central Florida economic corridor and inspires, educates and promotes entrepreneurship and business growth, while serving as a catalyst for economic development, job creation and entrepreneurial initiatives.

The Partnership’s website clears the pathways for engagement, investment and understanding for the public, private and independent sectors, allowing access to a wealth of tools and direct channels to our lines of business.

Communicating with Our Community’s Influencers

Through a host of communication tools – print and electronic updates, social media outreach, a regional blog, surveys and much more – the Partnership will share its story with 1,500 powerful voices. We plan to keep our community abreast of what the Central Florida Partnership is up to and give them stories to share.

Our Editorial Objectives • Show leaders the impact of their investments • Provide insight on policy initiatives • Showcase the acumen and counsel of leaders from all sectors • Drive understanding of our outstanding business climate • Unify Florida’s Super Region • Help leaders make informed decisions about infrastructure and competitiveness




Expanding and strengthening our transportation network enables our region to expand and strengthen everything else. Stephen H. Mauldin Chair-Elect, Central Florida Partnership Chair, Central Florida Transportation Task Force Group President, CNL Financial Group

Sources of Capital

By growing our pool of strategic and engaged investors, we’re helping Central Florida grow into a hotbed of innovation. Mark Montgomery Chair, Central Florida Sources of Capital Task Force President & CEO, Axium Healthcare Pharmacy

Together, we form one of our nation’s top 10 economies. Our unity will drive endless possibilities.

Florida’s Super Region

Laura M. Boisvert Chair, Central Florida Partnership Vice President, Community Relations & Economic Development, Duke Energy

Talent Pipeline

 ur people are the backbone of our O prosperity. We need to get them here, grow them here and keep them here. J. Brian Paradis Board Member, Central Florida Partnership Executive Vice President & COO, Florida Hospital

International Business

In a global economy like ours, success is all about introducing and connecting Central Florida to the world. John Walsh CEO, Canaveral Port Authority


Central Florida Water Initiative

By working strategically and collaboratively, we can diversify our water supply sources and protect one of our region’s most precious resources for generations to come. Michael D. Minton Board Member, Central Florida Partnership Chair of the Agribusiness Industry Team, Dean Mead

Central Florida Commission on Homelessness

Homelessness affects all of us. So we’re galvanizing our entire community – leaders, our policy writers, non-profit administrators – to rethink the issue and generate new solutions. Mark Brewer Chair, President & CEO, Central Florida Foundation

Metro Orlando Defense Task Force (MS&T)

Advocating for our military and defense industry is critical not just for the sake of our regional economy, but for the sake of our country. John C. Hitt, Ph.D. Board Member, Central Florida Partnership President, University of Central Florida


Key Accomplishments Project Hometown resulted in an unprecedented

commitment to make multiple cultural, educational, and entertainment venues a reality for the people who call Central Florida “home.” America’s best data-driven growth compact – “How Shall We Grow?” – has been adopted and utilized by 86 cities across seven county jurisdictions.

Vote No on Amendment 4 signaled our

community’s ability to evaluate and defeat the most business- and jobs-oppressive initiative in decades.

Open for Business, an initiative of seamless permitting and customer service, is reaching into ever more jurisdictions.

When a county in our region was made a test bed for confusing and anti-business initiatives, voices and research were mobilized and the paid sick leave

petition was defeated.

Florida’s Strategic Plan for Economic Development relies on the best practices and sustainable

growth output of

The Partnership is the managing partner for our

Region’s Values Study.


America’s pilot program for a direct-elected chair of a major-scale school board became a reality in Orange County. SunRail, the long-anticipated commuter rail line, is now a reality with the first phase opened on May 1, 2014 – connecting 12 stations through 3 counties and giving commuters a new option for mobility in our region.

In partnership with the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, the Partnership led a community-wide, public-private initiative resulting in commitments of $25 million to support best practice solutions for chronic homelessness, such as permanent supportive housing for those living on the streets due to mental or physical disability.

Board Leadership

Laura M. Boisvert

Aaron J. Gorovitz

Stephen H. Mauldin

Chair Duke Energy

Past Chair Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Chair-Elect CNL Financial Group

Executive Committee Loren J. Bender

Marva Brown Johnson

Ron Pizzuti

Marisa Carnevale-Henderson

Jeffery Q. Jonasen

Martin Rubin

Sean DeMartino

Yolanda Londoño

Jacob V. Stuart

Charles Y. Freeman

J. Brian Paradis

Rasesh Thakkar

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Bright House Networks

Bank of America


Balfour Beatty Construction

Smart City

Tupperware Brands Corporation

Orlando Magic

The Pizzuti Companies

Florida Hospital

Central Florida Partnership Tavistock Group

Board Members Thomas L. Baptiste Lt Gen, USAF (Ret)*

National Center for Simulation

Randolph E. Berridge* The Corridor

Mark Brewer

Central Florida Foundation

W. Christopher Browder

Orlando Utilities Commission

Anthony J. Catanese, Ph.D. Florida Institute of Technology

Tracy Duda Chapman The Viera Company

Joie Chitwood, III

Daytona International Speedway

Antonio T. Coley

BB&T (Branch Banking & Trust)

Mary L. Demetree Demetree Global

Charlie S. Dorr

PCL Construction Services

Andy Gardiner Orlando Health

Matt J. Gilbert

Kevin R. McCarter

Jason W. Searl

Debbie Harvey

Troy L. McNichols

T.L. “Chip” Smallwood, III

John C. Hitt, Ph.D.

