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In effort to continue ongoing conversations with CEO’s and executive leaders to collectively address issues of social injustice, racism and biases in our communities and organizations, Critical Conversations is designed to enable leaders to engage and openly share in meaningful conversation on topics that impact our business and community.

Made possible through the support of Florida Blue, Fiserv and ADP, this event demonstrates a spirit of collaboration and commitment to take action to achieve regional diversity, equity and inclusion goals, providing an opportunity to learn, share experience, best practices and new ideas, and take action towards transformational impact.

The Orlando Economic Partnership and the African American Chamber of Commerce invite you to join in Critical Conversations: Celebrating Freedom and Advancing DEI in the Orlando region.

Hear from special guest, Michael Brown, president and CEO of Travel + Leisure Co., on leading with intentionality, operationalizing diversity and inclusion, and what the largest vacation ownership across the globe is doing to make an impact.

11:00 a.m. | Registration + Networking
11:30 a.m. | Lunch + Keynote Address
12:00 p.m. | Table Discussions
12:50 p.m. | Action Towards Advancing DEI


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Tim Giuliani
President & CEO
Orlando Economic Partnership

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Tanisha Gary
President & CEO
African American Chamber of Commerce


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Michael Brown
President & CEO
Travel + Leisure Co.

Table Discussion Facilitators include:

Jessica Brazier, AdventHealth
Soyini Chang, Quantum Power Skills
Simon Choy, ADP
Mark Dorosin, FAMU College of Law
Donna Gilmer, Orlando Health
Glen Gilzean, Central Florida Urban League
William Jefferson, Valencia College Peace & Justice Institute
Barbara Jenkins, Orange County Public Schools
Min Sun Kim, Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership
Dan Kirby, Jacobs
Angela Lagos, Universal Parks & Resorts
Linda Landman Gonzales, Orlando Magic
Bill Hertan, TRI Partners
Mimi Hull, Hull & Associates
Candice Simmons, Wells Fargo