Michael D. Minton

Tom Smith

C.T. Hsu, FAIA

CAPT Frank W. Naylor, III**

Tracey Stockwell

Skanska USA Building Ron Jon Surf Shop University of Central Florida C.T. Hsu + Associates

Leila Jammal-Nodarse, P.E. Terracon Consultants

James E. Jardon, II JHT

CenturyLink AT&T

Dean Mead

Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division

Keith A. Norden, CEcD* Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation

Tony Jenkins

Jonathan M. Perry

Bob Johnston

David Petr*

Florida Blue

Florida Distributing Company

Adrian Jones


Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D. Stetson University

Jay Madara Golf Channel

Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Central Florida Development Council

Phil Rawlins

GrayRobinson, P.A. Fifth Third Bank

Hyatt Regency Orlando Universal Orlando Resort

Ed Timberlake

Seaside National Bank & Trust

George W. Walton, P.E. Parsons Brinckerhoff

Lynda L. Weatherman* Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast

Rick L. Weddle*

Orlando City Soccer Club

Orlando Economic Development Commission

Joy Sabol

Luke S. Widmer

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Oakstone Capital Partners

* Ex-Officio Member ** Advisory Member


Central Florida Partnership Investors A. Duda & Sons

Evolve Design Group

Orlando Magic

AAA National Office

Fairwinds Credit Union

Orlando Regional REALTOR Association

All Aboard Florida

Fifth Third Bank

OUC – The Reliable One

American Red Cross Central Florida Region

Florida Blue

Parsons Brinckerhoff

Associated Builders & Contractors

Florida Citrus Sports

PCL Construction Services

Florida Distributing Company

The Pizzuti Companies

Florida Hospital


Florida Institute of Technology


Florida Polytechnic University

Reedy Creek Improvement District

Florida Trend

RIDA Associates, LP


RLF Architects & Engineers

Golf Channel

Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business

AT&T Avant Healthcare Professionals Axium Healthcare Pharmacy BakerHostetler Balfour Beatty Construction Bank of America BB&T (Branch Banking & Trust) Bright House Networks BRPH Architects & Engineers Burr & Forman LLP C.T. Hsu + Associates Canaveral Port Authority Carlton Fields Jorden Burt CBC of Central Florida Centerplate Central Florida Development Council Central Florida Foundation

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida GrayRobinson, P.A. Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Greenspoon Marder, P.A. Gunster HDR Holland & Knight LLP Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hyatt Regency Orlando

Ron Jon Surf Shop SCB Marketing SchenkelShultz Architecture Seaside National Bank & Trust SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Skanska USA Building Smart City Sonny’s Franchise Company Sorensen Moving & Storage Source2


Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

City of Orlando

Insurance Office of America

Stetson University

Clear Channel Outdoor


Tampa Bay Partnership


JPMorgan Chase

Tavistock Group



Consensus Communications

Lighthouse Central Florida

Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation

The Corridor

Littlejohn Engineering Associates

Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP

Lockheed Martin Corporation

CSX Transportation

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Darden Daytona Beach Kennel Club Daytona International Speedway Dean Mead Demetree Global DPR Construction Duke Energy Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast

Mears Transportation Group National Center for Simulation Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division

Southwest Airlines Co.

Terracon Consultants Tupperware Brands Corporation Universal Orlando Resort University of Central Florida University of Central Florida Alumni Association VHB Walt Disney World Co.

Orlando City Soccer Club

Wells Fargo

Orlando Economic Development Commission

WKMG TV – Local 6

Orlando Health

Wycliffe Bible Translators

* Investors as of 1.5.15


Lines of Business

The Central Florida Partnership is a collaborative of public, private and independent sector leaders committed to building a better tomorrow for Central Florida’s seven counties – Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia.

Orlando, Inc. Orlando, Inc., the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, is our line of business specifically focused on regional entrepreneurship. As a Five-Star Accredited chamber – the highest level of achievement awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – it serves the growing needs of businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the Central Florida Region.

BusinessForce BusinessForce is the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership. The focus of this line of business is to attract positive change in Central Florida through regional public policy advocacy, helping to guide regional leaders by encouraging and supporting candidates for public office who, as public officials, will embrace free enterprise and sound business principles.

Leadership Orlando Developing regional leaders is important to the future success of the Central Florida Region. That’s why regional leadership is a primary focus and line of business. With 40 years of proven success, Leadership Orlando, America’s largest community leadership program, continues to recruit, cultivate and encourage emerging and established leaders to better serve Central Florida. is our line of business focused on regional research and resolves. By recognizing and examining the changing demographics and powerful trends that are shaping the Central Florida Region, is helping to identify the issues and challenges that affect our future.


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